Nice West Virginia vacation will be uphill fight in mountains


July 03, 1996|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IS IT TRUE? Are you leaving Glen Burnie to move to West Virginia?" my friend asked, barely able to hide her amusement.

"After all, I know how fond you are of mountains and. " She stopped. "Gee, what else do they have in West Virginia?"

My husband's family, I reminded her. And, no, I am not moving to West Virginia. It's a vacation -- of sorts.

"You'll have a wonderful time," my friend promised. "It's a beautiful state. There are mountains and well, I'm sure there are other things."

I glared at her.

"Frankly, I'm concerned you're going with the wrong vacation attitude," she chided.

Perhaps, but we all know only men actually "vacation" when they visit family. Women simply continue their normal activities and responsibilities in a different location with someone else's dishes to wash.

A true woman's vacation must have three main elements: maid service, room service and a pool where no one knows you and cannot wonder aloud what happened to your figure.

"Sounds more like 'Almost Heaven, West Palm Beach,' " said my friend.

I'll drop you a postcard, Glen Burnie.

Donating blood for Atlanta

Glen Burnie can lend its support to the Summer Olympics in Atlanta with a gift of life: blood donations.

The Glen Burnie Red Cross Donor Center is scheduling donations that will be ready if needed when the more than 2 million anticipated spectators and Olympians visit Atlanta later this month.

Located at 30 Greenway Ave., N.W. Suite 4, the donation center is open 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

To schedule an appointment, call the Red Cross scheduling office, 764-1010.

'Go For Gold' at Marley Park

Children are invited to "Go For The Gold" at Marley Park Church of the Nazarene vacation Bible school, 6: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondaythrough July 12, in the church school, 7741 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Activities include Bible stories, games, music and crafts for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade.

The program concludes with a special service 6 p.m. July 14.

B6 For information, call the church office, 768-1852.

Johnston at Abundant Life

Evangelist Danny Johnston will be the guest speaker during "Days of Renewal," Sunday through July 10 at the Abundant Life Church, 7305 E. Furnace Branch Road.

Johnston will share his insights on "Signs and Wonders" at the Sunday services, 9 a.m., 10: 30 a.m. and 6: 30 p.m., and again at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

For information, call the church office, 761-9075.

Pub Date: 7/03/96

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