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Middle 3.29.2009

By Rick Racela

Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital announced recently that Peter Burke has been chosen as the Special Touch Volunteer for the month of March 2006.
     Peter has been a volunteer since March 2002 where he works at the east visitor’s lobby running errands and assisting visitors. He has accumulated over 800 hours of service. His wife Joan also volunteers at the Et Cetera Shop, which allows him to volunteer two days a week.
     Since retiring as a refinery operator, Pete enjoys spending his time reading and walking. The Burke’s live in Cape May. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Speaking of the Et Cetera Shop, the children’s room has been re-arranged and it looks great.
Much roomier! Check the shop out for some great bargains.
The 8th Annual Pancake Breakfast is free to Middle Township Seniors, and will take place on Saturday at Elementary No. 2 from 8 to 10:30 a.m.
No reservations are needed. Just show up.
     Students will perform and teachers will have displays.
Contact Kathy at 465-1827 or Charlotte 465-1654 with questions.
The Wetlands Institute will welcome back the osprey with a Covered Dish Dinner on Friday at 6 p.m.
   Bring a main course, dessert of sald to share. Cosy is $5/member, $10/nonmember. Deadline for reservations is March 27. Call 368-1211.
Elementary No. 2 will hold its Scholastic Book Fair from April 3 through 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The annual family event will be held on April 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
     The fair provides books to students with a 15 percent discount on all purchases and raises money for the PTA.
Legal Secretaries of Cape May County will hold a membership drive on April 6, 6-8 p.m., at Atkinson’s Garden Room in Court House.
   Local business owners are asked to donate a gift to be auctioned off at the event.
 Proceeds will benefit the group’s scholarship fund.
   To make a donation please call Barbara at 465-9910.
    In recognition of our area’s diversity, the PTA will be sponsoring a Family Multi-Cultural Night on May 4, so mark your calendars.
    Being sought are displays of artwork, heirlooms, traditional clothing and food, as well as demonstrations and performances.
    If you, a family, or organization would be interested in participating, please call Stephanie Thomas at 463-8196 or Judy Casper at 465-7376.
     Many wonderful shows and events are being offered at the PAC during the month of April. Take a look.
     On April 7 and 8 the Middle School will present a stage version of “The Little Mermaid.”
 Show time is 7:30 p.m. both evenings and a Saturday matinee will take place at 2 p.m.
 Tickets are $8/adults, $5/students and seniors.
     We all know how popular the MTHS Mr. Middle Pageant is.
 Now get ready for the First Annual Miss Middle Pageant.
 It will be held on April 11 at 7 p.m.
 All seats are $9, available at the door.
     The Middle School and MTHS Step Dance Team will present their annual Step Team Talent Show on April 27 at 7 p.m.
 Tickets are $5 at the door.
     On April 29 Gospel Headquarters hosted by John Irby will hold a meeting at 7 p.m.
 Their mission is, “Kingdom building through a multicultural network, uniting Christians to fellowship.” Open to the public. Free will offering.
     Then on April 30, Cape May County Music Educators will present a concert featuring selected elementary students from the county during the All Cape May County Honors Choir. This free concert will take place at 5 p.m. Open to the public.
Easter is fast approaching.
It’s on April 16 this year and I will need your Easter event announcements before April 5.
     So far we’ve got Asbury Methodist Church on Route 9 in Swainton holding an Easter Egg Hunt on April 1 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
     Then Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Wetlands Institute will be held on April 15 from 9 a.m. to noon.
    Celebrate Easter with Peter Cottontail as he hops down the marsh trail with bunny stories, games, crafts, and fun. Enjoy a continental breakfast with Peter himself.
     This is one of their most popular events, so reserve early.
 Deadline is April 13.  $10/members,  $15/nonmembers.
Earth Day is April 22.  More information about the local upcoming events will follow in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, think of a great way to honor our Mother Earth personally.
The Rio Grande Rescue Squad is hosting a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle raffle.
Proceeds will benefit the squad’s new equipment fund.
   Drawing will be held June 18.
 Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.
 Donation is $20.
 Call 465-8871 or 780-0612.
Cape May County Duplicate ACBL Bridge Club March 14 overall winners: Henry Buchianico/Barbara Streeter; Mike Mueller/Ron Small; Bob Sherwood/Bob Weber; Betty Moffatt/Waren Nuessle.
     March 16 overall winners: William Haas/Robert Sylvia; Karen Sylvester/Larry Allen; Betty Moffatt/Waren Nuessle; Jim Moyer/Jack McGovern.
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