Headlights to highlight educational needs

NEIGHBORS

November 19, 1993|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

Leslie Anthony wants to see headlights blazing across Maryland today in support of a grass-roots campaign for equal funding for public schools.

Anthony, a delegate for Bodkin Elementary PTA, has spent the last few weeks appealing to friends and colleagues to get behind the "Headlights to Highlight Education" crusade.

"I've asked people across the state to turn on their headlights . . . to show officials that they support increased educational funding," she said.

"Every public school should have the facilities and equipment that our kids need, and our politicians need to know that. Some of us aren't vocal, but we still care about education. This is a small but powerful way to get the message across."

Anthony said the headlights represent the knowledge that students can obtain from a good education.

"We've been told that only 30 percent of our citizens have children in the school system so we shouldn't expect support [from] everyone. But really everyone is affected if public education is not equally funded.

"We all have to deal with these students either in the workplace or in our communities. If we don't spend the money now to educate them, then we may have to spend it later to help support or confine them," she said.

She's garnered support from state PTA members and has even heard from interested citizens in Cecil and Harford counties.

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Northeast High School Athletic Boosters is sponsoring its 15th Annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow in the school cafeteria, 1121 Duvall Highway.

This granddaddy of local craft events features more than 60 vendors offering handmade gifts for all ages, porcelain dolls and jewelry, wreaths, wall hangings and a variety of Christmas decorations and tree trimmers.

Several school clubs and organizations also will be part of this year's event. The PTSA will be selling mums and fresh flower arrangements. The Band Boosters will be selling Northeast Eagle memorabilia, apple cider and nachos. For shoppers with tykes in tow, the French Club will be offering child care for a small fee. Food and refreshments also will be available.

Information: 255-8119.

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Chesapeake Bay Middle School PTSO invites you to shop at its fourth annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the school, 4804 Mountain Road.

More than 50 crafters will be selling a wide range of items. Food and beverages also will be sold.

Information: 437-2400.

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The Our Lady of the Chesapeake benefits committee will be selling baked goods and handmade crafts before and after all Masses this weekend at the church. Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. tomorrow, and at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Reasonably priced Christmas crafts, gift items, wreaths and holiday decorations also will be on sale. Proceeds will benefit the parish's general fund.

The church is at 8325 Ventnor Road.

Information: 255-2803.

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St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7859 Tick Neck Road, has two events that are open to the community.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, the Women of St. Andrew's will have a ham and oyster dinner.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for children at the door. Carryouts will be available.

Christmas crafts also will be featured.

On Thursday, parishioners will sponsor a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner with all the trimmings for anyone in the community. Meals will be served from noon to 2 p.m.

The meal is free, but reservations must be made by Monday.

Information: 255-1070.

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The Northeast High School PTSA will sponsor a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at Pastore's Plaza on Mountain Road.

Donations are needed.

Information: 255-6101.

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The Stoney Creek Democratic Club will conduct the installation of officers and board of directors during its club anniversary party from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Elected for the 1993-94 year are: Richard Ames, president; Lou Frazeti, first vice-president; Fred Frommelt, second vice-president; Janet Lee Abend, treasurer; Evelyn Sommer, secretary; Edith Geldmacher, financial secretary; Virginia Johnson, chaplain; and Toos Barger, sergeant-at-arms.

Members of the board of directors are: Russell Faust, Dolores Frommelt, Ed Hayslup, Ben Henthorn, Ann Kecken, Ed Koslowski, Lloyd Millsap, Arline Schumaker, Hal Sommer, Emma Thomas, Rose Wengert and Kerry Wicks.

The oath of office will be administered by Del. Charles "Stokes" Kolodzjieski.

Club members are invited to the afternoon of dining and dancing without charge. Tickets for guests are $7.

For reservations, call Emma Thomas at 255-1426.

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Pasadena Elementary School will sponsor its annual Santa's Workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 at the school, 105 Spruce Ave.

Artisans are invited to participate. Tables are $15 for one-half table, $24 for a whole table. An unlimited number of 3-by-8 spaces (without table) also are available for $10.

For information, call Eileen Eaton, 544-6851.

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More than 500 grandparents are expected to crowd the hall at St. Jane Frances School Wednesday to help celebrate Grandparents Day.

Parent volunteers Libby Waler and Gina Bujanowski have organized this year's event and expect another record turnout, she added.

The day will begin with registration and coffee in the cafeteria at 8 a.m., followed by a multi-cultural Mass at 8:30 a.m.

After Mass, senior visitors will return to the cafeteria for refreshments and entertainment provided by SJF students.

Classroom visitation is planned from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., with student dismissal at noon.

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m.

Information: 255-4750.

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