Alumni association organizes anti-drug celebration


October 21, 2001|By Christina Bittner | Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE BROOKLYN Park High School Alumni Association invites everyone to attend the 8th Anne Arundel County Police Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Brooklyn Park Middle School, 200 Hammonds Lane.

For the second year, the alumni association is organizing the event.

"We thought that it would be a nice thing for the community. Especially this year when people are uneasy about traveling. It's something for the community to enjoy," said Richard Arnold, alumni association secretary.

Members of the alumni association have worked all year to make this year's DARE Day more enjoyable. This year more games, food and entertainment are on tap.

Along with mainstay Jewell the DJ, a puppet show, karate demonstrations and the county police K-9 unit and helicopter are planned. Children and adults will be able to test their skills at the speed-pitch, soccer kick, putt-putt golf and toss games. Other activities will include pumpkin-painting, scarecrow-making, face-painting and mask-painting.

The Oriole Bird will make an appearance. The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit and the county Health Department will distribute information about their services. Local nonprofit organizations and PTAs will provide the refreshments.

The highlight of the day will be the children's Halloween costume parade and contest. Winners in four age categories will receive prizes, so start planning and sewing that costume.

Admission is free. A nominal fee will be charged for food and games. Proceeds will be used to support local schools and the DARE unit. There is no rain date.

Information: 410-636-3269 or 410-789-7214.

Bull roast

Members of the St. John United Methodist Church make it a priority to remember the past and renew connections with friends, relatives and former community residents. One day each year is set aside to allow everyone to come together in unity. Activities are held through the year to help support this event.

The church's Unity Day Committee will sponsor a bull roast at 3 p.m. today at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Tickets are $30: 410-636-2578.

A prayer breakfast is scheduled at 9 a.m. Oct. 27. The speaker will be the Rev. Deborah Hickman of the City Temple Baptist Church in Baltimore.

The Unity Day Celebration will take place at the 11 a.m. service Oct. 28. The Rev. Regretta Burruss Johnson of the Greater St. Paul Baptist Church in Washington will speak.

Information: 410-636-2578.

Girls' night out

Women of the community are invited at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 to the Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, for a forum on breast cancer and women's health. The free program will include dinner and door prizes. The forum is sponsored by North Arundel Hospital, the departments of health and aging, the Breast Center of the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Delmarva Foundation, Owensville Primary Care, YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Community Action Agency and Health Care Financing Administration. Reservations are required.

Information: 410-222-7979.

Fall festival

The United Methodist Women of the Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church will hold Autumn Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the church, 110 Townsend Ave. Lunch will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 410- 789-3688.

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