Crofton school to display books written, illustrated by pupils

NEIGHBORS

June 07, 1994|By SUE HALLER

Come meet the authors of tomorrow at Crofton Elementary School.

The school will hold its seventh annual P.A.W. Printers Authors Celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Nearly 300 young authors in grades 1 through 5 have been at work writing stories and illustrating them for this event. The books will be on display for parents and friends to read, and the authors will be on hand to discuss their works and give autographs.

P.A.W, which stands for Publishing Advances Writing, was started seven years ago by Carol Fox and Nancy Gough, who worked with one grade each year.

Under Nancy's guidance the program expanded and can now boast of having published 1,500 books.

Carol's children transferred from Crofton Elementary to Crofton Meadows Elementary, where she duplicated success with Hoof Prints, named with the school's mustang mascot in mind.

The program was recognized by the county Thursday when Crofton Elementary was given the Outstanding School and Family Partnership Award.

Congratulations to all young authors and a big thank you to all of the parents and teachers who help to make this possible.

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The Crofton Runners will have their monthly 5-miler and 2-miler this Saturday at Crofton Park on Route 424 in Crofton.

The run, which starts at 8 a.m., has an official timer, complimentary refreshments and no entry fee.

In last month's races, winners in the 2-miler were: Wendy VanNest of Crofton, first place; Helene Kazanjian of Washington, second; and Florence Bourne of Bowie, third.

Bowie men took all three places in the 2-mile race: Donald McMahon, first; Wayne Simmons, second; and Jason Case, third.

The top three women in the 5-milers were: Pam Haley of Crofton, first; Becky Manfred of Bowie, second; and Jill Knoblock of Upper Marlboro, third.

Tops among men in the 5-miler were: Andrew Metz of Bowie, first; Bob Sease of Harrisonville, Va., second; and Bill Freed of Bowie, third.

Age class winners were: 20 to 29, John Withrow and Chris Sloan; 30 to 39, Doug Drabkawski and Derek Ammons; 40 to 49, Gene Adcock, Richard Pelletier, Dick Miller and Peter Salmon-Cox; 60 and over Brad Chapman and Bill Burlison.

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Single Again is having a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25 Harundale Presbyterian Church.

The support group meets weekly to assist separated or divorced people or people who have lost their spouse through death.

The church is at 1020 Eastway on Glen Burnie. For information or to arrange a pick-up, call Sandy Frey, 721-2313.

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The Greater Crofton Council will be holding its next meeting at 7 p.m. June 14 in the meeting room of the Crofton Library.

Del. Marsha G. Perry is expected to be the guest speaker. The Crofton Democrat will discuss environmental issues.

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Great snakes!

Lloyd Tydings of the Nature Company in Annapolis will be bringing some of his scaly friends to the Crofton branch library on Aug. 4 as part of the Summer Reading Program.

Tydings will discuss snakes -- their habits, how they eat and grow and their place in the natural world -- during presentations at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

He will focus on snakes indigenous to Maryland snakes, such as the king snake, the black rat snake and the corn snake.

Registration is not required for the free hour-long program, but seating is first-come, first-served.

The summer reading program, which will run from June 20 to Aug. 20, which includes reading activities and prize drawings, is free and open to children entering grades 1 through 6 in the fall. Activities are also available for preschoolers.

For information, call 222-7371.

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