Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park


March 17, 1993

Beverage group gives thousands to area charities

The Arnold-based Anne Arundel Licensed Beverage Association has donated $15,000 to several local charities.

The association is a nonprofit organization formed originally to unite local beverage dealers and lobby for legislation. The group began sponsoring bull roasts in the 1950s to help pay administrative costs. Of the money raised from the two yearly roasts, a minimum of $10,000 is guaranteed to charity each year, as well as any additional profit.

If the group doesn't raise $10,000 through the roasts, it donates the difference to charity out of its own funds, said Walt Rzepkowski, the Charitable Contributions Committee chairman.

Since the 1950s, the organization has donated $255,000 to Anne Arundel County charities, he said.

This year, the Anne Arundel Lay Health Centers received $4,200, or $700 for six centers. The association gave $500 to the YMCA, the YWCA, Opportunity Builders, the Providence Center, the Respite Care Home in Linthicum, Bello Machre and the Sky Ranch for Boys in South Dakota.

Meals on Wheels received $1,500 and the Sheriff Boy's Ranch of Maryland received $800.

The group also gave $5,000 to the county police youth activities program, a new project begun last summer in Freetown.

The county group presented the money earlier this year at a dinner attended by local politicians and business leaders.

Women's group names Pounds national president

The National Association of Women in Education (NAWE) has elected Augustine W. Pounds, vice president for student services, college development and intercollegiate athletics at Anne Arundel Community College, as its national president for 1993-94.

The association "is at an exciting crossroad, developing new, innovative programs to meet the changing needs of women in education," said Ms. Pounds, a NAWE member for more than 22 years.

Man, 26, charged with stealing pork

A man was charged with theft after a Severna Park grocery store security officer accused him of stealing three packs of pork Sunday, county police said.

At 6:30 p.m., according to the police report, a security officer at the Safeway store in the 500 block of Benfield Blvd. watched a man take the pork and put it in a shopping cart.

The man then took the cart to an empty aisle and allegedly put the packs under his coat.

As he walked past the cash registers and toward the door, the security officer stopped him and called police.

Paul Edward McClelland, 26, of the first block of Bar Harbor Road in Pasadena, was taken to Eastern District station to be charged.

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