Excitement's de rigueur for Homecoming CENTRAL COUNTY -- Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville


October 29, 1992|By JONI GUHNE

Times haven't changed all that much since Homecoming in my high school days. The excitement of friends and football and new party dresses culminated with the ball and slow-dancing to the tunes of Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole and Perry Como.

OK, times have changed, but not teen-age enthusiasm.

Severna Park High School is preparing for homecoming weekend with Spirit Week, sponsored by the Student Government Association.

"The idea today," says SGA adviser and science teacher Sue Barnes, "is to involve the entire school, students and faculty."

This year, in addition to the eight senior courtiers, the freshman, sophomore and junior classes elected a prince and princess. They are: freshmen Erin Brunst and Eric Lenfest; sophomores Megan Smith and Kelly Harris; and juniors Meghan Dolan and Eric Hunsicker.

The king and queen will be selected from senior princesses Jen Collins, Rachel Kidwell, Michele Priest and Suzanne Sullivan and princes Alan Baker, Drew Brought, Shane Ireland and Jason Shockey.

An afternoon pep rally precedes tomorrow night's football game against Arundel. Saturday's parade through Old Severna Park begins at 10 a.m. in the school parking lot.

Saturday night in the school cafeteria, kindred spirits will move to the music of Bristol Sounds.

Fire codes limit dance attendance to 700 people.


A Las Vegas/Silent Auction Night is planned from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Nov. 6 at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall. All proceeds benefit the Cancer Resource and Support Center (CaRES) on B & A Boulevard, which offers free services supported by tax deductible donations.

The evening will include gaming wheels, a cash bar and food. CaRES is asking for donations for the silent auction.

Call 647-3555 for more information.


Chesapeake Academy is having an open house from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 10.

That same day the school kicks off its annual book fair. The event will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the library.

The school is on B & A Boulevard in Arnold.

Chairwoman Anne Orthner says the public is invited.

For more information, contact Cheryl Schmidt at 647-9612.


Bargains are just part of the reason to stop by the Discovery Shop on Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. All sales of donated clothing and small, home furnishings benefit the American Cancer Society.

Cookbooks and linens are being collected for the annual sale, Nov. 16-21. Annette O'Rourke again heads the cookbook drive, and Margaret Kaylor is in charge of linens.

Donations of children's clothes are needed.

There will be a sale on children's toys, books and games from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Your toy donation is appreciated, says chairman Dale Weber. All donations are tax deductible.

Consider volunteering for a morning or afternoon. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

For further information, call 544-0568.

* When her son, Chip, was born, Discovery Shop manager Judy Dooley decided to retire. The new manager is Pamela Prevar. Pam managed a thrift shop in Tokyo, while stationed there with her husband, Navy Cmdr. John Prevar.


The Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake is having a six-week support group for those who have lost a loved one.

It will meet 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 6 through Dec. 18.

Also, there will be a two-hour holiday support group from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 7. This group will offer techniques for dealing with the stress of the holidays without your loved one.

Both groups will meet at the Severna Park United Methodist Church.

There is no charge, but enrollment is limited, so reservations should be made by Wednesday.

For more details, call 987-2129, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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