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After Prom was a fun, profitable event for Oakland Mills High EAST COLUMBIA


Oakland Mills High School's third annual After Prom was not only an "in" social event, but it also was fun for everyone. Sponsored by the school's PTSA, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Committee and SHOP (Students Helping Other People) the party, held at the Columbia Athletic Club, was a huge success.

Success in this instance should be spelled donations: prizes, time, food, and money.

The event was co-chaired and organized by parents Sandra Lillis, Barbara Bednarzik and school counselor Gary Ahrens. The After Prom guests had a variety of entertainment, including tennis, volleyball, a slam dunk contest, exercise equipment, videos and a karioke amateur contest.

And there was an all-you-can-eat sub bar open all night, and a continental breakfast was served at 3:30 a.m.

Door prizes were another highlight, including Orioles baseball tickets (donated by Paul and Sandy Lillis), Baysox baseball tickets, Elmer Fudge Co. T-shirts, a Walkman and Sam Goody gift certificates.

Donations to cover party costs and supplies came from the Oakland Mills village board, the Other Barn, Oakland Mills Village Center, Owen Brown Community Association, the Rouse Co., "I Love Theater," Orndorff & Spaid Inc., Michael and Robin Addman, Larry and Lorrene Petovic, Charles and Victoria Barr, Robert and Brenda Sutton, Neil and Sue Gallagher, Robert and Sharon Brown, Aldis and Connie Adamson, Alan and Margaret Caldwell, Dave and Judy Tripp, Raymond and Victoria Naff, Gregory and Virginia Yates, Ray and Patricia Costentino, John and Joyce Prange, Rosalia Strauss, Jack and Antoinette Eckstrom and Kim Rosado, the school's PTSA president.

A. J. and Cheryl Carrigg, John and Sue Hampshire and Marshall and Ann Combs were chaperones. The committee welcomes inquiries from those interested in developing their own After Prom program. Information: 313-6945.


Stevens Forest Elementary School presented "Citizen of the Month" awards at an assembly last week.

The Good Citizenship Award was presented to: kindergarten students Christina Boussy, Sean Rogers, Leanne Estabrook and Kelly Dispenza; Tulip team members Shane Kirk, Kelli Parris and Josh Blankman; Oak Team members Sharon Berlin, Kaitlin Thomas, Brittany Carozza and Christin Richey; the Dogwood team's Rozita Sahand, Rebbecca Mooney, Erin Villamor and Brandon Moore; and Adam Schulman, Erin Sisk and Jerry Kubin, of the Sassafras Team.


Cubmaster Hans Plugge has announced that Pack 649 is going to attend a Bowie Baysox baseball game on Sunday, when the Orioles' AA affiliate plays the Binghamton Red Sox at Memorial Stadium.

The pack invites new Cub Scouts and their parents to enjoy all of the summer activities: camping, summer olympics, day camps and bike rodeo. Information: 301-596-4183.


Registration is open for "Creative Daisy Enrichment" at Owen Brown Community Center.

The morning programs for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years will have four sessions.

Classes are designed for specific age groups and include puppetry, crafts, music and story-telling.

A $15 nonrefundable deposit is required at registration. The program fee, $81 for the first three sessions; $67 for the fourth, includes materials and supplies. Information: 410-381-0202.


Boy Scout Troop 75 had its first camp out of the summer at Elkneck State Park in Cecil County recently.

Seventeen youngsters and five advisers reviewed camping procedures, hiked five miles and new troop members completed merit badge requirements.


The Howard County Central Library believes that you are never too young to learn to appreciate reading.

On Friday, two sessions of the "You and Me Babe" program will be held for 1-year-olds and their parents at 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Registration may be made by phone or in person. Information: 313-7880.


Parents are invited to attend the Dasher Green Elementary School's PTA executive board meeting tonight at 7 o'clock. Guidance counselor Ottilie Grim will talk about "Increasing Self-Esteem in Your Child". Information:410-313-7101.

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