Mount Airy Elementary School holds Science Fair


May 07, 1999|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

PUPILS AT MOUNT Airy Elementary had an opportunity to show off their talents at the school's Science Fair last month.

Co-chairs Valerie Gilman and Dana Buswell and hostess Tammy Lyons helped the children find tables to set up their displays and answered questions.

Projects included everything from hands-on demonstrations with static electricity to displays of animals and plants, human anatomy/physiology and techniques for treating water.

Those attending the event April 21 also had the opportunity to throw water balloons outside as part of one pupil's project on distance and kinetics.

Each child received a medal of appreciation for his or her work.

"The kids really worked hard, and there are so many interesting and different projects here," said Gilman.

"The children are also very involved with the Encounter 2001 project. Letters and pictures from the students at Mount Airy Elementary will be put into a special rocket which will be launched in the year 2001," she said.

According to Gilman, the rocket will head toward Jupiter and then will be triggered to leave our solar system. Scientists at the company sponsoring Encounter 2001 hope that if there are intelligent life forms beyond our solar system, they might find the objects in the rocket and learn something about our planet and culture.

Thanks and congratulations to all of the pupils, teachers, parents and volunteers who made the Science Fair a fun and educational experience.

Talent Show tonight

Get ready to be entertained tonight at Mount Airy Elementary School's Annual Talent Show in the school cafeteria. Art instructor Pat Aaron will serve as host for the show, which begins at 7 p.m.

Pupils have been rehearsing for several weeks and invite the community, parents and kids to come out and have fun watching our local talent shine.

Information: 301-829-1515.

Library reading programs

The Mount Airy Public Library's Drop-In Family Story Time "Read With Me" program will feature a "Creepy Crawly Critters" theme at 1: 30 p.m. today. No registration is required, and children younger than 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

"Snuggle Bugs" for children up to age 2 will be held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. today. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver; registration is required.

The library is at 705 Ridge Ave.

Information: 410-795-1010 or 301-829-5290.

Eastern Star meeting

Prudence Chapter 95 of the Order of the Eastern Star will hold its next meeting at 8 p.m. Monday in the Masonic Lodge Room on Main Street in Mount Airy.

Visitors from other chapters are welcome to attend.

Information: Wilma Colburn, 301-829-1277, or Ginger Arnold, 301-831-7048.

Volunteers needed

On May 15 and 16, the St. James Thrift Shop on Main Street in Mount Airy will be busy with many customers because of Mount Airy's Spring Fling weekend. The shop needs volunteers to greet customers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15 or noon to 4 p.m. May 16.

Mount Airy NET, a community assistance organization that helps those in need because of disaster or hardship, is located at the Thrift Shop and will have an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15. If you can give an hour or two of your time during this fun event, please call Margaret Swetz at 301-854-5484.

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

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