Middle school students to spend part of summer Down Under WEST COUNTY -- Clarksville * Highland * Glenelg * Lisbon


April 29, 1993|By SALLY BUCKLER

Have you made all your plans for summer vacation? Eric Krause and Suzanne McGarity of Glenwood Middle School have.

Eric, who is in seventh grade, and Suzanne, an eighth-grader, are part of the Maryland delegation of People to People. They will be student ambassadors on a program that will take them to Australia and New Zealand for a 21-day trip.

The Friendship Caravan on which they'll tour Australia and New Zealand will be made up of buses bearing red, white and blue banners and the flags of the United States and Australia. Local students, offering Aussie hospitality and friendship, will greet the caravan along its way.

Eric and Suzanne were interviewed and accepted as People to People delegates from Maryland. The purpose of the nonprofit People to People organization is to promote international understanding.

Eric and Suzanne will visit with host families, make some new friends, and learn about a part of the world most of us only read about. They'll also share the good word about Howard County and Maryland with their hosts.

The two Glenwood students are working this spring to raise money to supplement the substantial tuition their parents have pledged to pay. They are selling pizzas, planning community car washes and doing odd jobs to help cover clothes, passports, gifts for host families and spending money.

They will offer highlights of their trip to groups in the communitywhen they return.

If you would like to help these two ambitious students, call Eric at 489-4846, or Suzanne at 442-1123. They can help you plant that flat of petunias you just purchased. They're willing to baby-sit, help clean out your garage, or do other jobs suitable for a 12-year-old boy or a 14-year-old girl.

You can buy tickets at the door for the Glenelg High School Jazz Band's Spring concert tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Tickets are $7 a person. The evening of jazz, swing and other entertaining arrangements will be full of life and spirit.

The Jazz Band is an award-winning group that is going to perform at two very prestigious jazz festivals in Europe this summer. This is your last chance to hear their sensational music before their trip.

Call 313-5533 for more information.

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church's Youth Group is sponsoring a car wash May 22. The youngsters hope to earn some money to help their church, while they enjoy a sudsy Saturday morning. With the car wash, the church members will also have a bake sale and a flea market from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

You may reserve a table at the flea market for just $5 by calling Stephanie English at 531-2042. All three events will be held on the church grounds at 14551 Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood.

If it's spring, it must be time for youth days and field days. This year the Archdiocese of Baltimore will hold a youth day for seventh- and eighth-graders at St. Louis School in Clarksville.

Entitled JAM '93, the event on May 16 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. features games, activities, and discussions. The theme for JAM '93 will be "Going Bananas," and the students are signing up fast for this occasion.

For more information, call youth minister Chuck Wible at 531-6668.

Pink, cranberry, and silver will grace the room for the Chapelgate Christian Academy's May 15 auction. School parents have planned an amiable evening of socializing and bidding for the Saturday adult gathering, which begins at 7 p.m.

Participants will enjoy a lavish buffet of hors d'oeuvres, made in part by Chapelgate parents. They'll have a silent auction and a live auction, and you will love the articles and services up for bids.

You can bid on services like hair care or landscaping. Restaurant dinners and exotic dinners in people's homes will be offered, and some beautiful new children's clothing in the latest fashions will go to the highest bidder. You can win a boat trip, a lawyer's service to draw up your will, or car care services.

Baseball cards will be auctioned, too. The second annual Chapelgate auction will be even better than last year's. It's open to the public, and admission is just $4 a person.

All the money generated at the auction goes to operate the school and keep tuition affordable. For more information call Marcia at 531-5433 or the school at 442-5888.

The Annual Clarksville Elementary School Spring Fling is Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. If you're a child or want to feel like a child, then this is your best bet for the weekend.

Here are some things you can see and do at the school: There will be carnival games, where you can win tokens, which can be exchanged for prizes later. You can bounce on the moon, see a martial arts or gymnastics demonstration, or you can learn about animals at the Scales and Tails room.

A park naturalist will be there from the Department of Parks and Recreation to show you owls, hawks, reptiles and bones. They'll be lots of things to touch and feel at Scales and Tails, and if you want to see other live animals, you can go to the petting zoo.

Miss Joanne, dressed as a big purple dinosaur, will dance with children around a big parachute. You can see a fire truck and an ambulance in front of the school.

There will be a bake table, a big plant sale with lovely hanging baskets, and a state trooper will finger print children, with the help of a school Brownie troop. You can have your face or nails painted, or walk in the cake walk to win a delicious cake.

Admission to the Spring Fling is free, and tickets for games and entertainment are 50 cents each.

Not enough to make you want to go? There's also a big yard sale with 30 tables of treasures and you can purchase food.

The weatherman says that the day will be gorgeous, and if you came to this big event at 10 a.m., you can enjoy the 27-act talent show that showcases the Clarksville student body.

Don't miss a grand time at the Clarksville Elementary School.

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