As a parent, to lose a child is the hardest thing you can endure. To lose your child to suicide makes the pain so much worse.
Marilyn Petersen lost her son in 2002 but is trying to help others. She is the owner of Looks Salon and Spa. The salon will hold a fundraiser for Grassroots for Suicide Prevention on Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phyllis Puccio, a North Laurel resident, works at Looks and will participate in this event. Why not call now to book one of our own, Phyllis, and help this cause? They will offer special pricing, prizes and even have a DJ. All haircuts, blow dry, manicures, eyebrow waxing and 30-minute massages are at special prices and 100 percent of the money goes to Grassroots.
You can also rent a station for a couple of weeks to advertise your business. That money will also go to Grassroots.
Looks has raised over $10,000 for Grassroots over the last 10 years. Let's make this year their best year yet. If you have any questions or would like more information, call Looks at 410-313-9030.
Do not forget that school starts on Aug. 27. Watch out for students walking to school or at bus stops.
Hammond High School's back to school night will be Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.
Did you miss the meeting to get your student a parking pass at their school? Well, do not panic. There is a meeting on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Hammond High and Sept. 6 at Marriotts Ridge at 7 p.m. or Oakland Mills at 6 p.m. Students must have a permit to park at the schools and the student and parent must attend a meeting.
Reservoir High School will hold its Fall Sportsmanship meeting on Aug. 28. All students and their parents must attend.
Resurrection of Our Lord will hold a yard sale Oct. 20. The church is selling spaces for $20 or $25 for a space with a table and chair. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the parish office at 410-792-7982 for an application. The church is at 8402 Brock Bridge Road.
St. Francis of Assisi will hold a yard sale on Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20 for 2 spaces, $5 for additional spaces. For information, contact Joan Morris- firstname.lastname@example.org or Gail Brown email@example.com. The church is at 8300 Old Columbia Road in Fulton.
Hammond Elementary School is looking for lunch and recess monitors. The hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are interested, call Aaron Tark, assistant principal, at 410-880-5890 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are your calendars marked for the North Laurel Civic Association's annual picnic on Sept. 16? The picnic will be held at the High Ridge Park.
If you are interested in helping with the planning, or want more information about the Civic Association, contact Bibi Perrotte-Foston at email@example.com.