Animal rescue group to hold benefit Saturday


May 31, 2000|By Donna Koros Stramella | Donna Koros Stramella,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

HEAVEN'S GATE Animal Rescue will hold a car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Costco parking lot off Ordnance Road. The event will include food and music along with the opportunity to view vehicles owned by members of the Custom Car Club of Maryland. Rain date is Sunday.

Heaven's Gate, a Glen Burnie-based nonprofit organization that rescues abandoned or unwanted cats and dogs, was founded 20 years ago by Joanne Redelius. Because many of the animals have health problems, the organization averages $2,000 a month in veterinary bills.

While most animal rescues involve cats and dogs, the group has helped birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, potbellied pigs and turtles.

Proceeds from the show will help pay veterinary expenses.

The organization has about 100 cats and kittens available for adoption. Heaven's Gate screens prospective adopters and collects a small fee to defray costs.

Information on adopting an animal: Redelius, 410-636-1360. Car show information: 410-969-8480.

`Everybody's birthday'

In its last meeting until September, the Glen Burnie chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons will celebrate birthdays - "everybody's birthday" - Monday at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Building, 19 Crain Highway.

The gathering will also feature a business meeting at noon and a talk about Medicare insurance by Susan Knight of the county Department of Aging.

Then comes the birthday party. Table decorations will reflect each month of the year, and cake will be served as members - and prospective members - celebrate 12 months of birthdays.

Those attending are asked to bring a donation of nonperishable food for the North County Emergency Outreach Network.

The group will resume its monthly meetings Sept. 11.

Information: Betty Harris, 410-766-2368.

Bowling benefit

Young people will be locked away for a few hours Friday in a benefit for the county police Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program - but in a bowling alley, not behind bars.

The "Galaxy Youth Lock-In" will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Glen Burnie Bowling in the Beltway Crossing Shopping Center, 6322 Ritchie Highway.

Parents can register their children, ages 8 through 15, for the lock-in between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Supervision will be provided by employees of Glen Burnie Bowling, and children cannot leave until a parent signs them out.

Admission is $7 and includes shoe rental and more than two hours of duckpin bowling. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to DARE.

Bowlers can buy a slice of pizza, fries, a hot dog or a soda for $1 apiece.

Information: 410-636-5904.

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