Snow Fails To Chill Enthusiasm For Prom Fashion Show

Neighbors/Crofton

March 24, 1992|By SUE HALLER

If you were not at Crofton Woods Elementary School Sunday night and have prom-age kids, you missed out on the perfect opportunity to purchase dresses at a great price.

The weather was cold and snowy, butthe first of what organizers hope will be an annual prom fashion show was a big success. The gowns and models were gorgeous. The models arrived early in the day to have their hair done by the wonderful staff, which made each of the young women feel like a queen. All makeup was done by Judy Shinn from Mary Kay Cosmetics. Carol Howell, from Crofton Florist, was helping the girls with flowers for their hair and boutonnieres for the boys, whose tuxedos were provided by Annapolis Formal.

Sara Atwater was the master of ceremonies for the evening.

Crofton Civic Association recreation assistant Sue Bents deserves a lot of credit for organizing the show.

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But before you have to worry about sending your kids off to the prom, you have to get them intokindergarten.

Now is the time to get them registered for the 1992-1993 school year. Students who will be 5 years old on or before Dec.31 are eligible to register.

You will need to bring proof of age and your child's immunization record. Registration will take place the week of April 6 during school hours.

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Sign up for the new spring session of the "Us Kids" support groups for children of divorce,scheduled for April 13 at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Crofton.

Children ages 6-13 from families experiencing separation, divorce or remarriage will meet for eight weeks in small groups led by professional counselors.

Support groups for the parents will meet as well. Those for the children will meet in weekly sessions beginning April 27.

Call Jan Thompson at 721-2313 or 464-8385 for information.

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The Crofton library will celebrate National Library WeekApril 5-11 in a challenging way for area youngsters.

Each time a child reads a book between now and April 11, they are asked to write down the title, author, and their name and phone number on a strip ofcolored paper. Strips can be made at home or may be picked up at thelibrary.

After April 11, the strips will be turned into a colorful paper chain to signify the important link between children and books.

Participants have a chance to win free pizza at Pizza Hut, freebowling at Fair Lanes, a pass to the Arundel Swim Center or a round of miniature golf at the Severna Park golf center.

At the end of the week, chains will be measured, the links will be counted, and the results of the children's reading will be displayed in branches throughout the county.

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MultiSport sports school will hold a mini-olympics for children ages 3-12 Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Free State Mall in Bowie. Activities include sporting events, coloring contests, face painting, balloons, clowns and an exhibition by the MultiSport acrobatics team.

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If you live in the Crofton Middle School district and want your kids to play baseball, softball or tee ball, you still have a few days to get them in the Crofton programs.

Teams are filling up at a fast rate, so don't put off calling me fordetails.

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The Crofton Kiwanis are holding a fund-raising event to determine the best basketball shooter in the state. The format will include both foul shooting and field goal shooting for seven age categories, both male and female. The youngest age category is the 14and under; the oldest is 60 and over. Winners in each category will receive a trophy.

The winners will compete against each other and two guest entries for the super trophy and state title. The guest entries are two Crofton Kiwanis: former All-American and Bullets star Rep. Tom McMillen and the 1991 Maryland Senior Olympics basketball goldmedalist Bill Burlison.

The entry fee is $5, or $7 at the door. The competition will be held on April 25 at 9 a.m. at Crofton Middle School.

Entry forms may be obtained by writing to The Crofton Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 3101, Crofton 21114, or by calling 721-0595, 261-6031.

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The Crofton Association of Retired Persons will hold its 20th anniversary luncheon Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kaufmann's Restaurant in Gambrills.

Following a social hour, Sammy Ross will provide the pre-lunch entertainment.

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