Hoping everyone enjoys a happy, safe holiday season WEST COUNTY -- Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

NEIGHBORS

December 22, 1992|By SUE HALLER

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is almost over. Most cards have been written, most gifts have been bought. I hope everyone enjoys a happy holiday season and a joyous new year.

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The Crofton Chamber of Commerce has elected the 1993 board of directors.

The new officers are William Branham, of Swallow Office Supplies, president; Maureen Cowger, of First Virginia Bank-Maryland, treasurer; and John Lee, of Minuteman Press, secretary. Deborah George, of Signet Bank, was elected to the board of directors. Returning as board members are Betty Garber, Real Estate General Ltd.; Phil Gordan, of Crofton Convalescent Center; Chuck Lewis, of Charles E. Lewis and Associates; and Dennis Stackhouse, of Allstate Insurance.

The chamber is always looking for new members, so if you're interested, call Membership Committee Chairwoman Martha Stanley-Brown, 721-1500, or the chamber offices, 721-9131.

The chamber is also looking for members to participate in the Crofton-Bowie Corridor study. The first meeting was held last week. Study participants are expected to look at transportation options and highway alternatives.

If interested, you may call 721-9131.

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With Christmas only a few days away, you still have time to give to the less fortunate. The Salvation Army of Annapolis requests donations of non-perishable food and toiletry items to re-stock its dwindling supplies. The organization is seeking donations from individuals and businesses. Drop off donations at Salvation Army headquarters, 351 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis. Information: 263-4091.

If you're at your wits' end trying to find that perfect gift for a special someone, why not donate money in your friend's name to the American Cancer Society. Your friend will be told of your thoughtfulness, and you'll be advancing the battle against cancer. Information: 261-6000.

First Baptist Church of Crofton, 1690 Crofton Parkway, is sponsoring a living nativity from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today through Wednesday and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve. A Christmas Eve worship service is planned for 8 p.m.

Children with Attention Deficit Disorders (C.H.A.D.D.) of Anne Arundel County will relocate in January to Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Street. C.H.A.D.D. welcomes parents, teachers, pediatricians and care givers of children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders. The next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 14. For more information, call 721-5376 or 721-2468.

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A Fort Meade Retired Officer's Wives Club luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 5 at the Fort Meade Officer's Club. Ron Rooks and Bruce Levinson of Alex Cooper Auctioneers will discuss and appraise antiques. Members may bring two items for appraisal. Tickets are $8. Reservations are required by Dec. 31. Call Althea Freeman, 551-8826, or Lucille Simms, 776-4048.

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The Crofton Athletic Council still needs coaches for its intramural basketball program that begins in January. The program is divided into five leagues: clinic, midgets, minors, intermediates and juniors. Information: Bob Wagner, 261-0875. To register: Sue, 261-0196.

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The Arundel Soccer Association will hold registration for spring soccer programs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 12, at the Odenton Library; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 16, and noon to 2 p.m., Jan. 23, at the Crofton Library Saturday. ASA teams compete in several leagues. Youth born before Aug. 1, 1985 are eligible to compete.

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