Fruit sale is healthy for you and community CENTRAL COUNTY--Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville


December 10, 1992|By JONI GUHNE

In 1975, the Severn River Lions Club decided to switch th theme of its primary fund-raiser from "What's good for you," to "What's better for you."

No longer would they sell light bulbs and fertilizer. From that point on, it would be Florida oranges and grapefruit.

Today, the sale requires a forklift to unload four tractor-trailers full of fruit and six processing booths.

The Lions return all proceeds -- $40,000 last year -- to community programs that deal with sight and hearing, education and scholarships, the disabled and more.

The fruit, picked and immediately shipped, is available in two-fifths and four-fifths bushels.

Deadline for ordering for the Dec. 19 sale date is Sunday. Call 647-4761, 647-3639 or 647-9645.

Among other holiday projects, the Severna Park Jaycees plans to feed 175 families. Your donations of food or money will help the club meet its goal. Information: 544-4613.


The combined choirs at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church will present an Advent concert from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.


If you love homemade cookies, but don't have time to bake, stop by the Severna Park High School Marching Band's annual, holiday cookie sale beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow.

Available at the Severna Park Mall Giant and the Benfield Road Safeway for $4 a box, the cookies are packaged for gift-giving.

Information: 544-7255.


The Severna Park Republican Women's Club invites you to a membership tea at the Chartwell home of Rita Brandon, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday.

Information: 987-0391.


Anne Arundel Community College offers a free 90-minute, hands-on electronics workshop at 7 p.m., Tues., Dec. 15.

No math or previous experience is required.

Information: 541-2758.

* At 7:30 p.m., Dec. 20 in the Humanities lecture hall, the AACC Chorus will present its annual, free holiday concert.

Information: 541-2299.


The Severna Park High School Symphonic Band and String Orchestra and Chorus will make a joy ful noise at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21, at the school.

The instrumentalists are the under the direction of R. Thomas Powell, and the chorus is directed by Carole Frederick.

The annual concert is free.

Information: 544-4893.


Four students at Archbishop Spalding High School this quarter earned straight A's and were named to the Principal's Honor Roll: senior Sarah Jerzyk, and freshmen Jason Bennett, Laura Liberatore and John Wilen.


Sixty-four community representatives assemble one Tuesday a month to discuss issues affecting us all at the meetings of the Greater Severna Park Council.

The group has been preparing for this week's day-long community visit by County Executive Robert Neall.

Information: 647-8402.


A recent letter from a female client to Hospice of the Chesapeake reads: "I found all the help I needed (while caring for her terminally ill mother) was as close as my telephone. . . . She was treated with dignity, professionalism, care and love, as was I."

The hospice is supported in part by Medicare and private insurance, but 32 percent of the hospice's annual budget must be covered by public donations.

Information: 987-2003.


If you have been directly affected by cancer, find help at one of the free support groups at the Cancer Resource & Support Center (CaRES):

* "Survivor Series," 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Monday. A different type of cancer is discussed each week.

* "Kids with Parents with Cancer," 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday. Call 987-2129.

* "Family Support Group," 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday.

* "Orientation for Newly Diagnosed Patients," from noon to 1 p.m. the first Thursday.

* "Sharing and Coping," 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Call 721-4304.

* "CaRES Drop-ins," noon to 3 p.m. every Tuesday for a bridge game or lessons; or noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Bring a bag lunch.

Unless otherwise noted, contact CaRES at 647-3555.

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