Parade will let Brooklyn Park get warmed up on opening day NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

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April 19, 1993|By PHYLLIS FLOWERS AND PHYLLIS LUCAS

Play Ball! Saturday is opening day for the Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association. Parade participants will meet on the open lot behind the Ritchie Plaza Shopping Center on Morgan Road. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Morgan Road and continue on Fifth Avenue to Marshall Road to 10th Avenue to the ballpark. Motorists should avoid those streets during the parade.

WMAR-TV sportscaster Keith Mills will lead the parade as the grand marshal. Other guests include Barney the Dinosaur and McGruff the Crime Dog. Chuck E Cheese also will make an appearance at the ball field from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the Oriole Bird will be there from noon to 2 p.m.

Balloons, plants and baked goods will be sold. A radar gun will test how hard children and parents can can throw a baseball, and martial arts experts will demonstrate their expertise. Come and enjoy a fun-filled day and watch plenty of baseball, softball and T-ball.

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Don't forget, kids: Saturday is the last day to add your links to the paper reading chain at the Brooklyn Park library. After reading a book, write its title and author along with your name and telephone number on a strip of paper. For more information, call 222-6260.

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The Brooklyn Park Improvement Association will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave. Ken Tschantre from the state Tax Assessment Office and William Toliver from the county tax office will explain how property taxes are figured.

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Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: Third-grade students are leaving today for their overnight trip to Arlington Echo. Students will attend several workshops, including mapping skills, a dinosaur dig, bees, tree identification and animal behavior. Students will return tomorrow afternoon.

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Park Elementary School news: WMAR-TV sportscaster Keith Mills will talk to the first, second and third grades at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the multipurpose room. Mr. Mills, a Park Elementary alumnus, will discuss the importance of goals in everyone's life. Parents are invited to attend.

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Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School news: If you're a parent of an incoming seventh-grader or eighth-grader and interested in serving as an officer or member at large on the PTA Executive Board, attend tonight's board meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in Room 207.

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North County High School news: The band parents will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the band room. They will make final plans for the Toronto trip May 20.

* It's time to register for the North County Golf Classic planned for June 25 at the Bear Creek Golf Club in Westminster. The registration fee is $55 per golfer and includes greens fee, cart, a continental breakfast, snacks and a buffet after the tournament. Hole-in-One prizes will be presented on certain holes along with prizes for the longest and straightest drives. For more information, call Nelson Martin at 859-5400.

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The Belle Grove Improvement Association will sponsor a community cleanup Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A trash bin will be available. Please do not place household items in the trash bin.

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Harbor Hospital Center news: Students 15 or older still have plenty of time to volunteer for the Summer '93 Junior Volunteer Program, which teaches hospital skills and helps them earn community service credits. For more information or to volunteer, call 347-3478.

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