Booster Club plans event for high school alumni

NEIGHBORS

August 19, 1998|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WHILE MANY students are dreading the start of a new school year, Glen Burnie High alumni are planning a celebration of their years at the school. The Glen Burnie High Booster Club is sponsoring an alumni bull roast and dinner dance, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Stoney Creek Democratic Club on Fort Smallwood Road.

The dinner will be open to all Glen Burnie High alumni, from the first graduating class to members of the Class of 1998.

The joint reunion was the idea of members of the school's athletic booster club, who were looking for a new fund-raising idea, said booster President Gary Falls. Falls was a member of the Class of 1974, and his wife, Donna, was a 1977 GBHS graduate. Their daughter, Amy, was a graduate from the Class of 1998, and their son, David, will be entering GBHS this year.

"Most reunions are for a particular [graduating] class. I'd go to my wife's reunion and not know anyone, and she would come to my reunion, and it was the same thing," said Falls.

Falls sees the event as an activity that different generations can attend.

"This way, the entire family can come -- brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, parents. They can come out to dance and have a good time," suggests Falls.

Members of the planning committee are Falls and his wife, and Barbie Lay, Sharon Pierpont and Terri Skipper. Guests are encouraged to bring yearbooks, class rings and other memorabilia. Prizes will be awarded for the most original memento.

Tickets are $20 and include dinner and dancing to music provided by Mike's Music Shop. Guests must be 18 or older.

For ticket information, call Falls at 410-760-2238; Lay at 410-766-4536; or Pierpont at 410-761-6693.

In other GBHS fund-raising news, the boosters are selling stadium blankets sporting the school's crest. The 4 1/2 -by-5-foot red and white blankets are emblazoned with "Home of the Gophers." The blankets sell for $40. All proceeds will benefit the school's athletic programs.

For further information, call Falls at 410-760-2238.

Senior parking

If you're a senior at Glen Burnie High and will drive to school this FTC year, stop by the school office between 8 a.m. and noon tomorrow to pick up a student parking permit. Due to space limitations, permits are issued to seniors only.

Students must bring a student motor vehicle registration form, completed and signed, a valid Maryland driver's license and the vehicle's current registration.

Permits will also be issued after September from 1: 55 p.m. to 2: 15 p.m. weekdays in the business manager's office.

For information, call the school office at 410-761-8950.

Fox Chase party

Members of the Fox Chase Association are invited to end the summer with a splash at a free party at the Glen Burnie Park pool on Everett Road.

Members are asked to bring a main course for their family as well as a side dish to share with their neighbors. A grill will be available for cooking.

For reservations and directions to the pool, call 410-768-5160.

Immunization clinic

Before the start of school, all elementary students are required to have completed a series of immunizations. A clinic has been scheduled from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A St. SW.

All childhood immunizations will be available for county residents or school attendees (private and public). There is no fee.

Parents must bring their child's inoculation records for review.

Anyone unable to attend the special clinic can schedule an appointment at the health center from 8 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

For information, call 410-222-6633.

Democrats to meet

Janet Owens and Diane R. Evans, candidates for the Democratic nomination for county executive, will speak at a meeting of the District 32 Democratic Club, 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Ferndale Senior Center on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.

Members and their guests are invited to a dinner at 7 p.m.

For information on joining the club or attending tomorrow's meeting, call Tom Dixon at 410-987-5299, or Evelyn Kellner at 410-969-9325.

Donations for hospital

The Marley Park Church of the Nazarene, 7741 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., will be collecting donations from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow for distribution to the Children's Hospital in Washington.

For information, call the church office at 410-768-1852.

Blood drive

A blood drive for the American Red Cross is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1451 Furnace Ave.

For information, call Ed McCaffrey at 410-760-6520.

Pub Date: 8/19/98

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