Junior Chamber heading to Ocean City


September 26, 1997|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE PATUXENT Area Junior Chamber of Commerce is up to it's old tricks. The group is getting ready for a fun-filled and productive fall.

Next weekend, the chamber heads to Ocean City to participate in the Wine Festival and Crab Feast there.

An afternoon of horseback riding is planned in early October -- the exact date to be announced.

This social and community-minded organization is tailor-made for newcomers to the county.

It's a great way to meet new and interesting people while serving the community.

Information: 410-750-0659.

Savage genealogy

Savage Senior Center is sponsoring a lecture by Sue Johnston, "Trace Your Family Tree," from 10: a.m. to noon today.

The activity fee is $5.

On Monday, the center will sponsor a trip to Atlantic City, N.J. The bus leaves at 7 a.m. and returns at 7 p.m. The cost is $18, but there's a $15 rebate offered.

Information: Edith Bennett, 410-880-5915

Finishing touches

Next weekend, parents and staff members at Forest Ridge Elementary School will put the finishing touches on the school's Web page, the brainchild of two Forest Ridge students last year.

Anyone willing to pitch in at 9 a.m. Saturday is welcome.

Information: Marianne Pfeiffer, 410-880-5950.

Homecoming time

Homecoming weekend at Hammond High School is next week.

A parade, featuring floats made by students, will pass the Kings Contrivance Village Center. The theme is "Cartoon Characters."

Fall crafts

The Hammond High School art department is sponsoring its Fall Fest Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22.

Spaces can be reserved through the art department.

Information: 410-313-7615.

Our distinguished scholars

The Maryland Distinguished Scholar program offers scholarships to talented, hard-working Maryland students.

Finalists must have either a straight A average for three years and a 1360 on the SAT (which places the student in the top 5 percent or so of test takers) or a B+ average and a test score above 1360.

It is with pride that Hammond High announces that Jessica Brickler is a finalist in the program.

Jennifer Crooks, Matthew Green, Andrew Lee, Kristen Devault, Erica Kaufman and Brian Whitener are semifinalists.

Kenneth Beck, Emily Bongiorni, Francis Filteau, Lauren Inouye, David Parker, Jennifer Surface, Stephanie Bloomer, April Donohue, Larissa Doran, Mara Finglass and Richard Pietryka have received honorable mention.

Jenna Sommers, Cally Duncan, Susanna Gist and Lauren Mullen have received honorable mention in the arts.

New worship center

St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic parish, near the intersection of U.S. 29 and Route 216, is finally moving into its new Worship Center which will accommodate religious services, secular activities and offices.

This Catholic community was founded in 1988.

Barely nine years later, the church boasts a 600-family enrollment.

That's a few too many people to fit into the auditorium used by the church in the early days.

So, on Oct. 4, the new building will be officially dedicated.

Cardinal William H. Keeler, archbishop of the Baltimore Roman Catholic Archdiocese, will attend the dedication, as will Bishop Francis Murphy, vicar of the archdiocese.

St. Francis of Assisi parish is a thriving, active community.

There are Young Adult groups (age 18- to mid-30s), a Goldens group for seniors, a Dinner Club to introduce new members to the community, and a Health Ministry, which helps tend to the needs of the sick and elderly.

Of course, there are many more activities. But for the moment, the parish staff is focusing on the move.

Volunteers with pickup trucks may call the church office at 410-792-0470.

A little help from friends

The Foreign-Born Information and Referral Network is a group dedicated to easing the transition for new Americans into life in our communities.

Most Americans have family stories about the harrowing first years experienced by grandfather or great-grandmother, when they came from the old country.

Perhaps that's why so many people are happy to volunteer time, services and goods to the network.

The network thanks Carol Bingham for contributing furniture, Cary Hudson and Barbara Cooper for the bicycles they donated, Raimonda Mihatavage and Peggy Wilson for the books, and Betty Hudson for a car.

These items went to help new families.

The network needs furniture (beds and dressers), bicycles, tall bookshelves, cars that can pass inspection with minor repairs and auto-mechanic and carpentry tools.

The tools are especially needed. Several clients have professional skills, but they cannot afford to buy tools.

Donations are accepted. Information: 410-992-1923.

Pub Date: 9/26/97

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