Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills


January 13, 1993

School to get cash from developers to buy computers

The developers of Piney Orchard, a 2,000-acre town being built in Odenton, have promised to donate more than $1,700 to Waugh Chapel Elementary School to buy new computers.

Officials of Constellation Real Estate Inc., a Columbia-based firm that also builds shopping centers, office buildings and industrial parks in the mid-Atlantic region, are to present the check to the school's parents association at a ceremony this afternoon at the Piney Orchard Community Center.

"Given our large presence in the area, Piney Orchard feels a special responsibility to the local community, especially its youth," J. Richard O'Connell, president of Constellation Real Estate, said in a statement.

Waugh Chapel has nine computers for its 435 students. The parents association wants 15, allowing one computer for every two students in aclass.

"We are thrilled that Piney Orchard recognized our need," said Joyce Fink, school principal. "The computers will have an immediate and positive impact on the entire school."

Along with representatives of Piney Orchard, executives from Landmark Homes, Ryan Homes and Troutman Communities -- all homebuilders in the new community -- will present the check to Ms. Fink and Joni Lindsey, the president of the parents association.


* Harmans: Burglars broke into two storage trailers outside the Ace Hardware store in the 7400 block of Candlewood Road Friday, but police do not know what was taken.

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