June is for dads and grads, and there are other reasons to celebrate PASADENA

NEIGHBORS

June 04, 1993|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

That marvelous time of brides, dads and grads is here again.

This first weekend of June will find many of us attending a graduation or wedding, or maybe a shopping excursion with the kids to select that perfect gift for dear old dad.

Perhaps you're one of the lucky ones who doesn't have anything planned for this weekend. That's a sure sign that summer is here.

Here's a few local events scheduled this weekend.

Community United Methodist Church, 8680 Fort Smallwood Road, is sponsoring its annual strawberry festival from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow on the church grounds.

Succulent, ripe berries served with ice cream and cake, chicken, crab cakes, hot dogs, salads, beverages, baked goods and homemade candies will be sold.

For the family, the festival will feature carnival games, prizes, pony rides, and live entertainment by the Pasadena Kadettes, George Fox Dancers and the Anne Arundel Twirlers.

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Lake Shore Elementary will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a community picnic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on the school's front lawn.

Free face painting, balloons and buttons will be available. A time capsule will be buried on the grounds to commemorate the event.

Anniversary tote bags, T-shirts, hats and the school's 1992-93 yearbook will be sold.

In conjunction with the anniversary event, the community and local dignitaries will honor school secretary Dorothy Meeks, who is retiring after 30 years of service to the school. Bring food and refreshments.

Information: 255-1362 or 222-6565.

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Cougars and Eagles, all dressed up in caps and gowns, will be seen throughout Pasadena tomorrow. It's graduation day for the Class of '93.

Outdoor commencement ceremonies at Chesapeake High School will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Rhodes Stadium. In case of rain, ceremonies will be held at 3 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Northeast High School graduation ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. in the school auditorium. A reception for graduates and guests will take place in the cafeteria.

Admission to both school graduations is by ticket only.

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Stoney Creek Democratic Club on Fort Smallwood Road will have an open house at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The guest speaker is County Councilman Edward Middlebrooks. Refreshments will be served.

The club's next Sunday party is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 13.

Admission is $7 and includes a hot platter, beer, sodas, chips and pretzels. Music will be provided by the Coachmen. Information: 255-9706.

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Members of Chesapeake High School's Class of '93 will take their final bows tomorrow. Some of these seniors already were honored at a Senior Awards Night yesterday.

Awards Night is an evening for students who have distinguished themselves in the classroom and in a variety of extracurricular activities.

Twenty-four seniors received the Presidential Academic Fitness Award: Danette Abbott, Robert Antanaitis, Kristi Aten, Eric Barger, Heather Barnes, Tracey Brown, Steven Burr, Alyson Chorba, Amy Cunningham, Hope Everhart, Kevin Ferger, Nicholas Goetz, Staci Jenkins, Christopher LeCron, Valerie Mertz, Carl Ochs, Amanda Paolino, Catherine Parrish, Dana Pirone, Dustin Romey, Jerry Scheff, Joseph Schleupner, Hallie Taber and Christine Thomas.

Receiving commended scholar accolades from the National Merit program were Robert Antanaitis, Staci Jenkins and Rober Mullins. Antanaitis and Jenkins also were recognized as finalists in the Maryland Distinguished Scholars program high achiever category. Eight students also received honorable mention in the high achiever category. They are Heather Barnes, Alyson Chorba, Hope Everhart, Jennifer Fordyce, Liselle Magistrelli, Brandon Reichert, William Sanders and Joseph Schleupner.

Department awards were given to David Whewell, art; Christopher Horner, business education; Sherri Foster, English; Laura Harding, foreign language; James Grabowski, technology education; Hope Everhart, mathematics; Brian Sanders, music; Heather Barnes, science; and Dustin Romey, social studies.

State of Maryland Merit Scholars awards were given to Danette Abbott, Robert Antanaitis, Heather Barnes, Tracey Brown, Steven Burr, Alyson Chorba, Amy Cunningham, Hope Everhart, Kevin Ferger, Nicholas Goetz, Laura Harding, Staci Jenkins, Christopher LeCron, Laura Ojeda, Jerry Scheff, Joseph Schleupner and Hallie Taber.

General Maryland State scholarships were awarded to Danette Abbott, Robert Antanaitis, Alyson Chorba, Amy Cunningham, Hope Everhart, Jennifer Fordyce, Nicholas Goetz, Niesha Keemer, Jason McClain, Robert Mullins, Dana Pirone, Joseph Schleupner and Christopher White.

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