Fearless ghosts and goblins brave the elements WEST COUNTY/Crofton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

NEIGHBORS

November 03, 1992|By SUE HALLER

The weather may have not been the best for the annual Kiwanis Halloween parade Saturday, but that did not stop the brave ghosts and goblins from showing up for a day of fun.

Unfortunately, the weather did not get much better when the time came for all those trick-or-treaters to start making their appointed candy rounds.

The turnout was not as heavy as expected, so we have plenty of candy left at my house. Thank goodness the candy I bought was all the stuff I like.

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Do you have eyeglasses that are out of date or out of style? If so, the fifth-grade religious education students of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish want them. They are collecting eyeglasses in good repair for a medical mission to Guatemala.

If you can help them in their endeavor, drop off glasses in the donation box on the information table at the Crofton library.

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The American Cancer Society wants you to give yourself a smoke-free holiday season. The society will be providing a smoking cessation clinic for anyone who wants to kick the habit. Classes are scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, 7 and 9 at the society's Gambrills office. The classes are designed to help you stop smoking by suggesting new habits to form and providing tips to deal with nicotine withdrawal.

To register or for more information, call the office at 721-4304 by Nov. 25.

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Did you know that Nov. 16-20 is American Education Week? Crofton Middle School would like to invite you to spend the day with your son or daughter and see what a regular school day is like. So pack your lunch, bring your book bag and get ready for Tuesday, Nov. 17.

The school bell rings for all at 8 a.m. Remember, you only have 5 minutes to change classes, or you're tardy.

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Crofton Meadows Elementary School recently said goodbye to an old friend, when media specialist Cathy Gillette left to take a new job with the county Board of Education as a computer education specialist.

Cathy will be missed by everyone from students to staff. The PTA's annual book fair won't be the same this year without her.

But one leaving leaves an open door for another to walk through and that's what happened with the arrival of new media specialist Joanna Lescroart.

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To help celebrate the addition of a new building to the church, the young people of the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church will sponsor a dance from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the new building. All middle and high school students are invited to attend.

Music will be provided by disc jockey Nick Burke, of Sound Decision. Pizza and sodas will be for sale. The church is located at 1657 Crofton Parkway.

For information, call 721-2313.

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The last walk-in registration for Crofton Athletic Council basketball, wrestling and basketball cheerleading will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Crofton Elementary School. Fees are $30 for basketball and basketball cheerleading and $25 for wrestling.

For more information, call 261-0196 and ask for Sue.

The council is still looking for a football commissioner. Football is almost over for this year, but planning for the fall 1993 season has to get started. Without a commissioner, the program will not be offered next year.

If you are interested or know someone who might be, call CAC president Dorie Folstien at 261-3402.

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All ages are invited when Annapolis author Bianca Lavies visits the Crofton library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, to help celebrate National Children's Book Week (Nov. 16-23).

Best known for her stunning nature photography, the former National Geographic photographer and author of the newly-published "Monarch Butterflies" has published a number of books for children. Those include "The Secretive Timber Rattlesnake Tree Trunk Traffic," "Lily Pad Pond," "It's An Armadillo" and "Backyard Hunter."

Ms. Lavies will present a slide show and discuss her books. The free program is open to all ages. After the program, copies of her books will be available for purchase. Children can bring their own copies for autographs.

The Crofton branch library is located in Crofton Center at routes 3 and 424.

Information: 222-7915, 261-3909 or 222-7371.

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Don't forget what day it is today. If you have not gotten out to make your voice heard, put the paper down right now and go vote. Then come home, pick up the paper again and finish what you were reading.

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