Budding congressional prospect plans to start at the grass roots

NEIGHBORS

April 10, 1996|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

"HIRE US, make your own kids feel guilty," my friend read from the flier on my table. "Do I detect your delicate hand in this ad?"

Indignant, I explained that I only offered advice to my son and his friend as they prepared an ad for their new employment venture: "Lawn Jocks."

"Not unlike your assistance with the science fair project that eventually required approval from the FDA and the EPA?" she asked sarcastically.

OK, I made a few changes to the copy, but lawn service is a tough market.

Truthfully, I was open to all suggestions so my 15-year-old son could earn money. Recently his social life has created debts that rival Congress.

Add the disturbing fact that he's approaching the age where my car insurance agent's phone number will be added to the auto-dial and we're talking impending financial crisis.

"And he wants to mow lawns for money?" My friend seemed doubtful.

No, his original plan required a bucket and a permanent spot at Ritchie Highway and Ordnance Road, collecting money from unsuspecting drivers trapped at the traffic signal.

"Apparently guilt is a recurring theme in his financial plan," she said.

She was right. He was wasting his time on lawn service. My son's ready for bigger things.

How old must you be to run for Congress, Glen Burnie?

'Regards to Broadway'

Yankee Doodle comes to town when Glen Burnie Senior High presents the musical comedy "Give My Regards To Broadway" at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium.

This joint effort of the drama and music departments, under the direction of Bill Smith, follows the comical efforts of a struggling off-Broadway theater troupe to produce a new play.

With music by George M. Cohan and a book by Shubert Fenduch, the cast performs such standards as "You're a Grand Old Flag," and "Yankee Doodle" as well as a rousing rendition of the title song.

Cast members include Ben Kennedy as Dick Foster, Priyantha Fernando as Eddie Cowles and Scott Jordan as Leggs Ruby.

The supporting cast includes Jessie Bounelis, Caitlin Callahan, Kalinda Conaway, Craig Dacheux, Sherry Fields, Justin Fox, Donna Lupinos, Staci McGonigal, Vel Prater, Carla Short, Cindy Smith and Mary Wijangco.

Chorus members are Kristen Barry, Sarah Buquid, Ken Craft, Nat Doegen, Jessica Eaves, Dave Foster, Amanda Howard, Carrie Keisling, Mike Knipp, Ed Middlebrooks, Jessica Mitten, Jessica Sandlin, Chrissy Stinemire, Anne Stull, John White, Danielle tTC Wijangco and Kathie Wilson.

Smith is being assisted by technical director Pat Baca and musical director Tony Pinder.

Tickets are $4 and will be available at the door.

Information: 761-8950, Ext. 292.

Craft fair

The Richard Henry Lee Elementary School PTO will have a craft and spring fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 on the school grounds.

In addition to a variety of hand crafted gift ideas, the fair will feature games for all ages, prizes and a Giant Moon Bounce.

Refreshments, including home baked goods, will be sold throughout the day.

Several spaces are available for crafters for a fee of $7. Spaces with table can be reserved for $10.

Proceeds will be used for the school's computer lab and cultural arts program.

To reserve a space or for additional information, call Janet Pogar, 768-9556.

Pub Date: 4/10/96

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