THE OPPORTUNITY TO honor the spirit of volunteerism presents itself as the Glen Burnie Improvement Association accepts nominations for the Richard H. Carter Memorial Award for outstanding service to our community.
Nominations will be accepted through May 1, when members of the award committee begin the task of selecting this year's recipient.
Committee member Roger Little outlines the basic requirements for a nominee: residence in the 21060 or 21061 ZIP code; outstanding service to the greater Glen Burnie community as a volunteer and not as part of the nominee's employment.
"We're looking for an exceptional person whose dedication to the Glen Burnie community, acts of goodwill and selfless acts of service demonstrates the spirit of the award," explained Little.
Other members of the committee are Barbara Moeller, Kathy DeGrange and Gary Falls.
Established in 1991, the award honors an outstanding volunteer.
"Richard Carter himself was a person with these qualities of selflessness," said Little.
The award will be presented in a ceremony May 18 at the Glen Burnie Memorial Day Parade that includes a place of honor in the parade lineup.
Nominations will be accepted only if submitted on a completed nomination form available at the G.B.I.A. hall or through a member of the committee.
For further information, call the G.B.I.A. at 410-766-6760 or Little at 410-760-3291.
Vietnam parade theme
Presentation of the Richard H. Carter Memorial award will be only one of the activities planned for the 10th annual Glen Burnie Memorial Day Parade.
"Vietnam, America's Longest War" is the theme of the parade said parade Chairman Joe Corcoran. The 50th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force will also be commemorated.
Organizations interested in participating are asked to register by May 16. No entry fee is required.
Awards will be given in the following categories: antique fire equipment, contemporary fire equipment, antique autos and trucks, veterans, majorettes, bands, equestrian, youth, marching units, clowns and floats.
For registration information, call Corcoran, 410-766-6760.
Community members are invited to attend a nonalcoholic dance from 7 p.m. to 11: 30 p.m. Saturday in the Holy Trinity Church hall.
Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Admission is $3 per person or $5 for a family and includes snacks, beverages, and dancing to music from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
For ticket information, call 410-437-4760.
Family center programs
A schedule of programs sponsored by the county Family Involvement Center has been announced for April. All sessions are free and open to families of students attending county public or private schools.
"STEP -- Systematic Training for Effective Parenting" 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. today and April 9.
"POPS -- Parents Offering Problem Solving", 6: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 8, 15, 22 and 29.
"Understanding Special Education for Parents of Pre-schoolers", 6: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 22 and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 24.
"CHADD -- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders," 7 p.m. April 23.
"Disabled Sports," 7 p.m. April 28, offers information on athletic programs and camps for children with disabilities.
"Next Steps: The Transition Series" for parents of students with disabilities, 6: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4.
All classes are presented at the center, 330 Oak Manor Drive, room 206.
Pub Date: 4/02/97