Thurston Road Bridge Repairs Continue
Work on the Thurston Road bridge over Bennett Creek that was originally anticipated to last until spring 2018 is now expected to continue until the end of June 2018. According to the Frederick County Department of Public Works, the delay was caused by damage/deterioration of existing steel beams uncovered during the demolition phase of the project. After new beams are delivered and installed, construction work will continue.
Urbana Group Helps Those Overseas by Making Hygiene Kits
Volunteers from Living Grace Lutheran Church in Urbana assembled 100 personal care kits on Feb. 25. Each contained a bath towel, toothbrush, nail clipper, comb, and three bars of soap. These will be distributed by Lutheran World Relief and its partners overseas to people who have lost everything as a result of a natural disaster or from life-threatening violence. The Living Grace Lutheran Church group looks forward to its next project of making meals as part of a Feed My Starving Children event in the spring.
New Urbana Den 10 Hard at Work
Cub Scout Pack 796, Den 10 led by Jeremy Chilton has been hard at work making birdhouses for a local golf course and flag boxes. While Den 10 is new, Cub Scout Pack 796 is more than 50 years old. Today, the pack consists of more than 90 boys in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Most of the boys attend Centerville and Urbana elementary schools. For more information, visit pack796.wordpress.com.
Boy Scout Troop 268 Beautifies Green Valley Road
Boy Scout Troop 268 of New Market collected 11 bags of roadside debris on March 11 along Green Valley Road/MD Route 75. Troop 268 meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at Bush Creek Church of the Brethren. For more information about Troop 268 contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Scoutmaster Eric Grissen at Eric.Grissen@marriott-sp.com.
Fourth Annual UHS Mini-THON Planned
UHS Mini-THON raised more than $50,000 in 2017 to help families with children battling cancer. This year’s Fourth Annual UHS Mini-THON event, a seven-hour dance marathon event on April 21, 4 to 11 p.m. at Urbana High School gym, hopes to raise even more. You’ll also find a silent auction, moon bounce, games, face painting, music and dancing, 5 to 7 p.m.
Village of HOPE Coming to Urbana May 5
Look for the Village of Hope on May 5, coming to the field located near The Greene Turtle and the Urbana Regional Library. All are invited to purchase a purple flag to honor and remember those affected by cancer. A $5 donation gives you a flag that can be personalized with a message, and 100 percent of your purchase supports the Relay For Life of Frederick County, MD. Organizer Janette Montalvo said that she and her local team, Urbana SoleMates, hope this initiative will have a significant impact.
For more information and to purchase a flag, go to main.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=31344598&fr_id=88598&pg=personal