Halloween party's stars: the costumed partygoers


November 02, 2001|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FOR A sleepy, residential area, a lot happens here in just a week.

For starters, the afternoon Halloween party held Sunday at Carroll Baldwin Hall was a raging success. The hall was festooned with hanging moss and chains dangling from the lights. Admission was a bag of candy to be distributed as prizes for the games.

Inside were refreshments and a half-dozen traditional games, such as ring toss and guess-the-weight-of-the-pumpkin. But the most entertaining aspect was the partygoers themselves. Contrary to reports that firefighter and police uniforms were this year's hot outfit, children from Savage seemed to lean to the more predictable: black-robed ghouls (mostly boys) and hip outfits from the movie Josie and the Pussycats (mostly girls).

And there was the usual smattering of witches and animals. Among the more memorable outfits were the 2-year-old, dressed as a red cardboard Lego piece, and the young lady dressed as Judge Judy - complete with lace collar and a wooden meat tenderizer as a gavel. There were prizes for all of the participants.

Events such as this one require a lot of community participation. Kudos and thanks to the judges: Ellen Waff, Caroline Adami and Mae Jenkins, who selected the prize winners. Chemeine and John Day of Savage helped to organize the event. Susan Scruggs popped lots of popcorn and packaged it for treats at the refreshment table. Jennifer Weaver made cupcakes and cookies.

Kudos, too, to the Thims family, especially the younger members: Alex, Nicole and Jennifer, who helped run the games.

Many thanks to Corrinne Arnold and Jennifer Weaver for putting this party together.

Frank Spicher, Savage Community Association president, and his wife, Sharon, who writes the organization's newsletter, are resigning their positions because of the press of personal duties and work schedules. They will be missed.

Dolphin reigns

Laurel Woods Elementary pupils have chosen a new mascot. The student votes on mascot candidates were tallied, and the dolphin won. It's a nice choice - the dolphin is intelligent, learns new skills and is very playful.

The school recently designated a lighthouse as the new official logo for posters and classroom materials.

For the second year in a row, the Laurel Woods Elementary staff has invited all members of the school community to a spaghetti supper, Nov. 12-13. Parents, children who will attend Laurel Woods in the future and other members of the extended school family are welcome at this get-together to celebrate the community's spirit and diversity. Register today. It is difficult to plan the number of dinners needed without the number who plan to attend.

Information: 410-880-5960.

Busy November

Mark your calendars: The weekend of Nov. 17-18 promises to be busy.

First of all, the postponed Community Cleanup will be held. The county has offered to place trash bins by Savage Cemetery on Baltimore Street. It's a good time to throw out dilapidated furniture, old tarps and other items cluttering the house before the holidays bring guests and gifts.

This is not the place to dump flammables, hazardous waste, construction debris or tires. Use common sense - and please be neat.

After a busy day hauling refuse, what nicer way to relax than with a good laugh at the community hall? The Screaming Puppets, an improvisational comedy troupe, will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to this family-friendly, clever show are $10 for adults, with discounts for tickets purchased with coupons from the community newsletter. Tickets for children and senior citizens are $5.

At 6 p.m. Nov. 18, the churches of Savage join together for a community Thanksgiving service, to be held at Bethel Assembly of God on Vollmerhausen Road.

Information: the Rev. Galen Menne at Savage United Methodist Church, 301-725-7630.

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