Do you enjoy the American and Maryland flags that are on display around Crofton Parkway?
This program is coordinated by the Crofton Kiwanis Club, and has relied on the generosity of the people of Crofton over the years.
The flags have been hung on the parkway since 1990. They were the idea of Ed Dosek, the newly elected President of the Crofton Civic Association (CCA) at that time. He was looking for a patriotic way to celebrate Crofton.
There are 76 BGE light poles along the Crofton Parkway. Each has two American flags, except for the 8 street entrances into Crofton where there is a Maryland flag along with the American flag.
The flags are hung in May before the Armed Services parade and removed after Veterans Day in November. The CCA managed the program initially until it was turned over to the Crofton Kiwanis Club.
TLC, a local business in Crofton, puts the flags up and takes them down and also stores them at their facility. Also during the year TLC will replace any flag causalities that might occur.
This year we replaced 35 flags and poles that were worn out. With those replacements the flag fund has gone into the red.
If you would like to help with this project and donate you may send a check made out to the Crofton Kiwanis Foundation and mail to:
The Crofton Kiwanis Foundation
c/o The Crofton Kiwanis Club
Crofton, MD 21114
Thanks for your support!
The Kiwanis Club and Foundation of Crofton, Maryland serves the Greater Crofton area, focusing on the needs of children and families, community involvement and enrichment, and service to the citizens. Examples of our activities include the Annual Crofton Halloween Parade, the Annual 10K and 5K Races, "Rebuilding Together", Salvation Army bell ringing, and blood drives. Our charitable activities include service to the aged at the Crofton Care and Rehab Center, Sarah's House, the Crofton Christian Caring Council, and assistance to Wounded Veterans. We also fund other charitable causes on an ad hoc basis.
Contact Membership Chair Russ Shipley at (410) 721-1195 or to find out more about Kiwanis or to inquire about joining.
Jan. 6 - Board Meeting via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 13 - Regular Meeting via Zoom, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 14 - Sarah's House meals delivered
Jan. 19 - Sarah's House meals delivered
Crofton Kiwanis Club
A Service Club in Crofton, Maryland
Crofton Kiwanis members and other community residents helped set up
Flags for Heroes for Memorial Day weekend.
From left to right: Ed Reilly, Jackie Tucker, Russ Shipley, Mike Kane, Margaret Kane, John Hill, John Maloney Maloney, Moi (perched on the ladder behind this crew), Al Tucker, Joe and Carol Narcavage, Dennis Clark and Joyce Maloney.
Recent home project sponsored by the
Crofton Kiwanis Club
Front: Jerry Esterheld and his grandson
Back: Mike Pierre, Dennis Clark, Kim Kavanaugh, Bill Hand, and Nancy Scaggs
The Kiwanis Club of Crofton has four families, inclusive of 16 children, that are part of the Adopt-a-Family program, led by Sharon Shipley. These families were provided with food (turkey and all the fixings) for Thanksgiving. In December, the families will receive an additional food package, plus a gift card to a local grocery store to purchase meat for their holiday meal. The parents also receive $60 gift cards for each child to be used to purchase Christmas gifts. The Kiwanis Club of Crofton has supported this project for over 20 years.
We were in the paper! And thanks to you all, we raised a bunch of money!!
Crofton Kiwanis Foundation Awards $6,000 in College Scholarships
(Left to right): Senior class recipients of Crofton Kiwanis Foundation $1,000 College Scholarships presented on May 8 are: Lauryn Carlton, Meade H.S.; Madeline Evans, Indian Creek School; Conor McCarty, Spalding H.S., Jair Pearsall, Meade H.S., Irene Souranis, Spalding H.S.,; and Samantha Wiegand, Spalding H.S.
Teen of the Year Jasryia Cunningham of Meade H.S. receives her Crofton Kiwanis Foundation award with a $250 check from Crofton Kiwanis Service Leadership Program Chair Bill Hand on May 8.
Kiwanians help with setting up flags for Flags for Heroes.
Flags will be up by Crofton's Lake Louise for 2 weeks.
Honoring Active Service Members, Veterans and First Responders:
George Beam Sr.,
Chumley and Stevenson men,
David Espie Jr.,
John Newport Greene III,
Peter Gross Jr.,
Arlo "Pete" Pedersen,
Robert Reilly Jr.,
John Walker, and