A tasty way to support drama group

NEIGHBORS

February 04, 2000|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

STAGELIGHTERS AT South Carroll High School will hold a "Fun'd Raiser" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Eldersburg Pizza Hut at Route 32 and MacBeth Way.

Stagelighters, which has been presenting comedies and musicals for many years, is in desperate need of money to fund its musical, "Hello, Dolly!" to be presented March 23, 24 and 25.

Costuming the 36-member cast has been a challenge, according to Stagelighters adviser and director Bobbi Baker.

"It's a lavish, large-cast musical set in the 1890s, so the costuming demands are great in a period piece such as this. Many costumes have to be rented," says Baker.

"Stagelighters is totally self-supported. The group raises all of its money from plays, fund-raisers and special events," she said. "We receive no funding from the school budget, so this Pizza Hut fund-raiser is very important to us."

The Pizza Hut fund-raiser premise is simple and requires no extra expense for supporters. On Wednesday, Stagelighters members and South Carroll faculty will be at the Eldersburg Pizza Hut to greet diners and Stagelighters supporters. Stagelighters will receive 20 percent of the checks of diners mentioning the fund-raiser to their server.

"It's a good idea," says Baker. "People go out for pizza like they would any other night and they don't have to donate any additional money to support us. Pizza Hut was very generous to help us in our efforts to fund our show."

Stagelighters has been in existence at South Carroll High School for many years. Baker, an English instructor there, serves as the Stagelighters adviser and faculty liaison.

She oversees all of the group's activities, but is proud to say student officers have done a wonderful job planning Stagelighters' activities, ranging from fund-raisers to trips to the theater.

"We have a great bunch of hard-working young people in this group," said Baker.

Information fliers for the Pizza Hut night are available at the main office of South Carroll High School, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road in Winfield.

Information: 410-795-8858.

Oyster roast

The Mount Airy Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America on Woodville Road will hold an oyster roast tomorrow. Admission is $22.

Food, which will be served from 4: 30 p.m. to 7 p.m., will include oysters, fried chicken, beef, baked beans, coleslaw, potatoes, and a vegetable tray with dip. Beverages will be served from 4: 30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will include beer on tap, iced tea and lemonade.

Dancing is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with music by Thunder Road Band and a cash bar open from 3 p.m. until closing.

The event also will feature a Meat Shoot at 3 p.m. with flying and still targets. Prizes are a variety of meats. Alcohol before or during shooting is prohibited.

Tickets: Tom Reed at 301-831-0231, Tony Nichols at 410-489-9381 or Larry Burris at 410-795-5233.

Belquest champion returns

Belquest Kennels in Mount Airy is proud to announce its record-setting Labrador retriever is back home with owner Vicky Creamer.

Although he is officially known as the American, Bermudan, Puerto Rican and 1997 World Champion "Tabatha's Rollick at Carowby," he is known to his owner and friends as "Aaron."

Creamer decided that after three seasons touring the country and parts of the world, winning top honors at hundreds of dog shows, Aaron has more than earned a lap-of-luxury retirement at his Mount Airy home.

Aaron is the top-winning Lab in America for 1997, 1998 and 1999, winning the most points in American Kennel Club competitions, the only Lab in AKC history to do so.

He has hundreds of Best of Breed and Specialty wins under his furry belt, as well as numerous group placings.

"His overall quality and success in the show ring has made Aaron an extremely popular dog to breed to. It's time to bring him home for his full-time just rewards. He's certainly earned it," Creamer said.

Aaron's retirement also will include warm naps on the living room couch.

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

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