It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is here.
We would like to wish all our readers a Happy Thanksgiving Day and remind you to share yourgood fortune with those in need. There are many organizations that could use your support.
Are you one of the many people who enjoys jumping in your four-wheel drive during a large storm and driving around looking for stranded motorists?
Harbor Hospital Center is looking for drivers offour-wheelers who would be willing to transport key personnel duringinclement weather.
If you can volunteer, call Ann Heil at 347-3478.
Representatives from the hospital are available to give free seminars on Medicare billing for interested community organizations. Inaddition to helping Medicare recipients understand the complicated system, the hospital's representatives will assist in completing forms. Participants also will be trained to assist members in their organizations.
If you would like someone to address your community organization, please contact Harbor Hospital Center's Speakers Bureau at 347-3441.
Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association's monthly meeting is scheduled for 8:30 tonight at the Northern District Police Station on Hammonds Lane.
The association is continuing
basketball registration for boys and girls from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and 10 to noon Saturdays at the ball field.
The price is $20 for one child and $35 for two or more children in the same family. For more information, contact Mike Blake at 355-1323 or visit the Sugar Shack.
The Arundel Improvement Association will raffle off a turkey tonight at its Holiday Bingo beginning at 7 o'clock at the AIA hall. There also will be many games of chance. All proceeds will help defray the cost of the Christmas Program.
It is not to early to reserve your tickets for the New Year's Party at the AIA hall. Tickets are $30per couple and may be reserved by contacting Frances Jones, president, at 789-2192.
A reminder: Paying AIA community dues by Dec. 1 will save you $3.
The Meridian Nursing Home's recent bazaar netted $210 that will go to the American Cancer Society. A check will bepresented to Cancer Society representative Elaine Ward today at 10:30 a.m.
Information: Patty Haynie, 636-3400.
The Brooklyn Health Center has put a flag pole in front of the health center, at 300 Hammonds Lane. Three flags will be flown from the pole: American, state and county. All the flags were donated by elected officials.
Remember, if you are homebound and cannot make it to the health center, call 222-6620 to arrange a home visit.
Belle Grove Elementary School news: Time is passing quickly, so don't forget to send in your non-perishable items for food baskets for the holidays.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: A special Thanksgiving program presented by first-graders will begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the school cafeteria. Everyone is invited to attend.
A cultural arts program on the seasons and our environment will be presented on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. for kindergarten and first-graders, and 10:15 a.m. for grades four through six. This program will be presented in song and music.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Mid
dle-Junior High School news:Students feel very special when their hard work for good grades is recognized. The Honor Roll Assembly is scheduled from 1:40 to 2:35 p.m. in the school auditorium tomorrow.
Presentations will be made toseventh, eighth and ninth grades in two categories: Principal's Honor Roll and Honor's Roll Call. Parents are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided by the PTSA.
Immanuel United Methodist Church, Anabel Avenue, will be the host of the community ThanksgivingService at 7:30 p.m.
on Wednesday. Everyone is invited to share in this special service.
Have you been bagging all those leaves that keep falling in your yard? Do you have piles of bags that you don't know what to do with?
The county is having a Leaf CollectionService on Saturday and Sunday. Pick-up is scheduled on an individual call-in basis. All leaves must be bagged and tied and cannot weigh more than 40 pounds.
This service is free and can be scheduled by calling 222-6108, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.