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FOR THE SECOND year in a row, the Anne Arundel Rebels Cheerleaders have returned from competitions with first-place honors. The 150 members of the group, ranging in age from 6 to 14, took honors at this year's competition at Adventure World in Largo.

The Futures, ages 3 to 6, did not enter competitions but participated in a show and received a trophy.

A general meeting of the Anne Arundel Gridiron Rebels will be held at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Cromwell Elementary School. For information, call Susan Crews at 255-2937.

Court of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 550 recently held its October Court of Honor to recognize Scouts who have advanced in the past year. Parents and friends of the Scouts, the troop adult leaders, the troop committee and representatives from the sponsoring institution attended the ceremony.

Senior Patrol Leader Luke Rittenhouse presided over the court. Awards and recognitions were presented to 10 Scouts.

John Henkel received recognition for personal management, lifesaving, weather and environmental science merit badges. He also earned the Life Scout badge.

Brian Hitchcock received recognition for Scout Badge. Sean Jennings was recognized for fish and wildlife management, weather, cooking and emergency merit badges; Luke Rittenhouse was recognized for wood carving, weather, fishing, personal fitness, citizenship in the community, fish and wildlife management, soil and water conservation and wilderness survival merit badges.

John Rouse was recognized for fish and wildlife management, citizenship in the community, emergency preparedness, soil and water conservation, pioneering, cooking and wilderness survival merit badges. Eli Senter was recognized for wilderness survival, rowing, camping, fish and wildlife management merit badges; David Starr was recognized for fingerprinting, home repairs, fish and wildlife management, geology, reptile study and forestry merit badges.

Scott Taylor was recognized for family life, environmental science, emergency preparedness, wilderness survival, soil and water conservation and citizenship in the community merit badges. He also earned the Life Scout badge. Jimmy Turpin was recognized for fishing merit badge. Justin Walker was recognized for basketry merit badge and the Scout badge.

Scoutmaster Bruce Henkel congratulated each Scout on behalf of the troop leaders. Committeeman Joe Hyla did the same on behalf of the troop committee. Mothers of the Scouts served refreshments after the ceremony.

Troop 550 is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School PTA. For more information on the troop's activities, call Joe Hyla at 766-8981.

Flea market

Maybe you will find your treasure Saturday at St. Philip Neri's Fall Flea Market. Shop from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the rear parking lot of the church, 6405 Orchard Road.

Table space can be rented for $10. For more information, call the rectory at 859-0571.

Harvest festival lunch

A Harvest Festival Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.

Browse at the bake, candy and white elephant tables set up in Room 111. A boutique table with handmade craft items can be found in Fellowship Hall. Lunch will cost $5 and include soup, sandwich, salad, dessert and beverage. Proceeds benefit mission projects in the county, in the state and around the world.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling Maude Sauerhammer at 859-3170 or the church office at 859-0990. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Halloween dance

Tickets are still available for the fourth annual Halloween dance sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary PTA. It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

This is a family event in which parents must accompany their children. Enjoy face painting, fortune telling, a DJ and refreshments. The cost is $2 per person, $10 for a family of five or more.

Tickets are available from the school office in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Using gourds for bird houses

George Law will be the featured speaker at the Ferndale Garden Club's next meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Ferndale Senior Center. Mr. Law will talk about using gourds to make bird houses.

Winners of the fall front door contest will be announced, and prizes will be awarded. Members will view a slide show of front doors and entrances in the contest. There also will be an exchange for spring-blooming bulbs.

Kathy Shatt will give this month's horticulture report. Stephanie Groth and Jeanette Lehmnan will be hostesses.

For information on the club, call Ms. Shatt at 766-8547.

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