The weather started out overcast but the sun soon appeared and so did the people. They came to the Fourth of July celebration to see old friends, eat good food and find out who won the Crofton Citizen of the Year Award.
And that deserving person just happens to be Joseph Sommers, who has spent more 20 years in youth soccer programs.
Lt. Cmdr. Wendy Lawrence, a newly selected astronaut, will be the next featured speaker at tomorrow's meeting of the Crofton Kiwanis Club. The meeting begins at 8 p.m. and is held in the Kiwanis Activity Room of the Crofton Country Club. Lawrence is a member of the physics department of the U.S. Naval Academy. An academy graduate, she completed training as a helicopter pilot and will report to Houston in next month to begin the NASA astronaut program.
Arundel Senior High Class of 1967 is organizing its 25th class reunion. All members and former teachers should contact Ann (Thompson) Henderson at 787-1799 with your name, address and phone number.
Are you parents tired of the board-we-don't-have-anything-to-do" blues? If so, the Crofton library has just what you are looking for. Next Wednesday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. Michael the Magician will preform his magic show. Then on Monday, July 20, at 2 and 3 p.m., Bob Brown Puppets will preform "Clowning Around," a salute to the circus. All shows are free and open to the public. Make it a family thing and go out and have a few laughs.
If you're out and about this week and most of next, you may want to stop by Crofton Park and have a hot dog (an easy dinner if you ask me) and see a few good baseball games or watch a soccer camp. The baseball tournament features teams from far and near.
The soccer camp being conducted by Baltimore Blast player Mark Mettrick and, like the baseball tournament, is held to raise money and keep costs down for our sports program.
Crofton Running Club has announced its winners for its June fun run. Winners include Jasmine Marie Anderson, who was in a stroller pushed by her mother, Valerie. Melinda Hoch won the 30-39 women's bracket and Mary Grillo was the winner of the 50-59 group.
Men's winners and runners-up were: (0-19) John Meyers; (20-29) Brian Connely, Gary Miller; (30-39) Jim Kaufman, William Lally; (40-49) Gene Adcock, Joe Clorety; (50-59) Edward Klebe, AL Kubelusis, (over-60) Tom Jones and club president Bill Burlison.
Two-mile winners were Wayne Simmons and Mary Armour. The club runs next on July 11 at 8 a.m. from Crofton Park. New runners are always welcome. Information: 721-0595 or 261-6031.