Yard sale and car wash both clean up quite nicely

Neighbors/Crofton

September 22, 1992|By Sue Haller

The weather Saturday didn't prevent people from attending the Crofton Kiwanis Club's yard sale and the Crofton Cheerleaders' car wash. Both events were quite successful.

And the winner is Gail Kakuk of Glen Burnie. Ms. Kakuk's name was picked in the Crofton Chamber of Commerce raffle. She won two season tickets to Washington Redskins home games. Ms. Kakuk bought the winning ticket at the Citizen Bank of Maryland in Crofton.

Do you play golf? If so, consider entering the annual Crofton Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, planned for Oct. 5 at the Crofton Country club. The entry fee is $80 and includes a buffet lunch, greens fees, a golf cart, a "goodie bag," an open bar and an awards ceremony.

The tournament is open to the first 144 individuals or 36 teams. Special discounts are available for sponsors who enter foursomes. Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems Inc. is providing free cellular phone service for tournament participants. For information, call the chamber at 721-9131 or stop by 2137 Defense Highway, Suite 11D, to pick up an application.

For the fifth straight year, Sharon Titcomb has obtained a teen grant for Crofton. The grant will be used for events and trips, such as the popular Witch's House at Halloween, the Crofton Middle School teen dances and ski trips. Ms. Titcomb is looking for volunteers to help with the program. Call 261-6542.

Dr. Laurie J. Poss will discuss chemical dependencies and a new outpatient treatment program at the Sept. 23 meeting of the Crofton Kiwanis Club. The meeting begins at 8 p.m. in the Crofton Country Club's Crofton Kiwanis Activity Room.

Calling all cyclists: The second annual Annapolis Shelter Century Bicycle Tour is planned for Saturday. Cyclists may choose from 25-, 62- or 100-mile biking tours.

Proceeds will benefit the Annapolis Light Shelter, a local nonprofit organization, and Shelter the World, a Silver Spring-based nonprofit group that helps developing nations build affordable housing.

Cyclists should register at Crofton Park at 7 a.m. Park at the Crofton Middle School. The registration fee is $20. The tour will begin at 7:30 a.m. and includes scenic country roads. Food and drinks will be provided at rest stops. Mechanics will be available. For more information, call Shelter the World at 1-301-587-4700 or Hal Wilson at 1-410-268-7820.

The Crofton Association for Retired Persons will hold a luncheon meeting at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The program will feature Astaar and Grant Breining's slide presentation, "This side of the Dream," depicting life on a boat.

CARP also is planning an Oct. 23 trip along Skyline Drive. The $30 per person cost includes bus transportation, lunch and admission to Sky Land. Reservations are required by Oct. 1. Call Harold Neumann, 262-5413.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, on Route 450 near Route 424, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2.

The Bowie-Crofton Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday the Bowie City Hall on Kenhill Drive. Visitors are welcome to attend the monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 262-5939.

Students, neighborhoods, civic groups, businesses, families, religious groups and volunteer organizations are encouraged to participate in the fourth annual Community Service Day on Oct. 24, part of a statewide effort to promote volunteerism and community cooperation. The Greater Crofton Council is asking its homeowners associations to organize individual projects, and the Crofton Civic Association is coordinating a community clean-up day. Scouts, social groups and civic and service organizations are asked to volunteer. Marcia Richard, CCA director of education and civic affairs, is organizing volunteers. Groups may create a project or promote an existing one that relies on volunteers. A few possible activities include landscaping at a public facility; cleaning up a stream, park or beach; or organizing a food bank, blanket or clothing drive. For information, call the Crofton Town Hall at 721-2301.

The Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake is sponsoring a support group for children with cancer. The group, Kids With Cancer, will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Center for Effective Therapies, at the Priest Bridge Overlook, 2191 Defense Highway. Parents will meet simultaneously with Dr. Gene Seefeldt. For reservations or information, call 987-2129 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.

Don't forget: The annual Crofton Craft Fair is planned from 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Village Green, off Crofton Parkway. The rain date is Oct. 3. The Boy Scouts will sell chicken, even if the fair is postponed.

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