Read-a-Thon to benefit memorial fund for teacher


April 02, 1999|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOUNT AIRY MIDDLE School will hold a Read-a-Thon from 7 p.m. to 10: 15 p.m. April 9 to benefit the Geri Wu Memorial Fund.

Wu, a reading and Spanish teacher at the school, was killed in a car accident June 1 last year. Proceeds will be used to purchase a tree to be planted outside the school and a display case to be placed in the front lobby.

A donation to the American Cancer Society will be made in Wu's memory.

During the Read-a-Thon, pupils will bring books, pillows, blankets or sleeping bags and will meet in the gym to spend the evening reading for 120 minutes.

Pupils can win door prizes and will earn up to five service learning hours for participating.

Donations would be greatly appreciated by the pupils and staff of Mount Airy Middle. If you would like to contribute a door prize, food, or time to the Read-a-Thon, please call the school at 301-829-1314.

Easter egg hunt

Mount Airy's annual community Easter egg hunt will be held from 1 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the Saltbox Ball Park on Gillis Falls Road in Woodbine. The Woodbine Winner 4-H Club will be helping.

Bring a container for your eggs and have some Easter fun. Prizes will be awarded in four age groups between ages 1 and 10. Games and refreshments will be offered.

Information: 410-795-3332.

Martial arts classes

The Taekwondo-Arnis Academy of Mount Airy will offer classes in tae kwon do and arnis on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday at the Mount Airy Elementary School gym.

Tae kwon do is a Korean martial art and an Olympic sport emphasizing physical fitness and the traditional values of courtesy, perseverance and self-control. Arnis is a Filipino martial art oriented toward practical self-defense.

Classes will be: beginner and intermediate, ages 7 to 12, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., cost $59; advanced, ages 7 to 12, from 7: 15 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m., cost $79; and all levels, teen-agers to adults, 7: 15 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m., cost $79.

Information: Chief instructor Toni Minkel at 301-829-2348.

All-day bingo

The Winfield Fire Department will hold all-day bingo on April 17. Games will begin at 1 p.m., and dinner will be served at 5: 30 p.m. Bingo will resume after dinner.

The bingo package includes 48 regular games of six cards each, 12 special games of six cards each, two early bird games of five cards each, one Super 7 game, two Jackpot games of five cards, one Little X/Big X game, a door prize ticket and a meal ticket.

Dinner will include fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, glazed carrots, roll, fruit cup, iced tea and coffee.

The cost is $25, and tickets are advance sale only. Doors open at noon, with lunch items offered for sale from noon to 1 p.m. Additional cards are available for every game and three additional Quickie games will be offered.

The Winfield Community Fire Department is at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road (Route 26).

Information: 410-549-9476.

Donna Abel's Southwest Carroll neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 4/02/99

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