Clarksville's fund-raiser successfully wrapped up WEST COUNTY-Clarksville * Highland * Glenelg * Lisbon


November 26, 1992|By SALLY BUCKLER

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you count many blessings on this special American holiday. My family and I will share our feast with my sister, Dede, her husband, John, and their daughter, Karen. We have blessings enough for a throng, and we are glad to be able to be together today to feast and give thanks.

* The PTA Executive Committee at Clarksville Elementary School wishes to thank the parents and staff at the school for the fantastic support the PTA received on its annual gift wrap sale. LTC The fund-raiser was such a success that the PTA-sponsored Book Fair, which was held last week during conferences, was a special treat.

Instead of a fund-raiser, the Book Fair was a buy-one-get-one-free extravaganza. Students took home many books, and the PTA was pleased to be able to offer this thank you to the school.

* Michelle Brown joined the Glenelg United Methodist Church staff last Sunday as a part-time pastor. She will provide leadership for the Youth Ministry. Michelle is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and is currently a candidate for the Master of Divinity degree at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington.

* If you've seen the fresh pink grapefruits and navel oranges sold the Glenelg High School Marching Unit, you'll want to order some yourself. The next order is due Dec. 3 for delivery Dec. 12. Prices and additional information about this delicious fruit are available from the school at 410-313-5500 or from Denise Schmidt at 301-854-6415.

* At Cub Scout Pack 761's November meeting, the scouts welcomed new Bobcats Kevin Mullinix and Scott Kennedy. With help from their parents, the boys lighted candles, signifying their first step toward the Cub Scout goal of achieving the Arrow of Light. Congratulations to the new Cubs! If you would like to be part of Pack 761 as an adult leader, please call George Mader at (301)854-0198. You don't have to have a son in Scouts to participate. All that's required is a willing heart and some time.

* As you're planning your holiday family entertainment, be sure to include Glenelg High School's Drama Department's holiday offering. As a special gift to the community, the cast and crew presents "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

The play stars Chris Yeiser as Scrooge, Matt Miller as Marley, Becky Ford as the Ghost of Christmas Past, and Richard Butler as the Ghost of Christmas Present. Carl Laws is nephew Fred, and Christian Dorsey is Bob Cratchett.

Drama teacher Ron Oaks produced and directed the production, and Wendy Pumphreys and Becky Reinhardt acted as assistant directors. Linda Simms did all the costumes. Especially impressive for this production is the fantastic set, crafted by the stage crew and the advanced art class. You'll feel as if you're on the streets of Old London when you see this set.

Art teacher Rick Rollings worked hard with the students to produce a fantastic look and feel. The scenes open to different rooms as the story progresses. Jim Yeiser gave technical advice for the production. Mr. Oaks reports that this play has a great cast and is visually exciting. This is just the ticket for all age groups in our community. Call the school at 313-5528.

* At Bushy Park Elementary School, young musicians will perform 2 p.m. Dec. 7, and at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. The string students, !B directed by Angelo Gatto, and the Beginning and Advanced Bands, under the baton of Michael Blackman, will exhibit their musical skills. Monday's concert is for the school, and Tuesday's concert is a chance for parents and friends to hear some impeccable work by able young artists.

* When someone in our community needs help, our neighbors are quick to respond. The Drill Team at Glenelg High School responded to a request for meals and rides for a cancer patient from Glenwood. The Drill Team families are helping with rides and meals, and the Drill Team members have even offered to help with the patient's housework. Libby Jackson, who is coordinating rides and meals for the family, reports that she still needs drivers to take the patient to radiation treatment at St. Agnes Hospital in the morning for the next six weeks. Call Libby if you can offer even one ride. Her number is (410) 442-1050.

* Happy Birthday to Susie Schoonover of Glenelg, who celebrates today, and to Katherine Long of Dayton, who will be 3 on Tuesday.

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