Easter egg hunt involves 800 children, 4,526 eggs

NEIGHBORS

March 29, 1994|By SUE HALLER

Mother Nature held up her end of the bargain on Saturday as Crofton residents spilled outdoors to take part in events all over the community.

About 800 youngsters scrambled around the grounds of Crofton Elementary School in search of 4,526 plastic eggs at the Crofton Civic Association's annual Easter egg hunt. Sue Bents and her volunteers, augmented by members of the Crofton Jaycees, did a wonderful job keeping things moving and orderly.

The Crofton Athletic Council held tryouts for its baseball and softball programs for three age groups at Crofton Park.

And here's a reminder to all of you who picked up trees the Crofton Jaycees were giving away: Don't forget to plant them (you laugh) and once you do, don't run them over with the lawn mower the first time you cut the grass this spring.

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Girl Scout Troop 1101 will be selling Christmas ornaments in celebration of Crofton's 30th anniversary. This year's ball is decorated with the winning entry in the 30th anniversary logo contest.

The Girl Scouts will have a booth set up at Crofton Federated Woman's Craft Show on April 30 at Crofton's Village Green. The Christmas Ball is $8. All proceeds will help the troop defray the cost of a trip to Canada this summer.

For more information, contact Jerry Emmart at 261-0624.

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Here's one to put on your calendar. The Arundel Players will be presenting the musical comedy, "Smile," at 7:30 p.m. on April 15 and 16 in the Arundel High School auditorium.

The show, a spoof on beauty pageants, is being directed by Bruce McDade, an English and drama teacher at the school. Junior Karen Zucco will choreograph routines.

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The Bowie/Crofton Garden Club will meet tonight at 7:30 at Bowie City Hall. Joan Feely will discuss the use of native plants in landscaping home gardens. A plant exchange will follow the meeting. Visitors are welcome.

A5 For more information, call John McKenna 464-2611.

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The deadline for filing to run for the Crofton Civic Association board of directors is at 9 p.m. tomorrow.

If you want to make a difference in your community, stop by Town Hall and submit your name.

For more information on the association, call 721-2301.

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The newly revitalized Crofton Jaycees are showing up at events all over town and are planning some of their own.

They are working with the local teen group, will participate in the annual Crofton Clean-up set for April 23 and will staff a booth at the Spring Craft Fair.

The group is open to residents between the ages of 21-39. Meetings are on the third Monday of each month at Crofton Town Hall.

For more information on the Jaycees, contact Michele Devine, 721-7016, or Tom Lanaham, 858-1833.

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Parents and Children Together will offer the "Care and Share" discussion group for parents of children ages 3-6 on Tuesdays through May 24.

Topics include discipline, sibling rivalry, transition and the preschool experiences. The group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

For new parents or expecting parents, PACT will offer a support/discussion group on Wednesdays, April 6 to June 1, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The group will discuss child care through the first eight months of life.

The PACT office is at 1657 Crofton Parkway. For information or to register for either group, call 721-7719.

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If you thought Ed Dosek's claim to fame was his position as head of the Crofton Civic Association, you'd be missing half the picture.

Dosek also is a golf instructor at Anne Arundel Community College.

He will be holding golf classes for senior citizens on the greens of the Fort Meade golf course.

Lessons, for beginners to intermediate players, are sponsored by the O'Malley Senior Center. The first class will be held at the center. They will be held on seven Tuesdays, starting on April 5 from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information or to register, call 222-6227.

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Those word experts at the Crofton Scrabble Club have been hard at work -- on themselves.

The group has been renamed the Suburbanites Scrabble Club to denote a following that goes beyond the community.

They meet the second Friday of the month at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 Central Ave. in Davidsonville, and the fourth Friday of the month at Bowie Community Center.

Meetings take place at 7:15 p.m. Games begin at 7:30 p.m., with players divided by skill level: experts, intermediates and recreational/newcomers. For more information, call Mary Lou Goetz, 798-7855.

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