Crofton plans festivities for holiday celebration WEST COUNTY -- Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills


It's time, once again, for Crofton's annual Fourth of July celebration, set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, at Crofton Elementary School. The festivities will begin with the announcement of the Crofton Athletic Council's Cardinal of the Year and the Crofton Civic Association's Citizen of the Year.

Duke of Kent Drive will be closed to traffic, so walk over and enjoy the rides, or stop by the booths. The athletic council will sell soccer shorts, sweat suits and 25th anniversary cookbooks. Patrons also can pick up soccer camp registration forms and information on football and soccer programs.

One of the more popular events should be the dunk tank, operated by members of the athletic council and the Crofton Civic Association. Some of the brave people who have volunteered for the booth include baseball commissioner Mike Reinecke, police officer Jeff Gordan, my husband, Dave Haller, and me (at 4 p.m.). Music will be performed by the Arundel High School Band and two local teen bands, Citrus Ecto and Moon Swings. The country band Country Knights will perform from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the festivities. Call Sue Bents at Town Hall, 721-2301.


The Crofton Swim and Tennis Club is holding an adult reunion night at 8 p.m. July 16 at the club. You don't need to be a member to enjoy the fun. For more information, call Ken Barsa at 721-0699 or Maryann Davis at 721-3133.


Goodwill's Donation Center in the Kmart parking lot will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of every month. The next collection day is July 10. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call 247-3500.


The Bowie-Crofton Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. July 8 at the Church of the Redeemer, 7300 Race Track Road in Bowie. Bruce Saypol, a lawyer with MS, will discuss coping with the illness and related legal considerations. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 721-1537 or 793-3896.

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