Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

May 26, 2004

School-supplies drive seeks to aid low-income families

Prepare for Success has begun its fund-raising campaign to buy backpacks and school supplies for the 2004-2005 school year for Howard County children from low-income families.

Contributions can be mailed to Prepare for Success, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia 21045.

The project has provided school supplies and a new backpack to almost 4,000 county children over the past three years.

Information: Mike Clark, 410-309-9695.

Geriatric services group is meeting this morning

The Coalition of Geriatric Services will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. today at Sunrise Assisted Living, 6500 Freetown Road, Columbia.

Tom Balles of Tai Sophia Institute in North Laurel will discuss "Healing in Action."

Information: 410-964-9616.

Volunteer of the Year nominees being sought

Nomination forms are available for Howard County's 2004 Volunteer of the Year awards.

Nominees must live or volunteer in Howard County. Their work should have a significant impact on a person or on the community.

Each nominee will be recognized by the county executive and the County Council at a ceremony Sept. 28. One nominee will be selected to represent Howard County and its volunteers at the statewide Maryland You Are Beautiful volunteer recognition program in Annapolis.

Nomination forms are available at library branches and on the Internet at www.co.ho.md. us. They must be postmarked by Aug. 20.

Information: 410-313-2022.

Breakfast planned on day of memorial's dedication

Columbia American Legion Post 300 will hold a prayer breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop, 8630 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia.

The prayer breakfast is part of nationwide American Legion ceremonies honoring the dedication of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, which is scheduled the same day.

Veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families are invited to the free breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Uniforms or civilian clothing may be worn; wearing ribbons or medals is encouraged.

The public is invited to attend the prayer service and ceremony from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. The ceremony pays tribute to veterans of all wars, with thanks to veterans of World War II. Prisoners of war and those missing in action also will be honored.

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