Pealing bells a sign that holiday season is here

Neighbors

December 11, 1997|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THAT RINGING IN your ears is not the onset of hearing loss; it's the music of the season: Salvation Army jingle bells, package-at-the- door bells, and cookie- saving oven timer bells.

Cookies burned anyway? No problem. The Severna Park High School Band Boosters will provide all the homemade cookies you and your friends can eat.

The goodies go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow in front of the Safeway on Benfield Road and the Giant at Severna Park Mall. The sale lasts until the cookies are gone, and that doesn't take long.

"Members of the marching band take band class and this is a homework assignment," said band member Tracey Jaecksch, whose dad, Buck Jaecksch, is chairman of the sale.

"Each band member must bake 16-dozen cookies. If there is more than one band member in a household, each must bake 16 dozen. And they must be homemade, no store-bought cookies."

Giant has donated 2,000 plastic containers, and today an assembly line of parents is filling the cartons and tying them with ribbon.

Each container holds 27 cookies and costs $4.

You can guarantee your cookies will be ready by calling 410-729-2577 today. By calling the same number, you can arrange for delivery of 10 or more boxes within the Severna Park area.

Assisted by the boosters, the 155 band members work all year to finance their uniforms and trips, and proceeds from this sale will help pay for the band's annual five-day spring trip.

'Wojo' an MVP

Here's a Steve Wojciechowski update.

He and his basketball teammates from Duke University spent their Thanksgiving break in Hawaii at the Maui Invitational Tournament.

Wojciechowski is the team's point guard.

Many of the country's top teams were there, including No. 1 Arizona. Duke won the three-day tourney by defeating Arizona, 95-87, and our man from Severna Park, "Wojo," was named the tournament's most valuable player.

Harpist in concert

One of the country's renowned harpists, Carol McLaughlin, will be in concert at 8 p.m. Monday at Severna Park High School.

Another in the Anne Arundel Community Concert series, the concert will include classical, modern and contemporary music.

Ticket information: 410-987-4234 or 410-647-6873.

Holiday lights

If you haven't ordered luminaria kits for your home or neighborhood, there is still time.

Severna Park Optimists are taking orders and will deliver the kits as late as Dec. 23.

Optimist John Donohue says the kits contain a dozen candles, white paper bags and sand, and cost $6 each or three kits for $15. Orders: 410-987-4135.

Annual concert

The Archbishop Spalding High School music department -- chorus, concert band, vocal ensemble, jazz band and symphonic band -- presents its annual Christmas concert at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

Tickets are $2 for adults; $1 for students.

Information: 410-969-1026.

Pub Date: 12/11/97

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