It's time for fun, food and games! Let's alsohope for clear skies.
The annual Spring Bazaar at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave., is back, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the school grounds.
The bazaar will have a number of activities: basketball, football throw, digging for gold, duck pond, winning a free fish, and picking a number to win a prize.
FOR THE RECORD - In the April 29 "Neighbors" column, incorrect dates were listed for trash bins being provided to residents of the Brooklyn Park area. Today through Sunday, bins will be provided by the Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association on the parking lot of the 10th Avenue ball fields, and by the Belle Grove Improvement Association at Old Riverside and Grove Park roads.
Children from ages 1 on up can havetheir faces painted. Plants, baked goods, penny candy, crafts, jewelry, and a country store will also be available.
When you get the urge to take a break, hamburgers, hot dogs, snow balls and sodas will be sold.
So let the sun shine brightly and bring the children out to enjoy a fun day.
Belle Grove Elementary School news: The school will be sponsoring the local version of "Battle of the Books" at 7 p.m tomorrow. The other schools that will be competing are Brooklyn Park Elementary School, Overlook Elementary School and Hilltop Elementary School.
The winners will go on to the county "Battle of the Books" at 7 p.m. May 15 at Fort Smallwood Elementary School.
Last week, the school had its in-house battle, with the winners representing the school tomorrow night. The AM kindergarten students beat thePM students.
The winners were: Joshua Schulze, speaker, Sarah Whitmore, Heather Clemmons and Steven Moore (alternate).
First-graders were beaten by second-graders Shannon Bonds (speaker), Aaron Shannon, Katie Chearney and Kristin Long (alternate).
Fourth-graders lost to third-graders Stacey Atwell (speaker), William Critzer III, Michael Renee Jr. and Ricky Dowell (alternate).
Fifth-graders were bested by sixth-graders Stephanie Sachs (speaker), Samantha Teal, Faith Atkinson and Gregory Bermudez (alternate).
Good luck to all the students in the battle!
Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: The winners of the in-house "Battle of the Books" were announced. The following students will represent the school tomorrow night at Belle Grove Elementary:
PM kindergarten: Christina Caperoon (speaker), Jennifer Perry, Shannon Conwell and McKenzie Black (alternate).
Grade 2: Kerry Morris (speaker), Toni Sanford, Jody Haupt and Jessica Stanley (alternate).
Grade 4: Ben Pulz (speaker), Ebony Flowers, Kimberleigh Black and Jamie Kaline (alternate).
Grade 5: Angela Brown(speaker), Michael McCormick, Megan Haupt and Mary Storey (alternate).
Good luck to all the winners.
Park Elementary School news: The county's Reading Council recently sponsored a "Young Authors"contest. Edward Kosack, a second-grader, wrote,
"How I Became Friends with a Lion," which was selected for the contest.
May Pole practice will be at 3:10 p.m. tomorrow.
North County High School news: The North County Knights Parent's Club sponsored elections for the 1991-1992 school year.
The following people were elected to the board: Cindy Barton, president; Diana Glodek, vice president; Linda Betz, secretary; Pam Wilsey, treasurer; Diane Collins, concessions; Joyce Malone, fund-raising; and Maggie Hizon, publicity.
The installation of the officers will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the North County High School Media Center. Refreshments will be servedfollowing the installation.
All current and new board members will meet before the 6 p.m. general meeting.
The Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association will have trash bins set up on the parking lot of the 10th Avenue ball fields Wednesday through Friday, May 5.
Everyone is encouraged to discard unwanted items. All items must fit into the Dumpster, and no flammable materials will be accepted.
The site will be supervised from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to ensure proper disposal.
Don't forget that the Belle Grove Improvement Association will also have trash bins set up on Wednesday through Friday at OldRiverside and Grove Park roads.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church hall will be the site of an Italian Dinner and Dance from 1 to 6p.m. Sunday. Music will be provided by the "Sugar Beats." A buffet will be served. No minors, please.
The cost of the tickets is $13 per person. For tickets or more information, call 355-2094 or 789-2087.
Junior Girl Scout Troop 738 and Brownie Troop 849 from Brooklyn Park Elementary School will have bridging, or closing ceremoniesfor the end of the year at 6p.m. May 6.
The event includes a covered-dish dinner, followed by entertainment from magician John Dodge.
After the entertainment, the Brownies will walk the bridge to Juniors and the Juniors will bridge to Cadettes.
.5l The girls in Troop 738 who will be bridging are Sara Austin, Sherry Gracie, April Lester and Starr Lucas. The girls bridging in Troop 849 are Annie LeCompte, Nisa Mehta and Deanna Scardina. Congratulations to all these girls!
The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association will sponsor its first Coach Pitch Tournament from May 24 through May 27.
The tournament is for regular-season baseball teams of children ages 7 and 8. To be eligible, no player can turn 9 before Aug. 1.
The entrance fee is $50 per team and includes a free souvenir tournament T-shirtfor each player on the team roster.
Team rosters are limited to 13 players, but additional players may be added at a cost of $10 per player. There will be a limit of 64 teams. The first segment of the tournament will be a round robin.