2017 Scholarship News
The LSR club is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 technical scholarships! Lane Franklin Forman and Joey Bodner graduated in January from the Carroll Community Career and Technology Center (CCCTC), and will soon be facing new challenges beyond High School.
Lane will be furthering his studies at WYO Tech in Blairsville, PA. The $600 scholarship from the club should help offset the cost of his future studies.
Joey, on the other hand, decided to jump right into the workforce and will soon become a full time employee at Restivo Auto in Eldersburg, MD. LSR supplied Joey with a new set of tools valued at $600 (see pictures below). They will soon come in handy!
All of the members of the Liberty Street Rod club would like to wish both Lane and Joey the very best and congratulate them for becoming this year’s awardees. We would also like to thank all of the students that took the time to apply for the LSR scholarship. The entire class of 2017 will soon be graduating, and on behalf of the LSR club we wish them nothing but success in the coming years!!!
There is a great deal of pride associated with owning a shiny, clean, fast, chopped street rod, and showing it off at local shows. But, there is an equal amount of pride associated with helping and recognizing the partners & charities that the LSR club is associated with.
At the December 2, 2015 meeting of the Winfield Volunteer Fire Dept., the LSR club was once again honored to recognize the fire department as a Top Sponsor, and to present them with a check in the amount of $600.
“The Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department is a volunteer fire department located in south/central Carroll County, Maryland. We are known as the Carroll County Station 14 – and were founded in 1965.
The Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department currently has approximately 100 active volunteer members and we respond to over 1200 emergency responses each and every year.”
For more information on the fire department, and their involvement in the community, go to:
Carroll Community Foundation “..receives funds from individuals, businesses, and other community organizations whose purpose is to enhance and support the quality of life in this community. The Mission of the Foundation ..is to maintain and enhance the quality of life in the community of Carroll County through philanthropic means. The Foundation will receive, invest and distribute funds for charitable, cultural and educational purposes for the benefit of the citizens of Carroll County.” www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org
Meg's Diamond is a small fund that does it's own fund raising and puts everything back out in the community. Last year it bought a wheelchair for a man with diabetes and bought oil for a family that was living without heat. It is named for Megan Marie Taylor, a 17 year old who had aspirations of becoming a special education teacher, but she was killed in a car accident.
Carroll Athletes In Need provides support for students in financial hardship. It was started by teachers /coaches that saw a need to help with the cost of sports, believing that if they can keep at risk students involved in sports, it will help them succeed in school and life. According to their web site; “Assistance will include, but not be limited to, the provision of athletic equipment, clothing, and other items not provided by the school team, including fees and transportation.”
Dads Works began in 2000 as a support group for Dads and their families. It is designed to reach men in areas of basic fathering and family life skills. Their web site www.dadsworks.org tells us:
“Dads Works helps fathers connect with their children.
and encouragement that fathers provide.
Habitat for Humanity
“is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable
place to live.
We have more than 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide. “ Learn more at www.habitat.org