Pancake breakfast benefiting Morris family is tomorrow


April 18, 1997|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A FEW weeks ago, signs started appearing in town promoting a pancake breakfast to help the Andrew Morris family.

Morris was battling brain cancer and had enrolled in an experimental drug therapy program.

The drugs were free, but his hospitalization was not. And the bills were running up to $7,500 a month.

So a local group of volunteers organized the breakfast to help the family cover these fees.

Morris did not survive, but the pancake breakfast will be held from 7: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow at the Savage Volunteer Fire Company Hall to help his family defray the costs of the long illness.

The menu will include pancakes, sausage, toast, home fries, eggs and coffee.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4 to 12.

The hall is at 8925 Lincoln St. in Savage.

Jazz and more at Montpelier

The Montpelier Cultural Arts Center jazz program offers a performance opportunity for the winner of the Fish Middleton Competition, held at the East Coast Jazz Festival.

This year, Jeff Burr won that honor and will be featured on the center's spring jazz series. He will perform at 7 p.m. April 25.

There is a charge for the performance.

In a different vein, saxophone player David Dees will perform at the center as part of the classical recital series at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The concert is free, but reservations are recommended.

Information: 301-953-1993.

Neighborly walks

The footsore students at Bollman Bridge Elementary are to be congratulated for their physical endurance and their fund-raising savvy.

The school combined the students' semiannual mile-long walk through the neighborhood with the Wonderwalks program of the March of Dimes.

Students who participated in the March of Dimes walk brought in pledges.

So far, the March of Dimes is $5,000 richer, thanks to the Bollman Bridge students.

PTA nominations

If the daffodils are up, can nominations for PTA boards be far behind?

Among the volunteers for the Forest Ridge Elementary board are Maribeth Donohue, Bev Lee, Mary McGillicuddy, Fred Landy, Tina Dean and John Belt.

Several positions on the board are still open: recording secretary and second PTA delegate.

Information: Nancy Peters, 301-776-9058.

Mary Metzler, Therese Dean, Martie Dyer, Judy Esposito, Jessica Kemper, Chris Traini, Trona Vollmerhausen and Chris Szalkowski have been nominated to serve on the PTA board at Bollman Bridge Elementary.

Thanks to these education-minded folk, who have generously given their time to better our schools.

Spring sellers and buyers

Denise Lancaster and Judy Esposito are organizing the Bollman Bridge Yard Sale on May 3 in the school parking lot.

It's a place for those who got new toys, sports equipment or just plain new stuff this year to get rid of old toys, sports equipment and stuff.

Spaces are $5 each.

Food will be provided by the Patuxent Valley Middle School PTA. It's a morning event; sellers will close up shop at 1 p.m. Information: 410-880-6860 or at 301-604-9588.

Computer mania

Sixteen Patuxent Valley Middle School students participated recently in the Computer Mania '97 Conference at Howard Community College.

The school is proud of Shelley Binder, Nina Flemming, Keila Foster, Anahita Guzdar, Lakesha Johnson, Melissa Johnson, Abigail Keller, Michelle LaPorte, John Michael, Sotheary Ngin, Sotheavy Ngin, Chanee Qualls, Zeenat Rahman, Jessica Record, Chris Tyson and Kate Tyson.

Rocking for cancer cure

Last month, the students of Patuxent Valley Middle school held a Rock-a-Thon to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The rocks in question were not collected, nor was there any heavy dancing involved. The students sat in rockers and swung away.

The intrepid rockers included David Allen, Jennifer Appletree, Stephanie Barksdale, Amanda Burch, Langdon Campbell, Nathan Capps, Breanne Dancel, Amanda Duke, Crystal Fitzgerald, Candace Fletcher, Bret Foster, Brandie Glenn, Chad Graham, Jeffrey Greenfeld, Charles Hall, Criscia Hamilton, Jasmine Hannah, Dianna Hendricks, Jeffrey Hutchenson, Dustin

Keatts, Rebecca Keyser, Gary Kuhn and Leanne Kuhn.

Kudos also to Jessica Leonard, Josh Mackey, Camee Maddox, Ryan Manelo, Kamila McDonald, Julian Meadows, Tony Meyers, Kelly Morrison, Sabrina Napier, Geoff Obermier, Justin Painter, Kristin Pattik, Sarah Phippen, Michele Piccioni, Latica Ray, Tony Reyes, Brian Rhodeside, Kevin Ritter, Jared Roper, Stephan Rowe, Carrie Scarpo, Shaun Stewart, Greg Surface, Kanita Tavares, Jennifer Taylor, Tyrine Willis and Ben Zweig.

Working as money collectors, organizers, advertisers and, of course, rockers, these students raised $1,420 for the cancer society.

Just plain kudos

In the just-plain-kudos department, Patuxent Valley sixth-grader Jeffrey Scroggins entered the Children's Art Contest sponsored by Howard County General Hospital and won first prize.

Also, seventh-grader Noah Wood participated in a spelling bee sponsored by Borders Books and was recognized as a great speller.

Young artists at mall

The Mall in Columbia displays children's art this time of year.

Patuxent Valley Middle School is well-represented in the 25th annual exhibit.

Mall patrons can see the work of Rae-Chelle Baskerville, Shelley Binder, Kathleen Boland, Liz Braganza, Lindsay Buckingham, Jessica Campo, Tina Davis, Michael DeLeon, Brian Farmer, Paula Fortner, Heather Fountain, Kristen Freiert, Justin Hovey, Amy Khali, Katie McNamera, Melissa Misch, Sotheary Ngin, Racheal Pearl, Maureen Punte, Louis Sarry, Jessica Swope, Jayson Todd, Colleen Tucci, Taylor Welle, Matt Webner, Justin Whitehead and Issumi Young.

Their creations make shopping a little more pleasant.

Lest you forget

Remember, the telephone company, starting May 1, will require the use of area codes for all calls.

Start using the exta digits now.

Pub Date: 4/18/97

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