BPHS alumni to hold 2nd all-school reunion


July 28, 2002|By Christina Bittner | Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IT ISN'T OFTEN that reunions are held for an entire school. It's difficult enough to organize a reunion for a single class.

But the Brooklyn Park High School Alumni Association has risen to the occasion. The association's Second Annual Brooklyn Park High School All Class Reunion will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Nov. 2 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

Brooklyn Park High School closed in 1990 to make way for a community middle school and North County High.

The building on Hammonds Lane was renovated for multipurpose use. It now is the home of the Chesapeake Arts Center, the North County Recreation Center, the Brooklyn Park Senior Center, the County Police Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education offices and Brooklyn Park Middle School.

At the reunion last year, 380 alumni and guests joined to celebrate the 36-year history of the school.

In many ways it was like a family reunion: Three generations of Brooklyn Parkers attended that school.

Parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents reminisced about what the school was like when they were there.

Members of the faculty were on hand to see their former students, now grown with children and grandchildren.

This year's reunion will feature a traditional Maryland bull and oyster roast, beer, soda and dessert. A disc jockey will provide the music.

Tickets are $35.

As an added attraction, all who attend the reunion are invited to visit the school to tour the Chesapeake Arts Center and the Brooklyn Park Middle School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Tours will begin on the half-hour and will leave from the Chesapeake Arts Gallery in the old BPHS library.

To purchase tickets or to reserve a table, call 410-636-3269 or 410-789-7214.

Crab cake dinner

If the high price of crabs has prevented you from enjoying them this summer, don't miss the annual crab cake dinner sponsored by the St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church.

The dinner will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 in the church hall, 4708 Prudence St. in Curtis Bay.

Each dinner will consist of two crab cakes, crab soup, all-you-can-eat vegetables, dessert and beverages.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 5 to 12. Children age 5 and younger will be admitted free. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and carry-outs will be available.

Information: 410-355-5740, 410-360-2833 or 410-789-3013.

St. Athanasius will hold its monthly bingo party Friday in the church hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the games will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments may be purchased from 6 to 7 p.m. and during intermission.

Information: 410-355-5740 or 410-792-2481 or 410-850-4488.

Children and the Bible

Children ages 3 to sixth grade are invited to take part in the "Vacation Bible Experience" at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3909 Pennington Ave.

Participants will be able to learn music, the making of crafts and sharing skills. Classes will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 to 9.

Information: 410-355-4860.

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