7-foot character encourages students to eat smart


September 16, 1997|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

PINEY RIDGE ELEMENTARY was visited last week by a most unusual character, a 7-foot, furry, blue creature.

"That Milk Thing" delighted students and faculty with a lively program, "Eat Smart to Be Smart."

The program was presented by the Middle Atlantic Milk Marketing Association in recognition of the school's participation breakfast and lunch programs.

Piney Ridge has been a participant in the School Breakfast Quest Contest, a program that encourages children to eat breakfast and, of course, drink milk.

Healthy eating was the focus of a fast-paced skit that involved cafeteria workers and school administrators. Students eagerly joined in the entertaining program.

Brothers Jeff, 7, and Tom Bennett, 9, said they enjoyed the assembly.

"The Milk Thing's stomach jiggled when he walked. It was pretty funny," Tom said.

"It was really tall, too," Jeff added.

Hawk Mountain trip

The Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the place to be for anyone interested in bird watching.

Located along the Kittatimmy Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains in Kempton, Pa., the sanctuary is a perfect spot for catching a glimpse of many migratory birds.

The Nature Center at Piney Run Park is sponsoring a trip to Hawk Mountain from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Those making the trip will be treated to fabulous scenery and panoramic views. The trip includes a bit of hiking on rugged terrain. Good hiking boots are a must.

The fee is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Transportation is included. Bring binoculars and lunch.

To register, or for more information, call the Nature Center at 410-795-6043.

Basketball registration

Registration for the Freedom Area Basketball League (formerly St. Joe's basketball) will be conducted 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room at Carrolltown Center.

Registration also will be held Sept. 27 and Oct. 4.

Teams are available for boys and girls in all grades.

Information: 410-549-9243.

Basket bingo

Springfield Hospital Center will sponsor basket bingo Friday evening at Liberty High School.

The doors will open at 5: 30 p.m., and the games will begin at 7: 30 p.m. Light dinner fare and refreshments will be available.

Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Twenty games will be played throughout the evening with baskets as prizes.

Information: 410-795-2100, Ext. 3484 or 3343.

Pub Date: 9/16/97

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