A Crab Feast, Picnic, and a Rally Day Kept Locals Busy in Severna Park
Patch had its eye on these events over the weekend- see who's who in the park this week.
We received some clever suggestions for the Patch’s new Severna Park social column. Liz Beck suggested "21146” (think Beverly Hills 90210.) Patty O’Donnell Rush weighed in with “Severna Park Spotlight,” “Severna Park Laurels,” or “Severna Park A Go-Go.” Rachel Nelson thought “411 on 410” might be fun. There are a lot of different eras represented in these ideas. It’s still up in the air folks. Send us your Park-inspired monikers.
More than 100 guests attended North Severna Park Pool’s inaugural summer crab feast on Sept 4. Alyson Figoli, who chaired the event along with Michele Lechowicz and Jennifer Allgair, told us something we didn’t know. The North Severna Park pool is the oldest pool in Anne Arundel County. We learn something new every day.
Some of those spied cracking crustaceans with gusto included; Cliff Ahmed, Deanna Ortiz, Meg Brewster, Ruth Kern, Therron and Lisa Brown, Ed and Liz Buxton, Dr. Mary Beth Dearing of SP Veterinary Hospital and Chris Dearing, Cookie and Aaron Drummond, Gail and Gary Eitel, Green Hornets Baseball Assistant Commissioner Tony Figlioli, Karen and Tim George, Nancy and Dave Iacona, Brian and Claudine Knopf, SPHS Varsity Lax Coach Larry Kramer and Kellee Kramer, Frank and Grace Lamana, former Assistant States Attorney Mark Lechowicz Jane Merrill, Robert and Season Miller, Troy and Shannon O’Connor, Markella and Anthony Reece, Ken Seiss, SPHS JV Lax Coach Dennis Sullivan and Sarah Sullivan, Mick and Angela Taylor, Sean and Julie Teetemer, Kerry and Lori Wareham, NSPCA Pres Ric Neseth and Cindy Neseth, and Chelonia Eco-Adventures founder Mei Len Sanchez Barr.
Woods Church’s annual Kick-Off Sunday Family Picnic on Sunday (Sept. 11) was a slam dunk. The picnic featured sack races, foursquare competitions, a moon bounce and live music from the Praise Band. The church, which celebrates its Centennial anniversary this year, also had a special tribute to the tenth anniversary of 9/11. A fire truck with its ladder fully extended displayed the American flag aloft prominently in the church parking lot.
Praise Team leader Hilda Gore said that Doughy Dogs, a program that the church actively supports, provided more than 450 hot dogs to the crowd. The Arundel House of Hope operates Doughy Dogs as a program to help homeless people understand and learn how to run small business. Woods Church has worked with the program for several years.
New Pastor Susan DeWyngaert started the day off with a fellowship service to introduce the new ministry to the congregation. Some of those on hand to enjoy the festivities included Deacon Sue Hamel, Deacon Robert Smith and Deacon Jenny Henry along with Youth Deacons Sam and Emily Lohff.
Some of the other picnic-goers we espied included Karen and John Strange, Leslie and Dale Moeller, Bill and Laurie Levitt, Ellen Huddleston, Cathie Hamlett, the Zemo family and the McNulty family.
Around the corner, St Martin’s-in-the-Field hosted its annual Rally Day. The day started with a breakfast led by the church youth who went on a pilgrimage to Italy over the summer. Pilgrimage leaders Amy Corston and Roy Wallace led the wonderful and spiritual journey. Some of the lucky youngsters who went on the pilgrimage and attended the breakfast included Connor Eagleson, Alex Radike, Alex Bannen and Monica Tenney .
Other locals at St Martin’s the Rally Day were parishioners Kassy Sondergren, John Poulton, Margaret Teney Laura Helly Kathy Laukhart, Betsy Bacot, Sylvia and Lee Marston, Chris and Marilyn Poindexter, John and Jennifer Haughton, Sue Roe, Lisa and Mike Radike Alice Judd, Rev. Doris Buchanan Johnson, Reverend Pierre-Henry Buisson and Patti and Mark Zielinski.
Vicki Averella Mundell is hosting a benefit in conjunction with Tony’s Angels and the ALS Foundation tonight (Tuesday) at Bill Bateman’s, 566 Ritchie Hgwy from 5 to 11 p.m.
Dine in or take out, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of all food purchases to the Tony’s Angels Foundation in honor of Vicki’s father Tony Averella. Mr. Averella passed away in July as a result of ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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