While many of us prepare to celebrate Halloween this week with thoughts of parties and trick-or-treating, a group of Brooklyn Park Elementary School students are sharing their feelings with our soldiers in Saudi Arabia.
Evon Lindsey's third-grade class has sent letters to the American men and women stationed in the Persian Gulf. Some of the students have relatives and friends there.
Lindsey got the idea of writing the letters after the students read "Dear Aunt Helen," a story that showed the importance and significance of writing letters to those far from home.
Some children wrote their own personal messages, such as, "God loves you," "I hope no one gets hurt," "Win the war" and "Please come home soon."
Others wrote about their plans for Halloween and school activities.
The children estimate that the letters should reach the soldiers in 10 to 12 days. All of the students are hoping that their letters will be answered so they can continue to write.
On Nov. 10, American Legion Post No. 34 will hold a fall dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 5526 Belle Grove Road.
Music will be provided by "Still Cruising." Tickets are $8 per person, which includes buffet and set-ups.
For more ticket information, call Shirley Miller, 789-5456, or you can call the post at 789-9682.
The Brooklyn Park Satellite offers diabetes and blood pressure screenings the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brooklyn Park library. Participants should use the basement entrance at 1 East 11th Ave.
For more information, call Kathy White at 222-6825.
The Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane, will provide free flu shots for county residents from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday.
Doctors recommend flu shots for healthy citizens over the age of 65, those with long-term heart and lung disease, kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, anemia or asthma, and those who have certain cancers or immunological diseases.
Flu shots should be administered annually for continued protection.
No appointments are necessary.
Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association is sponsoring a soccer tournament that begins this Friday.
Tournament registration is open to boys and girls teams, ages 8 to 18.
Games will be played on weekday and weekend evenings on two lighted fields and on weekend afternoons. All contests will take place at the Youth Athletic fields on 10th Avenue.
To register teams or for more information, call Cliff Barnes at 636-2687.
Congratulations to Pumphrey's Yolanda Dickerson for being selected membership chairwoman of the Glen Burnie Business and Professional Women's Club for 1990-91.
The membership drive will be conducted from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Harundale North County Library.
Membership is open to women and men actively engaged in business, and to women and men enrolled in college or a university.
BPW members have the opportunities for leadership experience, career development, women awareness, legislative involvement and continuing education.
For more information, please contact Dickerson at 636-1714, after 5 p.m.
Belle Grove Elementary School News: The PTA membership drive is now in progress. Dues are $2. The last day to join is Wednesday.
The school is in need of children's storybooks in good condition for its new listening library. Books should be for grades K-3. If you have any donations, contact the school at 789-8777 to arrange to drop off the books or to have them picked up.
A Halloween party and parade will take place at the school Wednesday.
The parade and judging of costumes will begin at 12:30 p.m. The parties will follow at 1 p.m. in the classrooms. The morning kindergarten students will have their party at 10 a.m.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School News: The Halloween parade will begin at 2 p.m Wednesday around the school blacktop. All children are asked to bring their costumes to school that day so they can participate. Individual parties will be held in each grade after the parade.
Friday is School Spirit Day. All children should wear blue and white.
The classroom with the most participants will receive the School Spirit Banner to hang in the classroom.
The kindergarten class visited the Brooklyn Park fire station last week as part of its studies on community awareness. The students got to sit on the fire truck, tour the ambulance and talk with the firefighters.
Park Elementary School News: A PTO Executive Board meeting is scheduled for 3:15 tomorrow at the school.
The school will have a Halloween parade at 1:45 Wednesday.
Bats, rats and witches . . . oh my! It's a Haunted House in the making and it will be ready tonight at 6:30. The back room in the Lloyd Keaser Community Center will be transformed into a home for ghoulies for the Pumphrey Halloween Party.
Admission to the haunted house and party will cost $1 per person.
Junior Girl Scout Troop 738 at Brooklyn Park Elementary School will hold its annual Halloween party today. The girls will make scarecrows, play games, have their fortunes told, and eat lots of goodies.
Costumes will be the dress for the evening. The party will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.