Odenton Kiwanis Club hits streets for donations


August 20, 1996|By Vicki Wellford | Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AS A CAR needs gasoline to run, the Kiwanis Club of Odenton needs donations to help it carry out its many service programs for our neighbors and their children.

The club will conduct a road block from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday at Routes 170 and 175 to collect money for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

If you are in the area, stop, roll down your window and give.

The club sponsors Boy Scout Troop 721, Fort Meade Senior High School Key Club and Builders and Key clubs at the Old Mill schools complex.

Odenton club members participate in the Odenton Elementary School mentor program and Meals on Wheels and conduct monthly bingo at Knollwood Manor Nursing Home in Millersville.

The club also collects food and clothing for the needy and assists the local Lions Club in the collection of used eyeglasses and hearing aids.

For more information about activities or membership, call club President Jean McConville, (410) 923-6251, or membership chairman Alex Buinickas, (301) 621-9679.

Student skills

Some children spent a portion of their summer preparing to be better students this fall.

Youngsters from Crofton and Gambrills recently spent a week at Crofton Meadows Elementary School with guidance counselors Carolynn Foley and Doris Johnson to learn how to be more organized for the 1996-1997 school year.

Students learned the importance of labeling belongings and having a "home" for each item. They also practiced techniques for remembering details.

A craft project resulted in a "Homework Survival Kit," items that should be on hand when it comes time to study after school. Setting study times and places was encouraged, and different learning styles were explored. Parents met with the counselors one afternoon to learn how they could reinforce their children's new skills.

Rummage and bake sale

Epiphany Episcopal Church Service Guild is having its 16th annual rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The sale will feature baked goods, toys, jewelry, books, clothing, household and white elephant items.

The church needs donations of goods to ensure a successful fund-raiser.

Please call Dorothy Merritt, (410) 674-2880, to arrange for pickup. To donate baked goods, call Vicky Porter, (410) 674-2630.

The church is at 1419 Odenton Road.

Pub Date: 8/20/96

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