Community Briefs 10/31/14

Birckett accepted

Alexandra Birckett, daughter of Tina and Darrell Birckett, was recently accepted into Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society, at Salisbury University.

Birckett is a sophomore majoring in elementary education and early childhood education. She is a member of the education club and a dean’s list student.

Birckett, a recipient of the Presidential and Senatorial scholarships, is a 2013 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School.


There will be a Tupperware expo and fundraiser at Showell Volunteer Fire Department, 11620 Worcester Highway, off Route 113, on Saturday, from 1-4 p.m. Product demonstrations starts at 1:30 p.m. Special gift for all seated by 1:30 p.m., and door prizes up for grabs. Special prices and free shipping on fundraising items.

The fire department will receive 40 percent of all proceeds. Free admission.

For more information, contact Liz at 443-944-5248. RSVP to be a host with family and friends at this event and earn free Tupperware.

WCHS fundraiser

The Worcester County Humane Society will present its 34th annual fundraiser dinner at Captains Galley II, located at 12817 Harbor Road in West Ocean City on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Support the local, no-kill shelter with an evening of food, cocktails (cash bar), music and dancing. The cost is $60 per person, with $22 from every reservation going directly to the shelter. Ticket price includes appetizers, dinner, dessert and beverage (taxes and gratuity also included).

There will be a silent and Chinese auction as well as raffle tickets available for purchase with three cash prizes: first, $3,000; second, $1,500 and third, $500. Reservations must be received by Nov. 7.

For inquiries, call 443-235-5647 or email

Dinner and auction

Saturday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. a spaghetti dinner and live auction is being held at Bethany United Methodist Church. The cost is $6. There will be a live auction featuring homemade baked goods and items from local businesses following the dinner. For more information call 410-629-0926. The church is located in West Ocean City on Route 611 and Snug Harbor Road near Frontier Town.


OCVFC Ladies Auxiliary will present a Bingo Bash on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the 15th Street firehouse. Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To reserve  tickets, contact Denise Donovan at 443-359-2014. The event will feature 31 Bags and Vera Bradley bags all filled with special prizes. There will also be baked goods, food, drinks, a silent auction and 50/50 raffles.

Info sought

Maryland Statewide Independent Living Council (MSILC) is collecting information about disability related programs in the state. MSILC wants to hear directly from individuals with disabilities, their family members, friends, care attendants and other stakeholders.

Results will be used to propose revisions and enhancements to existing disability related programs and the development of new ones.

Visit KRS3KWZ and follow the instructions. To receive the survey by mail or in an alternate format, contact Denise Thomas at, 240-638-0074, MD Relay 711.

Deadline for completing the survey is Nov. 15. The results of the survey will be posted on the MSILC website,


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