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North Laurel/Savage: Gorman Crossing students take a trip around the globe during world cultures week

By Donna Thewes, donnathewes@yahoo.com 301-604-2958

May 7, 2012

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The fourth grade at Gorman Crossing Elementary School held a "world cultures week" recently and invited parents and community members to share the cultures. The presenters talked about the weather, clothing, traditions, food and schooling and all aspects of life in their native land.

The Gorman Crossing administration would like to thank the following for their presentations: Mrs. Santhosh (India), Mrs. Kirk (Spain), Mr. Stakias (Greece), Mr. Tu (China), Mrs. Lechner (Canada), Mrs. Gueye (Senegal), Ms. Abraha (Ethiopia), Mr. Amoako (Ghana), Mrs. Gutierrez (Ecuador), Mrs. Michaels (Puerto Rico) and Mr. Uwimana (Rwanda).

Officer Josh Mouton has been transferred to another assignment and will be leaving the Police Office. Officer Mouton has been a great resource for our community and will be missed. He will be replaced by Officer Chris Valentine.

If you would like to reach Officer Valentine, call 410-313-0636 or 410-313-0644 or email cvalentine@howardcountymd.gov. Emma Young is still the Liaison for the office. She can be reached at the numbers above or at eyoung@howardcountymd.gov.

The North Laurel Civic Association will be holding their monthly meeting on May 17 starting at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. There will be a presentation by Royal Farms about developing on Route 1, an update on the Deer Springs Development, proposed for the High Ridge area and Quinton Askew, from the MultiService Center.

Speaking of the MultiService Center, Girl Scout Troop 1508 recently collected books, toys and money to help the center with supplies for children. They collected 271 books plus educational toys and games at the Columbia Books A Million. They also collected money to create shelves, buy paint and rugs. Great job to Brook Simmons, Claire McCaulley, Christina Barrett, Caroline Utz and Amy Cornell.

Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 8402 Brock Bridge Road, is having a yard sale on May 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be breakfast and lunch available.

The Savage Historical Society will meet on May 21 at 7 p.m. at the F&M Center, 9032 Baltimore St. The topic is the Carroll Baldwin Hall renovations with presenters Brian Clifford and Louise Thornton. Call Helen Rushing at 301-725-1241 with questions.

Girl Scout Troop 1508 will hold a yard sale at the Community Center May 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. Spaces are $15. To book a space, go to wepay.com/events/yard-sale or NLaurelyardsale@gmail.com

Girl Scout Troop 1208 will be fundraising at Chick fil-A on May 15 at the Contee Road location after 4 p.m. Mention the troop as you make your purchase and some of the proceeds will go to helping the girls finance a trip to Europe.

The United Methodist Church of Savage will be presenting the story of Job in modern day on May 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and also May 19 at 2 p.m. Bring a donation to their food pantry for admission. They are located at 9050 Baltimore St.

The Community Center will be holding its monthly Saturday Night at the Movies on May 19. The movie will be "Despicable Me" starting at 6 p.m. To register, call 410-313-0390.