Children's Safety Day to offer tips, fingerprinting


September 06, 1996|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WITH SUMMER at its unofficial end, it's back to business for local groups all over the Pasadena area.

Families can stop by Mountain Road Plaza tomorrow between noon and 3 p.m. for a free afternoon of safety and fun sponsored by O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors, 3201 Mountain Road.

Children's Safety Day events will include photo identification and fingerprinting booths, self-defense demonstrations, bike safety and crime-prevention information from county police.

Downs Park Ranger Bill Offutt and his pets will visit from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Democratic club's party

Stoney Creek Democratic Club on Fort Smallwood Road, will have a party from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the clubhouse.

Information: 255-4611 or 255-7739.

Traffic safety committee

Pasadena Traffic Safety Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at George Fox Middle School on Outing Avenue.

Members will discuss the student drop-off and pickup points at the school that were established last month.

Information: Carolyn Roeding, 437-4695.

Fishing group to meet

Pasadena Sportfishing Group will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at the Orchard Beach fire hall on Solley Road.

The speaker will be Pasadena resident Bob Spore, captain of the Catherine M, who will discuss the recently completed Department of Natural Resources study on the use of circle hooks.

"Fishermen can help reduce the mortality rate of released fish if they use circle hooks," said George Bentz, the group spokesman. "We'll be discussing how and when to use it."

Advance tickets will be on sale for the group's party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Orchard Beach fire hall. Those attending must be age 21 or older. The cost is $12.50.

An auction will follow the meeting. Door prizes, raffles and a 50/50 raffle will take place, and food and refreshments will be on sale.

Information: 439-3474.

Downs Park craft fair

Downs Park is preparing for its Fall Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26.

This is a juried event, and applications are being accepted from artisans until Sept. 14. All items sold at the fair must be handmade by the applicant.

The fee is $20 for one space and $30 for two.

Volunteers are needed to help with the event.

For more information or to obtain an application packet, call 222-6230.

Solley Elementary reunion

Calling all students of the old Solley Elementary School on

Marley Neck Road: It's reunion time.

A group of students of the old school is organizing a reunion from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at Kurtz's Beach.

The school has a long history, said Della Zamostny, a former student. The building on Marley Neck Road opened in 1875 as a one-room schoolhouse. Over the years, the student population increased, and the school expanded. A two-room school housed six grades until 1937, when it was replaced by the newer old Solley Elementary on Solley Road. That structure was torn down several years ago to make way for the newest Solley Elementary.

tTC "We're very pleased to have heard from many old classmates," )) said Zamostny. "We even have one of our teachers, 87-year-old Ethelynn Pettit Waters, attending the reunion."

Any classmates should call Casper Hackmann, 255-3598, or Dorothy Barger, 255-5331, for tickets or more information.

Pub Date: 9/06/96

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