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Volunteer of the Year

Stephen Decatur High School junior Jerred Johnson was named the SDHS Volunteer of the Year in the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.  Sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the awards recognize outstanding community service by young Americans. Johnson is now eligible for the Maryland Youth Volunteer of the Year awards. Two state honorees will be named in February.

EWGA holiday party

The Executive Women’s Golf Association will hold its annual holiday party and shopping event at Lighthouse Sound on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. All EWGA members and friends are invited to attend as well as anyone interested in becoming a member or finding out more about the EWGA events and leagues. Anyone who joins at the event will receive a $20 discount off the classic membership. For information, call Ruth Jones at 410-860-1494 or

Cookie Walk Dec. 7

The fifth annual Cookie Walk is being held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Bethany United Methodist Church in West Ocean City at the corner of Route 611 and Snug Harbor Road.
 There will be a delectable assortment of tasty and artfully decorated Christmas cookies, all handmade by United Methodist members.
 All holiday baking can be done without stepping into the kitchen. Baked goods will be sold by the pound for $7 each and can be packaged with ribbons and bows. Also available are truffles for $8 per pound. The walk is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call, 410-641-3224 for more information.
ALOC seeks volunteers
The Art League of Ocean City is looking for volunteers to help craft ceramic bowls for the “Empty Bowl Project,” benefitting the Diakonia food pantry and the Art League.  
Anyone in the community is invited to make a bowl in the pottery studio at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street Tuesday, Dec. 3 and 17, and Tuesday, Jan. 7, or Saturday, Jan. 11, from 1-3 p.m. each day.  The bowls that are made will be sold during the annual “Starving Artist” dinner on Friday, Jan. 31.  Those who attend the “Starving Artist” dinner will be able to purchase a bowl for $20 and fill it with soup donated by local restaurants. Contact the ALOC 410-524-9433 to participate.

Holiday fruit orders

The Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines – Ocean City is taking orders until Saturday, Nov. 30 for holiday fruit. Oranges or grapefruit cost $18 per 20 pound box and a combination box costs $20. Additionally, pecan halves are available in a 1-pound bag for $12. To order, call Roy Foreman at  410-641-6082. Benefits the club’s scholarship foundation, which awards scholarships annually to local deserving graduating high school seniors.

Military addresses sought

Synepuxent Post #166 American Legion on 24th Street in Ocean City will be sending boxes of needed items to military troops. To make sure all local troops receive this year’s shipment, we need addresses. If you know of any military serving please, forward their name and address, no matter where their location is. Thanks to those who have been making donations for this year’s drive and to those with their donations toward postage. Contributions and name collection will continue until Dec. 7.
Contact Sarge Garlitz, 443-735-1942, or John Granite, 302-494-7499, to provide names and addresses or for any information.