Amy Brocious, "Little Miss Ferndale" for 1995-1996, took her first ride in a convertible automobile last week as part of Severna Park's Fourth of July parade. She said the ride was "really neat and a lot of fun."
The parade was her first appearance since winning the title in May. She is scheduled to ride in another parade in September, will serve as hostess at a pageant in December and attend Ferndale's annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.
Amy, who will be entering sixth grade in September at Linthicum Elementary School, was one of 10 girls who competed for Little Miss Ferndale. Judging was based on personality, community activities, beauty and poise.
Her list of community activities was quite impressive. Last year she was a school safety person helping with special duties in school, and a peer mediator.
"I helped other children with their disagreements," said Amy. "I like to help other people."
Amy also has been a member of the school reading club, a cheerleader for the Andover Apaches and is an infielder for one of the Linthicum Ferndale Youth Athletic Association's softball teams.
She is the daughter of Ronald and Robin Brocious.
Registration is being accepted for the St. Philip Neri Computer Camp 95. Classes will be in the rectory, 6405 Orchard Road. Two classes are offered for beginners on weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The classes start Aug. 14 and end Aug. 28. There will be no class Aug. 22.
Students who have completed Computer Camp I may enroll in the intermediate sessions, which will take place from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14 through Aug. 28. No class will be held Aug. 22.
The classes will offer instruction in keyboarding, word processing and desktop publishing.
Each class is limited in number. The cost is $75 per child. Payment is due at the time of registration.
Call Cindy Showalter at 768-1365 for more information.
The Gray, Green and Travers Trio is back by popular demand and will be performing at the second Concert in the Park on Sunday in Linthicum Park. The concert begins at 6 p.m.
The trio's repertoire consists of folk ballads, show tunes, contemporary favorites and jazzy renditions of bluegrass instrumentals.
Tom Gray, the bass player, was with Country Gentleman in the 1960s. He also played bass with Seldom Scene, a bluegrass band. He has recorded 78 albums and performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Grand Old Opry and the White House.
Fred Travers, lead vocalist, plays a mean slide on the Dobro. For the past three years he has been nominated for "Dobro Player of the Year" at the International Bluegrass Music Awards. He has released two solo compact discs, "Radio Tone" and "Time After Time."
Rounding out the trio with guitar and vocals is Roger Green, who brought the musicians together. He has been on the music scene in Annapolis, Washington and Baltimore since the early 1970s.