Residents' donations sought to help develop Regester Park

NEIGHBORS

November 30, 1995|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

REGESTER PARK, where Holly Road and the B&A Trail meet next to the historic train station in Old Severna Park, is the latest reason to be proud of our community. The county has committed $235,000 to buy the property, and ASPIRE (Association for Severna Park Improvement, Renewal and Enhancement Inc.) has agreed to raise $25,000 as the community's share.

Seven dedicated residents guaranteed the $25,000. Now the Greater Severna Park Council, the Chamber of Commerce and ASPIRE are asking the rest of us to contribute to the park so that guarantors can be reimbursed.

Plans include using the park as a stop along the trail, a place for picnics and community programs.

The house on the property, once the sales office for Severna Realty Co., developer of Severna Park, will be used for community meetings. The Chamber of Commerce will manage the building and have offices there.

Several donation programs have been established to develop the park: $100 will buy a brick paving stone etched with the donor's name; $1,000 buys a park bench; $2,000 buys a bench with a back; $4,000 buys a table with an inset checkerboard and four seats. Gifts of any amount are tax-deductible.

Make checks payable to ASPIRE and mail to ASPIRE Inc., P.O. Box 1496, Severna Park 21146. For more information, call: 647-7231.

*

One of Central County's favorite holiday traditions comes from Spain. Luminarias, small candles in sand-weighted paper bags, symbolize the bonfires shepherds built to light their way to Bethlehem. They are used to line walkways, sidewalks, even entire streets and communities.

The Severna Park Jaycees packages and sells for $5 kits containing 10 candles and bags with instructions. To place orders, call Bill DeHoff at 544-5189.

* The Jaycees also own and manage a community center at 144 Upper Kinder Road in Kinder Park, off Jumpers Hole Road. The two-story center has two large meeting rooms, a complete kitchen, tables, chairs and an outside grill.

It is available to residents and organizations for a nominal rental fee that covers utilities and cleaning. For more information, call 787-0043.

*

The Severna Park Assistance Network (SPAN) is looking for residents to sponsor families for Christmas. A benefactor may supply a Christmas dinner for the family and gifts for the children of the family who are 16 and younger. The sponsor also may choose to make only one of those donations.

The office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 647-0889.

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.