Glen Burnie High basketball fund-raiser Friday


November 11, 1998|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THERE MAY BE a lockout in the National Basketball Association, but the court at Glen Burnie High School will be full of activity when a team of faculty members, students and parents takes on the Harlem Wizards basketball team at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Wizards bring an unusual style of play, billed as "two hours of sheer pleasure and nonstop laughter" combining the skill of professional athletes and the showmanship of slapstick comedy.

The event is sponsored by the school's Parent-Teacher-Student Organization.

The game is a rematch for the teams after Glen Burnie's narrow defeat last year. Having won more than 1,000 consecutive games, the Wizards hold the longest winning streak in professional basketball, notes PTSO President Janet Pogar.

That streak may come to an end when they meet this year's Gopher team. Under vigorous training supervised by GBHS men's basketball coach Mike Rudd, the team is looking very good this year, says Pogar.

"The teacher and coaches have really been supportive. It's going to be a good game," she promises.

In addition to Rudd, several faculty members are on the team -- foreign language teacher Lynn Sapperstein, English teacher Allison Earley, special education teacher Juan Brown, varsity football coach Brad Wilson, junior varsity football coach Rob Harris and math teacher Chris Higgens.

Students Song Lee, Brandon Brooks, Ron Wetherbee, Terell Harper and John Leary will be joined by parent players Pogar and Pam Robinson to make up the rest of the team.

The halftime show, when the Wizard players interact with the audience, is also a crowd-pleaser, says Pogar.

Today is the last day tickets can be purchased in advance at all lunches.

Advance admission is $4 for students and senior citizens, $8 for adults, or $5 and $9 at the door. Children younger than 4 are admitted free.

Proceeds from the evening will be used to buy a graphics computer for the art department.

For additional information, call Pogar at 410-768-9556 or the school office, 410-761-8950.

Honoring veterans

Glen Burnie veteran groups are holding Veterans Day celebrations to honor those who gave their lives to defend our country.

Members and volunteers from American Legion Post 40 placed flags on the graves of more 1,500 veterans Saturday at Glen Haven Memorial Park. The post also participated in a number of wreath-laying ceremonies Sunday.

Members of VFW Post 434 of Marley and the Post 434 Ladies Auxiliary also began the celebration early when nine members represented the post at a massing of the colors at the Naval Academy, Sunday. Sponsored by the World Order of Foreign Wars, the flag ceremony drew more than 60 groups from around the state.

In addition, members of the post will attend a ceremony today at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville to lay wreaths at the state memorial and place flowers on the veterans' graves.

Commander Ronald Davis of VFW Post 160 of Glen Burnie invites veterans to toast the memory of their comrades in arms with special prices throughout the day at the Post 160 recreation hall, 160 Dorsey Road.

The community is also welcome at the post's annual bull and oyster roast from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $20 in advance, $22 at the door, and includes dinner, beer, soft drinks and music. For information, call 410-766-9802.

'The Secret Garden'

Mike Knipp, Alli Stillman and Sean McCormick take the leads in the Glen Burnie High fall theater production of "The Secret Garden."

The curtain rises at 7 p.m. tomorrow and 7: 30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium, 7550 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Under the direction of Bill Smith, this musical adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel tells the story of a young girl sent to live with an uncle when her parents die.

Mary, played by Stillman, finds her new home is full of gloom and sadness, and her cousin Colin, played by McCormick, is convinced he is an invalid. Knipp, in the role of Dickon, helps the two find hope and joy as together they nurture a walled garden found locked on the grounds.

Musical numbers include "Take A Flower to the Fair" and "You Can Do It."

Smith says the production required the efforts of 36 students.

Additional cast members are Donna Lupinos as Mrs. Medlock, Krista Hochreiter as Betty, Jen Garvey as Jane, Lori Reed as Mrs. Crawford, Pat Teakle as Kanchi, Danielle Wijangco as Miss Wiggin, Catrina Myers as Lilias and Stephanie Knight as Mrs. Sowerby. Stephanie Moeller, Hanna Lyn Colvin, Tom McGonigal, Mark Hagood, Jeff Andrews, Maria Zanti and Debbie Anthony round out the cast.

The musical numbers, directed by Tony Pinder, are accompanied by a chorus of Nicki King, Shirley Long, Richard Beatty, Teresa Harrelson, Mayra Shuja and Sean Kolhepp.

Technical director Pat Baca was assisted by the stage crew: Olivia Eggleston, Robert Deguzman, Ian Hollingsworth, Kim Wooteon, Patrick Hipp, Andy Zipay, Vickie Frisnedi, Derek Bougher, Sean Townsend, Jason Amistadi, Sara Melton and Chris Lilly.

Admission is $5.

Groups of 10 or more pay $4 per ticket.

For information, call Smith at 410-761-8950.

Pub Date: 11/11/98

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