Cougar Country has been abuzz with activities leading up to this evening's big Homecoming football game between Chesapeake and Northeast.
The pre-game parade will begin at 6:30, to be followed at 7:30 with the Cougars vs. Eagles kickoff. Admission is $3 and refreshments will be available.
If the Cougars walk away empty-handed, it will not be from lack of support from their fellow CHS students. Off-beat events are usuallythe norm during Homecoming, and this year's activities were no exception.
Students blanketed the halls with cougar paws, and classes had competitions for spirit walls and money jars. Other activities included dress like a "tech" on Wednesday and dress like the opposite sex for Gender Bender Day on Thursday. School colors were worn by many today, and the 1 p.m. pep rally was a roaring success.
Show up andcheer at tonight's game and then dance the evening away tomorrow at the Homecoming Dance. It's a whirlwind time we "fortysomethings" faintly remember.
Working up student enthusiasm over the past few weeks has been the job of the Student Government association. SGA president Laura Zimmer and faculty adviser Edie Picken, working in conjunction with class advisers, teachers and student volunteers, have helped to make Homecoming '91 a time for these future "fortysomethings" to remember.
Gas up the car and visit your friendly ATM machine for an infusion of cash, because this weekend's activities in the Pasadena area will offer plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping.
The United Methodist Women at Pasadena United Methodist Church are sponsoring their annual Country Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrowat the church, 61 Ritchie Highway.
Wooden angels, decorated stuffed bears, knitted and crocheted items and door and home decorations will be a few of the creative crafts for sale.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade sausage and various cheeses will be sold in the Country Store.
For younger visitors, a special shopping area will be set up with gifts for adults, all under $1. Also, Santa will be accepting wish lists between 10 a.m. and noon.
The UMW will be serving homemade soups, sloppy Joes, hot dogs, desserts, baked beans and beverages.
Proceeds will benefit UMW service and mission projects.
The PTSO at Chesapeake Bay Middle School is sponsoring a Fall Bazaar tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school cafeteria. CBMS isoff Mountain Road in the Chesapeake school complex.
Local crafters will offer a variety of handmade crafts for gift giving and home decoration.
Early birds can breakfast on pancakes, sausage, hominy, applesauce and beverage between 7 and 11 tomorrow morning at theMagothy United Methodist Church's pancake breakfast. The church is at 3703 Mountain Road.
Tickets, available at the door, are $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12.
Jenkins Memorial Church, on Riviera Drive, will be serving a turkey and ham dinner from noon to 7 p.m. tomorrow.
The menu will feature turkey with all thetrimmings, fresh ham, mashed and sweet potatoes, green beans, sauerkraut, applesauce, rolls, dessert and a beverage.
The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 5 to 11. Younger children, accompanied by adults, may dine without charge. Carryouts and free delivery in the church area will be available.
For more details, call 437-6321 or 437-2846.
Need a birthday, thank-you or Christmas gift for that person in your life who has everything? Chesapeake High School Athletic Boosters has just the gift you need.
The Boosters are selling Entertainment '91 books for $35 each. The books feature coupons and discounts for restaurants and attractions in the Baltimore area.
"They make great gifts, and with two editions -- Baltimore North and South -- available, you can give Aunt Sally from Bel Air something that she can use close to home," said Hazel Nelson, chairwoman.
You can purchase a book at Colonial Apothecary on Mountain Road.
For more information, call Hazel Nelson at 255-0638 or Marlene Summerfield at 437-1131.
Stoney Creek Democratic Club will haveits Sunday Club Party from 2 to 6 p.m. this weekend at the clubhouseon Fort Smallwood Road.
Tickets are $6 each and include a platter, chips, pretzels, beer, sodas and dancing to the music of Al Baitch.
For more details or table reservations, call Charles Michaels at 437-9821.
The Sunset Elementary School Human Relations Committee has kicked off its "Have A Heart" campaign for the students.
Teacher Veronica Williams said the students are focusing on collectingpersonal hygiene items to donate to veterans at the local Veterans Administration hospital.
"Some veterans are not able to
afford these small items," Willams said. "We seldom think about these veterans other than watching them march in a parade but we wanted to show them that we care."
Most needed are soap, shampoo, shaving items, lotions, combs and other personal care items.
Special "Have A Heart"boxes have been set up in the media enter.
The community is invited to participate in the program. Items maybe dropped off during school hours.
For more information, call the school at 437-1313.
Jacobsville Elementary's Human Relations Committee, in co
operation with the PTA, will be sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Nov. 11 to 22.
Students can bring canned goods and dry non-perishable items to school during the next two weeks. Those items will be used to stock food baskets donated to families in the Jacobsville area.
For more details, call the school at 255-1394.
Attention crafters: Jacobsville Elementary PTA still has a few tables available for its Christmas Crafts Bazaar. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the school on Mountain Road.
For table details, call Gary Courtney at 437-7278 or Susan Calvert at 360-0628.