Fourth annual Pumphrey Day set for Saturday NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey



It's time to celebrate at the fourth annual Pumphrey Day.

The fun starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a parade. Marchers will step off from Bingo World on 10th Avenue, proceed down Belle Grove Road to Gibbons Avenue, continue on Bishop, Hoffman and Berlin avenues until reaching the festivities at the Lloyd Keaser Community Center at 5757 Belle Grove Road.

Parade participants will include: Baltimore West Siders Marching Band, Cherry Hill Cheerettes, New Edition Marching Band, Pumphrey's own High Steppers Marching Band, and politicians.

Pumphrey Day's opening ceremonies will follow the end of the parade.

Spend the day and enjoy the games, food and various exhibits. Bon Secours Hospital will conduct health screenings. Light rail information will be distributed. Other activities will include a performance by Maryland Gymnastics at 2:15 p.m. and an auction at 4 p.m.

Save some of your energy for the baseball game that will end the day at 5 p.m. Barney and McGruff the Crime Dog will be greeting festival-goers.


The Senior HealthScope Program, sponsored by the county Department of Aging and Anne Arundel Community College, will be offered at Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., tomorrow and on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

This program offers free screening for hearing, vision, diabetes, hypertension and other medical problems affecting seniors. Screenings will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church's education building.

For more information, call 222-6825.


Belle Grove, Brooklyn Park and Park elementary schools will be staffed with a school nurse and a health assistant beginning next month. The county will extend a program it started last school year to include these schools. Every two elementary schools will have one nurse and a full-time health assistant. The county's long-term goal is to have school nursing programs in every school.


The schedule for tours and orientations for North County High School has been changed as follows: Seniors and juniors are invited to tour the school at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. on Aug. 30 or 31.

Orientation for sophomores will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1, while freshman are invited to attend an orientation at 7 p.m. Sept. 2. Both sessions will take place in the cafeteria.

For more information, call 222-6970.


Harbor Hospital Center news: There's a new time for free blood pressure screenings at the hospital. The screenings will now be conducted from noon to 4 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.

The hospital also offers free blood pressure screenings at Leedmark in Glen Burnie from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth Saturday each month.

If you miss these opportunities, you can still take advantage of the free screenings offered weekly through the Harbor Hikers walking program at the Glen Burnie Mall. A nurse is available from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Wednesday. After getting your blood pressure checked, join the Harbor Hikers free indoor walking program in the mall. The walkers walk weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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