Celebrate the 4th with parade and fireworks in Morningside
The Town of Morningside invites you to their 36th annual Independence Day Celebration, which begins at 11:30 a.m. on July 4 with a parade from the Morningside Firehouse and marches its way to VFW Post 9619. I’ll be watching and waving from beneath the big tree at the Suitland Road Baptist Church.
Then at dusk there’ll be a great fireworks display near the Town Hall. Come, spread your blanket or set up folding chairs and enjoy Morningside’s wonderful gift to the community.
It may not be too late for you to enter your vintage car or Cub Scout troop in the parade. For information, call the Town Hall at 301-736-2300.
Betty Cottrell, of Skyline, reports that her granddaughter, Nicole Haynes, graduated June 20 from Falls Church High School. She’ll be headed to the University of California at Berkeley to study Community Planning. She is the daughter of Kristin (Cottrell) and Richard Haynes of Annandale, Va.
Annemarie Beran, granddaughter of Dolores Steinhilber and daughter of Paula, both formerly of Skyline, graduated from high school with a diploma and an associate’s degree. She’ll continue her education at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. At 6’1”, she was a basketball star and will continue to play in college.
Tech. Sgt. Collin Meisel, of Joint Base Andrews, has been awarded the McCourt Scholars scholarship to Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.
Crossland High Class of 1966 has an Aug. 6 reunion coming up. Email Phil Saverino at savc66@ yahoo.com.
Oxon Hill High Class of ‘76 plans an Oct. 7-8 reunion. Email kellymclgh@ aol.com or go to OHHS-76 reunion. my event.com.
Columnist John Kelly of the Washington Post will run your school reunion in his column. Email him at email@example.com and include the name of the school, class year, date of reunion and contact info. Put “Reunion” in the subject heading.
July 4: The annual Morningside Independence Day Parade, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Come back for fireworks at dusk.
August 9: The annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Forestville Pregnancy Center, will be held at Lake Presidential Golf Course. The fee is $125, which covers breakfast, snacks, refreshments during the day, lunch, door prizes and more. There are four Hole-in-One holes with a chance to win $10,000. You can register your foursome online through GiveDirect or at www.forestvillepregnancycenter.org.
September 24: The National Museum of African American History and Culture open on the Washington Mall.
Suitland Bowl, at 4811 Silver Hill Road, has been under new management since last fall. Many aspects of the place remain the same: the retro decor (powder-blue and mauve, with “mod-ish graphics”) and the jukebox which still cranks out beloved tunes, although it is now digital. The Bowl offers both duckpin and traditional bowling. For information, call 301699-6772.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Heavy Metal Parking Lot at the nowgone Capital Centre, the University of Maryland has mounted an exhibit in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Among the artifacts is a chunk of the actual Capital Centre parking lot. It rests on a pillow of blue velvet in a Lucite display case.
Visit the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum
Summer visiting hours at the Dr. Mudd House are Wednesday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Tours start on the hour and half-hour; the last tour begins at 3:30. To reach the Dr. Mudd House, go south on Rt. 5 to Poplar Hill Road to Dr. Samuel Mudd Road. It’s about 20 miles from Morningside.
Admission is $7 for adults, $2 for ages 6-16, free for 5 and younger, and for members. This year the season runs through Nov. 20. For information, go to http:// drmudd.org.
If you go, be sure to visit the outbuildings—the farm-machinery barns, the Civil War mini-museum, and the visitors’ center. By the way, there is a very nice gift shop.
Jean Connell, Congressional administrative assistant
Jean O. Connell, 87, a longtime resident of Auth Village, died at her home in Edgewater on June 17. She was born in Washington, daughter of James and Mary O’Connor, and grad- uated from St. Cecilia’s Academy. She served as an administrative assistant with the U.S. Congress from 1948 to 1982.
Her husband of 45 years, Bernard Connell, died in 1995. Survivors include her children, Patrick, William, Mary and Cathy, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with burial at Cheltenham.
Happy birthday to Ruth LaBelle and Jordan Foster, July 1; Sharon Simms, Matthew Clark and Megan Frostbutter, July 2; Gloria Grapevine, Pat Richardson Conlon, Sarah Booth and Jack Hay II, July 3; Grace Carruth, Matthew Ryan White and Nya Nichols, July 4; Jean Ihrig and Timothy Hollowsky, July 5; Chrissy Bennett and Marie Golihew, July 6; Father Kevin Cusick, Charles “Tony” Haley, Sue Richards and Rev. Dr. Kelvin McCune, July 7.
A glorious 4th of July to all my readers!