We can remember as children how much fun and excitement we had hunting for eggs at church after the Easter Sunday service. Our parents would dress us up in the most beautiful dresses, and we would finally get to put those brand new cha-cha heels on. But like everything else,times have changed and we have entered the egg hunts of the '90s.
Easter egg hunts are now all-day affairs. And children no longer just dye eggs, but create designer eggs and autograph them. They have breakfast with the Easter Bunny and get their pictures taken, too. Community organizations are being very creative in planning their hunts this year.
The Arundel Improvement Association will have its hunt for children up to age 11 Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the AIA Hall, 710 Cross Street.
The Planning Action Committee (PAC) of Pumphrey will sponsorits annual Easter Egg Hunt from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Lloyd Keaser Community Center, Belle Grove Road.
Children between the ages of 2 and 12 are invited to participate. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures for a small fee. Prizes will also be given away.
The Resurrection Lutheran Church, Hammonds Lane, will have a community egg hunt at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Gifts will be given to each child up to the age of 10. Prizes will be given to the best egg hunters and a visit by the Easter Bunny is expected.
Reservations should be made to attend this event. Call 789-0415.
TheBelle Grove Improvement Association will sponsor its community egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Belle Grove Elementary School.
For tickets, call Cathy Calabrese at 636-0766.
Belle Grove Elementary School news: The next meeting of the May Fair Committee will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Volunteers are still needed in many areas and are urged to attend the meeting. For more information, call 789-6052.
Today and tomorrow, the PTA and May Fair Committee will sponsor a canned-good and white elephant drive. Children are asked to bring in these items to be used at the May Fair. Prizes will begiven to the classes with the most participation.
The Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School band will be performing Wednesday at the Middle/Junior High Festival.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: The Science Fair is under way and students will be viewing the projects today and tomorrow.
Parents can visit tomorrow at 7 p.m. for a special viewing. At this time, the students may disassemble their projects and take them home.
Trophies for first-,second- and third-place winners will be awarded during a special presentation at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. All parents are also invited to attend this program.
The Easter fund-raiser items will be coming in this week. Watch for a notice that will be sent home with each child listing the days and hours that the items may be picked up.
At 10 a.m. Thursday, the morning kindergarten students will be visiting a local dentist in conjunction with their study of proper dental care.
Park Elementary School news: There will be a Chapter 1 PAC Meeting at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Math Club will meet at 3p.m. Friday.
The winners of the 1991 Science Fair program have been announced. Two winners were picked from each grade and two participants were picked to represent the school at the county level. Congratulations to the following students: Teresa Weaver and Gregory York, third grade; Dwayne Campbell and Angel Heath, fourth grade; Stacey LaBella and Robert Langley, fifth grade; and Steven Lloyd and Lorraine Wagner, sixth grade.
The winners of $50 savings bonds were Dwayne Campbell and Stacey LaBella.
The North County Knights ParentsClub needs someone to oversee the concession stand during spring sports events. Many people have volunteered to help, but one person is needed to open the stand and take charge. If you are interested in helping with this position, contact Cindy Barton, 761-1784.
Many local, civic, education and business firms award scholarships to outstanding seniors who need financial assistance for training or education. About 25 awards ranging from $100 to $500 will be handed out.
Be sure to obtain an application from the guidance office and return it before the April 19 deadline.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, 410 Jeffrey St., will be sponsoring an Ice Cream Social from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the school hall. Banana splits ($2.25), sundaes ($1.75) and pie a la mode are just a few of the treats being offered.Everyone is welcome.
The parish will sponsor a bingo in the school hall at 7:45 p.m. Friday. Come on out and bring a friend with you.
An Arundel Improvement Association general meeting will be at8 p.m. Thursday, at the AIA hall. Members will be discussing the upcoming Easter egg hunt.
The Ways and Means Committee will be havinga Stanley Home Party, featuring a "Spring Cleaning Sale" at 8 p.m. Monday at the AIA hall. Refreshments will be served. If you cannot attend but would like to place an order, call Helen Cashen, 789-2972.
Blood pressure screenings will be conducted by nurse Ella Jackson from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Lloyd Keaser Community Center, 5757 Belle Grove Road. The screenings are open to all age groups in the community.
The Brooklyn Health Association will have its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brooklyn Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane.
For more information, call 789-4028.
Girl Scout Troop 31 recently announced the winners of the "marble robin eggcount," conducted in February at the Glen Burnie Mall Girl Scout Jamboree.
The object of the contest was to guess the the number of candied eggs in the glass jar.
Two girls guessed the correct amount,120 eggs. They were Chrissy Franklin from Troop 722 and Anna Stamosfrom Troop 325.
Each girl received the eggs as their prize. Congratulations!
The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association willpresent its basketball awards at a ceremony 7 p.m. Friday at Brooklyn Park Elementary School in the cafeteria. Every child who participated in the program will receive an award.
The Oriole Bird will makea guest appearance, and ice cream and cupcakes will be served. All parents, players, cheerleaders and coaches are invited to attend.
The association will host a season-ending, fund-raising basketball game between the coaches and parents of the BPYAA basketball program. The game will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School.
Donations will be accepted in lieu of an admission fee, with the proceeds going to defray the expenses of the basketball awards ceremony. Hot dogs, sodas and baked goods will be on sale. Come out and cheer for your favorite team!
The association will have its monthly meeting at the Northern District Police Station, 939 Hammonds Lane, in the community room 8:30 p.m. Monday.
On the agenda is a discussion about the baseball season and the upcoming raffle.
Inpreparation for the Pumphrey Easter egg hunt, the Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor an "Egg Dye Session" at 5 p.m. Thursday, at the Lloyd Keaser Community Center. Children of all ages are invited to participate.
The Planning Action Committee would like to thank Harbor Hospital for donating the eggs.
The Brooklyn Park Commodore Computer Users' Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight atthe Brooklyn Park Library, 1 East 11th Ave.
The group offers instruction, demonstrations and discussion.
For more information, call761-2119, between 6 and 9 p.m.
The Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 14th Avenue.
The club has chosen March and April as beautification months.
Now is the time to cleanup your yards and plant your flowers and shrubs for the spring.
In conjunction with this program, the guest speakers will be neighborswho offer home improvement or handy-man services.