GLEN BURNIE Senior High will celebrate homecoming with a week of activities sponsored by the Student Government Association.
One of the week's highlights will be a sobering message about the potential effect of drinking and driving. The association has arranged to display on the campus a vehicle that was involved in a drunken driving accident.
Association members dressed as Grim Reapers will select volunteers to represent accident victims. The Grim Reapers will walk around school Monday and "kill people" by painting their faces white.
"Each student with a painted face represents a casualty of a drunk driving accident with a teen-ager who took the risk and paid the price," said Brandon Renninger, an association member. "For the entire school day these students, who represent DWI fatalities, are to be silent, doing nothing more than walking to class and sitting at their desks."
The activities will take on a lighter tone with several dress-up days. For Monday, students are encouraged to dress as senior citizens. GQ magazine will set the mood for Tuesday's wardrobe. On Wednesday, students are asked to wear the school colors of red and white and on Thursday to borrow from a brother's or sister's closet for opposite sex day.
A pep rally will be held during seventh period Wednesday. Members of the Gopher football team will be cheered as they prepare for a gridiron match against Severna Park at 7 p.m. Friday.
Homecoming activities will end with a semiformal dance at 7 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. Tickets cost $15 per person or $25 for a couple.
For more information, call the school at 761-8950.
Family Fun carnival
A silent auction will highlight the Family Fun carnival to be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the multipurpose room at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School.
The auction will feature dozens of items. Proceeds are to benefit the school's effort to upgrade the computer lab.
Bidding will be accepted for a variety of items, including an antique steamer trunk, a reconditioned clothes dryer, a certificate for carpet cleaning, a baseball and NASCAR memorabilia. Refreshments will be sold throughout the evening.
For more information, call the school office at 222-6435.
Boy Scout fund-raiser
Members of Boy Scout Troop 873 in Glen Burnie Park will be selling Trail's End Popcorn to raise money for their summer camping trip. Packaged in decorative tins, the popcorn makes a great holiday gift.
The fund-raising effort begins this weekend. Members will be at the Giant supermarket at Cromwell Fields from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and at the Glen Burnie Mall from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call Gary Hawk at 761-3937.
Christmas craft show
A limited number of tables are available for artisans at the Church of the Good Shepherd's annual Christmas craft show from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 5. The event will be held in the church hall, 1451 Furnace Ave.
Tables are available for $10 for one day's participation, $15 for both days.
To reserve a space, call Kelly Guest at 768-1217.
Democratic Club to meet
Members of the District 32 Democratic Club will hold an open forum at 7 p.m. tomorrow to address the group's future direction. The meeting will be held at the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department.
Issues to be discussed include membership development, community service and recent political developments.
A Hobo Dinner is planned for 7:45 p.m. Members are asked to bring a bag of vegetables and a vegetable peeler. Costumes are encouraged. The cost of dinner will be $2.
For more information, call Evelyn Kellner at 969-9325.