To the children of flood-devastated Elwood, Kan., Halloween is a time to have fun "like last year." They need your help!
They need costumes and all of the paraphernalia (face paints, masks, tattoo stickers, decorations, etc.) that go with the fun event.
The Oakland Mills Community Association is collecting Halloween costumes for all ages to be sent to Elwood. These can be new or used but in good condition.
So, mothers, check last year's costumes; are they "in," do they fit? Bring them to The Other Barn no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 15.
Elwood Mayor Sue Bartley told Sandy Cederbaum, Oakland Mills special events coordinator, that almost every home in the small town -- population 3,000 -- had to be demolished after this summer's floods.
Let's all help the kids have a great time.
* Girls and boys living in Oakland Mills will have their Halloween fun at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, in an annual event sponsored by village merchants and the Oakland Mills Village Board.
There will be a costume parade, treats, and "The Kinderman," John Taylor, will entertain in the Barns' courtyard.
In case of inclement weather, the party will be held indoors at The Other Barn.
* Table space is still available for the Howard High School Junior Class' "The Great Howard Flea Market" from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 9 in the school's parking lot.
Cost is nominal; $15 per space.
East Columbians Ben Wyskida and Kacey Coffin are co-chairmen of the fund-raiser. Money from the event will be used to defray the cost of tickets to the Howard High School homecoming.
Families are invited to come to the flea market, which has a bake sale and entertainment for the children.
Information: 997-3909 or 750-6914.
* Tomorrow will be a big day in the lives of Stevens Forest Elementary School students who have been selected in the first "Citizen of the Month" awards for the 1993-94 academic year.
The teams, teachers, and students who will be named at the 9:15 a.m. school assembly are: Cherry Team -- Michelle Kupiec: Devin Kitchelt and Brooke Finneran; Estelle Wallace: Alexander Price; Tulip Team -- Judy Gottsagen: Jonathan Calagero; Grace Derenberger: Tiffany Pierson; Oak Team -- Barbara Gregory: Lindsay Kishter; Lisa Hanby: Jennifer Nathan; Dogwood Team -- Sarita Payne: Jennifer Hersey; Ruth Barth: Shade Lee; Peggy Higgs: Melissa Kidwell; Ilene Levin: Christina McDonaugh; Sassafras Team -- Mary Ann Nolting: Amy Foreman; Nancy Mosedale: Brett Crandall; and Ural Hogans: Erin Villamor.
* Fourth- and fifth-grade Stevens Forest Elementary School's students are shining stars too. Their "crayon resist flower patterns" are on exhibit in the center hall of the Oakland Mills Shopping Center.
Art teacher Debbie Bourke selected the works of Brett Crandall, Elizabeth Gray, Dustin Allen, Sam Renner, Annye Avant-Puvbas, Wesley Gunn, Tony Leighty, T.J. Gleason, Titlayo Golden, Tori Parris, Sarah Rosenberg and Nathan Short.
* "In A Man's World" will be the Carol Hillery's subject when she speaks at the Oct. 20, 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Business Women's Network of Howard County, in the Great Room at Historic Savage Mill.
Ms. Hillery is Configuration Management Supervisor of the Space Telescope Science Institute. Call 740-0126 for reservations no later than Oct. 15. Need directions to Savage Mill? Call 792-2820 for a pre-recorded message.
* "Synergy", a state-of-the-art womens' health club in Long Reach, celebrating its second anniversary with a week of free events from Oct. 9-16. All are open to the public.
On Saturday, Sharon Sirekis, founder of "Have Black Belt Will Travel," will offer a free self-defense lecture and demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Visitors can also enjoy food, beverages and surprises.
Next Saturday there will be free blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screening sponsored by Maryland General Hospital. On Oct. 24, Synergy director, Alexia Clifton, is introducing a four-hour self-defense seminar and workshop for a $45 fee.
* "Celebrate Columbia" is scheduled this Sunday from noon to 3 Admission is free to several East Columbia facilities: There will be art demonstrations and an art exhibit at the art center in the Long Reach Village Shopping Center; ice skating at the ice rink in the Oakland Mills Shopping Center; roller skating at the Supreme Sports Club in Owen Brown; tennis at Owen Brown tennis courts; and free pony rides at the horse center, 10400 Gorman Center, near Kings Contrivance Village.
From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be an old fashioned picnic with hot dogs and beverages, three-legged races and nature walks at Lake Elkhorn.