For the past few weeks, I've been marking the days until school begins. Twenty-one and counting, folks.
Don't forget: the Crofton Chamber of Commerce is selling raffle tickets for two season tickets to the world champion Washington Redskins' home games. Tickets are $10. The drawing will be held on Sept. 10.
The chamber will have its annual golf tournament Oct. 5 at the Crofton Country Club. If you would like information on either the ticket chances or the golf tournament, call the chamber at its offices: 721-9131.
Donations for the Crofton Kiwanis garage sale are still being accepted. The sale is planned for Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Crofton Dunkin' Donuts on Route 3.
Sale items will include housewares, bikes, books, toys, electrical equipment and sporting goods. The Kiwanis will not accept clothing or large furniture for its sale.
If interested, call Pat Wilson at 261-0364.
The Anne Arundel County Fair will celebrate its 40th anniversary from Sept. 16-20 at the fairgrounds on Route 178 (Generals Highway) in Crownsville. Events include a tug of war, pie-eating contest, tractor pull, cutest kid contest, puppet theater and Fair Queen contest.
On Sept. 19, a fireworks display will be held at 9:45 p.m.
Fair hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 16; 1 to 11 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18; 8 a.m. to 11 pm. Sept. 19; and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 20. Admission is $4 for adults; $1 for children ages 6-15; $2 for senior citizens; and $2 for 4-H and Future Farmers of America exhibitors. Sunday admission is $6 for adults and includes an outdoor concert.
The fair also will offer special discounts. Students with school identification cards will be admitted for free from 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 16. For just $6, students will be admitted to every ride, except the Thunderbolt, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Seniors, disabled people and homemakers will be admitted free from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 17. From 4 to 10 p.m. is family night, when families can ride every ride, except the Thunderbolt, for $8.50. School groups will be admitted for free from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18. Schools must contact the fair office, however, before arriving.
A $50 drawing will be held every night at the ticket booth at the fair entrance.
The Crofton Athletic Council has five vacancies on its board of directors that must be filled this month. Adult volunteers are needed to fill one one-year and three three-year terms, as well as the position of secretary. The board is looking for adults who care about the types of sports programs offered to the community.
To volunteer, contact Rick Silverman, 858-1583.
Mark Sept. 5 on the calendar because it's sure to be a busy day for all Crofton residents. Trash bins will be placed in the community for those unwanted items in your garage or basement.
Then, residents are invited to compete in the annual Tour de Crofton bike race. The event will feature races in several age and skill categories. If racing isn't your style, then ride your bike around Crofton Parkway and check out the sights.
More details next week.