Wonderful New Collection Spot for WUMCO
Every since Selby’s Market closed, canned and dry food donations to WUMCO have slipped. Alex Pike, son of Tim and Margaret Pike, stepped forward and handcrafted a new collection house/box for WUMCO. The sturdy structure is in the parking lot of Pike and Valega’s dental office, and donations already have picked up. The items of great demand but low in inventory are: macaroni and cheese, instant mashed potatoes, gravy, and any veggies other than green beans or corn.
A bit more news about WUMCO, the organization recently voted three new board of directors members: Carly Stoliker, Adam De Baugh, and Kathy Nethercutt.
Poolesville Day Promises New and Exciting Things
Poolesville Day 2014 is fast approaching, and it will be a day of fun and entertainment for Poolesville and surrounding area residents. The Poolesville Day Committee (PDC) has chosen “Bring It On” as this year’s slogan and theme, and once again, the PDC will bring new features to keep the free family event fresh.
Just to name a few: At Whalen Commons, kids will not want to miss several new rides: Old West Playground, Jungle Mania, and Disco Car. The updated Maryland Agricultural Showcase and Birdie Ball Golf will be fun for all ages. By the way, if you don’t look up, you might miss the Stilt Walkers looming above the crowds. Over at Falcon Lane, the very popular Dunk Tank is making a return, and be sure to try the 3-Lane Bungee Basketball while listening to tunes performed by Smoke n’ Mangos, Stone Age Rhapsody, and Remedy—all talented young performers with ties to Poolesville.
For vendors and parade participants, it is better to send in your applications sooner than later. As a reminder, Poolesville Day will take place on September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monocacy Lions Award Scholarships
At a recent awards ceremony, two Poolesville High School graduates received scholarship awards from the Monocacy Lions Club. The awards were presented at a May PHS awards ceremony by Lions member and former King Lion Roger Brenholtz.
The Lions Scholarship Committee received ten applications and chose two. Justin C. Kim, who will attend the University of Michigan, received the club’s Earl Shreve Memorial Scholarship. Stephen Marsh, who will attend Elon University, received the Club Scholarship.