Community leaders honored at dinner NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey



The Brooklyn Park Health Association and the Meridian Nursing Center on Hammonds Lane invited outstanding members of the community to a spaghetti dinner to thank them for their efforts. More than 100 people attended the Jan. 21 dinner at the nursing center.

Several projects were honored at the banquet, including the installation of an illuminated flagpole by Oscar Eberle, William DeBaugh and Charles Horn.

Larry McCormick and Leonard Zeitschel, longtime members of the health association, began the evening by thanking all who had contributed to the improvement of the Brooklyn Park Health Center, which offers medical services to children and adults. Payment is based on income.

Former County Councilman Ted Sophocleus was master of ceremonies the rest of the evening, introducing and roasting many volunteers and friends who serve to make this community a better place.


Belle Grove Elementary School news: Volunteers are needed to help get the Math Superstars program under way. Parents are needed two days a week, Mondays and Fridays, to help distribute papers and grade them when they are turned in.

If you can help, contact the school at 222-6589.

* The Homework Hot Line will begin on Tuesday. All children will receive the name of a classmate who can be called if there is a question concerning homework.

* "Everybody's Birthday Party" was celebrated Wednesday. All students who had a January birthday received a cupcake in their honor. Parties will continue each month.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Congratulations to Pamela Kirby, who won first place in the fifth-grade division of the Young Author's Contest, sponsored by the Reading Council of the State of Maryland. Pamela's story, "A Friend Not to Forget," will now compete at the state level.

Congratulations also goes to fifth-grader Deanna Scardina, who had her story chosen with Pamela's to represent the school.

More than 40 students in grades two through six submitted a story for the Young Author's Contest. The students will be honored during a pizza party.

* Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: The PTA sponsoring a fund-raiser at the Burger King on Nursery Road from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The school will receive 20 percent of the profits made during that time. A drawing will be held at 8 p.m. for all students who enter their names.

North County High School news: Are you interested in high drama or comedy? Then attend the one-act plays being presented by the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the auditorium.

The classes are competing against each other to win the honor of "Best One-Act Play." Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the door.

* The Parents Club Executive Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. A general membership meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

* Harbor Hospital Center news: The center invites fitness enthusiasts to its 8K race, the LifeCourse Run, on March 7.

Formerly the Myers Pavilion Run, the race was renamed to reflect the hospital's commitment to community health. Proceeds from the run will benefit the youth programs of the Myers Soccer Pavilion in Brooklyn.

For those who prefer a Sunday morning jog or walk around the park, the Myers Mile will be held on the grounds of the pavilion.

The 4.97-mile race begins at 9 a.m. outside the pavilion and continues through the streets of Brooklyn to Harbor Hospital Center and back.

Participants will receive a T-shirt and are eligible for random prizes. The first male and female runners to cross the finish line will each get a $300 savings bond.

The registration deadline is Feb. 22. The entry fee is $10 ($7 for Myers Mile participants). For more information or to receive an entry form, call 882-5455 or 396-5782.

* The center will hold its annual blood drive tomorrow, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., in the Gruehn Building Auditorium. Donors are asked to make an appointment. For more information, call 347-3478.


The Roland Terrace Democratic Club has elected officers for 1993. Fred Fontz will serve as president. He will be assisted by Michael Kenny, vice president; Robert Moore Sr., treasurer; Henry Fischer, financial secretary; Trudie Bittner and Pauline Harvey, corresponding secretaries; James Chavis and Stanley Yastrzenski, sergeants-at-arms.

The board of directors is led by Chairman Walter Uzialko and consists of: John Barry, Ray Cadden, Patrick Channell, Joseph Cooper, Frank Faulkner, Robert Harrell, Joseph Smith and Louis Wagner.

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