Rodgers Forge: Celebration gives a boost to Towson High School sports

This week's Towson High School Sports Boosters fundraising event is not only an opportunity to celebrate, but more importantly, is a chance to assist in the renovation of the school's football field and adjoining grounds.

The event will be held Saturday, April 28, 7 to 11 p.m. at the Country Club of Maryland, Stevenson Lane.

The feast includes a full dinner buffet, beer, wine, soda and music by DJ, D. Hochrein. There will also be a silent auction, money wheels, 50/50 raffles and a "Mystery Wine Table."

Tickets are $65 per person or two for $125. Make checks payable to THS Sports Boosters. Proper dress required, no jeans.

To purchase tickets or make a donation, contact John Ginsburg at; Shelley Wiglesworth at; Jamie Ryan at; or Kelly Chesser at

Forge resident and THS parent, Sharon Minick, notes that the Towson Sports Booster Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so all donations are tax deductible. She's happy to answer any questions at

If you are unable to attend the function, you may send a tax deductible donation to the boosters at the school: Towson High School, 69 Cedar Ave., Towson, MD 21286.

After months of planning, pep rallies and mounting excitement, the 16th annual Rodgers Forge Elementary School Tech Trek is about to burst forth.

On May 6, from 1 to 4 p.m., Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium will again be the scene of this exhilarating event.

A walk-a-thon, food, a silent auction and lots more excitement promises another Tech Trek to remember.

This event fun for everyone, and is a terrific fundraiser for cutting-edge technology at Rodgers Forge.

Several local businesses have contributed money for the cause and items for the silent auction. For instance, the Rodgers Forge Community Association approved a $500 donation at its April board meeting.

Contributions may still be made by contacting the school at 410-889-3176. Let's all help this exciting endeavor by donating or participating. Let's help keep Rodgers Forge Elementary in the forefront of the technological age.

On May 12, Rodgers Forge residents will be greatly aided in that spring ritual: house cleaning.

The annual Dumpster Day will accept numerous items, and organizations such as AmVets, Goodwill Industries and the Loading Dock will take other items.

Rodgers Forge board member Janine Schofield, who is heading up the event, tells us all necessary information is in the April edition of the Rodgers Forge newsletter.

Pinky Howard and everyone at St. Pius X school and parish are hoping this marvelous weather (at least it was at press time) will be on tap for the St. Pius Carnival, May 18, 19 and 20.

While marking those dates on your calendar, think what you could donate to the carnival's various booths — used books, collectibles and gently used clothes.

These contributions will be happily accepted May 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; May 13 from noon to 6 p.m.; and May 14 to May 17, 3:15 to 9 p.m.

The drop off site is the gym door, behind the school, 6432 York Road.

Watch for details in our next column, which will appear just before the carnival dates.

Congratulations to fifth-grader Caitlin O'Leary, who was awarded a Carson Scholarship from Rodgers Forge Elementary School.

Caitlin was also among the winners of the Baltimore County Reading Council's Young Authors Contest. She won for her poem, "Summer Days with You."

Two second-graders from Rodgers Forge, Lydia Howard and Natalie Russell, joined Caitlin in the winners circle for their poems, "The Waterfall" and "You," respectively. We offer a huge round of applause to all three.

Literature was also the topic at Dumbarton Middle School, where Caroline Ware was selected as one of the 2012 Maryland State Finalists in the "Letters about Literature" contest. Caroline is now eligible to advance to the national level.

This unique exercise asked that all contestants write a letter to an author describing how that author's work somehow changed their view of the world or of themselves. Caroline wrote her piece to the late Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of "The Secret Garden."

Congratulations, Caroline, and best of luck at the next level.

Till we meet again ...

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