Librarians Go to China
Barbara Spears and Myrtle Van Laar, two librarians in the Prince George's County Memorial Library system, recently traveled to China as part of the People to People Ambassador program, an international, nonprofit program that promotes friendly relations between countries through scientific, professional and technical exchanges.
Spears, a branch manager at the Spauldings Branch Library in District Heights, and Van Laar, the head of children's services at the Hyattsville Branch Library, were part of a delegation from the American Library Association.
Lawyers Raise $11,000
The Prince George's Bar Association has raised $11,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to send an area child to this year's Super Bowl for the child's wish. About 100 association members participated in a golf tournament and auction organized by lawyer Rick Jacklitsch. The event raised $1,000 more than what was needed to fulfill the wish.
This is the third year the association has raised money for the foundation--an organization that grants wishes to children who are terminally ill. In previous years, through the Prince George's Bar Association's efforts, the organization has sent a child first-class to Disney World and provided another with a computer.
Katrina Martin, a senior at Elizabeth Seton High School, was planning to sign her letter of intent today to attend Drexel University in Pennsylvania, on a full basketball scholarship.
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