Volunteer work: Mr. Colvin is active in various civic and...


May 29, 1994|By Kevin Harrison

Volunteer work: Mr. Colvin is active in various civic and community organizations. He recently has concentrated his efforts on helping to organize FunFest '94, an annual event in Glen Burnie.

As a member of the FunFest committee, Mr. Colvin has been working on scheduling and staffing for the event.

About the volunteer: Mr. Colvin and his family have lived for seven years in Glen Burnie, where he owns and operates the Greatest Little Flea Market on Earth on Jumpers Hole Road. A member of the Lions Club of Glen Burnie for three years, he is chairman of the group's Anti-Drug and Alcohol Committee and the representative to Take Back Our Streets. He also is a member of the Northern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce.

He tutors at Freetown Elementary school and is a member of the Point Pleasant PTA, where his children attend school.

Once a month he appears as a guest on the WCBM radio program Conference Call as co-founder of the University of Baltimore Foreign Affairs Council.

In addition to helping out with the family business, his wife, Linda, also volunteers at Point Pleasant Elementary School and is the state director of the Womens Federation for World Peace.

Volunteer's comment: "The county ran a thing in the paper last year saying they were doing away with sponsoring FunFest and hoped a private sponsor would pick it up. I saw that and said the Lions CLub would be interested.

"In a way it's good that community organizations and businesses are doing it. The important thing is that a FunFest is held.

"The Lions Club gets involved with a lot of things that help the community, like adopting families at Christmas, providing eyeglasses for people who can't afford them and youth activities programs."

"My wife also has been involved with helping to get the information out about the FunFest and she will be joining the Lions Club in the near future."

About FunFest: FunFest '94 is a communitywide celebration, held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 5 at the Arundel Center North Plaza.

Activities include dance groups, martial arts demonstrations, door prizes, crafts and a band. Music will be provided by a live band. The D.A.R.E. Bear, McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand.

Information: 766-6262.

"Volunteer Spotlight" is compiled by Kevin Harrison. To recommend someone, call the Anne Arundel Bureau, 315-8911, any time or fax information to 315-8916 or mail them to: The Sun for Anne Arundel, 8131 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, Md. 21122.

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