Kendra Bower reigns as the county's Farm Bureau queen [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

Howard County Times

Kendra Bower, a senior at Glenelg High School, has won the title of 2017 Miss Howard County Farm Bureau. Kendra was crowned at the Howard County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 6. She has been involved with the 4-H club raising rabbits and focusing on gardening for over five years. Her goal is to have agriculture become a part of the high-school curriculum in Howard County. Right now, Future Farmers of America (FFA) is not included in the high-school programs, but Kendra hopes it will be included in the near future. As part of the process before her win, Kendra had a professional interview, made a 90-second speech, participated in a three-round table discussion and rode in the parade. As Miss Howard County Farm Bureau, Kendra’s responsibilities include attending Farm Girl events and dinners throughout her reign. In addition to a plate, sash and cowboy hat for her win, Kendra also received a $1,500 scholarship for school. While attending classes at Glenelg, Kendra also studies nursing at Howard Community College. Congratulations to Kendra Bower on her accomplishment.

Come out to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s Pig and Jig on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. This event will be held at at Tranquility Farm in Brookeville, 4054 Jennings Chapel Road. Features include a pig roast, live music from local band Fat Daddies and the Tenderloins, a live and silent auction as well as a cash bar featuring craft beer from Manor Hill Brewing and Wine. Tickets are $50 per person which will benefit the ministries of St. Andrew’s as well as address the opioid crisis in Howard County. Tickets can be purchased after church services. For more information, please call 410-489-4035.

Calvary Lutheran Church, together with the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department and the Red Cross, is holding a community-wide blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department’s community hall at the Lisbon/Woodbine exit off I-70. For additional information, please contact Calvary Lutheran at 410-489-5280.

Apples and fritters and pies -- oh my! The Marriotts Ridge High School Music Foundation is selling apples, cider, apple butter, applesauce, apple pies and of course, Baugher’s famous apple fritters. All items are from Baugher’s Orchard and Bakery in Westminster. You can support local music students and a local farm at the same time. Sign up to receive emails when each apple sale starts at mrhsfruit.com. The first sale is open for orders through Sept. 27, with delivery on Oct. 7. Orders are placed online with payment through Paypal and all major credit cards at mrhsfruit.com. Look here for more information regarding a Thanksgiving apple and pie sale with planned delivery on Nov. 21.

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