Our community lost a dear friend last week, with the passing of Adelaide Bush.
This 86-year-old resident's years of volunteer work truly demonstrated how much she cared about Baltimore Highlands.
Adelaide was also one of the first members of the English Consul Ladies Auxiliary, where she is still listed as chaplain. During her 68 years with the group, more than $900,000 was raised to support the fire department.
Adelaide was a lifetime member of Christ United Methodist Church. Every Sunday morning, you would find her in the first pew, sitting next to her two daughters and grandchildren.
She also drove an ice cream truck up and down our streets with a smile for everyone she met.
After the viewing at Bailey's Funeral Home, there was a service at Christ United Methodist Church.
The English Consul Volunteer Fire Department provided full honors for Adelaide at the Carter Hill Cemetery.
On Jan. 21, the fire department held its 68th annual installation of officers at the awards banquet.
New leaders at English Consul
This year, the leadership for the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department includes Donald Condon, president; Arthur "Otts" Hoffman, vice president; Gerry Mathison, treasurer; Helene Nalley, recording secretary; and Sheila Rausch, financial secretary.
Also, Patrick Courtney and Brad Thomas, trustees; Joseph McDevitt, candidate-at-large; Robert Rausch Jr., sergeant-at-arms; and Ron Ware and Moses Rodriguez, chaplains.
Fire line officers are Frank March III, chief; Savory Miller Jr., assistant chief; Robert Bury Jr., deputy chief; Matthew Runyon, operations captain; Nick Hannigan, emergency medical services captain and Andy James, John Campbell and John Emkey, lieutenants.
Chris Johnson and Jen McDevitt, EMS lieutenants; Richard Wentworth Jr., Andy Calabrese Jr., and Ron Ware, deputy sheriffs; and Kenny Blades and Richard Wentworth Sr., engineers.
Ladies Auxiliary officers for 2012 are: Carol Bush Binaut, president; Melody Browning, vice president; Mary Green, secretary; Margie Snyder, treasurer; and Amy Holcomb, historian.
Service awards were conferred upon John Bowman, Carmen Bunch and Andrew James for five years of service; John Campbell for 10 years of service; Eric Johnson and Ronald Sheldon Sr., 15 years of service.
Robert Bury Sr., Burt and Minnie Lancaster, 35 years of service; Frank March and Brad Thomas, 45 years of service, and Gerald Mathison, 50 years of service.
In good taste
The United Methodist Men of Christ United Methodist Church will serve their traditional spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Cost is $7 cost. Take-out available. The men are willing to pick up guests.
To learn more, call 410-789-9058.
Lansdowne United Methodist Church reminds us that it's time for the annual pancake supper from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the fellowship hall at 114 Lavern Ave.
In addition to five different kinds of pancakes, the menu will include scrambled eggs, hash browns, applesauce, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee and tea.
Cost for adults is $7; ages 6-12 is $3 and free for those under 6, accompanied by an adult.
Call Betty Cain at 410-242-9156 for more information.