Students graduate from DARE Officer/friend teaches Crofton Meadows fifth-graders to say 'no'


Today is the last day of freedom for parents in Anne Arundel. Congratulations to those of you -- my son Kevin included -- who have graduated from elementary school and look forward to the new experience of middle school next year.

Fifth-grade students at Crofton Meadows have had a busy week -- graduating today from school and last week from DARE. Officer Bob Moore spent much of the winter and all spring at the school, teaching students the eight ways to say NO! Each student received a DARE T-shirt and certificate.

The class gave Moore a new cookbook -- because he loves to read cookbooks -- and a Crofton Meadows T-shirt to remember them by. Bob, as the students called him, became much more than a police officer to them; he became their friend. He went out of his way to visit them at the Arlington Echo camp out, made sure he was at the end-of-the-year picnic and never missed a band or strings concert.


Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, R-1st, will be the guest speaker at a Republican breakfast Thursday. Area voters are invited to pick up breakfast and information at Cuisine's restaurant in the Priest Bridge Business Park off Route 450. Breakfast will start at 6:30 a.m., followed by the guest speaker. The cost is $3.50 per person.


Anyone interested in joining any level of the Girl Scouts in the Crofton area is asked to call Debi Bridgett at 721-1196.


Arundel High School's Class of 1967 is making plans for its 25-year reunion. All class members and former teachers are asked to call Ann Thompson Henderson at 787-1799 and leave your name, phone number and address.


Crofton's Fourth of July fair plans are well under way. A few spaces remain for organizations that wish to set up booths, but space is limited.

Call Town Hall at 721-2301 if your organization is interested.

The celebration will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the Crofton Elementary School grounds off Duke of Kent Drive. If you remember it from years gone by, this year's event will be even bigger, with more nachos, hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones, popcorn, old-fashion lemon sticks and plenty of fun and games for children.

The Crofton Citizen of the Year award will be announced at the start of the fair, and a special salute to the Olympics will be staged.


If you are a teen in Crofton, or a person in need of a teen to do some odd jobs, the Summer Job Bank has just what you are looking for. The job bank is a referral resource for community residents who need assistance with such jobs around the house as yard care, pet sitting, house sitting, child care and other chores that can be handled by persons under age 18.

Fees are negotiated between the teens and the person doing the hiring. Parents should be part of the negotiations.

If your teen would like to be on the referral list, they can fill out the form at Town Hall. If you are an adult and in need of the service, call Town Hall at 721-2301.


Open Door of Baltimore is accepting registration for children ages 5-12 for its summer camp program at Crofton Woods Elementary School. Ongoing activities include sports, cooking, drama, music and movies. Field trips are planned to the Washington Zoo, Goddard Space Center, Skateland and more.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday though Friday. Social Services subsidies are available.


Registration has begun for the before- and after-school day care at Crofton Woods Elementary in September.

For more information, call 666-0320.

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