Sing And Stroll To Spread The Holiday Cheer



Everyone loves music! Whether it's the classics or top-10, whether it's singing in the choir or singing in the shower. This holiday season offers opportunities for everyone to enjoy all kinds of music.

Many communities are busy preparing to go caroling through their neighborhoods. The Community Baptist Church in Pumphrey, 5912 Belle Grove Road, would like to invite community members to sign up to go caroling.

Plans are under way. Call 789-7155.

Belle Grove Elementary news: The Chapter One program at the school was honored recently for the students' growth in reading and mathematics. A plaque in the front foyer was given by Starr Whiten, coordinator of the school system's Chapter One program.

Also, pictures of children on the honor roll, honorable mention, principal's honor roll and perfect attendance will be placed in the front foyer. Be sure to look for them.

Brooklyn Park Elementary news: Christmas is definitely right around the corner, and now is the time to start or finish your holiday shopping. The second annual Santa's Workshop runs in the school's media center through Thursday, Dec. 6. Items to be sold include personalized mugs (dad, mom, grandmom), piggy banks, stuffed animals, magnets, key chains, jewelry and many other novelty items. Prices start at 10 cents and nothing is priced over $5.

Students will be allowed to come and browse through the merchandise today, receiving an item description and price list. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, students will visit the workshop with their classes and purchase the items they have chosen. The workshop will be open from 5 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday evening for any parent who would like to visit and shop. Any item that sells out may be ordered and received the following week.

Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle-Junior High news: Giant receipt collections are going very well. Students have collected approximately $150,000 worth of receipts. The top homeroom for the first month of the program collected $8,833. The Student Government Association will serve breakfast to the top homeroom as a reward for their efforts. While you are doing your Christmas shopping, please remember to save your receipts. They are very valuable to the students.

Congratulations to home economics teacher Nancy Gaston, who recently was commended for her participation in the American Home Economics Association's annual meeting and exposition in San Antonio, Texas.

The holiday eating season is upon us. After you've devoured a large Thanksgiving dinner (or dinners), Harbor Hopital Center would like to help you make it through the holidays and still eat the right foods. Tomorrow, it will sponsor a free program called "Let's Talk Turkey: Eating Right During the Holidays." The program will be 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the outpatient department. A cholesterol screening can be taken for $3 (no fasting is necessary). Cooking demonstrations will be featured, as well as free giveaways and a drawing for a holiday turkey. For more information, call the community relations department at 347-3441.

The Youth Ushers of Community Baptist Church in Pumphrey will sponsor a roller-skating party 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. A bus will leave the church at 6:30 p.m. and take everyone to Painter's Mill in Baltimore County for skating. The cost is $10 per person and includes bus fare. For more information, contact ushers Mia Howard, Katrina Bowie, Nina Lattimore or Keturah Drake, or call chairperson Rachel Clark at 789-7069.

The Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., would like to add a cribbery to their church nursery program. If anyone could donate any of the following items to the church, it would be greatly appreciated. Items needed include a play pen, adult rocking chair, high chair and walkers. Contact the church at 789-3688 if you would like to donate something.

The United Methodist Women of the church will have their next meeting at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in Lacher Hall. They will have breakfast and hear a program entitled "Hearing One Another." This meeting is open to all women of the church.

The United Methodist Women are selling Benson 3-lb. fruitcakes at $9 each. Contact any UMW member or call the church office at 789-3688.

VFW 10134 Ladies Auxiliary will meet 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the association hall on Cross Street. After a short meeting to discuss the past year, there will be a Christmas gathering and exchanging of gifts. All ladies are asked to list their activities for the past year. Any time you donated to a cause, helped another individual or made an improvement in the community, a note of this should be made. Bring your reports to the meeting.

On Nov. 15, the following people were elected officers of the Arundel Improvement Association: president, Frances Jones (10th term): vice-president, Frank Holbrook; treasurer, Marlene Heinbuch; secretary, Helen Cashen; elected board members, Kitty Bafford, Roxanne Ege, Donald Schaefer, William Smith, Allison Jones, Vernon Heinbuch and Carol Ege.

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