There She Is, In Odenton, Miss Anne Arundel County

Neighbors/Odenton, Gambrills

December 12, 1990|By Vicki Welford

Odenton has the honor of having a new celebrity living in its town. Karen Thorn was awarded the title of Miss Anne Arundel County on Dec. 2.

Karen is a graduate student majoring in computer science at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She is a full-time employee at the Goddard Space Flight Center as a computer engineer and hopes to apply for the astronaut program.

This is the second time Karen has been awarded the title of Miss Anne Arundel County.

Some of her other titles include Miss Carroll County, Miss Greenbelt and Miss Howard County. Her hobbies include clogging, which is the talent that helped her win the title of Miss Anne Arundel.

Karen is very excited about her responsibilities and is looking forward to competing in the Miss Maryland contest in Hagerstown next June.


Manor View Elementary School on MacArthur Road in Fort Meade has set up a Desert Shield Support Group for parents. Its main goal is to provide help, information and resources to anyone who has a family member in the Middle East.

The first meeting dealt with stress, managing problems and general support for parents. Involved with the support group are Dr. William Flook, county school psychologist; Dee Wright, guidance counselor at Manor View; and Dr. Larry Grubb, child psychologist at Walter Reed Army Hospital.

The next meeting is set for 1 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the conference room at Manor View Elementary.

For more information, call the school at 674-9553.


Every year the Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church parishioners perform a live nativity scene. Members from the congregation act as angels, shepherds, wise men and all the other members of this Christmas story.

Christmas carols will be sung and refreshments are provided after each session. The live nativity scene will be portrayed from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 16, 21, 22 and 23 and at 5, 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 24.

For more information, call the church at 674-2272.

Each year when Christmas baskets are given out by Nichols-Bethel, the Christian Assistance Program has had some toys to give out also.

If you would like to share and help the church find toys and gifts for children or young teens, bring items -- unwrapped and labeled "CAP" -- to the church for distribution with the baskets.

Cash donations, while acceptable, mean someone has to go out and purchase toys. If you do the shopping, it makes the tremendous job of sorting and distributing the toys that much easier on the volunteers.

Please bring the toys in by Dec. 16.

For more information, contact the church at 674-2272.


Juniors at Meade Senior High School interested in attending the Air Force Academy are encouraged to apply for the summer scientific seminar, a weeklong program of academic and social introduction to the academy.

The session will run June 16-22, 1991, and cost approximately $90.

Students are responsible for their transportation to Colorado Springs, Colo., but the academy will provide transfer service between the airport and bus terminal and the academy.

Applications for the program are available through Diane Pelesh in the Meade Guidance Department.


The Fort Meade Retired Officer's Wives' Club is accepting reservations for a Sunday, Feb. 10, dinner theater showing of "Shenandoah" at the Towsontowne Dinner theater.

This is an old-fashioned, tuneful charmer for the entire family. The $35 cost includes bus, dinner, show and gratuity.

The bus will leave the Fort Meade Officers Club at 3 p.m.

For reservations, call Betty Juba at 721- 2494, or Helen McCormack at 721-1736.

The club also has scheduled a trip to Hawaii July 18-27, 1991. The group will fly from BWI Airport to Honolulu, where they will spend two nights at the Hawaiian Regent Hotel in Waikiki before sailing aboard the SS Constitution to visit Kahoolawe on Maui Island, Hilo and Kona on Hawaii Island, and Nawiliwili on Kauai Island.

Cost ranges from $1,916 per person for an Inside (Category "I") cabin to $2,294 per person for an outside (Category "D") cabin.

Prices are based on double occupancy of a stateroom. All rates are plus $48 port charges per person. Single and other cabin types are subject to availability upon request. Prices are based on air fares in effect Aug. 30 and are subject to change.

The cost includes round-trip airfare, port charges and taxes, airport, hotel and pier transfers, air-conditioned staterooms, three full-course meals each day, pool-side buffets, gala captain's cocktail party, night club shows each night at sea, midnight buffet, complimentary deck chairs, a flight bag and many other features.

Optional hotel extensions are available for any of the islands at an additional cost. A deposit of $300 per person is required at the time of booking to secure space. Final payment is due by April 12, 1991.

Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The trip is open to all ROWC members and friends of the military community.

For further information or to request a copy of the cruise flyer, call Betty Juba at 721-2494.

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