Goodwill Girl Ambassadors Needed For World Series


June 25, 1991|By Rosalie M. Falter

Girls, are you between 16 and 18 years old? Do you enjoy meeting people from other states and sharing what you know about Anne Arundel County and Maryland?

Then maybe you would like to be one of the goodwill ambassadors needed for the 1991 Continental Amateur Baseball Association 18-and-under World Series.

Sixteen teams from the continental United States, Puerto Rico andKorea will compete in a series of baseball games July 22-31 in four parks: Joe Cannon Stadium, Sawmill Creek, Arundel High School and Kinder Park.

Lucy Decker, in charge of getting the goodwill ambassadors, said she would like to have at least 48 girls act as hostesses tothe visiting teams. Girls will participate at all social events for the tournament, including a July 21 banquet at Michael's 8th Avenue.

They are also expected to join dignitaries and be part of the opening day ceremonies and other planned activities.

Applications are available at county libraries. There is no cost involved.

Girls are responsible for their own transportation to all events. Casual sportswear will be the expected dress for most functions.

Time is short, so if you are interested, pick up an application and mail it to the address provided. If chosen, you will be notified by phone and given a time and date for a two-hour briefing.

This tournament will bea special event for our county. Give it some consideration, but don't wait too long.

For further information, call CABA regional director Lew

Holmes at 760-4138.


If you've driven through Arundel Hill in Linthicum and noticed a lady carrying many bright orange and blue soap detergent jugs back and forth from her house to her car,it's not that she has tons of laundry to do.

They are filled withwater, and she is taking them to the plants in two flower beds she tends along the Baltimore & Annapolis bike trail.

Myrna Rossow has been doing this a lot lately, especially since there hasn't been muchrain, but she is happy to do it.

Last spring she read where volunteers were needed to plant and maintain beds along the B & A Trail. She had just retired from her job and had a lot of extra time on her hands.

Myrna believes she owes something to the community.

Believing that "volunteers like to make the community a little better," she volunteered to plant and tend two beds at 5th Avenue and Greenway.

The county constructed the wooden flower boxes there and she did the rest. With donations from the Anne Arundel Co-op for one bed and plants she bought herself for the other, she has striven to make an attractive display.

"It gives a nice effect along the park," she said.

Not that there haven't been disappointments. She has seen several shrubs and plants disappear from the beds. One evergreen has been replaced twice.

"It is not all in vain," Myrna insists, saying shereceives a great deal of satisfaction from knowing she is doing a little something to brighten the trail for those who use it. Walkers and bikers frequently stop to thank her and admire the flowers.

Myrna said she has found one way to ensure that the flowers remain where she plants them -- don't plant the unusual; plant attractive but ordinary varieties.


The Elkridge Chorus of Sweet Adelines International usually has its rehearsals at Hilltop Elementary School in Ferndale, but has had to change location for the summer. Until school reopens in September, weekly meetings will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 5602 Johnnycake Road in Catonsville.

In April, the chorus won the 1991 Regional Competition in Ocean City, competing against chapters from Pennsylvania,New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Chorus members are rehearsing fora show they are producing in the Fall, "The Best of Elkridge."

This singing group has become quite visible in the county and Baltimore. Last month, it performed as part of the WLIF Summer Concert Series at Harbor Place. The singers have entertained at Anne Arundel County summer music camps. Last year, members sang at an Orioles game and are scheduled to do so again in September. They were also part of the entertainment at the Inner Harbor Birthday Celebration last year.

The Elkridge Chorus is always looking for women who like to sing. No experience or special talent is necessary. For membership information,call 647-2773. If interested in scheduling a performance, call 461-4060.


A support group for cancer patients, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the Linthicum United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.

The gatherings, for patients, their family and friends, isa self-help group where feelings and concerns are shared.

The discussion leaders, Judy Earnest and Katherine Smith, have a number of years' experience working with groups. The gatherings are usually small, with from eight to 10 people attending.

No fee or registration required.

For information, call the American Cancer Society at 721-4304.


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