Stray fishhook snags barefoot picnicker WEST COUNTY--Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills


An inconsiderate fisherman hooked more than fish at the lake at Crofton Meadows Saturday.

As a result, your correspondent has a tender foot and was forced to endure a tetanus shot yesterday.

If you are going to take advantage of our stocked lake, please remember to clean up after yourself. Fishhooks have a way of finding barefoot picnickers, and old discarded fishing line is a meance to ducks and geese that live along the shores.


The weather was great and so was the second annual Armed Forces Day Parade.

A large crowd came out Saturday to hear the bands, especially the award-winning Arundel High School Marching Band, and to see the parade participants.

The Fort Meade Color Guard added a splash of red, white and blue and the Crofton Athletic Council cheerleaders added the spirit.

A tip of the hat to Sue Bents, who pulls out all stops as coordinator of this and other community events.


Turn on MTV at 5 p.m. tomorrow to see three locals star in a lip-synch video. Kevin Lipson and Aileen Byrne of Crofton and Missy Sharlow of Bowie auditioned for the MTV show, Lip Service, at Anne Arundel Community College.

Their routine was synchronized to Marky Mark's "Good Vibrations," and taped in New York City a month and a half ago.


The Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church Women's Association will have its annual flea market and bake sale on June 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The church is at 1657 Crofton Parkway.

Sale items will include toys, books, household items, children's clothes and more.

Proceeds will be used for mission activities and church equipment.

For more information call the church office, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 721-4304.


Fifth District Rep. Steny Hoyer will speak before the Crofton chapter of United We Stand America on May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Crofton Library. Hoyer, a Democrat, has served in Congress since 1981.

United We Stand America, a nonprofit group, was founded by Ross Perot as a nonpartisan forum dedicated to reforming government.

Information: 721-9658.


The Crofton donation center of Goodwill Industries on Route 3 will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every second Saturday of the month.

Donations are tax deductible and help individuals with disabilities.

Information: 247-3500.


Arundel High School's class of 1968 is planning its 25th reunion for Aug. 7 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

Information: Charlotte Fricke Angeli, 721-0179 or 267-7260.


The Gambrills office of the American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with labeling, filing, data entry, stamping and sorting.

The office is at 1041 Route 3 North. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Information: 721-4304.


The Crofton Civic Association is accepting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year award through June 3.

To be eligible, the person must be a resident of the special tax district for at least one year and must have made significant contributions to the community.

Association board members are not eligible for nomination.

Nomination forms are at Town Hall and must be submitted by June 3. Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to the association at 1576 Crofton Parkway, Crofton 21114.

The board will select a winner during a closed meeting and announce the winner at a community ceremony.

For more information, call Marcia Richard, association director of education and civic affairs, or Town Hall at 721-2301.


Don't forget, Saturday is your last chance to register for the Crofton Athletic Council's fall soccer and football programs.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and run until noon at Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Drive. Crofton soccer camp forms also will be available.

Information: 261-0196.

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