Women's Hall of Fame The Prince George's County Commission for Women will soon establish a Women's Hall of Fame to honor women who have made lasting contributions to the county, state or nation.
A panel of seven judges from various county organizations will select up to five women annually to be honored and listed on a Hall of Fame plaque that will hang in a historical or public facility in the county.
"We are hoping for people who perhaps don't have name recognition but have made a significant contribution," said Barbara Miller, executive director for the commission. "We're hoping that there are people out there who know someone who has done something but not come forward."
To qualify, a candidate must be a native of Prince George's or a current county resident, and must have made significant contributions in such fields as government, education, arts and community leadership. If deceased, the nominee must have lived in the county for 10 years or more.
Deadline for nominations is June 30. Nomination forms are available at local libraries or from the commission office, Room 1126, County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. For more information, call 952-3383.
Beltway Exit Closing
The Maryland State Highway Administration will be closing the Oxon Hill Road's eastbound Beltway exit June 15 because of the constuction of a new interchange between I-295 and Rte. 210 (Indian Head Highway).
Once completed, the interchange will allow motorists to drive north and south between the two highways without traveling on the Beltway.
Motorists who need to travel east on the Beltway from Rte. 210 should turn right on Oxon Hill Road and continue to St. Barnabas Road to the next eastbound exit. There will be no detours during the construction.
Health Fair in Oxon Hill
The Crescent Cities Jaycees and the Ong Medical and Health Center of Oxon Hill will hold their second annual health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 20 in the medical center at 6357 Oxon Hill Rd.
The fair will feature health screening tests, educational movies, aerobics workout demonstrations and a blood donation drive. Children will receive free balloons and be entertained by clowns and a talent show. There also will be free refreshments.
For information, call Pam Westfall of the medical center at 839-3370.