The Leo Club at Folly Quarter Middle School has done it again. Their latest service project involved collecting items to be used in motel boxes for the Grassroots Homeless Shelter in Howard County.
When Grassroots does not have enough room at the shelter, people in need are sent to motels for temporary housing, with boxes containing enough food supplies for two days. The Leo Club assembled 26 motel boxes including $410 worth of gift cards to grocery stores.
They managed this accomplishment shortly after raising over $2,000 for Neighborhood Network. These students are actively living the Lions Club motto, "We Serve," and are great assets to our community.
The Relay for Life of Western Howard County will be held Friday, June 13, through Saturday, June 14, at the Western Regional Park in Glenwood. This free, fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate cancer survivorship consists of a walk-a-thon to raise money for the American Cancer Society. In the last two years Western Howard County Relay has raised over $145,000.
The opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 13. Come out for a fun time, and be a part of this great cause.
Logan McDonough, a junior at Glenelg High School is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting, and the equivalent of the Boy Scout Eagle Award. Her project involves peer tutoring in the Howard County Public School System Comprehensive Summer School Program.
She is looking for students to help as peer tutors for any period of time during the June 23-Aug. 1 session. Students are needed to tutor in any subject or level offered in summer school. Email Logan at LMcDonough97@gmail.com by June 12, to volunteer, or with any questions you may have.
Do you enjoy reading books and discussing them with friends? If so, there is a Ladies Book Club forming in the Glenelg area that you might want to investigate. The club will meet every month at members' houses. Contact Christine Lin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information.
The Howard County Library System is collecting entries for its annual bookmark contest until Saturday, July 19. Children and teens from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to design a bookmark which is original and easy to reproduce. One winner will be selected from each of five categories based on age. The winning designs will be printed in September and given to customers at all the library branches. Guidelines and entry forms are available at the Glenwood branch.
Remember that Father's Day is Sunday, June 15. If you enjoy good music, the Glenelg Jazz Ensemble, directed by Barry Enzman, will perform a free concert at the Lakefront in Columbia on Sunday, June 15, at 4:45 p.m., as part of the 2014 Columbia Festival of the Arts.
Award-winning blues, country and jazz artist Deanna Bogart will perform at 5:30. While you are at the Lakefront, enjoy the sidewalk chalk drawing contest, watch juggling at the circus performances and explore the arts.