Shiloh PTO seeks closet treasures for basket bingo


April 04, 2001|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SPRING CLOSET cleaning has developed into a unique fund-raiser for Shiloh Middle School PTO.

The PTO is asking residents and businesses to donate just-about-new items that will be placed in baskets for a Mothers Basket Bingo and Silent Auction party May 11.

The group is looking for closet-kept items too treasured for yard sales. It will welcome donations of items such as well-intended gifts that didn't fit the home decor, or items purchased with good intentions that never saw the light of day. Any family theme is appropriate. Items should be something someone will want to own.

The PTO has attached one catch. Items donated have to be easily carried.

Donations will be assembled into collectible Longaberger baskets. The basket company is not affiliated with the event.

The party May 11 will include 20 games of bingo, specialty games, door prizes and the silent auction. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with bingo at 7 p.m.

The event will be held in the school's cafeteria, where hot and cold food will be available.

Volunteers are needed to create the baskets from the donated collection, and to help at the party. Students can earn service learning hours.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Information: Karen Donaldson, 410-876-1734, or Dawn Ros, 410-239-6136 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Cookies for camp

If every family with a child attending Spring Garden Elementary purchases one 3-pound tub of cookie dough by tomorrow, the summer math and reading camps will benefit by almost $2,000.

The summer camp fund-raisers have netted about half of the $6,000 budget.

The camps are well-attended by pupils who want to keep skills fresh during vacation.

Often, the camps introduce math and reading themes in an enriched format so pupils become self-motivated to learn.

The cookie dough is offered in several flavors, and can be frozen. Tomorrow is the last day to order at the school, but Internet orders will be accepted for the school through noon April 12 at

Information: Cindy Porter, 410-374-4229.

Pioneer Living Series

The Pioneer Living Series, an educational program for multicultural audiences, especially new arrivals in the United States, was conceived and created by Hampstead writer Raimonda Mikatavage.

Last fall, we highlighted her work while she was filming at Maryland Public Television studios.

The first in the series of shows began to air locally yesterday on WHUT at Howard University.

Public television stations in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and California are airing the show. Maryland Public Television might schedule the show next month.


Confirmation photos sought

Photographs of confirmation classes that met at Trinity United Church of Christ before 1956 and after 1962 are being sought for a church photo album.

Information: 410-374-2727.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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