Groups' volunteers busy organizing array of events


August 24, 1999|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AS IN MANY neighborhoods, the people who volunteer their time year after year form the social fabric of our community. And while many of us are off at the beach, trying to squeeze one more week of summer pleasure out of August, a special few are busy planning activities for the coming months for the organizations they serve.

Among the organizations:

The Crofton Kiwanis Club, which will hold its annual charity golf tournament Sept. 13 at Walden Golf Club. The cost will be $95 -- but $5 less for players who register before September.

The Crofton Association of Retired Persons (CARP), which begins its 28th year with a busy schedule of events and trips for members and guests. Under the leadership of Grace Walker, the events are being announced well in advance so the community can plan.

On the schedule are a Choptank River cruise Sept. 23; a Hudson River Valley regional tour (three days and two nights) Oct. 26; lunch at the Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie on Nov. 11; a Christmas lunch Dec. 2 at Allenberry, followed by the play "Miracle on Angel Street" by Bob Crawford; the annual Christmas lunch, Dec. 15 at the Fort Meade Officers' Club; and the Jan. 27 lunch bunch at Kauffman's Tavern.

Information: Call Grace Walker at 410-721-8830 or Ed Laird at 410-721-5251. CARP meetings are at 10: 30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Elizabeth Ann Seton church hall.

Community United Methodist Church, which will offer classes and fellowship for all ages in what is intended to become a parish tradition -- Christian Family Night.

Each Wednesday night, beginning Sept. 1, participants will be invited to share dinner at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Adult and youth classes will begin at 7 p.m., after a brief praise and worship session. Child care will be available for those age 4 and younger. Sponsored programs will be held for students from elementary through high school.

Adult classes are being planned on sign language, "Rediscovering Family Harmony," "Christianity 101," "Basic Lay Speaking" and "Parables from the Back Side."

Volunteers are needed. Those who can help with child care, youth programs or teaching, or those who have ideas for topics, are asked to contact Diane Bailey at 410-721-7580 or Beth Colley at 410-721-0135.

Alumni seeking oldest

Planning for a celebration of the school's 75th anniversary, the Arundel High Alumni Association is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Friday, and on Sept. 13, in the school cafeteria.

Agenda items include a search for the oldest living alumni for recognition, class reunions, and the Wildcat Alumni football night in October.

The association can be reached through e-mail at

Pub Date: 8/24/99

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