Real estate office to help with food drive WEST COUNTY

NEIGHBORS

September 29, 1992|By SUE HALLER

The weather may have given everyone connected to the Crofton Arts and Crafts Show a major scare Friday, but the sun came out and made Saturday perfect for the fair.

The Crofton Woman's Club could not have asked for better.

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Anna Marie Baker, manager of the Crofton branch of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, has opened her doors to help the county food bank restock its shelves.

The office, next to Friendly's in the Route 3 Shopping Center, has started collecting non-perishable food items.

If you'd like to help, just drop off items at the office or call 721-0103 and someone will pick them up.

The donation drop-off will continue until the middle of October. Without our help, the food bank will run out of food by the end of October.

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Do you like to sing just for the fun of it, and like getting a little attention while you're at it? If so, the Community Singers would like you to join them.

The singers meet at 7:30 p.m. each Monday at the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Crofton. They participate in local community affairs and have been known to take the show on the road at times.

No auditions are necessary.

If you would like more information, call 721-0686.

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The Bowie-Crofton Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at

the Church of the Redeemer, 7300 Race Track Road in Bowie. The group meets the first Thursday of each month in Bowie and the third Thursday of each month in Davidsonville.

For more information, call 721-1537.

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An all-points bulletin goes out to area shoppers, now that Giant Food has once again started its Apples for Students campaign.

Beginning Sept. 20, Giant is giving out yellow cash-register receipt tapes. Save them and send them to your child's school; if you don't have children in school, save them for your neighbors. With today's tight budgets, the schools need every little bit of help they can get.

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The Arundel Band Association is continuing its efforts to raise money for new uniforms. So far, $8,000 has been raised, but $35,000 is needed.

To help, the group has established the Arundel High Band Uniform Fund. Individuals or businesses wishing to purchase a band uniform will have their names placed on labels inside the uniform. The cost is $250 per uniform.

To make a donation, call Steve Ligon at 721-3665 or Ken Smith at 261-0918.

The association hopes to have new uniforms for the 1993-1994 marching season.

Men and women age 25 to 35 are eligible for a Rotary Group Study Exchange Program to Switzerland set for May 23 to June 26, 1993. Sponsored by Rotary District 7620, the program provides members an opportunity to meet, talk and live with Swiss families.

Applications must be submitted to the Bowie-Crofton Rotary Club by Sept. 30. For more information, call Rankin Lusby at 721-2591 (evenings) or (202) 484-3623 (days).

Anne Arundel County library branches will begin accepting 1993 bookings for their meeting rooms beginning Oct. 1. Bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge for use of the rooms; they may be booked by non-profit and community service groups only, during normal library operating hours. They will not be available on Sundays.

The Crofton Library schedule usually fills up quickly. For more information, call the library branches or library headquarters at 222-7371.

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Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) of Anne Arundel County will sponsor a two-part free workshop for parents of children with any disability. Dr. Larry Larsen, co-director of Parents Place of Maryland, will speak on parents rights under special education laws.

The first session is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1370 Defense Highway (Route 450) in Crofton. The next session will be held Oct. 15 at the same location.

To register or for more information, call 647-2365 or 721-5376.

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Congratulations to Dorie Folstein, who became the new president of the Crofton Athletic Council this past week. Mrs. Folstein, who lives in Crofton with her husband, Ken, and children Rob, Jason, Paul and Katie, has been involved in the sports programs for quite a long time.

Starting out as a team mother, she worked her way on to the board first as the grievance hearing officer and now as president.

Mrs. Folstein, along with new vice president Andy Putnam, treasurer Carla Ridgeway, registrar Sue Haller, new secretary Earl Warrington and board members Jerry Emmart, Jim Parsons, Bill Wheat, Mike Reinecke, Steve Beegle, Dennis Gills and Elaine Dorsey, hope to maintain the successes of the old board.

One goal will be to acquire desperately needed field space. As many of you know, Crofton has more than 1,580 kids in sports programs and not nearly enough fields to practice and play on.

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This is your column, Crofton, and as you can see by today's paper, The Sun has changed -- all for the better.

The newspaper has been tailored more for Anne Arundel County and the communities it serves. If you or your organization has something they would like in the paper, or if you know of someone who deserves that extra-special attention, please feel free to call me.

Thanks for your help.

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