End of summer brings boosters in Crofton

Neighbors/ Crofton

September 15, 1992|By Sue Haller

After a lazy summer, many Crofton organizations are kicking back into high gear. Car washes, yard sales and craft fairs dot the calendar this month, and school groups are getting busy, too.

* The annual Crofton Kiwanis Garage Sale will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next door to the Crofton Dunkin Donuts on Route 3.

Money collected at the sale goes back to the community in one of the many projects that the Kiwanis help to sponsor throughout the year.

* Next Saturday -- the 26th -- many of your friends and neighbors will be out on the Crofton Village Green at the Fall Craft Fair.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to all the crafts for sale, the Boy Scouts will be out in force, cooking up some of their famous barbecued chicken.

Don't go away hungry. Remember to purchase your food tickets and support a worthwhile group.

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Crofton schools are throwing open their doors this week.

Tonight, Crofton Middle School is having an open house at 7 o'clock. You can meet your child's teacher, pop your head in the classrooms and ask questions.

Music night will start at 6 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. tonight at Crofton Elementary School. Representatives of music stores will demonstrate instruments that students may rent for the school year.

Don't forget that school will be open a half day tomorrow for staff training. No kindergarten classes will be held tomorrow.

* The Crofton Scrabble Club meets the fourth Friday of each month in the Kiwanis Activities Center of the Crofton Country Club. New players in all skill categories are welcome.

For more information, call 721-0595 or 261-6031.

* Do you have a car, van or truck that is in need of a good cleaning? If so, the Crofton cheerleaders may be able to lend a hand, quite literally.

The girls are holding their first car wash of the year Saturday to help raise money for the program. The car wash will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crofton Exxon on Route 3.

Sherri McKeever, the new cheerleading commissioner, has been hard at work on this and many other projects for the girls.

The cheerleaders will be selling candy bars, too.

* The Greater Crofton Council is continuing on a growth plan for the community. The council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Crofton Library. The group has been researching the status of roads, highways and developments and will also consider planned sewer and school growth.

Board members are also interested in hearing residents opinions and concerns.

Residents are asked to contact their homeowners' association or their Greater Crofton Council representative.

* An intensive six-lesson, two-day boating skills and seamanship course will be presented by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Magothy River Flotilla 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18.

Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Both registration and classes are planned for the Providence Center, 370 Shore Acres Road, College Parkway in Arnold.

A nominal fee will be charged to cover the cost of the text and a workbook. For additional information, please contact the Flotilla public education officer at 647-5906.

* Crofton Middle School and the Crofton Giant food store are planning an October project to get the community involved in education.

Seventh-grade language arts students must read a novel or short story, then write a story summary on a brown Giant grocery bag. The summary will include the student's name and school address.

The grocery bags will be used in the store during the first week of November. Customers who receive the bags are encouraged to read the novel or short story listed on the bag and send a note to the student who wrote the summary

... .* This Friday is youth soccer night over at Arundel High School. All soccer players are encouraged to come out and watch Arundel vs. Severna Park.

Kids will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult and wearing their team jerseys. The games will start at 5:30 p.m. with the girls playing first. The boys will play at 7:30 p.m.

* Congratulations to Gerry Emert, Dorie Folstein, Andy Putnam and Bill Wheat, who each won a seat on the Crofton Athletic Council board of directors.

The CAC still needs a secretary to complete the board. If you can help out, please call outgoing President Rick Silverman at 858-1583.

* The Crofton soccer program is taking orders for its first fund-raiser of the year.

Members will be selling red sweat shirts and pants and shirts with the black and white Crofton Cardinals logo. Sizes range from kids' extra small to double extra large for adults. Prices are $15 for crew neck shirts, $18 for hooded shirts, and $14 for the pants.

They also are selling red canvas duffel bags with the team logo. The bags cost $10 each.

Order forms are available from the Crofton Library or by calling Dave Haller, 261-0196.

If ordered before Sept. 30, buyers will receive their merchandise by Oct. 15.

There will be two more order dates in case you miss round one.

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