Fireman's Carnival promises loads of fun

NEIGHBORS

June 26, 1998|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CATCH A bit of local summer family fun at the annual Fireman's Carnival sponsored by the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company.

The rides and arcade games will be open from 7 p.m. to midnight today and tomorrow at the firehouse grounds on Fort Smallwood Road.

Food and refreshments will be on sale. Raffle tickets, with a vacation grand prize or $2,500 in cash to the winner, will also be on sale.

Tomorrow, fire companies from across the state will vie for awards as they compete in a parade starting at 6 p.m. The parade will begin at Riviera Beach Community Park and proceed down Meadow Road onto Fort Smallwood Road. It will end at the reviewing at the firehouse.

Get your turtle off to races

Amphibian racing at its finest will return to the parking lot at Riviera Beach library tomorrowfor the annual turtle derby.

Racing heats will start at 10 a.m. The derby is open to children of all ages -- and turtles of all sizes.

Owner/trainers can call the branch through today to register by phone. Entries also will be accepted on race day.

Last year, more than 90 of the mean, almost-green racing machines competed in what has become a tradition over the past 15 years. All participants will receive ribbons.

Librarian Peter England will coordinate the event.

Information: 410-222-6285.

No place to put it?

Cleaning out the attic or garage? Consider donating recyclable treasures to Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake.

Goodwill will open a manned truck donation center, starting June 30, each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Shore Plaza, 4115 Mountain Road.

Information: 410-247-3500.

Atlantic City trip

The Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary is sponsoring a day trip to the Sands casino in Atlantic City on July 12.

The bus will depart from the firehouse, 4498 Mountain Road, at 9 a.m. and return at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $25 a person and include $12.50 in casino tokens.

Information: Bev Teal, 410-437-0215, or Iris Ernest, 410-360-6857.

Students, essayists honored

Continuing a tradition, the Mountain Road Kiwanis Club honored its scholarship award recipients and essay contest winners June 19 at a banquet at the Wooden Nickel Restaurant.

Don Allen, president of the club, presented scholarship awards to Tammi Littleton of Northeast High School and Jennifer Chesson of Chesapeake.

Seven winners in the club's essay contest were awarded $100 savings bonds.

Bonds were presented to Jason Corbath from Riviera Beach Elementary School, Myeisha Corbath from Jacobsville Elementary, Carol Donahey from High Point Elementary, George Green from St. Jane Frances School, Stephanie Warrington from Freetown Elementary, Corinne Ebert from Sunset Elementary, and Rheanne Eldridge from Fort Smallwood Elementary.

The topic of this year's contest was "Is School Necessary and Why?" More than 300 entries in the 250-words-or-less contest were received. Carol Donahey was grand prize winner.

The evening's speaker was Harry Calender, principal of Chesapeake High, who emphasized the importance of an education to help cope with a changing world.

Pub Date: 6/26/98

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