Find a good bargain at River Hill's indoor neighborhood yard sale March 10

Reduce, recycle and reuse to benefit the River Hill High School Post Prom Party. The annual PTA-sponsored indoor neighborhood yard sale is scheduled for March 10 from 8 a.m-2 p.m. Someone's trash could be your treasure. Expect to find sports equipment, electronics, books, furniture, toys, baby gear, appliances, collectibles, craft supplies, video games, CDs and who knows what else

Be sure to check the PTA and Student Government spaces for bargains. Make it a fun outing by purchasing a tasty tidbit and something to sip while browsing and connecting with your neighbors. For more information, call 410-531-4939.


St. Louis Catholic Church youth ministry presents the 31st annual Italian dinner March 11 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the St. Louis auditorium. The dinner features spaghetti with homemade meatballs and sauce or lasagna, if you prefer.

Each meal includes soda, coffee or tea, salad, garlic bread and homemade desserts. Spaghetti dinners are $9 for adults, $5 for children age 10 and younger or $35 for an immediate family of six. Lasagna dinners are $12. If you're really hungry, you can go for the combo dinner for $15.


Proceeds from the dinner go for youth activities in the parish and community such as working with Grassroots Shelter and Habitat for Humanity. You can avoid the dinner rush by coming before 4 p.m. Enjoy.

I can remember writing about the first Italian dinner and meeting the little teenaged girl who was coordinating the event and masterfully directing a beehive of activity in the kitchen. Emily Kendall is still one of more than 350 volunteers who make the dinner a success.

Most of the volunteers are youth. Among the multi-generation volunteer teams are youth Beth Kendall (drinks co-chairwoman and Saturday setup co-chairwoman) and adult Emily Kendall (server co-chairman and Saturday setup co-chairwoman), youth Claire Williams (host chairwoman) and parent Margaret Williams (dining room supervisor), youth Lauren Sprankle (busser co-chairwoman) and parents Lee Ann Sprankle (dessert co-chairwoman) and Pat Sprankle (overall chairman), youth Kara Hand (busser co-chairwoman) and parent Dave Hand (salad chairman), youth Ben Borucki (sanitation co-chairman) and parents Dave Borucki (sanitation co-chairman) and Diane Borucki (busser co-chairwoman). Thus, the tradition passes from one generation to the next.

The River Hill theater arts department is abuzz with rehearsals and set construction for the March 14-18 presentation of "Footloose." Theatre Arts teacher Pam Land will direct and co-choreograph along with River Hill dance teacher Jenn Hennessie, River Hill parent and Studio Dans director Dana Keane and student choreographers Sophie Keane, Sam Thach and Sarah Land.


Assisting student directors are Kim Moseman, Meera Mysore, Emily Ogorzalek and Camille Veselka. River Hill '07 theater arts alum Michael Leon is the set designer. Longtime River Hill theater arts friend Joe Blasko will direct set construction with alumni parent George Stone, student stage manager Tim Wruck and more than 25 dedicated students who will also run the show during performances.

River Hill band director Joseph Fischer is preparing a band of 13 student musicians to be conducted by Helen Hayes Award winner Doug Lawler. Math teacher Rhonda De La Mar is coordinating the costumes for more than 60 cast members.

Among the 60 members of the "Footloose" cast, look for Gabby Almario, Sylvie Staines, Josh Kashkett, Emily Hostetler, Jason Rodriquez, Juliette Rose, Jen Warner and dozens of other featured performers.

Performance dates are March 14-17 at 7 p.m. and March 18 at 2 p.m. in the River Hill High auditorium. Purchase advance tickets at $11 from Hill.

Need more information? Email Pam Land at or 410-313-7120.

A belated happy birthday greeting goes out to Margaret Walton who celebrated her 70th birthday Feb. 17 in Florida. You might think retirees have nothing but time on their hands, but for some of us, this is definitely not the case. Margaret has been too busy to share news of her birthday happenings, but promises to get to it soon. Sounds like it must have been an eventful day. Best wishes for many happy, healthy returns of the day.

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