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Student takes part in Teen Pageant


BEAUTY IS MORE than skin deep, according to an old saying. Chardonnay Leigh McCord, a recent beauty pageant contestant, couldn't agree more.

Chardonnay, a 14-year-old freshman at Liberty High School, participated in the Miss Maryland Teen USA Pageant over Thanksgiving weekend. The pageant was held at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor, where 80 young women from Maryland competed for the honor of representing our state in the nationally televised Miss Teen USA Pageant in August.

"It was really fun, and the girls were all so sweet," said Chardonnay. "A lot of people think that these pageants are all so competitive, but everyone helped everyone else, and I made a lot of new friends."

During the event, the teens competed in bathing suit, interview and evening wear. In addition to receiving free make-up and beauty consultations with industry experts, the pageant participants received a number of beauty products.

Chardonnay was sponsored in the pageant by her parents, Mike and Marilyn McCord and by friends.

Autographs for charity

Football fans and those wishing to spread some holiday cheer can meet Baltimore Ravens player Michael McCrary from 2: 30 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Saturday at the Dugoutzone Collectibles and Superstore in Carrolltown Center.

The event is co-sponsored by the Dugoutzone, Carroll County Food Sunday and WGRX's Crusade for Kids campaign.

McCrary, a defensive end for the Ravens and American Football Conference sacks leader, will sign a free autograph for anyone donating a new toy to the Crusade for Kids and a nonperishable food item to Food Sunday.

Information: 410-552-4452.

Holiday tunes

Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Freedom Elementary School will present their annual Winter Concert beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at Liberty High School.

Under the direction of teachers Holly Kugler and Jeff Hiner, the students will perform vocal and instrumental selections to lift the spirits and celebrate the holiday season.

Information: 410-751-3525.

Winter wonderland

Linton Springs Elementary School will hold its first Winter Wonderland Craft Sale from 6: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The school's cafeteria will be alive with crafts and goodies, and there will be a children's craft workshop. Vendors can reserve space at the event for $10.

Information: Valerie Kershaw, 410-552-1368.

Mall events

Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg has a host of holiday events throughout the mall in the next few weeks.

This weekend will feature performances by the No Doubt Twirl Team at noon Saturday and a local handbell choir at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Watch and listen for the sights and sounds of the Twelve Bassoons of Christmas at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18, Talent Express from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 19, and the Old Line Statesmen at 7: 30 p.m. on Dec. 19.

Members of Stepping Stars will perform from noon to 5 p.m. on Dec. 20. The Carrolltown Bell Choir will ring in Christmas at 7 p.m. on Dec 21.

Information: 410-781-7070.

Pub Date: 12/08/98

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