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Photo | Submitted Corey and Molly Magill drop off a Thanksgiving donation from their Girl Scout Troop 81632

Photo | Submitted
Corey and Molly Magill drop off a Thanksgiving donation from their Girl Scout Troop 81632

Troop 81632 Donates Thanksgiving Meal

Girl Scout Troop 81632 donated a huge Thanksgiving meal for a large food bank family. The girls, under the leadership of Corey Magill, each brought items in to be included in the dinner. Jo Ostby, food bank executive director, posted to Facebook, “The family that received it was blown away by the generosity of Troop #81632.”

Pie in the Sky? Not for Urbana

The Urbana Giant donates food every Monday to the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank. But on Tuesday, Nov. 20, the store also donated cases of pies—sweet potato, pumpkin, apple and apple crumb. Cashiers asked patrons if they would like to donate a pie on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 18 and 19. Twenty-seven cases of pies was the result.

Photo | Submitted The Mogels on a Mission team had a strong turnout at last year’s annual Jingle Bell Run, held in Arlington, Virginia.

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The Mogels on a Mission team had a strong turnout at last year’s annual Jingle Bell Run, held in Arlington, Virginia.

Mogels on a Mission Fundraises for Arthritis Foundation

Emily Mogel, a senior at Urbana High, is participating in the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run 5K, planned for Dec. 8 at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg. Her team, Mogels on a Mission, hopes to raise $5,000 this year for the Arthritis Foundation. This is Mogel’s fourth Jingle Bell Run. To date, the Mogels on a Mission team has raised more than $23,000.

The team has been hard at work since August, holding fundraisers like a car wash, spirit nights at local restaurants and raffles. Donations are greatly appreciated and support critical arthritis research and programs for kids, families and adults who
suffer from various types of arthritis. The Mogels on a Mission team page is events.arthritis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=
donorDrive.team&teamID=8981.

Anyone can sign up to join the team, participate as an individual or create their own team to support a loved one. You can register at events.arthritis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=675.

Scouting for Food Delivers

The Urbana and Green Valley Boy Scouts brought their Scouting for Food collection to the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank on Nov. 10. The food bank serves 232 families or more than 800 men, women and children living in Kemptown, Buckeystown, New Market, Green Valley, Monrovia and Urbana.

Photo | Submitted Zain Shamsuddin, a member of the Urbana High School Interact Club, under sponsorship of Steven Campen, Esq., brought food the club collected to the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank to help feed 232 local families. The members collected part of the food at the Urbana Giant and went door to door in the community for the rest.

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Zain Shamsuddin, a member of the Urbana High School Interact Club,
under sponsorship of Steven Campen, Esq., brought food the club
collected to the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank to help feed 232 local families. The members collected part of the food at the Urbana Giant and went door to door in the community for the rest.

Fun Way to Help Food Bank Families This Season

The Greater Urbana Food Bank Christmas tags are back, each listing a desired gift for food bank families. You can pick a tag up at the food bank, the Urbana Black Hog, St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, Dynamic Automotive, Sage Physical Therapy & Wellness, The Village Orthodontist, First Baptist Church of Green Valley, Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Ijamsville United Methodist Church, Mountain View Community Church and North Star Community Church. Then just buy the suggested gift, put it in a gift bag or wrap it, and attach the tag you took to the gift. Please return the gift to the food bank’s front porch, located behind the residence at 4310 Reels Mill Road, by Dec. 16. Text 240.529.4815 if you need directions.

Proposed Dog Park in Initial Planning Stages

A dog park, proposed for Urbana District Park, is in the very initial planning stages, according to Bob Hicks, deputy director of Frederick County Parks and Recreation. His department is considering locations within the park and appropriate amenities to include.

Rotary Adopts Highway

The Southern Frederick County Rotary Club adopted Route 80 near the Park ‘n’ Ride. Members have been working to keep it clean of debris. The Rotary meets every Thursday morning, 7:30 a.m. at The Surf House, 8925 Fingerboard Road. All are invited to come to learn about the Rotary’s local and international projects.

Home to Office on Urbana Pike

Many of the homes located across the street from the Urbana Fire Hall and Urbana Elementary School site on Urbana Pike, all in the Village Center zone, have been converted from residential to office. The Chaconas property, now a residence at 3561 Urbana Pike, joined them on Nov. 14 when the Frederick County Planning Commission gave unanimous conditional approval to Site Development Plan SP-18-15, AP18751. The home’s existing carport will be enclosed, adding 476 square feet to the home’s current 1,040 square feet. Five parking spaces, a loading lot and one bike space will be added.

Photo | Terri Stilwell Urbana Cub Scout Den 10 packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at their den meeting on Nov. 14. Organized by Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child sends shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies to children in more than 160 countries.

Photo | Terri Stilwell
Urbana Cub Scout Den 10 packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at their den meeting on Nov. 14. Organized by Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child sends shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items
and school supplies to children in more than 160 countries.

New Townhomes Near Centerville Elementary

The Frederick County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for combined preliminary subdivision/site plan approval of 14 townhouses on approximately 1.30 acres zoned PUD. The site is near Centerville Elementary School at the intersection of Carriage Hill Drive and Sugarloaf Parkway.

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