Community fair tomorrow will help feed the hungry

Neighbors

May 07, 1999|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MIXING A GOOD TIME with helping a good cause is every fund-raiser's goal, and the Harvest for the Hungry Community Fair Day and food drive tomorrow should achieve that goal.

The fair will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at the County National Bank branch on Mountain Road next to Brumwells Flea Market.

There will be hot air balloon rides, games, safety programs, a free drawing for a bicycle and refreshments.

The statewide Harvest for the Hungry food collection program is the brainchild of local real estate agent Rich Dobry. Since the program's creation in 1987, volunteers have collected thousands of pounds of food and donated it to local food banks.

"Hunger is with us year round," Dobry said. "People are very generous to us during the holidays, and for that we are very thankful. But there are hungry people of all ages visiting the food banks during the warmer months, too. Those on fixed incomes are especially hard hit."

If you can't make it to the fair, you may send a check to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank, c/o Rich Dobry, 2152 Poplar Ridge Road, Pasadena 21122.

Information: 410-437-0289.

Little Leaguers on the march

More than 100 players and coaches from the Fort Smallwood Optimist baseball teams will march in the annual Little League parade at 9: 30 a.m. tomorrow.

Marchers will step off from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2462 home, 1720 Bayside Beach Road in Belhaven Woods, and go along Belhaven Avenue to Poplar Ridge Road, then to Cory Park and Fort Smallwood Elementary School, for opening day ceremonies.

Games are scheduled throughout the afternoon. The concession stand will sell food and refreshments.

Helping needy young players

In January, the local baseball scene lost David "Pop" Warner, a Chesapeake High School teacher and baseball coach who died in a car accident in North Carolina.

Friends and relatives have established the Dave Warner Baseball Memorial Fund to help send promising needy young players to area baseball camps.

The fund's first event is a 5-kilometer run and a 1-mile walk starting at 8: 30 a.m. May 15 at Downs Park. The park is at Mountain and Pinehurst roads. Race-day entries will be accepted from 7: 15 a.m. to 8: 15 a.m.

The entry fee is $12. All participants will receive race-day T-shirts and refreshments after the race. Participants of all ages are welcome, but children under age 18 must have a parent along to sign paperwork.

"Dave was like a dad to me," said Alan Lemay, fund spokesman. "Dave's family, especially his daughter, Wendy, and his daughter-in-law, Lois, have been heavily involved in putting together this event to raise money to help promote Dave's favorite things, baseball and kids."

Information: 410-255-1168.

Reeling in anglers

The Pasadena Sportfishing Group will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at the Orchard Beach fire hall, 7549 Solley Road.

Letha Grimes and Ed Enamait from the freshwater division of the state Department of Natural Resources Fishery Service will speak.

"Many fishermen don't realize what a great freshwater rockfish fishery we have in our state," said Dave Nolan, Pasadena Sportfishing Group spokesman. Every year, a lot of big stripers are taken from the Liberty Reservoir area by fishermen in the know.

The group's meetings are free and open to anglers of all ages. There are no dues.

Food and beverages will be sold by the fire department starting at 6 p.m.

Information: 410-HEY-FISH (410-439-3474), or visit on the Web at www.heyfish.com.

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