A report from GCA president Gary Lenz
Happy New Year!
I trust that you have had a terrific, joyful and meaningful holiday season. We hope you were able to attend our GCA Community Tree Lighting, where we sang carols, turned on the lights and then witnessed the arrival of Santa outdoors, by our GCA trees, which were planted long ago, near the Glyndon Fire Department. Visits with Santa, as well as singing and holiday goodies continued at Thomas’ Hair Salon, along with fun music.
I also hope you were able to attend the Historic Glyndon Holiday Open House. The carolers were terrific, if I do say so myself!! What a wonderful festive neighborhood gathering!
Hopefully, you were able to visit the Train Garden at the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department. Everyone became a kid, once again, when witnessing the chugging trains and pretending to be an engineer, by pushing the buttons! It is a magical place and we thank the GVFD for the thousands of hours that have gone into this illuminating gigantic creative garden. Appreciation is extended to all of the community organizations and individuals who helped create this joyous Holiday Season for us. On behalf of GCA, I thank every single one of you who played an integral part, whether ‘out in front’ or behind the scenes, to make the entire holiday season a magical and memorable time for multitudes.
Now, we get into the cold, winter “doldrums” as some call the upcoming months. Here in Glyndon, there is always something going on so it does not get dull! Please read the following information that may affect you.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Starting on January 10, 2011, Baltimore County will be picking up Christmas Trees for recycling. The trees must be placed curbside. Tree pick up will be for approximately 2 weeks. Trees must be placed curbside no later than January 15 to insure pick up.
Do you know there is a new on line news source in our area? It is the Reisterstown Patch. This is a daily email that is free and you can sign up for at www.reisterstownpatch.com. This quick read has information on the happenings in our area. Check it out!
GCA Annual Meeting
Please mark your calendar. The GCA Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 beginning at 7 PM. The meeting will be held at the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department Hall. The agenda will include the election of the new GCA Board for 2011-2012, the annual report of the Treasurer, report of the Financial Records review, plus other business. We anticipate a report from our County Representatives concerning the Water Pipe project with a tentative schedule for completion. This is an advance notice of the meeting. A formal notice will be forthcoming soon. Please plan to join us!
GCA Annual Dues
Watch your mail for your dues notice for GCA membership. You should receive it with all pertinent information within the next week. WE want you to renew or join us as we expect an exciting year in YOUR GCA!
Sharing and Caring
When we put up the lights on our community trees at the fire hall, one of our stalwart GCA Board members,who has been instrumental in this endeavor for years, Per Karlsen, had a tree needle inadvertently scratch his eye. After several trips to the doctor, the scratch did not heal, Per had surgery to repair the problem last week. He is recuperating at home. He would, I am sure, appreciate your cards or calls. Per is under great care from wife, Kim, the children, and their dog! He expects a full recovery.
Did you know that one of our longest resident families, Jean and George Wroe, had a fire in their home before Christmas? The drier caught fire around 12:30 AM causing damage to the laundry area as well as smoke damage throughout much of the house. Smoke detectors alerted the residents to the problem. (Have you checked your smoke detectors lately?). Repair work is ongoing, but life has returned to normal in the Wroe household. We are thankful that damage was minor and the residents are fine.
If you know of someone moving out or into the community, of a serous illness, or a death, please tell us so we can appropriately share our caring within the village of Glyndon.
On behalf of the Officers and Directors of GCA, I want to thank you for your support in the past yea of 2010. Yes, I do anticipate a great 2011!
Happy New Year,