Continuous entertainment, ethnic and American food, and crafts to purchase or make are among the attractions planned for the entire family at the Sixth Annual Family Fun Fest from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Arundel Center North Plaza.
Glen Burnie will play host to the afternoon's activities, sponsored by the county's Office of Community Services.
Karen Henry, volunteer coordinator for community services, has organized this year's fair, which will feature a multiethnic theme.
"We have 110 participants in the fair this year," said Henry. "There are various county agencies and departments, non-profit organizations, crafters, both local and from around Maryland, and food vendors."
The entertainment will be showcased on the Main Stage, at the intersection of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and Crain Highway. Local andnational performers include the Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band, the Polka Kids, Detour, PJE Big Band and Janice Santoni, a Scottish Highland dancer.
While their parents are visiting with representatives from various county departments, the children can spend time with Smokey Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog, Woodsy the Owl and McGruff theCrime Dog. County animal control employees will have several animalsfor a mini-petting zoo.
Members of AFSCME Local 582 will operate the hay ride, one of the more popular treats of the fair.
Volunteers from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. will offer their creative talents for face painting in the Kid's Tent. Children will also be invited to visit the arts and crafts tables to make a personal treasure to take home.
Food from around the world will be available including Mexican, German, Italian, Polish, Chinese and American.
Co-sponsors for the event are the Anne Arundel County Sun, BG&E, Buffalo Sound and Light Productions, CEM Printing, First National Bank of Maryland,the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, Kroeger Electric, Lauer's Super Thrift and Mars Super Markets.
Admission is free. For information call 222-1530.
Seniors at Glen Burnie High School were honored last week for their outstanding academic achievements at a special awards assembly. Principal Midgie Sledge welcomed the student body and family members of the honored students.
Theresa Gardner received several awards for her efforts, including the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, the Tandy Technology Scholars Award and first place at GBSH for the American High School Math Exam.
Several awards were presented to Kimberly Ann Myers. Kimberly was awarded the Bronze Good Citi
zenship medal from the Sons of the American Revolution, the Old Crows Award from the local chapter of the Chesapeake Bay Roost and an award from the Elks Lodge of Glen Burnie.
The Ladies of the Elks of Glen Burnie Lodge 2266 gave an award to Melanie Scharf.
A medal from the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science was presented to Catherine DeGrange.
Dr. Richard Solomon presented Christy Hutson with a Human Relations Award.Christy also received the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar AthleteAward and a scholarship in memory of Amy Eveson Huey, a member of the first graduating class of GBSH in 1926.
Bill Barrington leaves Glen Burnie High with an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Maj. Charles Cusick was present to acknowledge the appointment. Bill also received the High Rider award in memory of Cpl. Ted Wolfe and the Ronald C. Bower's Award for outstanding musical achievement in the band.
Paul Randazzo presented the first Ronald M. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship to Lisa Purkins and Ernest Barrett. The scholarship, in memory of the Glen Burnie alumnus who died in the Persian Gulf war, will enable both students to pursue their education in criminal justice.
Eric Crapster was presented with the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award by Sgt. Scott Bond.
A U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award was given to Sheridan Snedden.
Matthew Gross was the recipient of an award from the Elks Lodge of Glen Burnie and a scholarship from Delegate W. Ray Huff.
Deborah Bean was also recognized for her efforts with the presentation of a scholarship by Huff.
Two businesses in the community shared in the celebration. Fleet Business School honored Michelle Young for her achievements and Kara Daniels received an award from the Southgate/Oakwood/Horizons Pharmacy.
Nina Gaither was honored with a merit award for outstanding achievement with the NAACP African-American Award.
Jim Frye presented Tom Gilley with an award from the Civitan Club of Glen Burnie.
The William A. Dietz Sr. Memorial Scholarship was given to
Jason Free, and Tracey Mezewski received the Cross Journalism Award for the outstanding student in journalism.