Anne Arundel Alarmers selling Christmas trees at 2 locations


IF YOU are buying a fresh Christmas tree, members of the Anne Arundel Alarmers Association hope you will remember they are selling them again this year.

The Alarmers have set up shop on the parking lots of the Ferndale Fire Department, 4 S. Broadview Blvd., and Northway Liquor Store on Veterans Highway, north of Old Mill Road. The fire department lot is open from 10: 30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The liquor store lot operates from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both are open daily until Christmas.

The tree sale is one of the main fund-raisers for the organization, which supplies food and beverages to firefighters and other public safety personnel during emergencies.

Scotch pine trees are $25; Frazier fir and blue spruce trees are $35; Douglas fir trees are $30.

With each tree purchased, the buyer receives a free raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three $25 gift certificates at a Giant Food store.

Assisted-living center plans

A representative of Chesapeake Services will discuss the company's plans for an assisted-living center at Andover and Hammonds Ferry roads at the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday at Linthicum Elementary School.

Susan March, president of the improvement association, said the representative has been invited so members can discuss concerns about an entrance off Camp Meade Road.

"We have absolutely no objection to the facility," she said. "It has our full support. We have no problem with it whatsoever. But, we have expressed our concerns with the construction of the entrance and exit."

The improvement association's annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled at 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at Linthicum Elementary School.

The tree that has been used is being replaced with a 7-foot spruce that is being planted by Aspen Grove Landscaping, a business owned by Jason and Stephanie Pippen, who are donating their services.

The improvement association is looking for donations from the community for this event. Information: 410-850-0678.

Boy Scout junior leaders

Boy Scout Troop 550 installed junior leaders at a ceremony officiated by Scoutmaster August Severn and troop committee chairman Lawrence Jennings.

The Scouts inducted for six-month terms are Challi Kim, senior patrol leader; Scott Taylor, assistant senior patrol leader; John Henkel, patrol leader; Billy McKercher, assistant patrol leader; Cory Senter, scribe; Danny Severn, quartermaster; Sam Branham, librarian.

Troop 550 is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School Parent Teacher Association. Meetings are on Thursday evenings at the school.

Information: Joe Hyla at 410-766-8981.

Fruitcake sale

The United Methodist Women of Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., are selling 3-pound Benson boxed fruitcakes for $9. To order: 410-789-3688.

Woman's Club meeting

Matthew Jeffrey, a 13-year-old pianist who studies with Renaldo Reyes at Towson University, will perform at the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights' Christmas program at 10: 30 a.m. Tuesday. The program will be followed by a short meeting and a Christmas luncheon.

Information: Betty Brown, president, at 410-859-8899.

Pub Date: 12/07/97

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