Kunta Kinte Fest Gets State Grant

Regional ledger

September 24, 1990

The Office of Tourism Development, part of the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development, has awarded the 1990 Kunta Kinte Commemoration and Heritage Festival $50,000 under its Super Event Funding Program. Super Event Funding is given to about four events per year, and is intended to establish marketable tourist attractions throughout the state.

The fourth annual Kunta Kinte Commemoration and Heritage Festival runs through Oct. 1, and observes the arrival of Kunta Kinte in Annapolis on Sept. 29, 1767, and celebrates the perseverance of the creative spirit that keeps the cultural heritage of black Americans alive.

Festival information: 841-6505. Event financing information: 333-6917.


Anne Arundel County day care professionals are invited to a two-day conference on developing child care facilities in cooperation with corporate managers and other employers in Maryland, Sept. 27-28 at the University of Maryland in College Park.

The conference is the first designed by the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Day Care Financing Program to prepare day care professionals and entrepreneurs interested in providing day care facilities in workplace settings.

The agenda for the conference includes sessions on developing techniques and strategies for starting successful day care facilities in a working place environment. Speakers and panel groups at the conference will include a number of child care professionals who have set up programs for Maryland corporations.

The hours for the event will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept 28. All sessions will be in the University of Maryland Center for Adult Education at University College, University Boulevard at Adelphi Road in College Park. Registration fee is $60. Information: 985-7230.


The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will conduct its annual Meet Your Neighbor Dinner, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Fort Meade Officers Club.

Representative Tom McMillen will be the guest speaker at the dinner, which honors the top police and fire personnel of the year and the top business.

The cost is $30 per person. Information: 672-3422.


Clark-Keller Inc., an Annapolis-based advertising firm, has been selected to appear in the fifth edition of The Best Financial Advertising 5, an annual publication that takes a look at current advertising trends in the financial service industry.

The winning ad campaign, entitled "People Who Know Money," was created for Annapolis Federal Savings Bank.


UNC Support Services was again awarded the contract for the on-site support and maintenance of the U.S. Navy's fleet of 140 TH-57 helicopters and equipment. The work will be performed at the Naval Air Station, Whiting Field, Milton, Fla., through September 1994. UNC Support Services has had this contract since October 1985.

The contract was awarded for a maximum of $28.6 million in the first year, and will be worth an average of $28.2 million annually in the following three years. Total employment on the contract is 240 people.

UNC Support Services also was recently awarded a five-year, $7 million simulator instructor training contract by the U.S. Air Force beginning Oct. 1. Work on the contract will be performed at the 64th Flying Training Wing, Reese Air Force Base, Lubbock, Texas. The award was for one year with four one-year options, and is valued at $1.3 million per year.

Under the terms of the contract, UNC Support Services will conduct basic and advanced T-37 and T-38 aircraft simulator instruction at Reese AFB. Total employment for the contract will be approximately 40 instructors.

In addition, UNC Support Services has begun functioning as part of a team of companies assembled by Loral Defense Systems of Akron, Ohio, on a 15-year U.S. Air Force contract awarded to Loral for work on the Special Operations Forces Aircrew Training System program. UNC said that revenue for Support Services over the life of the contract will be approximately $65 million.

Under the arrangement with Loral, UNC Support Services will provide instructors and mission rehearsal specialists. Work on the SOF ATS contract will be performed at Hurlburt Air Force Base in Florida and at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, N.M. As training devices for the program are constructed, the number of UNC Support Service instructors and technicians working on the SOF ATS contract will increase. At full operation, approximately 120 UNC employees will be involved.


O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, Realtors has been named an exclusive charter member of the Historic Real Estate Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Trust for Historic Preservation was chartered in 1949 to encourage public participation in the preservation of sites significant in the history and culture of the nation.

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