The grown-ups have had their fun with Crofton's 30th celebration. Now it's time for local youngsters to have a chance. This month, elementary and middle school students will have a poster contest on the theme of "My Community." All entries should be on white poster board and deal with youth activities, the history and future of Crofton, community activities, or environmental and beautification projects. The entry deadline is Oct. 14. Entries will be picked up at each child's school. The winner will be announced Oct. 22 at the Pumpkin Bonfire on Hardy Field.
For more information on the poster contest, call Sue Bents at 721-2301.
Get the pumpkins early and come on down to the Crofton Civic Association's first pumpkin carving and painting contest to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Hardy Field, next to Crofton Elementary School on Route 424. Pumpkins will be judged on which ones are the scariest, funniest and most original. Contestants must sign up between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each category.
Charla the Story Teller will perform around the bonfire from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts will sell treats and hot chocolate from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The winner of the "My Community" poster contest will be announced. Contest winners will receive ribbons for first, second and third place. Three honorable-mention winners will get free passes to the Teen Club's Haunted House the next weekend.
Park at Crofton Elementary School because no vehicles will be allowed on Hardy Field. This will be a great family fun night and a chance for you to show Crofton your artistic talent.
It's time to get out the costumes for the Crofton Kiwanis Club's annual Halloween parade. The Oct. 29 parade begins at Crofton Woods Elementary for the Arundel High School Band, local groups and
organizations. Children will join the parade at Crofton Village Green. Registration for a children's costume contest will be held from 10 a.m until 11 a.m. Awards will be given for best costumes. Come out and see the year's hottest costumes as the children march down Crofton Parkway.
Congratulations to the Crofton Athletic Council's 12- to 14-year-old cheerleaders. The group took third place Sunday at the first annual Mid-Atlantic cheerleading/pompon classic, sponsored by Adventure World.
Support groups organized through the Single Again programs need items for an auction scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. To arrange for a pickup, call Sandy Frey at 721-2313.
The Caravan Traveling Troupe of Arundel High School's Drama Club will perform a musical production of "Charlotte's Web" at Crofton Meadows Elementary School on Oct. 8. Danny Byrnes will portray Wilber the pig, James Fisher plays Templeton the rat, Vanessa Johnson is Fern Arable and Gina Leslie is Charlotte the spider.
Others in the cast are: Brandon Champion, Jessica Cowley, Chris Cox, Ben Crispen, Chris Dahl, Natalie Damico, Nicole Ensey, Malinda Logan, Chris Maricle, Lindsay McCurdy, Brain Parmentier, Trisha Penn, Andrea Smith and Mike Weeks.
The show starts at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Tickets are $3 and will be sold at the door. All children attending the show must be accompanied by a parent.