Representatives report to community association

The Greater Baltimore Highlands Community Association met Aug. 20 for its monthly meeting and several area representatives stopped by to join us.

State Sen. Ed Kasemeyer of District 12, Del. Steve DeBoy of District 12A and 1st District Councilman Tom Quirk, along with his assistant Pete Kriscumus, reported on some recent developments.


Sen. Kasemeyer reported on the recent special session of the General Assembly in Annapolis during which a vote on Gov. Martin O'Malley's gambling bill took place.

The senator voted in favor of the bill and said he believes this will help reduce property taxes and also benefit education and state highways.


Councilman Quirk discussed the status of the Baltimore County budget, as well as the major companies moving into the area.

Those in attendance included Officer Bill Ruby and Officer Tom Warehime from the Wilkens Police Station, the Rev. Richard Keller from Christ United Methodist Church, Rich Parker, Bobby Johnston, Ada Nuffer, Christina Umstead, Kris Bury and Dyanna Bergmann.

Christ United Methodist Church, 2833 Florida Ave., will sponsor its fifth annual Harvest Festival and outdoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

Rent a space with a table for $15 or without one for $10. Some gospel groups will entertain. Refreshments will be available, along with a moon bounce and face painting.

If you are willing to help set up, call Elaine Rogic at 410-491-4574.

Christ United Methodist Church's Sunday school program will resume Sept. 9 with Mikie Johnson welcoming students at 10:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts. New Pastor Keller will be on hand to greet everyone.