VFW Post 160 dinner and dance to celebrate 60th anniversary


April 09, 1997|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WHILE I APPLAUD your efforts to rise to a challenge, sometimes we just must realize that futility can be a goal in itself," my friend suggested as she pried the remote controller from my hand.

Spoken like an amateur, I thought as I retrieved my extra "four-in-one" universal remote from behind a seat cushion.

"This is absurd. You've been sitting in front of this television for three days. Just accept that they do not sell Glen Burnie High class rings on the Home Shopping Network," she cried.

Fool. Of course they sell Glen Burnie High class rings. They sell everything. Faux snakeskin stretch T-shirts. Liquid leather repair kits.

They even welcomed Bobby Sherman to be host of an entire hour devoted to "Here Come the Brides" memorabilia. David Soul was on tour and unavailable.

"Buy the ring from the school. There are no discounts. There are no coupons. No 'buy one, get one free.' For $409 you get a large, tasteless piece of jewelry with a gopher emblazoned on the side. It will eventually settle to the bottom of a drawer, replaced by either a college ring, a wedding ring -- or in your family's case -- a pinky ring," she said.

Waving the order blank in front of my face, she continued, "Now write a check for the deposit and get on with your life."

Watching her drive off, my $40 ring deposit in hand, I had only one regret.

I hadn't tried QVC.

VFW dinner, dance

Members of Veterans of Foreign War Post 160 celebrate the post's 60th anniversary with a dinner and dance from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the post home, 2597 Dorsey Road.

The Ladies Auxiliary will be honored for 55 years of service.

Commander Ike Burroughs has invited all members, past and present.

"We're hoping all the past commanders and past presidents of the [ladies] auxiliary will be able to come," Burroughs said.

Members of Post 160 include veterans from World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars.

Tickets are $10 and include dinner and dancing.

Information: 410-766-9802.

Church's games night

It's Las Vegas in Glen Burnie when Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church is host of its annual games night from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School, 120 Dorsey Road.

Admission is $5, which includes $5 in "play money."

Information: 410-766-5070.

You can test your luck at another church, too. The Church of the Good Shepherd has scheduled a Bingo Blast 1 p.m. Sunday in the church hall, 1451 Furnace Ave.

The $20 admission includes a dinner platter, coffee and soft drinks and a chance for a guaranteed jackpot of $500.

Information: 410-766-8810.

Pub Date: 4/09/97

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