The Rodgers Forge Elementary School family experienced pangs of sadness as Dr. Brenda Rainwater retired after 30 years in the Baltimore County Public School System — many of them at Rodgers Forge.
At Rodgers Forge, her skills as a special educator, then as a reading specialist, helped many a student, and her warmth and compassion endeared her not only to the students but to their parents and fellow teachers.
In lauding Rainwater, Susan Deise, principal at Rodgers Forge, said, "Brenda Rainwater exemplifies the professional educator at her best."
The St. Pius X community is thrilled with the results of its third annual Caddyshack Classic, which raised more that $5,000.
Monies raised from the golf tournament will assist the purchase of new interactive white boards for teachers and students.
Many people worked to make the day a success, and Greg Smith, Nikki Filling, Bill Karlson, Joe Clark, Tom Strassner, Chris Oswald and Rick McGarry spent long hours planning and organizing the event. Thank you all so much.
Fun was all over the glen behind the Rodgers Forge Elementary School on June 18 at the annual Rodgers Forge Picnic. The glen was alive with melodious music, courtesy of DJ Dan Hochrein (a 10-year Forger), delicious food catered by Wolford's, and happy chatter from the picnickers.
Board member Jay Dunn told us that there were lots of games, which seemed quite popular with the children. His wife, Pat, found a shady spot, where she could supervise the Boom Blaster.
"Lots of people work selflessly for the picnic — and one resident does so every year, just because he wants to," said Lawrence Swoboda.
"John DeVries has mowed the glen for years with a push mower, in the morning, and then leaves."
Face painting artists Morgan Morreale and friends Emily Lassinger and Averie Thomas created wonders with their skills.
Board member Carol Zielke and husband, Ron, 36-year residents of Rodgers Forge, said they continue to, "just love it." Said Carol, "We wanted to be here — the excellent schools, the outstanding community and the fact that it is near shopping.
"And my office," added Ron.
As Lawrence Swoboda mentioned, numerous people were involved in the picnic's execution. However, everything rests with the chair — the decisions, resolving last minute glitches, the sleepless nights, etc.
This year's chair, board member Janine Schofield, took all that in stride as she oversaw a super day.