Ellicott City/elkridge

November 19, 1992

Deep Run pupils open accounts at school bank

Deep Run Elementary School in Elkridge along with its business partner, Commercial and Farmers Bank, had a "Blue Ribbon" ceremony yesterday celebrating the grand opening of a student bank. The branch constructed a miniature bank that will be placed in the lobby of the school every Wednesday. Every fifth-grade student will have an opportunity to be a bank teller at the new bank during the school year.

Bank president Jack Whiteside, bank manager Heather Cassell and other banking officials attended the ceremony.

Students learned how to fill out a job application, become familiar with banking forms, how to handle the deposits, and how to provide quick and courteous service.

The entire school participated in the opening day ceremony. There were 63 savings accounts opened. Children wishing to take money out of their accounts at Commercial and Farmers Bank can do so by going to the bank office in Elkridge. The Iota Lambda Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will present an awareness program honoring the Tuskegee Airman Inc. and other African Americans involved in aviation during World War II, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Roger Carter Neighborhood Center in Ellicott City.

Guest speakers are retired Air Force Lt. Col. W. W. Crockett and retired Army Col. William A. DeShields. This free event is held in conjunction with AKA's "Ivy AKAdemy" and the partnership between the sorority and St. John's Elementary, Patapsco Middle and Mount Hebron High schools.

Free parking is available in the lot at Main Street and Fells Lane. Information: Mary Pace at (301) 596-3717.

POLICE LOG

* Elkridge: 5700 block of Railroad Avenue: A 1986 Pontiac Firebird that was stolen from Anne Arundel County was recovered. Two men were seen running from the car.

6600 block of Amberton Drive: A garage door was pried off its running tracks on Saturday or Sunday. Unknown items were taken.

* Ellicott City: 10100 block of Green Clover Drive: Someone used a sledgehammer and destroyed a mailbox and its post on Friday or Saturday. The destruction caused about $50 damage.

3600 block of Chateau Ridge Drive: Someone fired a pellet gun at a ground-level bathroom window Nov. 11-12. The window was shattered.

11500 block of Homewood Road: Someone destroyed a $25 mailbox on Saturday or Sunday.

3100 block of Hearthstone Road: Someone broke a bottle and burned toilet paper in front of a home on Friday or Saturday.

3100 block of Pine Orchard Lane: Someone removed four hubcaps from a 1992 Mazda 626 on Saturday or Sunday.

7700 block of Sandstone Court: Someone stole a $165 oak balcony rail and a $60 8-foot oak cap board from the Berkshire Homes Construction site between Nov. 5 and Nov. 12.

8400 block of Route 40: A man and a woman entered the Sew and Vac store on Monday, purchased products, then took keys to a silver 1987 Mazda 626. The couple left in the car. The man is described as a black male, age 25 to 35, 5 feet 5 inches and 125 pounds. He has a thin build and high-top hair. He has several warts on his neck and face. He was wearing a gray sweat jacket and a tan top coat. The woman is described as a black female in her 30s, 5 feet four inches and 190 pounds.

9400 block of Route 99: A riding mower and a snow blower were taken from a storage shed Nov. 11-16. The shed lock had been cut.

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