Firetruck Donated

To Katrina Victims

The Cottage City/Colmar Manor Volunteer Fire Company, affiliated with the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, gave its 1978 Seagrave ladder truck to the West Hancock fire and rescue department, based in Pearlington, Miss., in a ceremony last Thursday. The West Hancock department lost most of its firefighting equipment to Hurricane Katrina. The Cottage City/Colmar Manor company was able to spare the 100-foot truck because it recently bought a new one.

Ice Rink Opens

In College Park

The Herbert Wells Ice Rink has opened for the skating season. The rink is at 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park. Admission is $4. For more information, call 301-277-3717.

State Delegates Named

To Juvenile Center Board

Kenneth C. Montague Jr., secretary of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, has appointed Prince George's state Dels. Pauline H. Menes (D), Barbara A. Frush (D) and Brian R. Moe (D) to serve on the advisory board of the Thomas J.S. Waxter Children's Center. The center is a juvenile detention facility for girls in Laurel. Menes will serve as board chairman. Del. Joan Cadden (D-Anne Arundel) is the panel's vice chairman.

Hyattsville Police Plan

Crime Watch Discussion

The Hyattsville City Police Department will hold a crime watch meeting at 7 p.m. next Thursday at the Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St. Police Chief Douglas K. Holland and city police officers will discuss crime statistics, registered sex offenders and sexual predators, robberies and personal safety, including holiday tips, and will answer questions. For more information, call 301-985-5077 or 301-985-5064.

Camp Springs Association

Schedules Town Meeting

The Camp Springs Civic Association will hold its November town meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Thurgood Marshall Middle School, 4909 Brinkley Rd., Temple Hills. State legislative representatives from Districts 25 and 26 are expected to attend. For more information, call 301-449-9479.

Women's Group Offers

Scholarship for Mothers

Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton, a volunteer service organization for women, is accepting applications for its Women's Opportunity Award, a scholarship for mothers who are primary wage earners in their families and are looking to return to school for higher education or to acquire additional skills. The award can be used to pay for tuition, books, child care, public transportation or any other education-related expense. Applications are due by Dec. 15. To request an application or for more information, call 301-613-4329.

Ceremony To Honor

Those With Alzheimer's

Rexford Place, an assisted-living facility in Lanham, will light candles to remember those affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related illness. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. next Thursday, at 9885 Greenbelt Rd. The event is part of the annual National Commemorative Candle Lighting sponsored by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. For more information, call 866-232-8484.

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