Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Residents wanted to serve Mount Airy

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The Town of Mount Airy is looking for residents who would like to become more involved with their community.

Several commissions and boards are looking for new members.

A town press release announced that the Recycling and Sanitation Commission, the Beautification Commission, the Board of Parks and Recreation, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Elections are in need of members.

Interested residents are encourage to apply, according to the release.

Visit the town’s Web site⁄mtairy to learn more about what the groups due as well as how you can offer service.

Even if there is no current vacancy on a group you might be interested in, the town would like to hear from you. Vacancies often come up given the number of commissions and it is very helpful to know who would be interested in serving when that happens, the release states.

E-mail Mayor Frank Johnson at and⁄or town hall at You can also send a letter to town hall at P.O. Box 50, Mt. Airy, MD, 21771.

Questions can be directed to Town Hall by calling 301-829-1424.

In your letter or e-mail, it helps if you outline the nature of your interest and whether you are primarily interested in certain commissions. Your background and reason for interest is always helpful in guiding Mount Airy officials’ decision as to how the town can offer you a worthwhile experience, and how your service can best benefit the town.

Dean’s list honors

Congratulations to Bethany Farkas of Mount Airy for being named to the dean’s list for the fall 2007 semester at Shippensburg University, Pa.

Students must earn a 3.30 grade point average or better in the last 15 or more consecutive credits to be named to the dean’s list. The list is published at the end of each semester.

Congratulations also to Roger C. Leonhart of Glenwood who was named to the Virginia Military Institute’s dean’s list for the first semester of academic year 2007-08.

To be eligible for the list, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C.

He is majoring in international studies and modern languages and cultures and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrice R. Leonhart.

Also deserving of congratulations is Jonathan D. Brossart of Mount Airy, a student at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, who has been named to the dean’s high honors list for the fall 2007 semester.

Any full-time student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in a given semester is recognized as a dean’s high honors list student for that semester, according to a press release.

Brossart, a Linganore High School graduate, is an international business management major.

Nursing program grads

Thirty-one students recently graduated from Frederick Community College’s nursing program.

Graduates earned an associate degree in nursing, and may now take an exam to become registered nurses. The recent pinning ceremony for these graduates symbolizes their readiness to enter the workforce as professional nursing practitioners, according to a press release.

The graduates include Mimi Martin of New Market and Nedra Roberts of Mount Airy.

For more information on Frederick Community College’s nursing program, contact Jane Garvin, professor and director of nursing education, 301-846-2525.

A Taste of Mount Airy tickets

Get ready for the sixth annual ‘‘A Taste of Mount Airy” auction.

Plans are well underway for this year’s event, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Feb. 9 at the Mount Airy Fire Department’s activities building, Twin Arch Road and Md. Route 27.

The auction is a Mount Airy Youth Athletic Association’s soccer fundraising event. Proceeds benefit the children by providing much needed equipment.

The event will include a silent auction and a live auction.

Attendees will be treated to a night of food donated by a variety of local restaurants and caterers. And don’t forget your dancing shoes.

Tickets are available for purchase at the following Mount Airy businesses: New York J & P Pizza, The Greene Turtle and New Windsor Bank.

For more information, visit online.

Send items for Mount Airy Moments to The Gazette, 218 S. Main Street, Mount Airy, Md., 21771, e-mail, call 301-831-0244 or FAX 301-829-9101. Items must be received by noon Fridays.