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Chamber plans networking breakfast


The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce will be holding its next business networking breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on July 14 at the Crofton Convalescent Center.

The cost is $7 for chamber members, $12 for nonmembers. For more information or to make a reservation, call Sheila Schneider at 721-9131.


This column is always full of information about youth sports programs -- those offered by the Crofton Athletic Council and other local organizations. So, what's an adult athlete to do?

The county Recreation and Parks Department has adult slow-pitch softball. The Severn Leagues have male, female and co-ed softball teams. Weekday single game leagues are $250, weekday double header leagues are $500, weekend double header leagues are $360.

Registration starts today.

For more information or to receive a registration form, call Jeff Porter at 222-6255.


The Crofton Runners Club will hold its monthly fun run at 8 a.m. Saturday at Crofton Park.

Runners young and old are invited. The event includes an official timer, complimentary refreshments and, best of all, no entry fee. Information: 721-0595.

Here are the June race results.

Terry Shaner turned in the best overall time, 28:50. The top finishers in the 5-mile category for men were: ages 14 to 19, Michael Rafferty of Crownsville; ages 20 to 29, Andrew Metz of Bowie, David Bonney of Crownsville, and Chris John of Greenbelt; ages 30 to 39, Terry Shaner of Fort Meade, Seth Brewster of Washington, and Patric Williams of Laurel; ages 40 to 49, Richard Pelletier of Bowie, Gene Adcock of Crofton, and Jim Mould of Crofton; ages 50 to 59, John Kirkpatrick of Annapolis, Bill Elzinga of Columbia, and Dick Miller of Bowie; age 60 and older, Brad Chapman of Crofton, John Mulqueen of Bowie, and Bill D. Burlison of Odenton.

The top finishers in the women's 5-mile run were: Sally Mellinger of Littleton, Colo., Becky Manfred of Bowie, and Marita Carbin of Baltimore.

The top male 2-milers were: Bob Oberti of Waldorf, Michael Kosky of Waldorf, and Paul Stuckenschneider of Portland, Ore.

The top three women in the 2-mile run were: Burrell Davidson of Davidsonville, Linda Shenos of Davidsonville and Wendy Van Nest of Crofton.


The Crofton Athletic Council has held its final walk-in registration and filled the rosters for its county soccer program. If you would like to find out if teams have room for your child, call council soccer Commissioner Tom Shelly at 721-1844.

Players interested in the intramural program for ages 5 to 10 must register as soon as possible to be assured a place on a team. For more information or to volunteer as a coach, call Herb Frey at 721-9169.


Now a cry for help from the Crofton Athletic Council. They cannot, and I repeat cannot, go on much longer without some jTC new blood in the organization. As always, some do more than their share and still manage to work full time and run a household on the side. Then there are those who do nothing but complain about the way things are done. Well, you complainers, the council will die unless you get involved.

It's a shame. More than 2,000 children participate in the council, but the council can't find 12 adults for the board of directors.

The president, Dorie Folstein, is serving in an interim capacity. She has held the job for two years and would like a breather, but no one has stepped up to take her place.

Besides a new president the council needs two new board members and a girls basketball commissioner. If these jobs are not filled it will mean the end of the council, and the end of programs for hundreds of children.

If you want to see the council continue, please call Dorie at 261-3402.

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