Eye-catching signs set commercial trucks apart

Neighbors

November 17, 1997|By Melinda Rice | Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LAST WEEK, while driving south on Solomons Island Road near Lothian, I saw a produce truck emblazoned with "Garden Fresh Frozen Produce." Huh?

Now, I'm no gardener -- I kill most houseplants -- and I'm new to these parts, so maybe Maryland farmers know something the rest of the country's agriculturists are missing. With winter encroaching, this seems like a good time to share that knowledge.

Ten minutes and a few miles farther south, I stopped at a light next to a pickup truck inscribed with "Ed's Used Parts."

No phone number was provided on the truck and I could not find a listing for the business in the telephone directory. So I'm worried about Ed. Does he know someone is advertising his parts, perhaps selling them or renting them out? And just which parts are we talking about?

Then again, maybe the words were meant as a description of the truck -- or the driver. Ed, are you out there?

Bookmark bonanza

At the South County branch of the Anne Arundel County library, they're encouraging children to make artistic statements as part of Maryland Public Television and Children's Book Week.

Through Sunday, the library staff is stocking a table with art supplies so Lilliputian library-goers can create bookmarks. As part of the week's activities, the library will award door prizes donated by MPT. Library employee Kathy Marohl will don the duds of Mother Goose for a story time from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Information: 410-222-1925.

Christmas helpers sought

In Annapolis, Kim's Teddy Bear Campaign needs help getting Christmas packages to more than 2,000 men, women and children living with AIDS in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties.

As part of the nonprofit group's Operation Christmas Cheer, volunteers put together and distribute packages containing toiletries, fruit and candy for adults, and toys, fruit and candy for children. Each package is garnished with a new stuffed animal.

The group needs provisions for the packages and is seeking volunteers to turn donations into individual Christmas bundles Dec. 17. The packages will be delivered the same week.

Information: 1-800-940-9500.

SPCA needs volunteers

Anne Arundel County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals also is seeking volunteers. The organization needs people to walk and groom dogs, play with the animals, clean cages and staff fund-raisers.

Information: 410-268-4388.

Pub Date: 11/17/97

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