New football booster president set to raise money for uniforms

Neighbors

October 15, 1997|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BARBARA LAY admits she knows very little about football. She knows what position her son Rob plays for the Glen Burnie High varsity team. She knows the yellow flags the referees throw are usually bad news for our team. She can distinguish the gopher mascot in a crowd of cheerleaders.

And now, as the new president of a revived football booster club, Lay knows that equipment and uniforms cost money -- lots of money.

So it's fund-raiser time on the football field.

As part of the boosters' efforts to raise $3,000 to replace the junior varsity football uniforms, players are conducting a submarine sandwich sale this week.

Selling for $5 each, the American cold-cut subs will be made by booster club members and delivered by the players on Oct. 25.

Lay took on the responsibility as president of the football boosters after attending a "Meet the Coaches" event early in the season. There she learned that because of inactivity, the club was in danger of losing its position within the school's main Athletic Boosters.

"When I heard football would lose more than $900 that was in our account because we hadn't had a booster club for the past few years, I decided I was going to get involved," recalls Lay. The money would have been distributed to the boosters of other sports.

With a flurry of activity, the new boosters set their sights on replacing the hand-me-down uniforms of the junior varsity team.

"There is no money for the JV in the regular budget, so we made this our first priority," says Lay.

Lay is joined on the football booster board by these parent volunteers: Larry Vandervort, vice president; Robin Litz, treasurer; and Teresa Seibel, secretary.

The sub sale is the second fund-raiser for the group, which raised more than $200 selling carnations during homecoming week. The flowers were donated by Floral Designs by John Allen and Cedar Hill Florist.

Future fund-raisers include the sale of crafts and baked goods at the school's annual holiday craft show Dec. 6.

A general meeting of the Athletic Boosters is scheduled for 7 p.m. today in the school cafeteria.

For information on purchasing subs or making a donation to the boosters, call Lay at 410-766-4536.

In memory

The memory of Jim Fouse, a local community activist, will be celebrated with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 308 Oak Manor Drive.

With music by The Fourth, the evening will feature contemporary Christian songs.

A free-will offering will benefit the Arundel House of Hope, a permanent transition shelter for homeless men.

One of several service projects promoted by Fouse, House of Hope will provide homeless men a temporary residence while offering services targeted at returning the men to the work force and homes of their own.

Tedd Griepentrog, concert coordinator at St. Paul's, recalls the many contributions Fouse made to the community before his death in July at the age of 54.

"He was the driving force behind helping the homeless and people with disadvantages in the county," says Griepentrog.

Fouse was a founder of the north county "Winter Relief" program. The program coordinates more than 30 area churches to share the responsibility for housing groups of homeless men during the winter.

He saw the House of Hope as a natural continuation of the program, offering a permanent housing structure that not only offers shelter but job training.

For more information, call the church office, 410-766-2283.

Happy birthday

It's a happy 40th birthday for Oakwood Elementary with an afternoon of fun and activities for students, faculty members and alumni from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the school grounds, 330 Oak Manor Drive.

Principal Don Leuschner Jr. will welcome past principals and staff members to return and greet returning students.

For information, call the school office at 410-222-6420.

Custom cars

Antique cars, street rods and custom autos will share the parking lot of the Motor Vehicle Administration when the Lost in the '50s Custom Car Club hosts its fifth annual car show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free. Registration fee for participating car owners is $10.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Anne Arundel County Special Olympics of Maryland.

Hundreds of cars are expected to participate in the event as music by Washington's Oldies 100 radio station sets the mood.

In addition to the car show, scheduled activities include auctions, raffles and games. Refreshments will be sold throughout the day.

The MVA is on Ritchie Highway between Ordnance Road and Interstate 695.

For registration information, call Don Breach, 410-760-3951, or Will Wersinger, 410-768-6905.

Pub Date: 10/15/97

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