Hospital's annual benefit race to be run June 17

NEIGHBORS

May 30, 2001|By Donna Koros Stramella | Donna Koros Stramella,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

KAROLY DOMOTOR OF Hungary will likely travel the farthest for North Arundel Hospital's Annual Father's Day Race. And with his usual time of 36 minutes for a 10-kilometer run, he'll likely give local runners some competition.

The fifth 10-K race, co-sponsored by North Arundel Hospital and the Annapolis Striders running club, will benefit the hospital's cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program.

Held in memory of past runner and hospital nurse Patricia O'Brien, the race will begin at 8 a.m. June 17.

The 6.2-mile course, certified by USA Track & Field, begins and ends at the hospital, winding through residential streets and Baltimore-Annapolis Trail Park. Registration is $12 by mail and $15 on race day.

Prizes will be presented to the top finishers. A post-race party will feature grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, ice cream, bagels, soda, juice and beer.

Last year's event attracted 500 runners and raised more than $7,000 for the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department.

Among this year's registered runners, Domotor is a bit of a mystery. Organizers of the run say they do not know how Domotor found out about the event but that he applied through the Striders' Web site.

"We usually have runners from six or seven different states, but we've never had a runner from overseas," said race director Evan Thomas.

Information: Thomas at 410-760-9188 or ethomasjr@prodigy.net; or Neal Hinkle, 410-987-5649.

The entry form is posted online at www.annapolisstriders.org.

Bingo and pasta

Glen Burnie Moose Family Center at 1911 Crain Highway will be the site for an Italian dinner and bingo Sunday. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and bingo games start at 2 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by the Glen Burnie Moose and the parents of Boy Scout Troop 533. Tickets are $20 and include dinner and cards for 20 regular games.

The menu features spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, rolls and dessert.

Free coffee and soda will be available all day.

Proceeds will benefit Scouting programs.

Information or tickets: Shelva Engle, 410-766-8810.

Retirees' silver anniversary.

The next meeting of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees' Glen Burnie chapter will mark the silver anniversary of its founding in the summer of 1976.

The luncheon is planned for noon June 12 at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church hall, 7434 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. The cost is $6.

The agenda includes installation of new officers.

Frank Atwater, national president of NARFE, will administer oaths to Ed Thomas, chapter president; Stan Jacobs, first vice president; Norma Beauchamp, second vice president; Bill Gaston, secretary; and Barbara Jacobs, treasurer.

Information: Thomas at 410-761-1054.

Birthday meeting

The Glen Burnie chapter of AARP will meet at noon Monday at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association building, 19 Crain Highway.

The group will celebrate "everybody's birthday party" with a members-only buffet luncheon. Table decorations will reflect each month of the year, and a birthday cake will be served. Entertainment will be provided by the Pascal Go-Getters.

Those attending are asked to bring nonperishable food items or paper products for donation to the North County Emergency Outreach Network.

The meeting is the chapter's last before a summer break. Sessions will resume Sept. 10.

Reservations for the chapter's Sept. 3-7 trip to Branson, Mo., are being accepted. Trip information: Neoma Dearing at 410-766-4667.

Information on the AARP chapter: Betty Harris, 410-766-2368.

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