'Arabian Nights' after-prom party will offer safe, alcohol-free fun SOUTHWEST -- Mount Airy * Woodbine * Taylorsville * Winfield

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April 30, 1993|By KATHY SUTPHIN

There's no need to rub a magic lamp to discover the treasur of prizes, favorite foods and exciting experiences that awaits South Carroll High School juniors and seniors who attend the 1993 "Arabian Nights" After-Prom Party.

A $3 ticket is all that is needed to open the doors to the celebration at the Four Seasons Sports Complex in Hampstead. Tickets for the party are on sale at the school, said event co-chairman Ann Laur.

The drug- and alcohol-free event, sponsored by the South Carroll Parent Involvement Committee, will be held from midnight to 6 a.m. The party is open to students and their dates who attend the prom on May 8 as well as to all South Carroll juniors and seniors. Students must sign in at the party no later than 12:45 a.m.

From relaxation in a steamy whirlpool to recreation on the courts of the sports complex, a variety of activities are being planned, said Mrs. Laur.

Basketball, walleyball, volleyball and tennis will be offered, as well as a soccer tournament featuring 10-minute games from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. Bathing suits, athletic wear and tennis rackets will be the after-prom accessories that no party patrons will want to forget.

In addition to continuous videos, dancing and disc jockey entertainment during the event, an indoor scavenger hunt will be held at 3 a.m., said Mrs. Laur. Pizza from Pizza Hut and subs from Subway will satisfy late-night appetites.

Mrs. Laur stressed that the After-Prom Party is not a "lock-in"; students may leave at any time after signing out.

Students will have opportunities to win $10 prizes for having the first correct answers to trivia questions about the school, teachers, music and other topics. All the trivia buffs have to do is find the "guy with the flashlight" to collect, said Mrs. Laur.

Mrs. Laur said she and co-chairman Nancy Hancock appreciate all support from parents, South Carroll teachers, local service clubs and area merchants who make the After-Prom Party possible each year.

The event has a "big budget" and receives no funding from the school, according to Mrs. Laur.

"We need approximately $4,000 to pay bills and have prizes," she said, adding that they receive $400 in grant money from Junction Inc.

If you would like to offer time or money, call Mrs. Laur, (410) 795-3895, or Mrs. Hancock, (410) 781-7031.

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The Learning Disabilities Association of Carroll County has extended the deadline for registration to today for participation in its annual Recognition Night for Children on May 13.

The group's last meeting of each school year is set aside to give area children with learning disabilities the opportunity to display a particular talent, hobby, school project or interest.

Learning-disabled children of all ages from Carroll County are eligible to participate in the esteem-building event. Certificates will be awarded to each participant.

Recognition Night begins at 7:30 p.m. May 13 in the second-floor cafeteria of Westminster High School. The public is encouraged to attend.

Information: Stephanie Tighe, (410) 795-8621, as soon as possible.

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Don't miss the opportunity to get the second offering in the series of six limited-edition ornaments commemorating Mount Airy's centennial in 1994.

Each series depicts a scene from the town's history. St. James Episcopal Church, on North Main Street, is the featured site on the second series. Ornaments are gold-colored and cost $8 each.

Built in 1988, St. James originally was named the Pinkney Chapel. The basement of the red brick church once housed a private school and later was part of the public school system.

Ornament sales will help finance a series of 1994 events, from March to October, to celebrate the town's 100th anniversary.

Avoid disappointment and get ornaments as soon as possible. Centennial committee members plan to order only 480 ornaments in each design; when they're gone, they're gone.

The first offering, a red ornament featuring Mount Airy's town seal, is no longer available. The third offering, which will feature the old Mount Airy High School, will probably be available in three months.

The second-edition ornaments are boxed and may be purchased at Town Hall, F&M National Bank, Ben Gue's Antiques, the Country House, Eagle Jewelers, Browning's Insurance, Fleming Furniture, Dennison's Trackside Hobbies and Carousel Beauty Hut in Mount Airy.

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The Mount Airy Fall Festival planning committee has changed its monthly meeting day to the second Thursday of each month.

Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. at Ben Gue Antiques, 4 S. Main St., Mount Airy. The next meeting is May 13. Volunteers are welcome.

The 1994 Fall Festival will be held the first weekend in October.

Information: (301) 829-2112.

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