Town Christmas tree to be lighted WEST COUNTY -- Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills


December 01, 1992|By SUE HALLER

We've eaten the turkey. We've washed the dishes. We've watched Santa Claus arrive. Goodbye, Thanksgiving 1992.

Hello, Christmas 1992. Welcome, crowded malls, long lines and a shortage of parking spaces. If the Christmas rush is getting you down, participating in some seasonal community activities will boost your morale.

How about the annual lighting of the town Christmas tree and the arrival of Santa Claus? The community tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday at the evergreen tree behind Town Hall.

Residents and the Greater Crofton Newcomers Club will decorate the tree at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tim O'Brien's Cub Scouts, Crofton Convalescent Center residents and children from the Open Door day-care center are making most of the tree decorations.

On Sunday, Cub Scouts, under Barbara Emden's leadership, will distribute candy canes. The Crofton Community Singers, directed by Marilyn Miles, will sing traditional Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs. Santa will arrive on an Arundel Volunteer Fire Department truck.

* The Crofton Chamber of Commerce elected three new board members at its annual membership meeting on Nov. 19: Bill Branham of Swallow Office Supplies; Debbie George of Signet Bank; and John Lee of Minuteman Press.

Other board members are Martha Stanly-Brown of Long and Foster Realty; Maureen Cowger of First Virginia Bank; Betty Garber of Real Estate General; Phil Gorden of Crofton Convalescent Center; Chuck Lewis of Charles E. Lewis and Associates; and Dennis Stackhouse of Allstate Insurance.

The chamber thanks Bob Dieterle, of Dieterle and Lynch, for serving on the board as a member and as president since 1989.

Officers for 1993 will be elected at the regular December board meeting.


The time has come to clean out your attic or garage. Baltimore Goodwill Industries is looking for unwanted clothing. Drop off your old clothing by Dec. 11 at the Goodwill collection center on the Kmart shopping center parking lot on Route 3.

For more information about other donation sites, call Baltimore Goodwill Industries at 247-3500.


The Bowie/Crofton Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Redeemer, 7300 Race Track Road in Bowie. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information, call 721-1537.


Healing Journey, an ecumenical support group for people who have lost spouses, meets Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. in the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Crofton.

For more information, call 721-2313.

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