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Letter: Green for Glenn

Editor:

I was born in Havre de Grace half a century ago. Technically, I came of age in the northern end of Harford County, but I blossomed here, when I returned to the City by the Bay.

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One of the first families to embrace me was Terri and David Glenn. They volunteered with some of the programs I was involved with and the trickle down continued as I met their children, Kellie and Shawn, parents, Mabel and Russell Culley and "Peewee" and Kay Glenn. I met their siblings, nieces, nephews, etc. and I was in awe of their sense of community involvement. Those children are now adults, a nurse and a member of the Air Force.

Terri Glenn restarted the Dance Program for youth and adults and under her it grew from 25 students one year to 250 within a year and a half. Dave Glenn assisted. He worked backstage, handled phone calls and ran errands for the both of us. In between he coached Little League Baseball and served on the PTO.

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Dave found out that I volunteered at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. He inquired about it and within a short period of time, he was working alongside me, raising funds during Radiothons, Children's Miracle Network Telethons and any other time I needed more volunteers. He led the charge in fundraising for one of our special angels, Ben Keyes, who always referred to Dave as, "Coach Dave." When my Hopkins' colleagues called Dave a hero, he always deflected the compliment and said the kids undergoing treatment were the "true heroes".

In 2011 and 2012, he worked next to me during many events and was always willing to serve. He never said "No" when I needed an extra hand, for "Christmas with the Kringles," the Special Olympics Floor Hockey Banquet and many times with Don Osman working SMILES programs. He has carried ice, moved furniture and given generously of his time and talents.

I couldn't fathom that he wouldn't be as generous with the residents of the city serving on the Havre de Grace City Council. He remains a resident by choice, not by chance. He is ready, willing and able to listen to your concerns and to dedicate his time to taking what is good and making it better. Your vote can make a difference and Dave Glenn is committed to the city, not for a single issue, but forever.

Karen E. Green

Havre de Grace


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