Briefs
Quarter auction to help pay Chris Long funeral expenses set
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:43
 by Bill Gates

    The Moose Lodge #70 will hold a quarter auction on Friday to help the family of Chris Long pay for funeral expenses.
    Long, 18, died at his Edgemere home on Friday.
    A 2014 graduate of Sparrows Point High School, Long was a key player as a running back and linebacker for the Pointer squad that reached the 2013 Class 1A North regional finals and finished with a record of 8-4.
    He finished second in the Class 1A/2A North regional wrestling tournament and sixth in the Baltimore County wrestling tournament as a senior.
    News of Long’s death reached Sparrows Point High late Friday afternoon during a girls soccer game, leaving students and faculty stunned and grief-stricken.
    The quarter auction will be held at the Battle Grove Democratic Club on 7900 New Battle Grove Road.
    Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m.
    Tickets are $5, which include two paddles. Additional paddles can be purchsed for $1.
    Numerous vendors will be represented. There will be snack baskets, gift cards and money bags.
    For tickets, call Felicia at 443-519-8754 or Angel at 443-742-9971.
 
County agency schedules fall big tree sale for Oct. 15
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:38
    The Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) is hosting its 10th semi-annual Big Tree Sale, Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park, 1114 Shawan Road in Cockeysville.  For convenience, three early pick-up days will also be available at the county’s reforestation nursery in Middle River.
    Big trees beautify yards and neighborhoods, help reduce energy costs by providing shade and wind breaks, help reduce runoff pollution and reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Big trees need room to grow and take longer to mature, but provide greater and longer-lasting benefits than smaller trees.
    Thirteen different species of native trees will be offered during the fall sale, ranging in size from three to eight feet in height. For pictures and information on available trees, visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/bigtrees. Costs are $15 or $30 per tree. EPS will also be offering tree shelter kits to better protect saplings from deer and other animals.  
    The fall sale will be limited to 360 trees; non-county residents will be limited to a maximum of two  trees per household. EPS encourages people to order as soon as possible. Orders must be made online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/environment/forestsandtrees/bigtreesorder.html.
 
Senior steelworkers to hold flu shot clinic on Sept. 18
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:32
    Senior Steelworkers United Local 9477 is sponsoring its annual flu shot clinic on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the local hall, 550 Dundalk Ave. Vaccinations are free to all steelworkers, their spouses and residents with a Medicare card. For more information, call Don Kellner at 410-227-8462.
 
Supplies and reading drive for U.S. troops now under way
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:40
Angels Supporting Your Troops, Inc. is now collecting the following supplies for “care packages” for U.S. personnel serving overseas: new or used shower shoes or flip-flops, squeeze pop packs (for frozen push-up pops), individually wrapped tooth brushes, toothpaste, hand wipes, hand sanitizer, packets of facial tissue, foot powder, deodorant and disposable razors. Reading material, including paperback nonfiction books, comic books and other magazines that are no more than three months old, is also being collected. Note: No hardback books will be collected.  
    Donated supplies can be dropped off at 7914 Diehlwood Road, on the picnic table under the side porch. Or, to arrange for a pick-up, contributors can call Irene Spatafore at 410-284-5275.
 
Dundalk KOC Tootsie Roll drive now underway
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:16
The Dundalk Knights of Columbus will be collecting monetary donations for their annual Tootsie Roll drive in support of intellectually disabled youths now through October at the following locations: Giant Food, 1400 Merritt Blvd.; Walmart, 2399 North Point Blvd.; and M&T Bank, 39 Shipping Place.
    Look for the volunteers in yellow vests. For more information, call Joe at 410-409-8173.
 
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