By Chris Folks, CBFolksWL@aol.com 301-490-0797
10:23 AM EDT, March 14, 2012
Spring has sprung! Have we ever had such an early and warm spring?
West Laurel is especially beautiful in the spring, and it's good to see neighbors out and about.
The Bond Mill Drama Club presented "Night at the Wax Museum" on March 3. Forty-two young thespians, from grades two through four, kicked up their heels and sang their hearts out in the annual Drama Club play.
What's a play without stage crew? The crew for this production included fifth-graders Anya Hinkle, Alicia Vasquez, Joseph Wete, Barron Darby and Isaiah Oshinnaiye.
Bond Mill parent Kristen Ruiz came back to direct, and Bond Mill music teacher Rolanda Brown was the music director.
The talented Bond Mill Elementary actors portrayed inquisitive students (Payton Albers, Justyn Bunkley, Olivia Simmons, Robby Kunze, Rebecca Fairall, Sarah Webb, Aubrie Wilson, Elijah Oshinnaiye, Kayla Hendershot); Cleopatra (Alondra Castillo); Butch Cassidy (Patrick Dwyer); Sundance Kid (Aaron Wilson); Blackbeard (Elijah Clary); Calamity Jane (Chantal Greaves); pirates (Anthony Teed and Ryan Sokolowsky); Lizzie Borden (Julia Knisley); Henry VII (Chase Van der Have); and many more characters.
Principal Justin FitzGerald with faculty, parents and students, had very important roles on and off the stage. They pulled off another very successful Drama Club extravaganza.
Congratulations to all.
Bond Mill Elementary students raised more than $3,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during the Pasta for Patients program, which is quite an accomplishment.
Kathy Hass' class raised the most so they will be enjoying a lunch generously provided by the Olive Garden.
The Bond Mill families are always so very generous.
Coffee for Seniors is on April 5, at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center. Guest speaker Cpl. Kelvin Scruggs, of thePrince George's County Police Department, will talk about the science of solving crimes.
Host is Pfc. Kenneth Hibbert, and the activity is open to all seniors.
HappySt. Patrick's Day. Enjoy the wonderful weather.