From Harford County Councilman “Capt’n” Jim McMahan and Bel Air Commissioner Susan Burdette:
WREATHS FOR VETS
The time is growing short to make your donation to buy a wreath to be placed on a Veteran’s grave in Bel Air Memorial Gardens Dec 17th. Dick Gebhard of American Legion Post 39 is the coordinator of this years “Wreaths Across America” tribute. Purchase a wreath BY CALLING Dick Gebhard now at 410 .303.8138. WE HAVE ONLY RECEIVED ENOUGH DONATIONS TO FUND 58% OF THE WREATHS. HELP!!
DEC 17 MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR VETERANS Prior to placing wreaths on 500 Veteran’s graves at Bel Air Memorial Gardens American Legion Post 39 will lead a memorial service in front of Bel Air Town Hall as a Holiday remembrance for our Veterans. Following the service volunteers will proceed to Bel Air Memorial Gardens where wreaths will be placed on all Veteran’s graves.
DEC 18, 9TH ANNUAL MERRY TUBA CHRISTMAS Bel Air High School Auditorium. Registration 2:30 PM; Rehearsal 2:30 pm – 4:30 PM; Performance 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Come and bring your tubas, euphoniums and baritone horns to make this event even bigger. Registration Fee $5; Music cost $15 (unless you have music from a previous Tuba Christmas event). Bring a music stand, dress festively and decorate your instrument. No admission fee for the audience
FREE FLU SHOTS FOR STUDENTS
DEC 17 – THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL OFFER FREE FLU SHOTS TO STUDENTS. TODAY THE LOCATION IS WOODBRIDGE HEALTH DEPT 1321 Woodbridge Station Way…AND DEC 17TH AT PATTERSON MILL MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL.
DEC 15 GIRLS NIGHT OUT..5 to 8 PM A night of shopping discounts food and drink specials in downtown Bel Air…For more information go to www.downtownbelair.com
DEC 17 WINTER CONCERT. St. Matthew Lutheran Church. The Harford Choral Society sings music from Handel’s Messiah and season al classics. $25 adults $20 seniors
$10 students and children under 12 Free.
I just returned from the winter meeting of the Maryland Association of Counties. It was three days packed full of study and recognition.
I was a presenter this year for the best attended session. More than 70 elected officials and county office workers attended the class “Active Shooter”. Senior Deputy First Class Tom Wehrle of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, kept the audience focused on survival in the work place should they be confronted by a disgruntled citizen or just an unstable individual bent on confrontation in the political workplace.
Other sessions included the heroin epidemic, public safety in a changing world, updates from MACo for the next session of the Legislature in Annapolis, School Funding, Large County Coalition, Preparing for emergencies and how to obtain the proper help from the National Guard, and the future of Solar energy. These sessions keep your elected and appointed county officials up to date and those not attending truly short change their constituents.
And Finally: It is with a deep sense of personal loss that I tell you of the passing of B Ruth Foard. Miss Foard passed away last Thursday. Ruth Foard was the lady behind the success of “LUTZ’S APPLIANCE” store in down town Bel Air. Miss Foard was 96 and was made a HARFORD LIVING TREASURE in 2015.
I guess that is all from my desk today… Time to go Christmas shopping. Oh, anyone who wants my list of sizes can call Debbie.. I’m partial to navy blue for sweaters, and I like preppy regimental stripe ties.