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Business association's plans include candidate night, Thanksgiving parade


MANY LOCAL ACTIVITIES have been on hold during the summer, but the calendar is slowly filling up with events.

The Pasadena Business Association has set a Meet the Candidates night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. State and local candidates have been invited to attend.

The cost is $15, with reservations due by today.

In addition, organizations in the Pasadena area can join in the PBA's third annual Thanksgiving Parade, set for 2 p.m. Nov. 8.

Carol Cross, PBA spokeswoman, said the parade expresses the real spirit of the holidays -- being thankful for what we have and sharing with the less fortunate in the community.

Canned and boxed food items are collected along the parade route and donated to local food pantries. Several tons have been collected over the past two years.

Civic groups, community associations, schools, churches, bands, car clubs, youth sports groups, cheerleaders, fire companies and businesses can sponsor floats, a marching or walking unit or a drop-off point for collecting food donations.

Information: 410-987-4887.

Thrift shop reopens

The Niftee Thriftee Shoppe at Magothy United Methodist Church has reopened after its summer break.

The shop is across the street from the church at 3703 Mountain Road and is staffed by the Women of Magothy United Methodist Church. It is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Donations of clothes and other household items can be left at the shop's front entrance.

Information: 410-255-2420.

Band boosters' fair

Just in time for fall decorating, the Chesapeake High School Band Boosters will sponsor its annual autumn fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at the school.

Mums, pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales and other seasonal decorations will be sold. Food, refreshments, children's games and other activities will also be available.

Information: 410-255-9600.

Youth group collects bears

The youth group of Emmanuel Lutheran Church will collect stuffed teddy bears starting Sept. 20 for the Bears for Bears program, sponsored by the Maryland State Police.

Troopers distribute the donated bears to children at accident scenes or other crisis situations in hopes of comforting them.

Bears can be dropped off at the church, 8615 Fort Smallwood Road, after Sept. 20.

Information: 410-255-4141.

Pub Date: 8/28/98

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