Legion post, national council offer safety program for children


AMERICAN LEGION Gold Star Post 191 and the National Crime Prevention Council are teaming up to offer parents the opportunity to have their children fingerprinted for identification purposes.

"Project: Print-A-Kid," sponsored by several legion organizations the post, auxiliary unit and the sons squadron is a safety program offered for children ages 4 to 12.

The children will receive a McGruff Safe Kids Identification Kit, which is endorsed by the National Crime Prevention Council.

Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Department will present fire prevention literature and a display for the children. An appearance by Sparky the Fire Dog is expected.

The program is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the legion post, 801 Prospect Road, Mount Airy. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and reservations are not necessary.

, Information: (410) 795-6239.

Essay winners

Winners of the Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by American Legion Gold Star Post 191 have been announced.

Forty-seven students from Twin Ridge and Mount Airy Elementary and Mount Airy Middle schools participated in the contest, held to complement National Education Week. Students were asked to write an essay titled "Why the American Flag Deserves Our Respect."

Winners from Mount Airy Elementary are: first place, Chelsea Bernhardt; second place, David Landsman; third place, Hannah Albreht.

Twin Ridge Elementary winners are: first place, Gingle Lee; second place, Mike Cardany; third place, Stefanie Biancaniello.

Middle school winners are: first place, Marissa McDermott; second place, Jim Beaver; third place, Rachel King.

Essays by Chelsea Bernhardt and Marissa McDermott have been entered in the Western Maryland District Contest. Those winners will be announced in May.

The essay contest is one of several youth programs sponsored by the legion, said education chairwoman Evaleen Leon.

Kite contest

The brisk spring winds we've been experiencing lately are perfect for flying kites. Try your hand at kite flying when Woodbine Recreation Council holds its 14th annual Kite Contest at 2 p.m. March 31 at Salt Box Park, Gillis Falls Road in Woodbine.

All ages are welcome, and prizes will be awarded. A $1 registration fee is required. Information: (410) 795-3332.

Mount Airy blood drive

The Red Cross will hold one of its two yearly blood drives Monday at the Firemen's Activities Building, Route 27 and Twin Arch Road.

Blood drive hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For information, call Mary Jo Burkett at (301) 829-2822 or (301) 829-2211.

Christy Kruhm's Southwest Carroll Neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 3/22/96

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