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Do you know a community resident worthy of the Crofton Citizen of the Year award?

If so, call Town Hall right away at 721-2301 and ask for the nomination form. The award will be announced at the annual Fourth of July celebration. Nominees must live in the special tax district; those who nominate them can live anywhere. Nominees must have contributed to the community through volunteer efforts. All nominations must be turned into Town Hall no later than Saturday.

The Greater Crofton Jaycees have counted votes for the prettiest baby and have found the winners. Amanda Sullivan won first place; Caitlin Beylo, second; and Michael Tull, third. Winners TTC received plaques and other honors, including dinners to area restaurants. Proceeds will benefit future programs for youths in the greater Crofton community.

How many of you know that a school's guidance office is a full-time, year-round job? I didn't, but I do now. It's nice to know that you can call the office at any time -- even during the summer -- if you have concerns about your child or questions about educational programs. Call the school to schedule an appointment.

A reminder from Arundel High School: If you are in need of a schedule change, please do so as soon as possible this summer. Remember, a change will only be considered if a student is a senior and needs a particular course to graduate; is registered for a course out of sequence; has failed a prerequisite; has already passed the course; passes the course in summer school; presents a written recommendation by a college or employer; presents a medical excuse certified by a physician, or presents a teacher's written recommendation.

Please call the school's guidance office from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, to make an appointment with your child's counselor.

* Attention former students: The school has published "The History Of Arundel High School," and is selling copies for $5 to benefit the scholarship fund. The book is very popular and is a great gift. I went to Arundel many years ago, and intend to get a few copies for myself and for friends who live out of town.

For book orders, call the school at 674-6500.

Congratulations to Patricia Richman, who won the student handbook cover design contest at Crofton Middle School. Patricia won a Sony Walkman and lunch with Principal Walker Bruso. When you get your handbook copy this fall, look at Patricia's design on the cover.

Winners of the Crofton Scrabble Club's May play included Robin Schlauch, of College Park; Gloria DeCesare, of Crofton; Donna Anderson, of Arnold; Rubye Richard, of Bowie; Michael Rubb, of Crofton, and Rhoda Perry and Genie McGarry of Mitchellville.

McGarry was the evening's high scorer, amassing 849 points in two games. Mary Lou Goetz of Davidsonville and challenger Sharon Hall of Arnold will compete during June for the local championship. Play will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Crofton Country Club's Kiwanis Activities Room. New players are welcome.

For more information, call club Director Bill Burlison at 721-0595 or 261-6031.

For the next two weeks, the Crofton library is accepting registrations for the CREW program, Curious Readers Exploring the World. The program is free and open to children entering grades one through six this fall. It will run through July 24.

Children will receive a logbook and game sheet to chart their reading progress. Those who register will be eligible for prize drawings at the end of the program. For more information, call the library at 222-7915.

* Take the kids to the library Thursday to see Priscilla Cummings, author of the "Chadwick the Crab" books. Cummings will discuss how she created Chadwick and will introduce new Chadwick music. So be there at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m.

* The library is trying to keep kids busy this summer. That's why library officials also have invited master storyteller Marc Spiegel to perform his original stories, poems and songs at 2 and 3 p.m. June 29.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Route 450 in Crofton, holds a Sunday service at 8:30 a.m. and a Holy Communion service at 10:45 a.m. Communion also is given at an 8:30 a.m. service on alternate Sundays.

An informal Saturday service is held at 5 p.m., with communion given the first Saturday of each month.

No adult or children's Sunday school classes will be held during the summer. Vacation Bible School is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon July 6-10 for children three years old through fifth-graders. Advance registration is required. Call Donna Howar at 987-7476 or the church at 721-2332.

The Crofton Athletic Council has completed its walk-in registration for fall sports. Those who did not attend may send their registration forms to the C.A.C., P.O. Box 3402, Crofton, 21114.

The fall sports program includes soccer and football. Registration fees for soccer are $30; for football, $45. These prices will increase to $40 for soccer and $55 for football after July 22. Remember, only the registrar can register children, who also must have a liability waiver for the 1992 season.

For more information, call Sue Haller at 261-0196 or 721-4734.

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