Thanks to the many die-hard, soccer-loving fans in Crofton, the Mark Mettrick and Tim Wittman soccer camp was a huge success.
Mettrick and Wittman helped youngsters polish their soccer skills for the fall season. Organizers are so pleased that they're making plans for another camp next year. The camp was a fund-raiser for the soccer program, and everyone's help was greatly appreciated.
The Crofton Kiwanis 10K challenge on June 27 netted $2,000 for youth programs and local charities.
The race had 347 entrants, and 296 runners crossed the finish line. Tom Brown Jr., 24, of Baltimore, was the overall winner with a time of 31 minutes, 51 seconds. Rose Malloy, 43, of Annapolis, was the overall female winner at 36:54. Kenny Carnes, 36, of Morningside, was the top wheelchair entrant, at 23:47. Gene Adcock, 43, of Crofton was the top Kiwanis finisher.
Other Crofton runners who finished with notable times were Geoff Warren, 15, at 36:42 and Cindy Kelly, 18, at 44:54.
Reggie Haseltine chaired the event again this year and deserves congratulations for all his hard work. Without his help, there would be less money for community programs.
Single Again, a weekly support group for separated or divorced people, meets every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, 1657 Crofton Parkway.
For more information, call Single Again at 721-2313 on weekdays.
Newly crowned champion of the Crofton Scrabble Club's Expert Division is Sharon Hull of Arnold, who defeated Mary Lou Goetz of Davidsonville, in the June competition.
Elimination play for a new champion will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24, at the Kiwanis Activities Center at the Crofton Country Club. New players in all skill categories are welcome.
For more information, call club director Bill Burlison at 721-0595 or 261-6031.
Winning players in June included: Donna Kennedy of Arnold; Mary Stafford of Ferndale; Gloria DeCesare of Crofton; Peter Dispenzirie of Laurel; Joyce Morris of Edgewater; Yousef Aldoory of Bowie; Margo Bryant of Crofton; Harold Vernon of Bowie; and Kevin Blackburn of Baltimore, who also was high-scorer for the evening with a total of 846 for the two games played.
Are you one of the thousands of Washington Redskins lovers who don't have season tickets but would love the chance to get a pair?
If so, the Crofton Chamber of Commerce raffle is just what you are looking for. The chamber is raffling off two 1992 season tickets to Redskins home games. To purchase your raffle tickets, check local businesses for the chamber sign or call the chamber office at 721-9131.
The drawing is scheduled for Sept. 10, between 5:30 and 7 p.m., at the offices of chamber member Beth Swann, State Farm Insurance, 2431 Crofton Blvd.
Crofton's future will be the main topic at tonight's meeting of the Greater Crofton Council. The meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Crofton Library. The group is considering the types of development and amenities it would like to see in the community.
The county Police Department and the Department of Recreation and Parks will conduct a bicycle rodeo at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Crofton Woods Elementary School on Urby Drive.
Boys and girls ages 5 to 12 are eligible to participate. Each child should bring his or her own bicycle. A few bicycles will be available for those without one. Five- and 6-year-olds may bring big wheels or tricycles if they're unable to ride a two-wheeler.
Emphasis will be on skills, such as knowing traffic laws and hand signals. Trophies will be awarded to top finishers in four age groups. Ribbons and certificates also will be awarded to each child. Registration forms are available at county libraries.
Allstate Alarms Inc. is the corporate sponsor of this event.
For information, call 222-6894.
Gary Carpenter, a 17-year-old Arundel Senior High junior, recently finished in the top 10 during the three-day American Junior Golfers Association PING Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Gary also captured the Big 1 Insurance qualifier at Argyle Country Club.
In the PING event, Gary shot rounds of 75, 74 and 76 at the par-72 Burnigh Ridge Golf Club, which earned him 10th place and qualified him to play in the Rolex Classic. In the Big 1 event, he finished with a 1-under-par 70 to win the tournament and place him in the state finals later this month at Prince George's Country Club.
Last week, he competed in the USGA Junior qualifier at Kenwood Country Club in Montgomery County. This week he will begin the Maryland Open at Prince George's Country Club before he heads out to the AJGA Greater Greensboro Junior, July 20-23, in Brown Summit, N.C.
Congratulations, Gary, and good luck in upcoming events.