Sue Haller writes about people, places and events in Crofton.
Don't fret if you missed the Crofton Athletic Council's walk-in registration Saturday. Another is planned for this Saturday. Registration for basketball, wrestling and basketball cheerleading is planned from noon to 3 p.m. at Crofton Elementary School. The cost is $30 per sport plus a $30 annual family membership fee. For more information, call 261-0196.
The council still needs a basketball tournament director, a girls lacrosse commissioner and a new treasurer. Treasurer Carla Ridgeway has started a new job and must relinquish her post. The council wishes Carla well and thanks her for her two years of service on the board.
Attention Crofton soccer players. Arundel High School is sponsoring its annual youth soccer night today. Children wearing their soccer team jerseys will be admitted free to see Arundel play Broadneck High School. The girls' game begins at 5 p.m. and the boys' game at 7 p.m.
"Scars that Heal," a movie about former Vietnam soldier Dave Rovever, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church of Crofton, 1690 Crofton Parkway. As a young soldier in Vietnam, Rovever was severely burned when a grenade exploded in his hand. He suffered burns on 40 percent of his body, blindness in his right eye and deafness in his right ear. In the movie, Rovever discusses his physical, emotional and spiritual recovery. Information: 721-2790.
Congratulations to new Crofton Kiwanis President Becky Daniel, the first woman elected to guide the Crofton chapter. Joining Daniel for this year's term is Michael Canning Jr., first vice president; Reginald Haseltine, second vice president; Russell Smith Jr., Kiwanis Club Foundation treasurer; Richard J. O'Neill, club treasurer; Ellen Hainsworth, assistant secretary; and Sharon Titcomb, secretary.
Members of the board of directors are Edward Callahan, Thomas Fallon, Mac McCann, Linda VanSickel, John Hollywood, Bill Burlison and Mickey Prosser. This month, the club is collecting school supplies -- such as large crayons, glue sticks and construction paper -- for needy preschoolers. In November, members will collect mittens, socks and winter coats for infants through 4-year-olds.
Perry Kent, an engineer with the state Department of Transportation, will discuss new traffic technology at tomorrow's meeting. On Oct. 27, Arundel High School Key Club members Kristi Swartz and Jason Burch will discuss the Key Club convention in New Orleans and Dylan Baker will share his experiences from the Junior Statesmen Foundation. The club meets each Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Crofton Country Club's Kiwanis Activity Room.
The American Cancer Society is selling wreaths and garlands through Nov. 17. Greens can be picked up at several county cancer society sites Dec. 3 and 4. To place an order or for more information, call 721-4304.
Michelle Halzer and Susan Knight from the Maryland Office of Aging will discuss health care for seniors at the Oct. 27 meeting of the Crofton Association for Retired Persons. They will explain Medicare, Medigap and other health insurance policies. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Bowie Elks Lodge on Route 450. A luncheon follows the program. The association's November meeting is scheduled for Nov. 17.