Belle Grove community activist honored by county Optimist Club



A hats off to Delores Impallaria, a resident of the Belle Grove community, who was recently honored by the Optimist Club of Anne Arundel County.

She received the "Respect for the Law" plaque and certificate at a banquet at Ramono's on May 17.

Impallaria is a community activist who is the president of the Northern District Police Community Relations Council and has been the president of the Belle Grove Improvement Association for the past three years.

She was nominated for the award by county police Sgt. William Rothenbecker, a supervisor at the Northern District, for her strong support of and commitment to the county police and her community.


The county Health Department and the YWCA of Greater Baltimore are sponsoring a program that will teach mothers about nutrition, self-esteem, domestic violence, protection and child discipline.

"Moms and Tots" will be held at Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning this Wednesday and continuing every Wednesday morning.

The YWCA will provide activities for the children while their mothers discuss child-rearing issues.

For more information, call 789-3688.


The Belle Grove Elementary School PTA Executive Board for the 1994-95 school year will be: Sandy Gallagher, president; Michelle McGhee, vice president; Anne Rychwalski, secretary; Bonnie Hoffman, treasurer; Carrie Zimmerman, parliamentarian; and Jane Davis, historian.


Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: The annual spring concert is at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the cafeteria. Come hear the music of the band, strings, chorus and handbells.

* The End of the Year Family Picnic begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy out on the playground. Ice cream and snowballs will be sold. Be sure to join in on the fun.

* Fourth-graders will visit the National Zoo in Washington on Thursday.


Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School news: Congratulations to Matthew Howard and Ivy Liu who received Academic Excellence Awards at the eighth-grade awards ceremony.

Each student was presented with a savings bond from the Linthicum Women's Club and a pin from the PTA.

* The PTA Executive Board will meet at 7 tonight.

* Fifty-six band members returned home from their competition at Kings Dominion May 21 with an "excellence" rating and a second-place award. Congratulations to all.


North County High School news: Congratulations to Twanekia Spencer and Scott Kelsh who were chosen band drum majors for the 1994-1995 school year.

* It's been a great year for the innovative school store, which has drawn visitors from around the state. As a gesture of appreciation to all the volunteers, parents, students and community members who supported this store and teaching tool, the prices on many items will be reduced from now until its closing on June 10.

Marketing teacher Martin Nelson would like to extend his thanks to store supporters and urges everyone to check out the bargains.


St. John Lutheran Day School, 226 Washburn Ave., will have its 37th annual closing program and graduation for preschool and kindergarten students at 7 p.m. Thursday. Thirty-three kindergarten children will receive their certificates of promotion and 38 prekindergarten students will complete their school year.

* The day school PTA has elected new officers for the 1994-95 school year.


Belle Grove Improvement Association will meet at 6 p.m.

Wednesday at Belle Grove Elementary School. This will be an informal discussion of unfinished business before the summer break.

Meetings will resume in September.


The Brooklyn Health Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brooklyn Park Health Center on Hammonds Lane.

If you are interested in community health issues, you are invited to attend.


Gubernatorial candidate American Joe Miedusiewski will be at the Arundel Improvement Association to discuss his campaign at 8 p.m. June 16. The public is invited.

This will be the association's last meeting until fall.

* Tickets are still available for the Atlantic City bus trip June 25. Buses depart from two pickup areas: at 8 a.m. at the association hall, at 705 Cross St., and then the Arundel Center North, at 101 Crain Highway. All buses are to return at 8:15 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person, and there will be a $5 refund.

For tickets or information, call 789-2292.

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