Memorial to QA’s educator set to be dedicated Nov. 5
CENTREVILLE — Dedication of the John F. Andrews Memorial, located on the campus of the newly restored Kennard High School Cultural Heritage Center and African American History Museum in Centreville, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The street address is 410 Little Kidwell Ave.
The public is invited. There will be music and time for sharing remembrances.
Donations are still being accepted for the permanent memorial garden to be installed next spring. Checks should be made payable to Kennard Alumni Association, noting “John Andrews Fund” on the memo line, and mailed to P.O. Box 213, Centreville, MD 21617.
To make a cash or credit card donation, contact Clayton Washington, alumni association president, at 443-239-2110.
The alumni association has taken the lead in organizing memorials to Andrews, a longtime educator in Queen Anne’s County who was killed in a motor vehicle crash in August 2007.
Andrews was 71 and a vice principal at Queen Anne’s County High School — a position he held for 36 years — at the time of his death.
He was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Centreville. A man operating a stolen 1999 GMC Yukon ran a red light at South Liberty and Water streets. The Yukon struck Andrews’ vehicle on the driver’s side.
In Other Headlines:
• The Queen Anne’s County Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the board office, 202 Chesterfield Ave., Centreville. The meeting will begin in open session at 4:30 p.m. and then go immediately into closed session. The open session will resume at 6 p.m.
• The Queen Anne’s County Health Department is offering free flu vaccinations, while supplies last, to all persons 6 months of age and older. Clinics will be held on Tuesdays in November at the health department, 206 North Commerce St., Centreville.
Vaccines will be given on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 1 to 7 p.m. and on the second and fourth Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The health department will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 8 for Election Day.
Flu clinics also are being offered at the Kent Island Library from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12; 3 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14; and 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 17.
For more information, call 410758-0720.
• Centreville Day is Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the green at the historic Queen Anne’s County Circuit Courthouse and Lawyers Row. The rain date is Sunday.
There is no admission cost. Food and beverages will be sold.
There will be a singing contest and a cookie contest, moon bounce and an interactive Kids Zone, all organized by volunteers from the Queen Anne’s County Children’s Council, plus a balloon twister, an adult “Hops” scavenger hunt organized by the Bull & Goat Brewery and a community paintby-numbers art project, organized by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council.
The Kids Zone will be located on the courthouse lawn facing Liberty Street. This area will feature corn hole free play, pumpkin bowling and painting, face painting, and other interactive games and activities.
Centreville Day is organized by a group of volunteers under the direction of the Centreville Main Street program and is presented by the Town of Centreville.
• The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners at their Oct. 11 meeting reappointed John Plaskon to a four-year term on the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council. They also appointed Susan Coppage, Kara Kresge and Iris Carter to four-year terms. All terms begin Nov. 1, 2016 and end June 30, 2020.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council was created by Gov. Robert Ehrlich in 2004 requiring each county to establish and maintain an advisory council. The law was designed to improve links between the criminal justice system and substance abuse treatment services, as well as increase diversion from prosecution and alternatives to incarceration for low-level, non-violent offenders.
Also at their Oct. 11 meeting, the commissioners re-appointed Mary Roby to a five-year term on the Ethics Commission to begin Jan. 1 of next year. Her current term expires Dec. 31.
The Ethics Commission processes and makes determinations as to complaints filed by any person alleging a violation of the county code, and devises, receives and maintains all forms generated under the Ethics Code.
The commission consists of six members.
• All Queen Anne’s County Library patrons can check out iPads without charge. You can choose from the four collections of apps curated by the library staff: preliteracy for new and learning readers; an iPad loaded with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) apps for middle school students; and devices for young adult and general adult readers.
• Harmony On The Bay will present a Women’s Auxiliary Christmas Kickoff at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the firehouse in Centreville. It’s an entertaining play about preparing for Christmas while singing a cappella barbershop music.
The play, scripted by Tracy Franz, takes place in 1955 when a group of ladies meet to prepare an impeccable Christmas for their families. Throughout the program, the ladies sing and tell stories and jokes relating to their Christmas preparations.
Mix It Up Quartet, winner of the 2016 Novice Quartet at the Region 19 Sweet Adelines Quartet Competition, will perform some of its award- winning songs.
The HOTB chorus will be dressed in 1950s vintage clothing.
Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are available by contacting the group at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Tracy at 410-699-1007.
Harmony On The Bay is chartered by Sweet Adelines International and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.