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Crofton Meadows school hails kindergarten fathers WEST COUNTY -- Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills


The volunteer of the month at Crofton Meadows Elementary School is a package deal.

The Kindergarten Team fathers are being saluted for their hard work and devotion to the students.

They have unselfishly shared their time and talents in the morning and afternoon kindergarten classes, performing such tasks as cutting apples, serving more than 100 gallons of beverages and popping enough popcorn to make Orville Redenbacher happy.

Hats off to Joe Rogers, father of Christie; Roger Caldwell, father of Ebonye; Joseph Kochelek, father of Kyle; Ed Godfrey, father of Brandan; Doug Deavers, of Douglas; Rafael Munoz, of Matt; and Roger Bagbey and Rick Bolick, the father and stepfather of Kyle Bagbey.


Community United Methodist Church is offering "Make It and BTC Take It" craft classes March 20 at the church on Riedel Road. Classes will focus on cross stitch, stenciling, wreaths and Depression doll making. Class size is limited.

To register, call Ruth Casey, 721-7587.


March is a busy month for the Crofton Civic Association.

* Basic ballroom dance lessons are scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday beginning March 31, at Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent. Spero Pappafotis is the instructor and will teach the swing, mambo, foxtrot and cha cha. Registration forms are available at Town Hall. For further information, call Sue Bents, 721-2301 or 261-6021.

* A Teen Prom Fashion Show is planned for 1 p.m., March 21 at Crofton Woods Elementary School. The show is presented by Mary's Consignment Shop, the Crofton Florist, Ellis Bridal, Cut and Dry and Mary Kay Cosmetics. Other local merchants will offer discounts for everything from limousine service to hair care. For further information, call Sue Bents or Mary's Consignment Shop, 721-0145.

* An Easter egg hunt is planned from noon to 1:30 p.m., April 3 next to Crofton Elementary School. The rain date is set for April 10. Children will enjoy an egg hunt, jelly beans and an Easter bonnet contest. The Easter Bunny also will visit. Sue Bents is looking for volunteers.


The Bowie-Crofton Significant Other Support (SOS) Group for multiple sclerosis will meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 19 at the Church of the Redeemer, 7300 Race Track Road in Bowie. The group meets the third Friday of each month and is open to relatives and friends of those with multiple sclerosis.

For information, call 927-0458.


Do you have old telephone books taking up space in your house? You can drop them off March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a garbage bin on the parking lot of Crofton Elementary School.


The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club will hold a how-to meeting at 7:30 p.m., March 22 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Road in Bowie.

Jason Jem, senior photographic engineer of Ilford Photo's technical service department, will discuss the "Magic of Color." Admission is free.

For more information, call 577-0824.


Goodwill's Crofton Donation Center at the Kmart Shopping Center on Route 3 will reopen Saturday. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of every month. Donations are tax deductible and help disabled and disadvantaged people.

For information, call (410) 247-3500.


The Arundel High School Key Club will sponsor its craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 20 at the school, 1001 Annapolis Road in Gambrills. Supervised child care is available. Proceeds will benefit the club's annual convention.

For information, call 674-6500, Ext. 210.


The Arundel High School baseball team and coach Bernie Walters are sponsoring a one-day baseball camp for the Crofton Athletic Council. Open to children ages 7 to 14, the camp is planned for 10 a.m., April 3. The cost is $10. The rain date is April 17.

For information, call Ernie Sylvester, 261-3449.


If you want to play lacrosse as part of the Crofton Athletic Council schedule, register now.

For information, call 261-0196.

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