Linthicum Elementary students can go for the gold as readers

NEIGHBORS

February 28, 1994|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

The Winter Games in Lillehammer aren't the only Olympics being talked about in Linthicum.

Linthicum Elementary School students are participating in a Reading Olympics Program, which began this month and will continue until April 20.

As in Norway, Linthicum students can earn gold, silver or bronze medals by spending time reading. They keep track of the minutes they read on a daily report card, which is turned in weekly. All participants who have completed 40 hours of reading become team members and qualify for a ribbon.

Reading teacher Nancy Kruger says the purpose of the program is to encourage reading at home and to develop the habit of reading on a daily basis.

* Linthicum Elementary's Parent Teacher Association is sponsoring a book fair this week during school hours to give parents and students the opportunity to pick up some new reading material. Children will be allowed to purchase books during designated class times.

For additional information, please call the office at 222-6935.

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Ginni Wolfe, widow of slain state police Cpl. Ted Wolfe, will be the speaker Thursday at the monthly meeting of Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons. The meeting will be at St. John Lutheran Church.

Wolfe is with the Organization for Maryland Coalition for Constitutional Amendment for Victims Rights. She will explain why we need to get the amendment passed this year so that it will be on the ballet in November.

The doors will open at 11 a.m. for the board meeting and socializing. Members and guests are asked to bring their lunch. Cake, tea and coffee will be provided. Wolfe will speak at 1 p.m.

Members must pay their dues by this meeting or be dropped by the chapter. The chapter has voted to increase its membership by 25 people. Prospective members must attend three meetings before being accepted.

A business meeting will follow the speaker. Information: Helen Del Brocco at 789-1588.

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The Rev. Carl W. Folkemer will be preaching at the 8:15 a.m. and a.m. services of Holy Communion at St. John Lutheran Church on Sunday.

Dr. Folkemer served as pastor of St. John's from 1942 until 1965. He will be the second guest speaker to visit during the yearlong celebration of the church's 75th anniversary.

Dr. Folkemer was a guiding force in moving St. John's from Hammonds Ferry Road to the site on Maple Road. Under his direction, the present facility was built in four years by the men of the congregation.

He left St. John's to return to his home congregation, Christ Lutheran, in downtown Baltimore, where his interest in providing housing and care for the elderly was instrumental in the construction of the Christ Harbor Apartments and the Deaton Medical Center. A recent addition to Deaton is named in his honor.

Other former pastors, guest speakers, nostalgia nights, presentations, picnics, parties and Reformation Celebration and Anniversary Dinner will be part of the anniversary celebration.

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The Friendly Thyme Herb Club will have its monthly meeting at a.m. Friday at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.

Members will be making a "Fairy Wreath," and should bring a glue gun and small dried flowers for decoration. The base will be supplied.

Refreshments will be provided by those members who signed up for March hospitality. Guests and prospective members are invited. Information: Mary Goode at 437-4120 or Lola Zabetakis at 768-0653.

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The Annual World Day of Prayer Service sponsored by Christian Women United, will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 6405 Orchard Road.

Thirteen area churches will participate in the all-denomination worship service. The theme this year is "Go, See and Act," a program written by Christian women of Palestine.

A covered-dish luncheon will follow the service. Please bring a casserole or dessert to share. Bread, rolls, butter and beverages will be provided.

A collection will also be taken up for the North County Emergency Outreach Network. Nonperishable food, toiletries and personal items will be accepted.

Other prayer services are scheduled to take place throughout the world at the same time.

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