Deck the home for contest in Belle Grove

NEIGHBORS

November 28, 1994|By PHYLLIS FLOWERS AND PHYLLIS LUCAS

Have you noticed that Christmas seems to come earlier every year? For weeks now shopping centers have had their lights up, malls have had their chairs ready for Santa Claus, and stores have been playing Christmas music. This goes on while most of us are trying to figure out a first-place Halloween costume for our children or what we will serve for Thanksgiving dinner. Oh well, now it's Christmastime. People already have begun to deck their homes with outdoor decorations and lights.

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The Belle Grove Improvement Association encourages residents to join the group's first contest for the community's best-decorated house. A home will be chosen from each road, and a grand prize will be given for the best entry in the community. Judges will drive through the neighborhoods to make their decisions. You do not have to be a member. There is no entry fee. Information: 789-5160.

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The Arundel Improvement Association needs volunteers to help with this year's annual Santa program, scheduled for Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. If you can help, call 789-2192.

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If you love music, especially Christmas music, then you will not want to miss the Arundel Singers' Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave. An offering will be accepted.

A new member orientation class will be offered at 5:30 p.m. in the Educational Building. Anyone interested in becoming a church member should call 789-3688.

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It is never to late to join the Parent-Teacher Organization at Park Elementary School. Membership fees are $2 for individuals, $3 per family. The organization soon will become a Parent-Teacher Association. Dues paid to the PTO will be applied to the PTA. Meetings are held at the school the second Tuesday of each month.

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The Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School enrichment program is seeking parents and community members interested in donating their expertise and time. If your business or organization would like to help, call the school at 789-500, Ext. 220.

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Holiday shopping already has started, and your Giant Food receipts are very valuable to North County High School. The school wants to remind everyone to save cash register receipts and send the "Apples for the Students" portion to school with your child.

The "Apples for the Students Plus" campaign is also in full swing. Receipts can be mailed to the school, dropped off at the main office or delivered by students. The campaign ends March 4, 1995.

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After counting your blessings and pushing back your second helping of that wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, did you ask yourself: Where do I go from here? Many organizations throughout the county could use your time, experience, effort and concern. The help you give could be as simple as leaving a canned good at the local library, 1 E. 11th Ave., off Ritchie Highway. Collection boxes are in front.

Information: 222-6260.

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To be prepared for snow and ice, the Harbor Hospital Center is looking for people who own four-wheel-drive vehicles and are willing to transport key hospital personnel during inclement weather. If you can volunteer, call the hospital at 347-3478.

Also, if you are watching your cholesterol level, the hospital is offering a free brochure called "The Cholesterol Control Wellness Map." The map discusses the Food Guide Pyramid, healthy treats, ways to get your heart pumping, information on food preparation and a substitution chart for high-fat food. Information: 347-2563.

If you know of an event in the Brooklyn Park area, please call Phyllis Flowers at 789-2517, or Phyllis Lucas at 789-3118.

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