Crofton struts local pride on Armed Forces Day

NEIGHBORS

May 17, 1994|By SUE HALLER

It was billed as a tribute to the men and women of the military, but Saturday's Armed Forces Day parade was also a time to showcase Crofton's community pride.

About 500 spectators lined the 1.2-mile parade route to cheer local athletes, marching bands, waving politicians and smiling beauty queens.

The grand marshal was Ed Dosek, president of the Crofton Civic Association, who kicked things off at Crofton Woods Elementary School.

He was joined by Rep. Steny Hoyer, Del. Marsha Perry, County Councilman David Boschert and other elected officials. Candidates vying for positions on the Civic Association took part as well.

Our neighbors at Fort Meade sent military vehicles and a color guard from headquarters command battalion.

The Armed Forces Day parade was augmented by units marching in the Little League Baseball parade.

Parade organizer Sue Bents says the event, a highlight of Crofton's 30th anniversary celebration, was successful because of community support.

"It was the biggest and best so far," she said. "It was a really terrific hometown parade."

Bents said she could not have made everything click without the help of Administrative Assistant Julie Humphrey and members of the Crofton Police Department, who helped her with logistics and keeping marching units in order.

The third annual parade was by far the best, thanks to Sue.

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The Crofton Athletic Council will be holding the second of three walk-in registrations for fall sports from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Drive.

Fees for fall sports are $30 for soccer and $50 for football. After June 30, fees will increase to $40 for soccer and $75 for football.

If your child will be trying out for a county soccer team he or she MUST be registered to tryout. If you cannot make a walk-in registration, you may pick up a form at Crofton library, town hall or Play it Again Sports in Crofton.

For information on soccer, call Tom Shelly at 721-1844, for football, call Pete Glamp, 721-7122.

* The council soccer program is playing host to the Mark Mettrick Professional Soccer Camp from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 18 to 22 at the multi-purpose field at Crofton Park for children ages 5 to 15.

The $80 fee includes a soccer ball and camp T-shirt. Families with more than one child in the camp will get a $5 discount on the second and third child.

Applications are available at Play it Again Sports in Crofton, the Crofton Library or by calling 261-0196.

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Overcrowding and school redistricting will be discuss at the Greater Crofton Community Based Schooling Committee meeting Thursday.

The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at Crofton Middle School.

The group has spent this year researching West County development patterns, school population projections and county adequate-facility funds to devise a school building plan.

The committee consists of representatives of Crofton schools and other communities in the Arundel High School feeder system.

For more information or to help call Jon or Patti Sherbun at 721-4395.

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The United Methodist Women of Community United Methodist

Church will hold a Trash and Treasure Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in fellowship hall.

Furniture, household goods, children's clothing and books are among the items that will be for sale.

All proceeds go to support the mission projects, both on the local level and worldwide.

The church is on Reidel Road. For more information, call Carol Moore, 974-8080, or the church at 721-9129.

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The Crofton Kiwanis Club is taking registrations for its annual 10-K challenge on June 4.

The race, in its sixth year, will step off at 8 a.m. from the Crofton Country Club.

For more information, call 721-3398 or 858-0454.

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Crofton City Limits, a coffee house for adults, is open on the second Friday of each month in the fellowship hall of the Community United Methodist Church of Crofton.

Area musicians perform, and there is an open microphone for impromptu talent. The cover charge is $2 per person. Bring your favorite coffee mug.

For more information, call Ann Chafin, 858-1595, or Sam Crispin, 721-3473.

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