Volunteers can help out at Savage festival NORTH LAUREL/SAVAGE

NEIGHBORS

March 12, 1993|By LOURDES SULLIVAN

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the birdies is! My algebra teacher wrote that on one of my tests several springs ago. Until then I hadn't realized that teachers were human and sick of winter, too.

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Did you enjoy the Savage Community Festival last June? There was a carousel on Baldwin Commons, nonstop entertainment by country and rock bands, karate demonstrations, a dance show, a parade, a craft show, game booths, great food and a dunk booth.

Did you wish there had been more crafts? Do you know of performers who might have come to the fair if asked? How would you have run the fair? Here's your chance to participate in these decisions.

The volunteers who run the fair are burning out. Several have said that although they enjoy working for the fair and the community's amusement, they just can't do it alone anymore. That's where we come in. If you've enjoyed the fair, call Bill or Ellen Waff to volunteer to run the events.

Positions available include publicity, prize gathering, entertainment coordinator, logistics, parade management, games, well, you get the idea. The veteran volunteers, such as Corinne Arnold, are willing to share their hard-earned knowledge and resources so new volunteers won't be overwhelmed. The veterans like new ideas, too.

But if the fair is to be held this year, fresh volunteers are needed. Call Bill or Ellen Waff at (301) 725-1089 to offer your services.

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The February issue of the Savage Community newsletter included several pages of reminiscences of Savage written about 70 years ago by Sarah Elizabeth Haslup. If you'd like a copy, send a 29-cent stamp to Bill Waff, SCA, Box 222, Savage, Md. 20763.

Better yet, join the Savage Community Association for a measly $7 per household. For this, you get mail delivery of the roughly monthly newsletter, an active voice in the life of the community, especially now with all the rezoning and redistricting decisions made covering our area, and the services of committed volunteers who attend zoning and county council meetings to voice the community's concerns. All this for the price of takeout at McD's. Send your checks to the above address, $7 per house with the newsletter, $5 without. Check the Datebook or this column for the dates of the monthly meetings.

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The Howard County Library's Savage Branch is soliciting community opinion about the hours the Savage Branch is open. Budget considerations allow the branch to be open 52 hours per week. The current hours are Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Do these hours work for you? If not, how would you change them, keeping the 52-hour limit in mind? The library will give serious consideration to all responsible replies.

Please drop a note to Donna Mathews 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel, Md. 20723 or call the library during the above hours at (410)880-5975.

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The Business Women's Network of Howard County celebrates Women's History month with a reception and dinner March 31 at Savage Mill.

Lynne Griffin, co-author of "Book of Women: 300 Notable Women History Passed By," will be the featured speaker.

The winners of the student essay contest, "A Notable Woman in History," will receive their awards at the dinner.

Reservations for the book signing, reception and dinner are available for $35 from BWN, P.O. Box 2575, Columbia, Md. 21045.

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