House gives 600 visitors thrills, chills


November 02, 1993|By SUE HALLER

What a damper the weather put on this Halloween!

Trick-or-treaters deserved combat pay and the cold and rain did a number on the annual Kiwanis Club's parade, which had to be postponed until Sunday -- not that the weather improved markedly.

On the other hand, the haunted house at the fire hall went off as planned and was an even bigger hit than expected. Nearly 600 local and not-so-local people went through not once, not twice, but four and five times in a row!


Congratulations to the Crofton 120- and 140-pound cheerleaders who competed last Saturday at Glen Burnie High School at the Canadian-American Maryland National Qualifier.

The 120-pounders were champions of the Youth II division and the 140-pounders were first runners-up of the Junior All-Stars. Both have qualified to compete in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in March 1994.

The Crofton squads and their supporters would like to congratulate everyone who competed.

* The 120-pound squad members are: Stephanie Batista, Jessica Baumgartner, Lesley Brown, Kristen Cilento, Kim Edwards, Judy Mineweaser, Jennie Musitano, Keri Pasagno, Melissa Roberson, Laura Silverman, Michelle Torrence, Rachael Upton and Becky Weiss. They are coached by Laura Newberry and Jessica Baumgartner.

* The 140-pound squad members are: Jennifer Brainsky, Lianne DeCesare, Maria Evans, Melissa Fischer, Sarah Herrmann, Veronica Hoffman, Judy Long, Jennifer Pena, Tracey Potter, Beckey Stephens, Meghan Tidwell and Michelle Williams. They are coached by Brian Payne, Becky Fischer and Shannon Carpenter.

Crofton squads will compete next on Nov. 21 at Old Mill High.


Attention Crofton Special Tax District residents: Get out your pens and paper and get to work on creating a 30th anniversary logo for Crofton.

The winner of the contest will receive a $100 prize. Designs must be in to Town Hall by Feb. 14.

If you would like more information on the contest or other 30th anniversary events next year, call Sue Bents, recreation assistant for the tax district, at 721-2301.

* Sue is still looking for a volunteer to head a steering committee for the town's anniversary celebration.

For information, call 721-2302.


The Bowie-Crofton Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Church of the Redeemer, 7300 Race Track Road, Bowie.

Dr. Jacek Mostwin, urologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be the guest speaker. All meetings are open to the public.

For more information, call 793-3896 or 721-1537.


Registration is now under way for the fall sessions of Us Kids, a support group for children 6 to 13 years of age whose parents are separating or remarrying.

The group meets Monday evenings at All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Road, Bowie. Parental participation is required.

For more information, call Jan Thompson, 464-8385.


The Crofton Village Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Fellowship Hall at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church. A representative of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will give a talk and answer questions about the environmental group.


St. Stephens Church, 1110 St. Stephen's Church Road, will hold its annual fall dinner and holiday craft bazaar on Saturday.

The bazaar will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and dinner will be served from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 721-2881.


String students from Crofton Middle School auditioned for and were accepted into the All-County Middle/Junior Orchestra.

The honors orchestra is made up of students throughout the county who were chosen to rehearse together under the leadership of guest conductors to enhance their musical skills.

Their hard work will pay off when they will perform on Nov. 20 at Arundel High School.

Congratulations to violinists Laura Adcock, Jimmy Decker, Megan Dougless, Laura Kauffman, Christine Malek, Elizabeth Palmieri, Karen Pazzano, Jonathan Shalvi and Sarah Wahba; violists Heidi Krause, Christina Renoud, Kelly Sittler and Allison Sledz; cellists Robin Birch and Andrew Wahba; and bassist Chris Ewing.

Krause, Sittler and Sledz received the top three scores in the county, with Pazzano achieving the fourth highest score for the violins.


Saturday is the last walk-in registration date for Crofton Athletic Council winter sports programs.

Registration for basketball, wrestling and cheerleading will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Crofton Elementary School. You must be registered to try out for a county team.

The cost for the three sports is $30 each.

Basketball tryouts also will be held Saturday at Crofton Middle School. The times are: girls 8- to 10-years-old, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 11-12, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and 13-14, 5 to 7 p.m. Boys 10 and under, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 11-12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and 13-14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tryouts for boys 15- to 17-years-old will be announced at a later date.

If you would like more information on the program, call girls commissioner Neil Buschman, 721-8816, or boys commissioner Bill Banchero, 721-0869.

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