Snow angels appear in times of need


January 28, 2000|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

DURING THE PAST few days, many of us have been in the midst of angels -- strangers who perform random acts of kindness without monetary reward to a fellow traveler floundering in a sea of snow.

Whether it is an extra pair of hands to help shovel or an extra shoulder to help get a car unstuck, these small acts have helped us get by. Many times there is no opportunity to give thanks, especially if you've just gotten your car moving again, like we did the other day.

Some muscle from a stranger helped my husband get the car unstuck. With a quick wave of thanks out the side window, we were back on our way, and so was the stranger. We didn't get a name and probably wouldn't recognize him if we encountered him again.

But he was an angel, arriving in the nick of time -- and to him and all who have helped others deal with the snow, we offer our thanks.

Stay safe and warm, Pasadena -- and think S-P-R-I-N-G.

Catholic Schools Week

St. Jane Frances School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2000 with a packed calendar of events, starting with a Mass for school families at 9 a.m. Sunday at St. Jane Frances deChantal Church.

The theme for the week is "Faith for a Brighter Future in Our Community."

Parents of pupils -- and prospective pupils -- are invited to an open house from 8: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

A book fair will be held in the school library from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. To accommodate working families, the fair will be open from 8 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Registration for prekindergarten pupils will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 8; for kindergarten, from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 9; and for new pupils in grades one through eight, from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 10.

Pupils entering kindergarten must turn 5 by Dec. 31.

Parents of new pupils should bring copies of birth certificates and immunization records. The registration fee is $75.

The school is on St. Jane Drive, off Riviera Drive in Riviera Beach. Information: 410-255-4750.

Church football party

The Grace Baptist Church men's ministry plans a Super Bowl party at 5: 30 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall.

The group has rented a 60-inch television to view the game and will be serving chili, hot dogs, chips, dips and beverages. The party is free and open to all.

The church is at 17 Somerset Road in Sunset Beach. Information: 410-255-5616 or 410-439-0344.

Helping to see, hear

Have old eyeglasses or hearing aids sitting in a drawer, collecting dust? Think about donating those usable items to the local Lions Club.

The group collects hearing aids and glasses that will be refurbished and donated to people in need.

All types of hearing aids and frames, with or without lenses, are accepted at collection boxes throughout the community. Boxes are located at post offices and at Giant Food's Southdale store.

Information: Al Ramsay, 410-255-7207.

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