25 YEARS AGO
Queen Anne’s County food service employees throughout the state rallied in front of the county Board of Education Friday to protest the board’s decision to hire a management company to run the county’s food ser vices.
“DON’T SIGN THE CONTRACT!, FIRE THE BOARD, NOT THE WORKERS!” chanted more than 100 food service employees from school districts in Maryland and Delaware as they marched in front of the board office.
••• That rascally wallaby is home at last!
After a three-week jaunt through Queenstown’s woods, Kanga was captured and returned to her owners last Wednesday night, with her little baby’s head peeking from her pouch.
Armed with nets and determination, Patti Trossbach and Roxie Cross of the Queen Anne’s County Animal Control approaches the woods where Kanga, a miniature Kangaroo, had last been sighted.
“We were bound and determined to try to catch it”, said Cross.
Since a June 15 sighting, a live trap had been placed in the woods but Kanga didn’t seem to be biting the bait of sweet potatoes and apples. Owner Anita Jones had also placed some “poopy” from Kanga’s mate near the trap, hoping a familiar smell would attract her.
••• Food service managers around the country say Marriott’s management of school cafeterias is good for the school’s bottom line, but not always good for its employees.
Marriott, which serves more than 230 schools districts in the country, has run the Clarence Central School District’s cafeterias in New York for 12 years, according to Don Lewis, food service manager. It took over when the school board could hardly afford to run its cafeterias.
“They could barely break even and that’s without counting the benefits,” he said. “Since then there hasn’t been a year when they don’t make money.”
••• Winners were widely scattered around the county as judges announced the names in the 2nd annual poster contest promoting the 29th Queen Anne’s County Fair to be held at the 4-H Park near Centreville, Aug. 10-15.
The 11 young artists who captured the judges’ eyes will receive $250 in U.S. Savings Bonds and cash from Centreville accountant Brent T. Carroll, who sponsored the event for the second year. A total of 31 posters were received and will be placed in stores and offices around the county from now until the fair in August.
••• Methods of farming, milling, powering machinery and doing various household tasks will be set back to the roaring ‘20s or even to the turn of the century at the Tuckahoe steam show grounds on July 10 through July 12.
The Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Engine Association Inc. held its first show in 1974 on its 15-acre show grounds just off Route 50. The space for exhibits, displays, demonstrations, activities, crafts, the flea market, tractor and horse pull track, train rides, buildings, camping and parking has gradually been increased to 41 acres for this year’s 19th annual show.