'Songs for Our Harvest' to aid food bank


November 06, 1998|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WHEN PRINCIPAL Sterlind Burke joined the Patuxent Valley Middle School staff three years ago, he invited some relatives to visit for Thanksgiving.

The Burke family, which sings professionally, decided to present a community concert and donate the proceeds to charity.

For the third consecutive year, the gospel group will perform in a concert called "Songs for Our Harvest" at 6: 30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the school, 9151 Vollmerhausen Road, Jessup.

The concert will be a fund-raiser for the Savage Food Bank, and admission is a canned food item.

Delicious Murray Hill

Staff, students and extended school family at Murray Hill Middle School have been busy this fall.

Parents Brenda and Kama Hoe, who own a catering business, treated the sixth-graders to breakfast Oct. 13.

Charlie and Lisa Nickel, who own the Tastee Freeze on U.S. 1, supplied ice cream and goodies for Parents Night in September at the school.

Parents Cindy Rogers, Denise Pond, Bonnie Johns, Sheila Abram, Audrey Davis, Judy Faudale, Bev Lee, Helen Giove, Pat Flynn, Mary Kirk, Dot Brownlie and Leslie Dorman baked countless cookies for September staff appreciation day.

Murray Hill students have contributed to the school by participating in fund-raising activities.

Of particular note is the record amount of candy sold by Christina Miller for the fall PTA fund-raiser.

Christina raised $613 for the school, a sum that earned her the opportunity to be Principal for a Day.

The date on which "Miss Miller" rules the school is undecided.

Church events

Savage United Methodist Church is holding two communitywide events this month.

First, the church will serve its fall ham supper, beginning at 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Some of the best cooks in the area will be cooking.

The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children. Children 5 and younger eat free.

The second event is the church's yearly interdenominational Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Nov. 25.

The event is produced cooperatively by area churches. One church provides the venue and others provide speakers for this Savage tradition.

This year, Savage United Methodist Church will be the host, welcoming members from Bethel Assembly of God, the First Baptist Church of Savage, Hope Baptist Church and Countryside Fellowship Church.

Everyone is welcome to this evening of good food, good company and reflections on the blessings of the harvest.

All about animals

The Savage branch of the Howard County Library is displaying artwork by Forest Ridge third-graders.

The third-graders have drawn pictures of animals they would most like to become. The current term for this kind of transformation is "morph."

Stop by to admire the work of Chisa Coplin, Lauren Dorman, Aaron Foster, Megan Fox, Aja Hannah, Linda Li, Caitie Pavelik and Kristen Roos.

The young artists have included short paragraphs about their chosen animals with their pictures.

Parade of trees

With Thanksgiving approaching, Savage Mill will display its yearly decorated holiday trees.

Area charities decorate the trees in cooperation with sponsoring mill merchants. Prizes will be awarded Nov. 13 for the best decorations.

The awards ceremony ushers in the mill's Holiday Open House.

The mill will be visited by Father Christmas, who will be joined by area music groups, all weekend.

Among the performers will be Miss Maryland playing the piano at 2 p.m. Saturday.

An Elkridge group -- Company B, a women's barbershop quartet -- will appear, as will another quartet, Joint Venture.

For those with more classical tastes, the IHS Brass Ensemble is scheduled to perform.

Also scheduled are Sing for Your Supper, a Peabody Institute group; Swing Street; and Larksong.

There will be door prizes and other entertainment.

Information: 800-788-MILL.

Pub Date: 11/06/98

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