FOLLOWING THE seasonal produce, we're past strawberries, but fast approaching peaches. Lovely time.
As mentioned in previous columns, Hammond High has produced a fine crop of scholars ready for college.
Let's all remember the names of the National Honor Society members from the graduating class of Hammond High School.
In addition to the scholars mentioned in last week's column, the society included:
Keri Lynn Bishop, Thomas Patrick Borrego, David Jason Brewer, Jennifer Lynn Cartney, Courtney Rae Daniel, Josselyn Tatiana Essey, Alexander James Pratt Ferguson, Kristen Gayle Fraser, Jessica Leigh Garlick, Daniel Robert Greenberg, Sarah Elizabeth Greenleaf, Andrea Sekyiwa Hayford, Andy Sekyi Hayford and Brandon David Honza.
Also, Julie Beth Kaltenbaugh, Lindsay Elisabeth Koshgarian, Michael Frank Loula, Kathryn Ann McCartney, Marisha Kaye McLaughlin, Genelle Brandie Niblack, Robin Mae Palmatier, Brandy Lenet Peaker, Cayley Ann Pendergrass, Jennifer Elizabeth Pepin, Alison Jamie Pflugrad, Jennifer Lynn Pollock and Thomas Alan Salkeld.
And last, though hardly least, a hearty cheer for Julie Alise Schroeder, Kimberly Anne Spalding, Camille Marie Surface, Meredith Victoria Traber, Marc Richard Tucci, Jennifer Amy Vonieff, Monica Elena White and Craig Jordan Williams.
Congratulations to all of you.
Savage Fest suggestions
Savage residents who annually put on Savage Fest are holding their how-can-we-make-it-better meeting.
It's a yearly ritual in which the exhausted staff members, all volunteers, open their collective ear to suggestions.
This is a brave bunch. The next meeting will be Tuesday at Carroll Baldwin Hall at Foundry and Baltimore streets.
Next year will be the 75th anniversary of Carroll Baldwin Hall, and some people are suggesting that next year's fest center on that as a theme.
(It would be nice if the hall were fixed up in time, but angels alone know when the roof will finally be fixed. Anyone who's ever restored an old house knows exactly what I'm talking about.)
tTC The Savage Fest committee members are seeking community input. They are particularly interested in community views on rides, in light of the county limitations of some of the most popular ones. There's a question of legal liability.
Anyone with suggestions, ideas, improvements and compliments (this last is my idea) is urged to attend the meeting or to write to the Savage Community Association, P.O. Box 222, Savage 20763.
Keep an eye out for detour signs all around Savage and North Laurel. Right now, parts of Gorman Road are closed to traffic, so there are detours through town.
Later this summer, the Foundry Street bridge will close for a week or so for repairs.
Cheap date department
On July 25 and 26, the Washington Stage guild presents "Romeo and Juliet" and "Magical Mystery History Museum," a new musical based on Prince George's County history.
The musical begins at 7: 30, and "Romeo and Juliet" begins at 8: 30. Admission is free.
Montpelier Mansion is just off of the Route 197 exit of Route 295 in Laurel.
Pub Date: 7/12/96