We may not be as old or have as much history as other Maryland communities, but Crofton sure knows how to throw a birthday party.
Saturday night we acknowledged our 30th anniversary party at the Crofton Country Club with music by the Impressions and food and awards for our neighbors.
The Crofton Athletic Council's Cardinal of the Year is Ed Dosek, who has coached youth sports teams for years and worked to get Crofton new playing fields.
Crofton Kiwanis Club named Chief Deborah Bogush its Police Officer of the Year for her efforts to have the department certified by the Maryland Police Training Commission and for volunteer work in the community.
The Crofton Civic Association Citizen of the Year was Linda VanSickle, director of the Open Door program at Crofton Elementary School, president of the Crofton Athletic Council, a coordinator of the Crofton Halloween parade and a volunteer with the Kiwanis.
Bill Berkshire and the Crofton Country Club were honored for making the club available for Christmas parties, dances and lawn concerts over the years.
Tom Callahan was named the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year.
State Del. Marsha Perry singled out Ruth and Bill Phillips for recognition for being among the earliest of Crofton residents. They moved into our fledgling community on Christmas Eve 1964.
The 30th Anniversary Committee did a wonderful job in making this celebration a memorable night. Thanks to Ms. Perry, who served as honorary chairwoman; Kaye Callahan, chairwoman; Cathy Trebellhorn, Sheila Schneider, Janet Greennip, Sharon Titcomb and Kathy Puhak and Recreation Director Sue Bents. Even Town Manager Barbara Swann got into the sprit by making dozens of corsages for all senior citizens in attendance.
Organizers also recognized the Crofton Police Department who serve with Chief Bogush: Sergeant John Wortman and Officers Art Saclolo, Dave Muhl and Jeff Shelton.
The anniversary committee would like to thank Julie Humphrey, Charlie Robinson, Jim Overmier, Marilyn Sommers, Bill Berkshire, Joe Novotny, Beth Johnson and Pat's Hallmark for T-shirt sales and Crofton Florist for flowers to award winners.
The community banner was courtesy of Signet Bank and Mary Bierley.
The Crofton Association of Retired Persons will begin its 23rd year at its new location, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Parish Center Hall, 1800 Seton Drive at Route 424.
The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. A business meeting will be followed by entertainment and lunch. New members are always welcome. Meetings will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
For more information, call 721-9055.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be holding its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7, and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Oct. 8.
The church is at 1370 Defense Highway. For more information call 721-3145.
The Arundel Volunteer Fire Department will hold its open house Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crofton Middle School.
Demonstrations, food, fingerprinting and fire equipment will be offered.
In the event of rain, the open house will be at the fire hall on Route 424 on Oct. 9.
For more information, call 261-0060.
The future of truck traffic on Route 424 will be the subject of a State Highway Administration public hearing Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Crofton Middle School.
Citizens Against Truck Traffic on Route 424 wants heavy truck traffic banned on Route 424 from Route 3 to Route 50 and is looking for community support at the meetings.
The Crofton Cheerleaders participated in the Pasadena Chargers Cheerleading Competition this past weekend at Lake Waterford Park.
The girls in the 10-12 age group captured third place while the Future Cheerleaders, ages 4-6, were awarded ribbons of participation.