Mrs. Sargent Is Woman Of Year At Lisbon

June 2, 1960

Over 500 enjoyed the many facets of the annual Homecoming Day at Lisbon School, May 21, and an audience of 300 saw Mrs. Warren G. Sargent honored with a life membership in the Maryland Congress of P.T.A.’s when she was announced Woman of the Year.

Mrs. Sargent was selected from a field of many competent teachers and mothers, because of her unusual contribution in personally taking forty-six children to the clinic at Ellicott City to have polio shots. Had not Mrs. Sargent done this on her own initiative, it is doubtful that many of these youngsters would have received the Salk vaccine, and her action may have saved them from crippling, or even death.

Mrs. M. Gemmill Ellingsworth, president of Lisbon P.T.A., pinned the life membership emblem on Mrs. Sargent, and voiced congratulations and appreciation for the fine work she had done.

A feature of Lisbon’s Homecoming was the reunion of the class of 1949, marked by a banquet and brief speaking, in a private dining room at the school, and by a humorous poem depicting their high school days, written by Mrs. Ellingsworth.

Honored guests at the reunion were Mr. and Ms. Omar Jones and Miss Nette Kimberlin, Mr. Jones and Miss Kimberlin having been faculty members when the class studied at Lisbon. They were introduced and the brief address of welcome given by Mrs. H. Dade Davis, principal of Lisbon School.

During the afternoon, a girls’ and boys’ baseball game were played at the Lisbon grounds, between West Friendship and Lisbon. West Friendship won both games.

Delicious crab cakes and ham, with all the homemade accompaniments, filled tables to the groaning stage in the school cafeteria.

Following the class of  ’49 recognition program, E. Thomas Starcher of the Department of Speech and Dramatic Art, University of Maryland, presented the Drama Wing in “Scattered Showers”, a one-act play portraying three widely differing types of mothers. At the close of the play, Mr. Starcher conducted an interesting discussion of the issues brought up by the play.

Bud Bobick and his men played for a dance in the school gymnasium. Music was good, and the decorations most attractive.

Mrs. Paul Dayhoff, Jr. and Mrs. Benjamin Slagle headed the supper committee; Mrs. John Gordon, Jr., the dining room, and Mrs. Wallace DeWitt, the dance committee.

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