Butterbean Softball Tournament seeks teams [North Laurel/Savage]

Mark your calendars now and get your team together for the fourth annual Butterbean Co-ed Softball Tournament. All proceeds will go to fund the Lauren T Giddings Memorial Fund.

The tournament starts at 8 a.m. with a three-game guarantee. Team fees are $250 each. There will also be plenty to do even if you don't play ball. There will be a corn hole tournament, a 50/50 raffle live music and a DJ. Come out for the delicious BBQ food.


They are looking for supporters, teams and, of course, those coming out to just have fun. To learn more, contact Christine Kirkley at ckirkley@yahoo.com. Lauren Giddings grew up in North Laurel and sadly left us too early in life. The tournament was named after her beloved dog, Butterbean, and held because Lauren loved to play softball.

The Reservoir PTSA will hold a yard sale on Sept. 26 in their main parking lot. The sales kick off at 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. Cost to rent a space is $25. This includes three parallel parking spaces, two for your stuff and one for your car. Spaces are first come, first served. Food will be sold by the PTSA and Boosters and no food is allowed by vendors. For questions contact Christine Bulbul at cbulbul@verizon.net.. Rental form is available online at http://reservoirptsa.wikispaces.com/

The Howard County NAACP will hold its second annual job fair at the Savage Fire Station on Sept. 22. The job fair will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the stations community room. For more information contact Tryphenia Ellis-Johnson, 410-533-0523 or tryphenia1023@comcast.net.

The Southern Howard County Civic Association will hold its annual picnic on Sept 19, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Pavilion in North Laurel. For more information call Bibi Perrotte-Foston, 240-786-5747.

Atholton High's special needs students are offering free help for businesses. Let them do simple office work for you. They are even open to trying new projects for the community.

They can complete mailings and even drop it off at the post office, if needed. They can file, put together folders, hole punch, count tickets or coins, shred documents, as well as stuff goodie bags, wrap gifts and make buttons.

If you are interested, contact Sharon Cantor at sharon_cantor@hcpss.org. I know I have vowed to use their services this year. How about you?

Hammond High Boosters will hold their fourth annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 26. Money raised will support activities at the school. For questions, contact John Hagerty jhagerty@aarp.org or call 202-330-3828.

I am saddened to report that Kelly Coon, a long time North Laurel resident and friend to many, passed away from cancer. My sympathies to his family, especially his wife Myrtle Coon.

Happy birthday to Bob Brimmer and Ryan Williams, who are both celebrating in the upcoming week and enjoy your Labor Day weekend.