Savage Library offers programs called Holiday Fun for Children

NEIGHBORS

November 28, 1996|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Lourdes Sullivan's neighborhood column is running a day early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. REGISTRATION FOR Holiday Fun for Children, the new holiday presentation at the Savage library, begins Monday.

There will be two offerings, one at 10: 30 a.m. Dec. 18 for preschoolers, and one at 4 p.m. Dec. 12 for elementary school pupils.

Both programs feature holiday crafts and stories.

Call the library at 880-5978 for details and directions.

Holiday crafts

There will be a holiday craft show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Carroll Baldwin Hall, at the intersection of Foundry and Baltimore streets, in Savage.

Come early for the best selection of festive decorations and unusual gifts.

Thanksgiving giving

Last week, I mentioned that the principal of Patuxent Valley Middle School was giving a performance, along with the Burkes, his family's musical group, as his gift to the community.

Admission to this concert was a canned good for the Savage food bank.

Well, the concert was a success and, as of now, there have been more than 3,000 cans received by the food bank.

This is a generous community.

Forest Ridge pizza

By the end of the weekend, we'll all be sick of turkey and poultry. Most of us will be sick of cooking, too.

How about making things easier on Mom, the family palate and the coffers of Forest Ridge's PTA by dining at Pizza Hut that night?

The Pizza Hut on U.S. 1, north of Laurel, will donate a portion of the proceeds from meals served inside the restaurant and those taken out between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., as long as the customer mentions Forest Ridge Elementary.

Eat Italian food, have no dishes to wash and help do some good.

What an unbeatable combination.

Kudos

In other news from Forest Ridge Elementary, kudos go to the following parents who helped order, bag and distribute gift wrap in the Sally Foster fund-raising campaign.

Thanks to Bev Lee, Donna Darcy, Nan Horrom, Leslie Dorman, Joann and John Belt, Stacey Riley, Debbie McCalllister, Cindy Sutton, Karen Waters, Nancy Scienzo, Lisa Nunley, Rachel Stockstill, Sharlene Rhodes, Helen Giove, Karen Arciero, Margaret Machado, Judy Rocco, Lisa Nickell, Mary Lundgren and Terri Sprague, the students will have a richer academic experience.

Savage party

The Savage Community Association does more than keep abreast of zoning changes in our community and run Savage Fest. It also sponsors fun-filled afternoons for everyone in the area.

On Dec. 15, the association will sponsor a holiday party with a secret -- but not too surprising -- guest of honor.

The reindeer can't make it -- they're busy with refresher flying courses.

Everyone is welcome from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Savage Fire Hall to make holiday crafts and sing songs appropriate to various winter holidays.

The event is free. Coordinator Rosemary Houghton could use donations of party goods, time and ideas, so call her at (301) 725- 0544 for details, directions and donations.

Spread the holiday cheer around, meet the neighbors, chat about who does the best car repairs in the area and generally enjoy the company.

Neighbors

It is a pleasure to be part of a community that is quietly, constantly caring.

From the dedication of volunteer fire crews and the commitment of the ladies' auxiliary to fund-raising dinners, to the stocking of area food banks and the roaming shovelers who appear after snowfalls to dig out neighbors, to the scores of PTA members, scout leaders and volunteers, I am reminded of how much everyone gives.

You are all listed in the litany of gratitude I recite on Thanksgiving.

I thank a generous Providence that you are my neighbors.

Pub Date: 11/28/96

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