Scouts to do a good turn in the kitchen

NEIGHBORS

February 11, 2000|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

GET OUT of the kitchen tomorrow evening and enjoy a delicious dinner of pasta and meat sauce sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 478.

The dinner -- prepared by parent volunteers and Scout leaders, and served by uniformed Scouts -- will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 8680 Fort Smallwood Road.

The cost is $4 for adults, and $2 for children younger than age 12. Carryout orders are available for an additional 50 cents. The menu also includes tossed salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. After dinner, you can spend a little more at the bake table, or shop at a variety table featuring pizza kits, floral items and gift certificates.

Proceeds will help fund this year's summer encampment.

The troop, with 14 members under the direction of Scoutmaster Ed Holub, has been in existence for more than half a century. Meetings are held at the church at 7: 30 p.m. Mondays. Information: 410-437-0741.

Helping needy children

The United Methodist Women at Pasadena United Methodist Church have supported many mission projects over the years, but none so close to their hearts as helping children.

The group is collecting baby supplies that are donated to the Emergency Baby Pantry in Annapolis, and school supplies for several schools in the Glen Burnie and Pasadena areas to be distributed to needy students.

Items in short supply at the pantry are formula, disposable diapers and wipes. Also needed are bottles, Desitin, unopened bottles of baby aspirin and children's cold and cough syrup.

The midyear school supplies drive is in need of marbled composition books, 24-crayon packs, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, Elmer's glue and notebook paper.

Donations can be dropped off at the church, 61 Ritchie Highway. Information: 410-544-3899.

Getting in shape

Take a big step on the way to a slimmer, trimmer you, and stop by the open house sponsored by a TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group at 12: 30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Christ Lutheran Church, 8249 Jumpers Hole Road.

The TOPS group at Christ Lutheran was formed more than 25 years ago and is still going strong. Members learn about the importance of nutrition and exercise to shed pounds.

"I joined the group almost 18 years ago to keep myself from ballooning," said Olga Zablotny, group spokesman. "I needed to lose about 15 pounds -- not a great amount -- and I did. But more importantly, I learned how to eat correctly. That's what most of our members learn: how to have fun and eat, for life."

Information: 410-647-5162, 410-255-0062 or 410-974-0246.

Solley Elementary outreach

Solley Elementary School's Human Relations Committee -- a pupil activity program -- is collecting trial-size toiletries that will be delivered by children to nursing home residents this month.

The committee also is collecting pocket change from family and friends until Feb. 25 to benefit leukemia research and treatment.

Outreach efforts also include plans for the Fifth Grade Chorus to sing for residents at the Millennium Nursing and Convalescent Center in Glen Burnie.

Solley's Parent-Teacher Association is sponsoring a "Troll Book Fair" from Monday through Feb. 22, during school hours, featuring buy-one, get-one deals. Teacher classroom wish lists for books will be on display.

Information: 410-222-6473.

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