The Women's Progressive League of Pumphrey will celebrate its 61st anniversary beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Lloyd Keaser Center on Belle Grove Road.
The league was organized in 1930 and has been growing stronger every year. Some of the first accomplishments of the Progressive League included improving roads, installing street lights and signs and having water brought into the community. In 1949, officials broke ground for a recreation center for the youth of the community. In 1986 a scholarship fund was established for areachildren pursuing college or other forms of higher education. Four graduates of Brooklyn Park Senior High School have received scholarships. The organization has continually helped the young, the sick and the elderly. The league includes President Naomi Marner, Vice-president Edith Bowie, Recording Secretary Ella Hill, Secretary Leola James and members Annetta Beverly, Laura Brockington, Pearl Cooper, Dorothy Creek, Kathleen Ford, Inez Fulton, Delores Gainers, Ufezean Gainers, Angela Hudson, Daisy Knight, Vivian Lattimore, Elizabeth McDowell, Minnie Nickens, Mary Roberson, Loraine Thompson, Thelma Tucker, DorothyWinchester and Kaletha Gaither.
Congratulations to all members ofthis fine and ambitious organization. The community is proud to haveyou working for them!
Harbor Hospital Center is again sponsoring a spine-tingling fright night at its "Tunnel of Horrors" Halloween celebration. The event, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, is anexcellent way to celebrate Halloween in a safe and healthy environment. Admission is free to the public.
FOR THE RECORD - In yesterday's Brooklyn Park Neighbors column, admission for the Harbor Hospital Center's "Tunnel of Horrors" Halloween celebration was incorrectly stated. The event, scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, costs $2.
* The hospital is offering free blood pressure screening from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:00 p.m.today in its Outpatient Department.
Belle Grove Elementary news: Don't forget to attend the special parent meeting for all three community elementary schools beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the media center. The program will focus on parents' role in the MarylandState School Performance Program.
* Students will be tested for their fall portion of the physical education Superfit program on Tuesday and Thursday. Be sure children are dressed appropriately.
Brooklyn Park Elementary news: Parents of kindergarten students need to be aware of thefollowing change. On Nov. 4 and 5, the school will be holding its annual parent-teacher conferences. The kindergarten will need to use an additional day, Nov. 6, to hold its conferences. Inorder to meet the extra day requirement, it will be necessary to cancel school for kindergartners on November 6. Notices of conference dates and times will be sent out at a later date.
* A cultural arts program entitled "Bodywise" will be presented by Kaiser Permanente at1:30 p.m. today. Students will be taught the right and wrong way to take care of their bodies.
* Kindergarten students will visit Larriland Farm tomorrow and return with pumpkins.
* An Indian Guides meeting for fathers and sons will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria. This program is open to boys in the first through third grades.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High news: Individual make-up pictures will be taken today.
* Students in the seventh and ninth grades will be taking the Maryland Functional Mathematics Test tomorrow. Parents are urged to make sure their children are in school on this date.
* Parents and students are reminded that the pickup date for fall fund-raiser items is from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday in the school cafeteria.
* A Halloween Dance for students will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the school cafeteria. Tickets are $2 per person and will go on sale today during lunch. Students may attend in costume or regular dress.
Park Elementary news: Wednesday, the kindergarten class will be visiting Larriland Farm. The children willstudy the plants and animals at the farm.
* The PTO will sponsor a Halloween party for students from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the school cafeteria. Children are asked to dress in costume. There will be games, refreshments and a costume judging contest. Students must purchase their tickets in school prior to the party.
North County High news: The PTSA is sponsoring a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Saturday in the school cafeteria. An Early Bird Special is scheduledfor 8:30 a.m. Tables are available for $12. Call 761-3935 for reservations or more information.
* A CAC meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. If the school is going to have a voice inBoard of Education decisions involving the community, active participation in the CAC is important.
The committee would like to have at least one representative from each community served by North Countyat the meeting. Plan to attend.
It's the time of year for witches, goblins and ghosts! But Halloween is not just for the children. Get out your favorite costume and plan to attend a Halloween party or dance in the community.