Phelps Luck Elementary to launch year with parade


August 11, 1998|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

EVERYONE LIKES a parade, and at high noon Aug. 21 Phelps Luck Elementary School's parade will celebrate a new school year.

Vice Principal Sana Wilson and Parent Teacher Association Vice President John Snyder have planned a "Welcoming Caravan" for students and their families, friends and neighbors.

Principal Jim Weisner and Wilson will lead the parade in Long Reach village on a Howard County Fire and Rescue truck.

The school's new and returning staff, community association members, Maryland Dels. Shane Pendergrass and Frank S. Turner and county executive candidate James N. Robey will follow in cars and custom pickups furnished by Truck Options of Laurel.

Listen for the fire truck siren and watch for its stops, because coupons -- representing chances to win two backpacks filled to the brim with school supplies -- will be distributed.

The 12 stops will be at La Petite Academy, 8890 Columbia 100 Parkway; Phelps Luck Drive and Luckpenny Place; Queen Maria Court; Lightspun Lane and Jackson Pond; Lambskin Lane; Bentana Apartments; Flowerstock Row; Long Reach Village Center; Airybrink Lane; Hayshed Lane at Open Meadow Way; Yellow Rose Court; and Eaglebeak Row.

At the end of the parade, there will be an open house at Phelps Luck Elementary, 5370 Old Stone Court, with free "giveaways" provided by the school and its business partners -- Provident Bank, Palace Nine Cinema, Apollo's Karate and Computer Concepts Curriculum.

The winners of the coupon drawing will be announced at the open house.

Sing out, Columbia

Love to sing? Here's your chance to join a professional local chorus. Columbia Pro Cantare chorus manager Kathleen Bowen says the chorus is holding auditions for its 22nd season.

Works to be performed include Dvorak's "Te Deum"; Zelenka's "Dixit Dominus"; Handel's "Messiah"; Faure's "Requiem" and a Washington premiere of Ruzicka's "Celebration Jazz Mass."

An Opera Night is planned in April.

The Columbia Pro Cantare is a nonprofit organization funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, Howard County Arts Council, Columbia Foundation and the Holmes Foundation.

Rehearsals, which will be from 7: 30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at Hammond High School, are to begin Sept. 8.

For an audition appointment: 410-730-8549 or 410-465-5744

Summer youth program

Police Chief G. Wayne Livesay has announced that Long Reach Church of God's Summer Youth Program is the recipient of $18,352 from a federal Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.

Sixty young people, from elementary through high school, participate in workshops where they learn the value of cooperation between community residents and law enforcement personnel.

Mayfield Woods Middle School received $2,400 to purchase walkie-talkies to improve communication throughout the school and enhance security on its grounds and parking lot.

Scouts serve

Scoutmaster Roy Walls reports that members of Boy Scout Troop 613 are active in community service.

Next month, they will be responsible for delivering the Owen Brown Observer to every residence in Owen Brown.

Last week, Troop 613's Scott Mazur and other troop members delivered pet adoption kits to the Howard County Animal Shelter, 8576 Davis Road.

The kits are Scott's project, with which he hopes to earn his Eagle Scout rank.

The idea came from a previous project in which Scott and his team collected pet food at the Owen Brown Giant Food store and delivered it to the animal shelter.

This time, Scott and his workers received cat and dog food, collars, leashes and animal toys from PetsMart, made up individual packages for the adoptive owners and brought them to the shelter for distribution.

Suggestions wanted

Owen Brown residents and shoppers are invited to submit their suggestions for the proposed renovation of Owen Brown Shopping Center by calling 410-381-0202.

Forty residents came to a meeting with the Owen Brown Village Board and representatives of Giant Food Stores Realty, who manage the center.

So far, revitalization plans include demolishing the Chevy Chase Bank building, adding to the Chinese Gourmet and adding a Dollar Tree in the space previously occupied by the News Center. Giant Food would not be changed.

Summer celebrations

If you neglected to get tickets for tonight's 25th birthday celebration at the Dasher Green pool, mark your calendar for Sept. 19.

That's the date for the combined 25th Annual Lake Elkhorn Festival and Birthday Celebration.

Space is available for food vendors.

For an application: 410-381-0202

Orientation session

Oakland Mills High School's freshmen are invited to their school orientation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 20.

After orientation, the young people are invited to stay for a "welcome" picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The special freshmen-only back-to-school night is Sept. 1, and back-to-school night for all classes is Sept. 14.

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