Names of World War II veterans sought

May 14, 2006

The Savage Historical Society is seeking help in identifying the names of residents of Savage who served in the military during World War II.

Steven Storch of Storch's grocery store has donated a poster honoring these residents. The poster listed their names inscribed in three "V"s (for victory). The poster was displayed in the store during World War II, and the names have faded away.

The society is creating a replica and is seeking the names of these residents, their branch of service, date of entry into the military and date of release, a photograph in uniform (or civilian attire) and any memories of Savage, especially during World War II, that neighbors would like to share.

During Savagefest, the historical society will have a receptacle in its booth to collect this information, which can also be mailed to SHS, P.O. Box 73, Savage 20763-0073. Or call 301-725-1241 to arrange to drop off material or arrange a pickup. A file is being created on Savage residents in the military, past and future, and any contributions to it are welcome.

The society will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St., Savage. Those who attend should use the side entrance, off Foundry Street.

Civil War buff Ed Antal will speak. The topic will be "Guilford Civil War Soldier -- Found."

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 301-725-1241.

Celebration set at Laurel Museum

The Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., will mark its 10th anniversary with a free community celebration that will include refreshments and the dedication of a commemorative brick walkway. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 21.

The museum is showing its 10th anniversary exhibit, Stories From the Attic: 10 Years of Collecting. Objects from the museum's collection are on display along with the stories behind them.

Admission is free. Museum and gift shop hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Group tours can be arranged at other times by appointment.

Information: 301-725-7975.

VFW Post 8097 plans bingo, lunch

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8097, 7109 Montevideo Road, Jessup, will hold a bingo, lunch and bake sale at 12:30 p.m. May 21.

Lunch will be served from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bingo is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The bake sale will continue until it is sold out.

Information: 410-799-5868.

Ice Cream Taste-Off for teens Saturday

The Savage branch library, 9525 Durness Lane, is planning an Ice Cream Taste-Off for teens, ages 11 and older, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Participants can compare ice cream flavors from different companies and learn about the ice cream-making business.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-880-5980.

Around Town

At the library -- The Savage branch library's Non-Fiction Book Club will discuss Fermat's Last Theorem, by Amir D. Aczel, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is not needed. Copies of the book are available at the branch. The library is at 9525 Durness Lane. 410-880- 5980.

Bluegrass band -- Savage Bluegrass will appear at My Way Restaurant and Bar 9920 Washington Blvd., North Laurel at 7 p.m. May 23. There is no cover charge. 301-497-9494.

Savagefest -- This year's Savagefest is to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3 and noon to 5 p.m. June 4. A parade kicks off the event June 3, and rides, ponies, music, food, vendors and other treats are planned. Exhibitors are needed for a car show. To participate: Corrine Arnold, 301-725-4959. Information about the festival or to participate in it or the parade: Jennifer Weaver, 301-317-1916.

PACE -- Savage Senior Center offers an eight-week PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) class Wednesday and Friday afternoons. The class uses gentle activities, performed in sitting or standing positions, to increase joint flexibility and range of motion and to maintain muscle strength. The technique can reduce pain and improve quality of life. The cost is $20. A release form is required. Savage Senior Center is at 9525 Durness Lane. Edith Bennett, 410-880-5915.

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