Poster contest added to July 4th events

Neighbors

May 20, 1999|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE 25TH ANNUAL Greater Severna Park Fourth of July celebration -- scheduled for July 5 -- will be even more fun for the family than usual. The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a poster contest for young people.

Contestant categories are fourth and fifth grades, sixth to eighth grades, and ninth to 12th grades. The theme of the posters is the same as for the parade: "Severna Park -- My Vision of Our Community in 25 Years." Black and white and color posters in any medium will be accepted, including computer-generated work, but no clip-art images.

Contestants in each category will vie for first, second and third prizes donated by local businesses, including a week of computer camp, $100 savings bonds, $50 savings bonds, $25 gift certificates and computer software.

Winners will have their choice of riding in the parade on the chamber's float or sitting in the reviewing stand.

Posters must be delivered to the chamber office at 1 Holly Ave. by June 4. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but it's wise to call 410-647-3900 before going to the office.

Business, community guide

If you would like to publicize your business or organization, here's a once-a-year opportunity: The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Guide is coming out next month.

About 20,000 copies will be distributed throughout the region. For the first time, ads can be printed in color. The deadline for inclusion is Wednesday.

Information: Linda Zahn, 410-647-3900.

Camp for grieving children

If you know a child who is coping with the death of a loved one, he or she has an opportunity to be surrounded by compassionate, trained counselors in a calm, reassuring setting.

Camp Nabe is a weekend summer camp for children ages 6 to 14 who are dealing with grief.

Sponsored by the Spiritual and Bereavement Care Center of Hospice of the Chesapeake, the award-winning program is in its eighth year.

It will be held Aug. 20 to 22 at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville.

The camp is free to any child living in Anne Arundel County, but a $15 application fee is charged.

The center is also planning a six-week support group for people who have lost a loved one by suicide.

Scheduled Monday through June 23, the group will meet at the hospice office at 8424 Veterans Highway in Millersville.

Information or to assist at Camp Nabe: 410-987-2129.

Fighting breast cancer

An excellent way to become involved in the effort to conquer breast cancer is to be part of the second Chesapeake Women's Golf Tournament to Fight Breast Cancer.

Set for July 26 at Crofton Country Club, the tournament is for women only.

Information: American Cancer Society, 410-721-4304.

Pub Date: 5/20/99

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