Schools are out for summer!
We triedto warn everyone. It may be too late if you did not prepare in advance. But that's OK, because we are, after all, parents, and we can do everything from entertaining teeny-boppers to feeding an unexpected multitude of "visitors" who just dropped by at dinner time.
One source of entertainment this week is the Arundel Improvement Association's first annual carnival, which will run through Saturday. Kids of all ages are being entertained with rides, games and food.
FOR THE RECORD - A photo caption and the Brooklyn Park column in Monday's newspaper about the Arundel Improvement Association's first carnival this week in Brooklyn Park should have contained the following information:
The carnival runs from 6 to 11 p.m. weeknights and 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday. "Ride All Night for $6" takes place tonight and tomorrow. The carnival will close June 23.
The carnival is set up on the parking lot of the now-defunct Channel hardware store, across from the firehouse on Ritchie Highway.
The carnival will run from 6 to 11 p.m. weeknights and 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday. An added attraction includes a special admission rate of $6 on Saturday.
For more information, call Frances Jones at 789-2192.
Harbor Hospital has acquired the former Ford dealership property across the street. Officials plan to transform the showroom of what used to be the Inner Harbor Ford building into Harbor Family Care.
The renovation will result in eight exam rooms. The facility will offer comprehensive primary care services, including medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology clinics.
While Harbor Family Care will include the Harbor Hospital Center's primary-care clinics, the specialty clinics will remain at the hospital.
If plans go according to schedule, Harbor Family Care should open this fall. The facility will be open daily, with night and weekend hours.
The Summer Reading Program at the Brooklyn Park Library will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26.
Jeffrey Holland, an Annapolis author, will present a program of slides, music and storytelling associated with his popular book,"Chessie the Sea Monster that Ate Annapolis." The program is free and open to parents and children of all ages. Registration is not required for the hour-long show, but seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Holland will have copies of the book and cassettes available for purchase after the show. For more information, call the library at 222-6260. Be sure to attend with your children and enjoy the summer programs.
St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave., will celebrate its 75th anniversary beginning at11 a.m. Sunday, June 23.
A brunch is set for Michael's 8th Avenuerestaurant at 12:30 p.m. that day. For ticket information, call the church office at 355-7295.
In other church news, Kathleen Bayne and Robert Jump of Brooklyn Park have been named as official delegates to the 1991 Delaware-Maryland Synod Assembly.
The Rev. Joseph Lettrich, pastor, will attend as a clergy delegate, while Marjorie Myers will represent associates in ministry. Doris Anderson, Gordon Harris and Carol Lettrich will attend as visitors.
More than 500 delegates from the two-state area will assemble at Loyola College in Baltimore June 20-22 to elect a new bishop.
Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church news: Beginning Friday, June 21, volunteers will prepare food in their homes and deliver it the the Salvation Army in GlenBurnie on the third Friday of every month. The food will be distributed to the hungry.
If you are interested in volunteering or can help financially, call 789-4580 or 789-3688.
Also, the Meals on Wheels program at the church is in serious need of volunteers due to illnesses and upcoming vacations. Volunteers will deliver nutritious meals to the elderly and homebound Monday through Friday.
Coolers are picked up at the church and taken to the Pascal Center on Dorsey Road, where the meals are picked up. They are ready for delivery by 11 a.m.
At the end of the route, the coolers are dropped off at the church for the next day's volunteers. The church is asking for people toassist one day a week, a day every other week or as a fill-in when needed.
For more information, call 636-5535 or 761-6906.
Many sixth-grade students walked away from promotional exercises with awards and certificates at the Brooklyn Park Elementary School ceremony June 13. The school awards plaques in four different categories to students chosen by the faculty.
The winners were Marvin S. Greenberg Good Citizenship Award: third place, Michael Johnson; second place, John Koch and Ditamichelle Parker; first place, Starr Lucas.
Willard E. Tignor Helping Hand Award: third place, Houston Flowers, second place, Kristie Daukzsewicz, first place, Crystal Sullivan.
Reverend Salters Burgess Humanitarian Award: third place, Tina Kramer andMindy Turpin; second place, Maryann Lanasa; first place, Jessica Woods.
George E. Surgeon Scholastic Achievement Award: third place, Ditamichelle Parker, second place, Hope Thompkins; first place, Phillip Hahn.
Congratulations to all students promoted to the seventh grade.
Friends and family would like to congratulate Heidi Booker, a kindergarten student at Belle Grove Elementary School, for receiving a certificate and trophy for outstanding achievement at the Chapter 1 County Parent Advisory Council Meeting at Magothy Middle School last week.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Junior-Middle School's 1990 yearbooks have arrived. They may be picked up at the school from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow through through Friday. Extra yearbooks are available at $15. Leftover books may be picked up in September.