Crofton swim club awash with activity


June 29, 1999|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

JUNE AND JULY are busy times at the Crofton Swim and Tennis Club. The swim team, diving team and tennis team have been practicing daily, and the competitive meet schedule is under way. Last Friday, pool members enjoyed the season's first adult night social. Saturday morning was the first swim meet. Saturday night, everyone was invited to a family picnic with hamburgers, chicken and swimming under the stars.

The highlight of the weekend was Raft Night, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Toys and rafts are usually not allowed in the pool. But a few times each summer, children are invited to bring their rafts. Hundreds of plastic tubes, animals, boats and rafts fill the pool.

When my children were little, we never missed a raft night. I used to watch them, a little envious of the fun they were having in the water. On the Fourth of July, adults will get the chance to enjoy the same kind of fun. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the pool will sponsor a Float-About for adults only. Coffee will be provided, and members are invited to bring breakfast goodies. It is wonderfully relaxing to lie on a float in the water and watch clouds drift by. And the quiet is a treasure not to be missed.

For those who prefer the tennis court to the pool, the club is also sponsoring a Wimbledon Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on the tennis deck.

Information about the Crofton Swim and Tennis Club and its activities: 410-721-0699.

Fireworks at Fort Meade

Later on the Fourth of July, thousands of area residents will travel to Fort Meade to celebrate the holiday. The Coast Guard and the Marine Drill Teams will perform in the afternoon at McGlachlin Field, between Mapes Road and Llewellyn Avenue. At 8: 30 p.m., the 389th Army Band from Aberdeen Proving Ground will present a concert. The fireworks begin at 9: 30 p.m. Information: 800-662-4102.

Jessup Family Day

The Jessup Improvement Association will sponsor the third annual Jessup Family Day, Parade and Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17 at Jessup Community Hall. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. in front of the hall.

Reservations for craft tables are available for a fee of $12. To rent a table, contact Dana Herbert at 410-796-7000. Information about Family Day: Theresa Winkelmeyer, 410-799-8125.

Kiwanis scholarship winner

Each year, the Crofton Kiwanis Foundation awards a scholarship to a member of the Arundel High School Key Club who has shown exemplary leadership qualities. This year, the award was presented to Tom Scholfield. He has served as a club board member, as a class representative and as the guiding force behind a variety of service projects. Scholfield will use his scholarship this fall at Anne Arundel Community College.

Pub Date: 6/29/99

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