Crowd expected for annual 'Living Nativity' scene NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

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December 14, 1992|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

Last year, more than 800 people visited Fellowship Baptist Church for the "Living Nativity" scene.

The Rev. Michael Hubers, pastor of the Ferndale church, is expecting similar numbers during the four-day event, which begins Wednesday.

Parishioners will portray the biblical figures, with a live donkey, sheep and goat completing the scene. The Resurrection and Crucifixion also will be depicted.

This marks the third year for this church event. Church members will spend hours setting up the lighting, sound track and scenery. The scene will be presented for 15 minutes, four times a night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is invited. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served every night.

To get there, take Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard to Wellham Avenue, continue to Olen Drive and turn right on Sundown Road.

Information: Pastor Hubers, 761-0217.

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 550 exercised their muscles and their minds during a recent weekend camping trip to the Antietam Battlefield Historical Trail.

"They were preparing for the future with a look at the past," Assistant Scoutmaster John McCarty said.

The scouts and their leaders departed Linthicum on a Friday evening and traveled to Western Maryland, where they camped in the Rohrbach Group Camp Area, a few miles south of Sharpsburg.

Early Saturday, the group hiked to the Antietam Visitor's Center where they viewed the exhibits and a film on the great battle and its impact on the Civil War.

Using a map and compass, the scouts visited most of the battlefield's key areas. After a full day of hiking in light rain, the Scouts and their leaders returned to their camp for a hot supper. The troop visited the National Cemetery before leaving on Sunday.

The scouts who participated were Senior Patrol Leader Tangier Ricci, Scott Branucci, Joe Jennings, Sean Jennings, Jason Pardoe, Luke Rittenhouse, Eli Senter and David Starr.

The adult leaders were Bob Bizzard, James Dunne, Joe LaSpina, and Robert Provenche.

Several members of Cub Scout packs 550 and 493, led by Brian Senter and Brian Henkle, joined the troop on the hiking-camping expedition. They were Marc Bouling, John Henkle and Jason Sanford.

Scoutmaster Larry Jenning leads the 27-year-old Troop 550, which is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School Parent Teachers Association. The boys meet every Thursday evening at the school.

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School Spirit Day on Friday at North Glen Elementary School will give the students an opportunity to have a little fun this holiday season. Children can decorate themselves as "Living Christmas Trees," using ornaments or other tree decorations. The ornaments cannot interfere, however, with students' classroom activities.

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The Student Council of St. Philip Neri School has announced that students don't have to wear their uniforms on Thursday. Instead, students should don red and green clothes to welcome the Christmas season.

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The Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons 3850 will feature its entertainment group, the Notables, at its annual Christmas party on Wednesday. The party is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LaFontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.

The Notables will perform for the Bethesda Chevy Chase AARP at noon Thursday at the Leland Community Center in Bethesda.

For information, call Vivian Zold, 859-1850.

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Linthicum Elementary School has scheduled Burger King Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Principal Sharon Doyle and Assistant Principal Harold Sachs will do the serving at the Nursery Road restaurant.

There will be a free raffle for several seasonal surprises, and for the children, a special gift drawing every 15 minutes. A portion of the proceeds will go to PTA programs, equipment and supplies.

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Third- and fifth-graders at Linthicum Elementary School were given the Super Fit Test, a fitness test consisting of five categories: the mile run, sit and reach, body composition, sit-ups and pull-ups.

Students had to achieve a score of 75 percent or better to receive an award of excellence.

This year, fifth-grader Mari Butera broke a 20-year school record. Mari ran the mile in five minutes, 43 seconds, breaking Amy Russillo's record of six minutes, eight seconds.

The following third-graders achieved awards of excellence: Danny Anacker, Shanna Bartlinski, Elizabeth Brady, Amy Brocious, Stacy Campbell, Ryan Doggett, Nathaniel Perry and Eric Schlueter.

The fifth-graders were: Amber Biddinger, Mari Butera, Adam Graf, Richie Guanera, Carolyn Henry, Christina Johnson, Chappy Knaack, Matthew Lathroum, Rachel Urban and Sarah Weammert.

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