Churches sponsor blood drive Saturday in time of critical need


CONSIDER GIVING the gift of life as Nichols-Bethel United Methodist and First Evangelical Lutheran churches sponsor a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at Nichols-Bethel Church in Odenton.

The Red Cross has a critical need for blood at this time of year.

Call (410) 923-3365 to make an appointment or for more


Monthly breakfast

The Archbishop Keough Council, Knights of Columbus will have its monthly breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday in the Columbian Hall on Becknel Avenue in Odenton.

The menu consists of eggs any style, omelets to order, biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham, regular or blueberry pancakes, orange juice, coffee or tea and toast.

The price is $4 for adults, $2 for children 6 and under.

;/ Information: George Murray, (410) 551-9349.

Festive library

Come join the Odenton Branch Library staff for cookies, cheer and winter tales at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Staff members will capture the holiday spirit as they turn the library into Mrs. Claus' house for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers.

, Information: (410) 222-6277.

Christmas bazaar

Epiphany Episcopal Church will have its Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Shoppers may choose from crafts, baked goods, cookbooks, note paper, shelled pecan halves at $5.50 a pound, jewelry, new Christmas items, and Salvadoran and Guatemalan handcrafts.

A gingerbread boy and girl and a handcrafted doll house will be raffled.

The church is at 1419 Odenton Road. Information: (410) 674-8819.

Distinguished citizens

Greater Crofton recognized nine distinguished citizens last month at the annual awards banquet.

This event was sponsored by the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department, Bowie-Crofton Jaycees, Crofton Athletic Council, Crofton Civic Association, Crofton Kiwanis, Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Crofton Council. Sponsoring organizations presented awards to their outstanding citizens.

Bob and Denise Gramlich received a certificate of achievement from the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department.

Carene Housenfluck was awarded a certificate of achievement from the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department.

Michele Devine was named Outstanding Young Leader by the Bowie-Crofton Jaycees.

Jim Vallone was named Cardinal of the Year by the Crofton Athletic Council.

Becky Daniel was selected Citizen of the Year by the Crofton Civic Association.

Officer Art Saclolo was selected Police Officer of the Year by the Crofton Kiwanis.

Eddie Swann Jr. was named Business Leader of the Year by the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce.

Kathy DeHaas was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Greater Crofton Council.

On behalf of the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department, Capt. Roger Neall accepted a plaque and a check from the Crofton Teen Club.

Music was provided by A Touch of Jazz, a band that includes Phil Butts, band director at Arundel High School; John Collins, band director at Fort Meade; Ken Smith, a former band director and current district manager with Nationwide Insurance; and George Vermillion, a retired Navy commander.

Pub Date: 12/03/96

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