Crofton residents honored for civic, business contributions


November 24, 1998|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A NUMBER OF residents were honored for their service to the community at the 1998 Crofton Awards Banquet, held at the Crofton Country Club Friday.

The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce honored Robert Johnson as Business Person of the Year. Johnson is a real estate agent who has been involved in efforts to improve our area, from transportation planning to education.

This year's awards were a family affair. Johnson's wife, Cindy, was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Greater Crofton Council. She has been involved in efforts to bring a high school to West County. She has been chairwoman of the Arundel Overcrowding Committee and continues to work to reduce crowding in our schools.

Jeff Shackleford was named Cardinal of the Year by the Crofton Athletic Council for his efforts in developing the Bell Branch Athletic Complex and for his work as a baseball commissioner and CAC president.

Sean Chaney, manager of Coconuts Restaurant, was chosen Outstanding Young Leader by the Bowie-Crofton Jaycees for his business success and support of Jaycees activities.

Officer Andrew Powell received the Crofton Police Officer of the Year award from the Crofton Kiwanis. He has been on the Crofton force for two years.

Crofton Police Chief Deborah Bogush presented special recognition awards to Sgt. John Wortman and to Anne Arundel County police Officer Mark Walker for stopping a robbery and catching a suspect at Citizens National Bank in March.

Edwin Dosek was named Crofton Civic Association's Citizen of the Year. Dosek has been active in Crofton activities for years and in May completed eight years as president of the association.

Thanksgiving service

Crofton's Community United Methodist Church will hold this year's Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service tomorrow at 7: 30 p.m. This is the perfect time for people from all faiths to join in thanks for the blessings they've received throughout the year.

Celebrating Advent

Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Crofton will celebrate the first Sunday of Advent with two worship services Sunday. An informal worship of song and praise will be held at 9 a.m., with traditional worship at 11 a.m.


Looking for a special Christmas present? How about Croftonopoly? The Crofton Elementary School PTA is offering the game Monopoly with a local flavor for $15. Proceeds will help the school upgrade computers and will support the cultural program fund.

Pub Date: 11/24/98

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