Norma Jean's Column
for Southern Prince George's County


It is so sad to see leaves already leaving the trees, but with the weather the way it has been, I suppose it had to happen. Of course, we all knew that fall would be here eventually, but it seems a shame to have a reminder so soon.

Although I have never done it myself (through procrastination), I understand that the John Wilkes Booth Escape Route bus tour is something everyone should take. Surratt House is planning to have two tours in September, one on September 7, and the other on September 21. Advanced registration is required, so it would be a good idea for you to call 301-868-1121 as soon as possible.

Happy Birthday in August to John Randall, Chester Stevenson, and Walter Walker, August 1, Jean McCall, August 3, Cecilia M. Thomas, August 6, Ruby Barbour and my granddaughter, Brenna Fazenbaker, August 7, Zora Corley, August 10, Alex Sasscer, August 12, Paul Moore, August 13, Edgar Plotts, August 14, Lena Salazar August 17, Louise Randolph and Michael Payne, August 18, my grandson, Richard Wechsler, Jr., August 20, Ella Moore, August 22, great grandson, Richard Wechsler, III, August 23, J. Kemp Cook and Peggy Moore, August 27, Lynn Price, August 28, Chloe Puffenberger, August 30.

If you want to help Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's campaign, volunteers are needed to serve a two-hour shift at the State Fair on August 25, between 7 am and 8 pm. Volunteers will receive free admission to the fair, a t-shirt, and more. Call 410-767-4212, 800-321-VOLS, (TDD) 410-333-5181.

A tea party to celebrate Grandparents day will be held at Darnall's Chance House Museum in Upper Marlboro on September 8, from 2 to 3 pm. Paid reservations are required. Call 301-952-8010 (TTY)301-699-2544.

Prince George's County Christmas in April will be holding their 13th annual golf tournament on September 16 in Fort Washington. Fee includes a buffet, cart, prizes, refreshments on the course, and more. Call 301-868-0937 to register.

Get on down to the Re-use Barn in Waldorf at 3810 Renner Road, and shop for furniture, household items, desks, books, old records, collectibles, and more. The sale is sponsored by the Izaak Walton League of America, Southern Maryland Chapter, and the Charles County Commissioners on Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm. Call 301-645-5349 or 410-645-9451.

A cheerleading competition will be taking place at North County Knights Parent Booster Club in Glen Burnie on October 12 (rain date October 19) at the North County High School Stadium. Deadline to register is September 16, late registration, September 27, with increased fee. Call 410-294-1091, or 443-253-7372.

Accokeek Fire Department offers Bingo for age 16 and older on Thursdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. Call 301-283-4456.

None of the three Democratic Clubs in our area will be having a meeting in September because of the Primary Election. However, if you would like to join one of the clubs, and you live in Fort Washington/Accokeek, Clinton, or Brandywine, give me a call and I will tell you who to get in touch with.

The Patuxent River Civic Association is looking for crafters and artists for theFifth annual Queen Anne Day Festival, to be held on October 19 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Patuxent River 4-H Center in Upper Marlboro. Call 301-249-9761

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit can damage them, not to mention the other drawback to being in such a confined space.

Norma Jean Fazenbaker's column can be found in the Clinton Gazette, Prince George's Post, Prince George's Sentinel, and the Enquirer Gazette. You can contact Norma Jean by email - click this link.

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