Severna Park band wins big in competition

NEIGHBORS

November 11, 1993|By JONI GUHNE

Thank you to everyone who has ever worn the uniform of the United States of America, saying goodbye to family and friends to travel far from home in the cause of freedom and leaving worried loved ones behind to pray for their return.

On Veteran's Day, I used to think of my father, who served in the U.S. Navy before and during World War II. Now I also honor my son-in-law, U.S. Marine reserve Captain Dan Greif, who, at the young age of 32, is a veteran of foreign war in the Persian Gulf.

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At the 8th Annual Maryland State High School Band Championships at Towson State University two weeks ago, Severna Park High School's Marching Band came away with some top honors: Best Drum Major, Corey Poorman, and Best Band Front, accepted by Silk Captain Genny Roanhouse.

The band, under the direction of R. Thomas Powell, received a very impressive second-place rating among bands of 81 or more musicians.

* The joint concert by orchestras from Severna Park, Old Mill, Annapolis and Broadneck high schools, planned for Sunday at Severn Park High School, has been postponed until January. Information: 544-0900.

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Winter's around the corner. As time spent outside in the fresh air and sunshine decreases, your chance of catching the flu increases.

The best prevention is to order several bushels of Vitamin C in the form of fresh Florida fruit. The Severn River Lions Club is taking orders for navel oranges and pink grapefruit. Order by 5 p.m. Saturday and pick up your orders Nov. 20 at Severna Park High School.

Reach the Lions by calling 647-6961, 647-3253 or 647-8195.

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The musical comedy "Nunsense" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at Archbishop Spalding High School.

The fictional "Nunsense" tells the story of how the Little Sisters of Hoboken raise money to bury four of their comrades who have died from eating contaminated vichyssoise. (The nuns who were spared were at another parish playing bingo.)

Playing lead roles are Kristen Swienconek, Emily Klinker, Heather Holden, Mary Schaefer and Monique Vieras.

Tickets, at $6, are available at the door. Information: 969-9105.

* Archbishop Spalding's deadline for ordering Florida citrus is Dec. 3. Orders can be picked up on Dec. 11.

Call the school at 969-0195.

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The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce has welcomed new members: the Severna Park Chiropractic Center, Annapolis Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre, The Great American Car Wash and Mr. Bush's Garden Center.

In appreciation for its diligence in combating crime, the chamber has presented an honorary membership to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

For information about the chamber, call Executive Director Linda Zahn at 987-6625.

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The Bereavement Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway in Millersville, is offering three new support groups for grieving children.

Six- to 10-year-olds meet from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Eleven to 15-year-olds meet Tuesdays from from 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The groups run from Nov. 23 to Dec. 21.

Simultaneous meetings are always conducted for parents and guardians. No meetings are planned during the last week of December.

A group for 15- to 18-year-olds will begin on Dec. 2. Meetings are planned on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 through Jan. 6.

Group size is limited, so reserve your place by contacting Betty Asplund at 987-2129.

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