Neighborhood news

April 13, 1998

Earth Day will be celebrated Friday and Saturday at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., featuring displays, contests and programs.

Environmental displays will be open to the public at 10 a.m. both days in the field house (building 4020) at Fort Detrick.

There will be a dirty sock contest in the field house parking lot at noon Friday. Participants will cover their cars' exhaust pipes with new, clean white socks and let the cars run for 30 seconds. The cleanest sock wins.

A creative recycling contest for the most unique use of recyclable materials will be held. A prize will be awarded at 9:30 a.m. Saturday by Col. Albert Kinkead at the field house.


A sample backyard wildlife habitat will be on view behind the chapel starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. A scales and tales animal exhibit by the Catoctin State Park will be on view from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the field house. A fishing derby will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nallin Pond.

Refreshments will be available.

Bins will be available both days for the recycling of old athletic shoes, eyeglasses, greeting cards, old oil and anti-freeze.

For more information, call Betty Boyland at 1-301-619-2033.

A representative from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va., will visit the Shepherd College campus in Shepherdstown, W.Va., on Thursday.

Shannon Warren, admissions counselor, will be available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in room 214 of Snyder Hall to meet with prospective students on an informal basis.

For more information, call Warren at 1-800-356-7836 or Dr. John Landolt at Shepherd at 1-304-876-5000.

Basket bingo will be played Saturday, May 2, at the Shepherdstown, W.Va., Fire Hall to benefit the Shepherd College cheerleaders and women's basketball team.

A total of 28 games will be played, including Classic Magazine with Easter Tie-On, Classic Shoulder Purse and Classic Small Laundry. Three raffles will be available for purchase of the following baskets: large hamper, retired wildflower with liner and protector, and six-piece generations with lids, protectors and liner.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. and bingo will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets, which cost $20 for all 28 games, can be purchased from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday on the lower level of the Butcher Center on the college campus or by calling Debbie Reeder at 1-301-432-5068, Bonnie Ingram at 1-301-432-5406 or Betsy Blose at 1-304-876-5170.

The Underage Drinking Prevention Advertising Committee is hosting the third annual Youth Festival from 10:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Baker Park in Frederick, Md.

The day will emphasize the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and how to have fun without them.

The festival will include a Battle of the Bands, mock crash, craft fair, service organizations, entertainment, food, volleyball and tennis tournaments.

Proceeds will benefit the Garrett R. Petronchak Memorial Scholarship Fund. Petronchak lost his life at age 19 in an alcohol-related automobile crash. The scholarship is given to a senior in Frederick County who works within the community to make students aware of the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

A 5K race associated with the festival will also benefit the scholarship fund.

For more information, call Lynn Widdowson at 1-301-694-1768.

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