IT'S JUST one day to the Savage Spring Celebration. Organizer Jennifer Weaver and her crew have spent the past week getting everything ready for this fun-filled afternoon event.
Because the celebration includes an egg hunt, bonnet-making and other crafts, a parade led by the Easter Bunny and light refreshments served during the party, there is a lot to prepare. At the Weavers' house, she and her family have spent days assembling plastic eggs for the hunt. They've filled the colored ovoids with candy and small prizes.
At the Clevers' home, Debbie and her family have been making cupcakes and other goodies.
Frank Spicher Jr., 15, has tried out the rabbit outfit for his stint as E.B., and the Weavers have made chocolate lollipops for him to hand out. At the Arnolds' house, Corrinne and Jan have been busy preparing the materials for bonnet-making. Using egg cartons, Corrinne has cut out hundreds of Styrofoam beaks, and their mother, Jan, has prepared the bonnet rims.
All are welcome to the party, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Carroll Baldwin Hall in Savage, at Foundry and Baltimore streets.
Thanks also to Diane Osterhaudt and Jacob Middleton, a freshman at Hammond High School, for their help.
Community spaghetti supper
Mark your calendars for Thursday and the community spaghetti supper at Murray Hill Middle School.
This free dinner (child care included) is an event to introduce the new community policing officer, Susan Ensko, to everyone. Howard County Police Chief Wayne Livesay will discuss the program during the dinner, which will be provided by Putting on the Ritzl, a catering company.
The menu includes spaghetti, chicken and salads, as well as light entertainment for the children. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Hall gets nonprofit status
Anyone attending community activities at Carroll Baldwin Hall knows what a lovely stone building it is. With its barrel vault and huge windows, this auditorium is the town's architectural gem. Best of all, it belongs to everyone - it was deeded to the community decades ago as a community center.
Hand-built of river rock and slate in the 1920s, it is a difficult building to maintain. The repairs to the slate roof and the installation of an access ramp were finished less than six months ago. Raising funds and grants for additional repairs should be easier, according to Corrine Arnold of the Carroll Baldwin Hall Memorial Association, now that the building has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit organization.
Dave Metzler, a Savage certified public accountant, worked tirelessly to put together the applications to get the status.
Metzler never wavered, and the building and the Memorial Association, which runs the building, are certified nonprofit. "It's a status that we need to get grants," Arnold said. Contributions to the hall are now fully tax-deductible.
Bethel Assembly of God
Bethel Assembly of God announces changes in the roster of deacons.
The church members elected two new deacons, Jerry Roberts and Melvin Oehlert. They will fill the vacated terms of deacons Hollis Oakes and Michael Dugan.
In less serious but more delicious matters, church members Kevin and Melissa Wilson won the church's Chili Fest on March 2. Teenie and Steve Carter won a first-place award for their broccoli cornbread.
Laurel Woods Elementary
Schoolchildren and parents at Laurel Woods Elementary are an active group.
Fourth-graders Mary Lewis, Meaca Downing and Brittany Sewell are engaged in an independent study project.
They hope to plant flowers on the school grounds, and they could use some help. The three have lots of ideas, but they need assistance and organizational tips.
Experienced gardeners who would like to help should call the school at 410-750-3335.
Members of the third-grade Eyeglass Club invited speakers from Wal-Mart's Vision Center to help them learn about eye care and safety. Among recent visitors have been Anna Usumi, manager of the center, and Rich Barnstein, an optician.
The school's PTA will hold its Spring Fest Carnival and Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at the school. Come early, for the early shopper gets the bargains.