Food, games and frolic to kick off Pumphrey Day festivities


Friends, families and members of the Pumphrey community are invited to attend the third annual Pumphrey Day on Saturday.

A kickoff parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in front of Bingo World and will continue along Belle Grove Road to the Lloyd Keaser Center.

The parade will include the Cherry Hill Cheerettes, a group of 110 boys and girls; the newly elected King and Queen of Pumphrey; a motorcycle club; clowns; and the Pumphrey Pompom Squad.

Entertainment will be provided throughout the day, with exhibitions by the Severna Park Gymnastics Team; Maryland's Best Karate Team; the Modern Dancers from the county Department of Recreation and Parks; and the Pumphrey Pompom Squad.

Tables and booths will be set up outside the center featuring food, games, crafts and displays. Booths will include a health exhibit by Harbor Hospital Center and a senior antique display.

A community co-ed softball game will cap an activity-filled day.


Looking for something to do during the cold winter months ahead?

Why not warm your heart with singing.

The Arundel Singers, a non-profit community chorus, is looking for new members for its 1992 winter concert season.

There are openings in all voice sections for men and women. Members must be at least 15 years old. The group rehearses at the Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church on Townsend Avenue.

For more information, call Sharon at 760-3925.


The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association will hold tryouts for its traveling soccer team at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the fields on 10th Avenue.

The tryouts are open to boys and girls who were born between 1979 and 1983.

For more information, call Dennis Barnes at 636-2575.

* All coaches, managers and players are asked to return outstanding uniforms and equipment from all sports to the Sugar Shack.

* The association is sponsoring a fund-raiser involving the collection of Mars candy bar wrappers.

For each candy wrapper collected, the association will receive 5 cents.

Everyone is asked to save whole wrappers from their candy bars and turn them in to the Sugar Shack.

Some examples of candy wrappers to save are: M&Ms;, Starburst, Snickers, Three Musketeers, Combos and Dove Ice Cream Bars.

If you have any questions, call Pat Renee at 636-5190.


Harbor Hospital Center news: The center will offer an Infant and Child CPR and Safety course for parents from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Pediatric nurses who are certified CPR instructors will teach parents the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation of infants and children suffering from cardiac and/or respiratory arrest.

Students will practice on mannequins.

Learning materials, including information on safety for children in the home, will be provided. Space is limited, and registration is required by Friday. A fee of $10 per person ($15 per couple) will cover materials.

For registration, call 347-3840.

* Beginning at 10 a.m. through noon on Tuesday, Aug. 18, the center will offer a free "Back to School Workshop" for area youngsters.

Children will receive a height and weight check, vision screening, blood pressure test and hearing analysis by a certified audiologist. Alice Tanner, a pediatrician, also will evaluate the children.

For more information, call 347-3472.


Frances Jones, the newly elected president of CASOS (County Administered Senior Opportunity and Services), will be installed at ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Woods Memorial Church in Severna Park.

Ms. Jones is a respected community member and president of the Arundel Improvement Association.

We know she will be a tremendous asset.

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