Crofton group to sponsor pumpkin night

NEIGHBORS

October 18, 1994|By SUE HALLER

As Halloween draws closer, so do the events that mark the celebration of Crofton.

The Crofton Civic Association Youth and Recreation Committee is sponsoring its first pumpkin night, starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Hardy Field.

The committee is planning a pumpkin carving and painting contest, a bonfire and scary stories by Charla, the storyteller.

Registration for the pumpkin judging will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, funniest and most original pumpkins.

Make sure to carve or paint the pumpkins before the contest, because there won't be enough time once you get there.

Charla is to begin telling her stories at 6:30 p.m. at the bonfire. Local Girl Scouts will be selling hot chocolate and s'mores.

Participants should bring a blanket to sit on and a flashlight. Parking is available at Crofton Elementary School.

The rain date is Sunday.

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The Crofton Teen Club's haunted house will be open for business again, starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 28, 29, 30 and 31. Again this year, the haunted house will be held at the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department on Davidsonville Road.

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The last of Crofton's Halloween events will be the Crofton Kiwanis' 18th annual Halloween parade at 11 a.m. Oct. 29.

The parade will include children in costume, the Arundel High School Band, Girl Scout and Junior Girl Scout troops, and football players and cheerleaders from the Crofton Athletic Council, who plan to use the parade as part of their homecoming celebration.

Children in costume can begin registering at 10 a.m. at the Crofton Village Green South lot.

Marchers will step off at Crofton Woods Elementary School and head down Crofton Parkway. The youngsters can jump into line as the parade passes the Village Green on its way to Crofton Elementary School, where punch and snacks will be served.

If the parade is canceled because of rain, children still can register for the costume contest from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Crofton Woods Elementary. They will march around the school and have snacks there.

Information: Paul Truntich at 261-3178.

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Meetings of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ChADD) have been moved to Old Mill Middle School. The next meeting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A panel discussion led by child psychologist Cynthia Kisamore is on the agenda. Teachers, administrators and parents are encouraged to attend.

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The Crofton Convalescent Center is having a family seminar from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center at Reidel and Davidsonville roads. The program includes an hourlong film, "My First Hundred Years," with a discussion to follow.

The film examines the mental and emotional problems of people with Alzheimer's disease and suggests ways to understand and respond to their behavior. The public is invited.

Information: Emily Cowan or Kathy Mather at 721-1000.

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The Arundel High School Key Club is seeking crafts people for its annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 40 p.m. Dec. 10 at the high school. More than 100 spaces are available. Child care supervised by club members will be available for parents with children ages 1 to 6. Information: Carol Myers at 923-6677.

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