Support regional youth at Laurel Moose Lodge dinner and dance fundraiser

Just last summer our Brock Bridge Road neighbors from the Laurel Moose Lodge moved to a new location along Route 198 heading toward Route 32. Their new home is at 3340 Laurel Fort Meade Road (the old Remington's location). In the past, the Laurel Moose Lodge provided many family activities including holiday parties, Easter Egg hunts and Back-to-School Adventures as a way to give back to the community. They also opened their doors to our local sports programs, providing support for several banquets for our youth. As many can tell, the youth of our community are important to the members of the Laurel Moose Lodge.

Once again, the Laurel Moose step up to support the youth not just in our community, but throughout Maryland, District of Columbia and Delaware during their Legacy of the Moose dinner and dance this Saturday, March 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 per person and can be purchased at the door. The event is open to the public and includes a silent auction featuring items donated by Panera Bread, Giant, Weis, Costco, Ravens Act Foundation, Bingo World, Harris Teeter, Delta Bingo, the Rose Group, Bowie Baysox Club and many more.

The dinner and dance give our local lodge the opportunity to spread the word about "the Legacy of the Moose" as it reminds members of the legacy and informs members of the important advantages that Mooseheart and Moosehaven provide to children in need. Mooseheart Child City and School is a 1,000-acre community and school for children and teens in need, and is located 40 miles from Chicago. The Moose fraternity provides the children a nurturing home-like environment and the best possible training and education through volunteerism and generous donations from across the country. The Maryland- Delaware–District of Columbia Moose Association supports one of the 30 houses in the community through a yearly commitment of $120,000 that fully funds this house. The home provides family teachers who provide "a consistent, systematic method of care, with emphasis on social-skills development." So enjoy an evening out and learn a bit more about the Loyal Order of the Moose and their commitment to support the potential leaders of our future.

Basketball winds down with this weekend, featuring the last games of the season and team pictures; coaches have the assigned picture times. Soccer begins next week for the travel teams so all players ages 8 and up will be contacted by the weekend. There is limited space remaining on some travel teams. Baseball will also begin soon for the travel teams with limited space available for those teams as well. If you forgot to register, please contact my husband, John, at 301-725-7711. Soccer and baseball for the younger group will begin at the end of March and early April. Time still remains to register but please don't wait too long as teams do fill up quickly.

Finally, congratulations to the Maryland City Recreation Council Mustang Basketball U-13 girls team as they completed their season last weekend brining home the division title. Thank you to coach Jeff Watkins for his dedication and time volunteering, and congratulations to players Dionne Johnson, Jessica Oh, Jasmin Prince, Ayana Bell, Payton Adams, Lauren Watkins, Jayla Scott, MaKenzie Jackson, Wraven Wiggins, Kiera Holtzclaw and Remi Challenger for their dedication and perseverance. Way to go girls. All other teams complete their season this weekend.

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