Crofton swim club readies for spring, cleanup day


April 13, 1999|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,Special to the Sun

CHILLY temperatures notwithstanding, spring is here. Trees blooming, flowers popping up everywhere, birds getting busy with their nests -- the world is bursting with activity. For members of the Crofton Swim and Tennis Club, spring means time to get ready for another summer of fun. Club members are already enjoying the tennis courts. And club managers Kevin Kylus and Siobhan O'Brien have been busy preparing the pool for a busy swim season. The club membership recently elected five new representatives to the board of directors -- Pam LaRue, Babbie Poyer, Andy Trohanis, Jenny Alderman and Chris McDaniel. This year's board officers also have been selected. Vicky Zwainz is serving as board president, assisted by vice president Peter Jensen, secretary John Wetzel and treasurer George Gardner. The club will celebrate spring with a Spring Cleanup Day, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8 at the club. The pool will open for the summer May 22.

Information: the club office, 410-721-3133.

Gardens on display

What better way to celebrate the glories of spring than to tour some of the most beautiful gardens in the county. On Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., you can do just that by taking part in the 62nd Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage, winding its way through the rural roads of Anne Arundel County, visiting gardens old and new. The $20 ticket price will benefit the restoration of the Rising Sun Inn, a historic tavern in Crownsville. You can buy tickets on the day of the tour at any of the tour sites. Among the sites on the tour are three historic buildings in West Anne Arundel County. Linthicum Walks, on Route 424, next to Crofton Middle School, was built in 1724. Nancarles, on Route 450 at Nancarles Road, was built in 1936. And the Anne Arundel County Free School in Davidsonville was built in 1723. Lunch will be served from 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on pilgrimage day in Fellowship Hall of Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church.

Information and group reservations: 410-987-9099.

Lunch, German-style

The Christian German-American Women's Group will meet at noon Mondayin the blue room of the Chapel Center on Grandea Avenue in Fort Meade. A German lunch will be served and new members over age 18 are welcome.

Information: Irene Kucholik, 301-621-7862, or Lisa Beilke, 301-604-5880.

Newspaper in search of new community correspondents

The Sun is looking for new community correspondents to report on north county neighborhoods and Glen Burnie.

If you have an interest in writing about activities and issues important to your local schools, churches and organizations, give us a call.

The Anne Arundel bureau chief is Rosemary Armao. She can be reached at 410-315-8920 or

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