Youth Fishing Rodeo scheduled for Saturday at Fort Meade lake

April 03, 2001

The fifth annual Youth Fishing Rodeo will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fort Meade's Burba Lake.

Registration for the free competition begins at 9 a.m. at the Burba Park cottage, 4424 McKay St.

The competition will be divided into age categories of 3 to 6, 7 to 11 and 12 to 16, with children given one hour to catch fish. The longest fish wins.

The state Department of Natural Resources is co-sponsor of the rodeo, with Fort Meade's Outdoor Recreation Office and Fort Meade Rod and Gun Club. The state agency will stock the lake with rainbow trout before the event, and public fishing will reopen after the contest.

Information: 301-677-6158.

`Butch Fest' reunion to benefit orphaned girl

"Butch Fest 2001," the third multiclass Arundel High School reunion and fund-raiser for the orphaned daughter of 1980 graduate and athlete Butch Kirby, will be held at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Bowie Elks Club, 1506 Defense Highway, Gambrills.

At midnight the festivities move to Krazy Otto's Sports Saloon, Route 450 and Route 424 in Crofton.

Kirby was 36 when he died of a heart attack in April 1999, leaving his 6-year-old daughter, Morgann, whose mother was killed by a drunken driver 18 months earlier. The group Friends of Butch Kirby has set a goal of raising $25,000 to help her.

The event will feature musical entertainment by top-40 band XPD's; beer, wine and soft drinks; and a silent auction. Admission is $22, with payment in advance is requested by sending a check to Friends of Butch Kirby, 2808 Andy Court, Crofton 21114.

Information: 410-695-0056 or 410-721-9706.

Groundbreaking postponed for School of Incarnation

Muddy conditions prompted postponement of Sunday's groundbreaking for the new School of the Incarnation in Gambrills.

The ceremony has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. April 21.

Serving five Roman Catholic parishes and a new mission community in Anne Arundel County, it will be the first new school built by the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 37 years.

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