Hats off to participants in community cleanup WEST COUNTY

NEIGHBORS

October 27, 1992|By SUE HALLER

If you spent your Saturday participating in the Community Cleanup Day, hats off for a job well done.

Marcia Richards, director of education and civic affairs for the Crofton Civic Association, coordinated the event.

Richards invited all local organizations and residents to participate. Members of the Greener Garden Club decided to clean the area around the clubhouse gate, which was full of dense underbrush, weeds and dead trees.

But they needed extra help, and Richards and CCA board members Jim Collett and Ken Folstein answered the call. The crew worked from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., cutting shrubs and dead trees, and picking up broken glass and old tires. Garden club members who helped were Donna Buchman, Ginny Espie, Fern Frye, Joan Gillette, Susan Miller, Debbie Mould and Mary Ellen Talson.

Meanwhile, Crofton Kiwanis Club members continued their cleanup of Route 424. Participating members were Jim Cratty, Dave and Ginny Espie, Don Everitt, Tom and Marnie Fallon, Mac McCann, Dan Price, Melanie Smith and Russ Smith.

Richards was pleased with the day's effort.

"I think this has been a great experience," Richards said. "What I've learned is that we, the community, need to develop a focus for cleanup projects. Start with something small and complete it, then work on another project.

"I'm going to be contacting our local garden clubs [and ask them] to designate areas that are in need of help. I'm going to seek help from our community."

If any resident knows of an area overgrown with weeds or littered with trash, call the Town Hall, 721-2301 or 261-6021, and leave a message for Richards. She will compile a list of areas for the next round of cleanups.

Other groups that helped during the October cleanup are: the Bowie-Crofton Rotary Club, which conducted a food drive Oct. 16; the Crofton Village Garden Club, which maintains the land in front of the Village Green parking lot; and the Lake Louise Homeowners Regime 7, which maintains the area around Lake Louise.

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Healing Journey is a weekly ecumenical support group for adults grieving the loss of spouses.

Meetings are held at 6:45 p.m. every Wednesday in the fellowship hall of Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Crofton. For more information, call 721-2313.

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John Feinstein will read selections from his new mystery novel, "Running Mates," at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Road.

Mr. Feinstein is the author of three books on college basketball. He spent 11 years at the Washington Post and has written for Sports Illustrated and several other publications. Mr. Feinstein is a regular commentator on ESPN and National Public Radio.

For more information, call 699-3500.

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The Bowie-Crofton Garden Club will meet tonight at 7:30 at Bowie City Hall. Dr. Al Piringer of the Bowie Stamp Club will discuss "Flowers in the Mailbox." Visitors are welcome.

Meetings are conducted on the last Tuesday of the month. Plant exchanges and door prizes follow every meeting.

For information, call John McKenna 464-2611.

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

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

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The Crofton Republican Club is beginning weekly breakfast meetings at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Gourmet Cuisine restaurant off Priest Bridge Road. The format will vary: some meetings will feature speakers, others just discussion. The cost is $3.50 per person.

For more information, call Janet Greenip, 721-0050.

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