Cedar Lane School to start fund-raiser

NEIGHBORS

October 12, 1994|By LARRY STURGILL

Cedar Lane School, a school for children with physical disabilities, is beginning a fund-raising drive Monday to buy adaptive equipment for the students.

The effort, which will run through April of next year, is being called "Penny Lane at Cedar Lane."

Valerie Monshower, who is helping to organize the fund-raiser, says that a number of Columbia businesses have stepped forward to lend their support.

"1st National Bank of Maryland and Columbia Camera are partners," she says. "And, Little Alexander's Restaurant and the Florence Bain Center are also helping us out by letting us place collection jars in their business locations."

The collection jars will display a picture of a child in specialized equipment rolling pennies. The picture on the jar is factual because the children at Cedar Lane School will be working hard. It will be their responsibility to roll the coins that are collected.

Ms. Monshower says that other businesses are welcome to help with donation jars.

The school has 64 students.

Information: 313-6977.

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St. John Lutheran Church, one of Columbia's original congregations, will celebrate its 25th anniversary at 8:30 a.m. Sunday with a festive worship service at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

The Rev. David Luecke will lead the service. Mr. Luecke was St. John's founding minister and pastor for 23 years before retiring in 1993. Under his leadership, the congregation grew into a diverse family with more than 500 members.

The service will feature music written especially for the occasion. It will be performed by members of the congregation and members of Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Baptist and United Methodist/Presbyterian choirs.

The Rev. Joel Morgan, who served as associate pastor of St. John Lutheran for five years, assumed the role of pastor after Mr. Luecke's retirement. He has continued the strong leadership role of his predecessor and expanded the ministry of the church.

In the past year, the congregation has become deeply involved with charitable groups and activities, including Grassroots, Christmas in April, Alliance for the Mentally Ill and Coalition for Compassion. It will work to resettle a refugee family in 1995.

For more information about the anniversary celebration or the St. John Lutheran Church and its ministry, call 730-8765.

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The Atholton High School Boosters is sponsoring a 5K run on Sunday. The event, called the Raider Run, will start from the school at 9 a.m.

"This is the first of what we hope will become an annual event," says Mike Goglia, chairman of the Boosters. "We have a number of running clubs signed up and hope that more will contact us."

There will be five age groups for male and female runners: age 19 and younger, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, and 50 and older.

Prizes will be presented to the male and female winners in each age group.

The entry fee is $13 and includes a Raider Run T-shirt.

For those who would like to participate but don't feel up to a 5K run, there will be a 1-mile "Fun Walk & Run." The entry fee for the event is $2.

Proceeds will benefit both athletic and extracurricular activities at the school.

For more information or to register for the 5K Raider Run, call (301) 596-9329.

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The Wilde Lake Co-op Nursery will be holding its annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Faulkner Ridge Neighborhood Center. The rain date is Sunday.

Items welcomed include children's clothing, toys, books, furniture and collectibles. All donations are tax deductible; pickup is available.

Each sale space costs $10.

If you have items to donate or would like to reserve a space, call Debra at 730-2703.

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Last year the Vagabond Puppet Theatre came to Slayton House Theatre and gave two sold-out performances.

This year, the largest touring marionette theater is returning to Slayton House Nov. 8 for two performances of "Jack and the Beanstalk."

The presentation is part of the Slayton House "School's Out" Program for children.

The 45-minute performances, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., will be followed by a demonstration of the art of marionette puppetry.

Tickets are limited and available only through advance sale at Slayton House. The ticket price is $4. Group discounts are available. Call 730-3987 for additional information.

The Vagabond Puppet Theatre is enjoyable entertainment for children of all ages.

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