Knitters, ready your needles to help Brownies make afghans EAST COLUMBIA


February 02, 1993|By NATALIE HARVEY

Attention volunteers. Brownie Troop 118 in Long Reach Village needs knitting volunteers to help with a community project, "Warm Up America."

The Brownies are going to knit 9-inch "granny squares" and stitch them together to make afghans, which will be given to Howard County shelters for women and the homeless.

With the material, patterns and moral support of Katharine Schatzer and her business, Needle Play, in Hickory Ridge Shopping Center, the girls have been collecting leftover yarns and needles from families and friends to begin their project at their meeting in the Phelps Luck Elementary School, next Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteers from the Knitters Guild will attend to help the Brownies.

Volunteers interested in working on the project with the girls can contact Mrs. Schatzer, (410) 740-7312, for materials and patterns and may complete their share at home or work with the girls.

Mrs. Schatzer hopes to add to the troop's knitting supplies with sample materials from a needle craft convention that she is attending in California. Troop leader Beth Meister and her assistant leader Pat Artimovich hope that the community service idea will gain interest with other groups in the area. Information: 381-7684.


Assistant Principal Betsey Gibbs, Atholton Elementary School, invites senior citizens to visit the school and share classroom experiences with the students. The PTA's Guidance and Planning Committee will coordinate schedules with the faculty.

Seniors may select times and days to suit their convenience. Retirees, here's your opportunity to share your knowledge, help the teachers and add to the students' education. Information: 381-7684.


Has anyone noticed there is not a traffic barrier at the junction of the future Route 100 and Centre Boulevard in Long Reach village? It is potentially dangerous for drivers new to the area and to anyone driving after dark, since the area is not well lit.


Through a haze of fog and despite problems with the sound system, Howard High School's faculty and students presented their "1993 Showcase" variety show to capacity audiences this month.

The performances were fund-raisers for the school's spring production of "Grease," March 25, 26 and 27.

If heart and talent are criteria, then "Grease" should be seen by one and all.

To ensure you get tickets for your family and friends, mail orders ($5 each) will be accepted until March 10. Seats are not reserved but are limited.

Mail requests to: Pat Stackhouse, Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City 21042. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and you'll help the cast and crew save money.

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