Garden Club Gears Up For An 'Old-fashioned Christmas'

NEIGHBORS-FERNDALE/LINTHICUM

November 13, 1990|By Rosalie M. Falter

The Ferndale Garden Club has a reputation for presenting entertaining and educational demonstrations at their annual Christmas show. This year's theme will be an "Old-Fashioned Christmas."

The show is scheduled to take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Ferndale Elementary School, Packard Avenue at Hollins Ferry Road starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the door.

Floral designers for the evening will be Bill Noon of Flowers by James in Annapolis, Marty Baikauskas of Cedar Hill Florists in Brooklyn and Tom Medicus of Hilton Florists in Catonsville. They will share tips on decorating and demonstrate ideas for Victorian and Country designs. Door and table arrangements and Christmas tree decorating techniques will be featured.

Light refreshments made by the members of the club will be served and door prizes are to be given away. A recipe book with the favorite cookie and candy recipes of the members will be available for sale.

The Ferndale Garden Club was formed in 1974 and now includes 18 members.

They meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Boulevard.

The club has many ongoing projects, one of which is the maintenance of the community garden area by the railroad tracks along Broadview Boulevard.

Programs are planned each month by Kathy Shatt, secretary and program chairman. New members are always welcome. For more information call the club president, Carol Wagner at 761-6335.

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The Fall Festival, one of the major fund-raisers for the St. Philip Neri's Home and School Association, will take place Friday, Nov. 16, in the school hall, 6401 Orchard Road from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The festival will be open to the public after 3 p.m.

Rose Tiesi, chairperson for this event, and her many helpers have planned a full day of fun activities and lots of crafts and food for children and adults. You can try your luck on the different games of skill and chance. Or, look around the craft table that Diane Patten and her committee have worked so hard to make attractive and fill with just the right seasonal decoration or special holiday gift you have been looking for.

There will be something for all ages including grab bags for the younger children grades one to three and gifts that children can purchase for family members.

Looking for something different?

Well, artist Sally Canterna will be painting original designs on painters hats at the "Design-a-Hat" table. What a clever idea! Painted Painters Hats.

Another unique table featured will be "Design a Button." Here students from the eighth-grade classes will help you design your very own novel button for your lapel, a one-of-a-kind.

Proceeds from this table help to subsidize a graduation trip they have planned for the spring.

Two special visitors will be there for the children. "Raphael," the well known Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, plans on spending the whole day. Santa Claus will be greeting students throughout the day and then make a surprise appearance in the evening.

The student council will be operating the baked table with all of its many goodies. They will use the profits for a school project. Other foods, hot dogs, barbecue, drinks and etc. will also be available.

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Christopher Newcomer, a third-grader at St. Philip Neri School, was a runner-up in the Halloween Safety Drawing contest that was sponsored by The Anne Arundel County Sun. His drawing, which was entered in the 6- to 9-year-old age group, depicted a Ninja Turtle trick-or-treating in a well lighted area and carring a flashlight.

Christopher used colored markers to make his drawing entry. He will receive a pizza, courtesy of Pizza Hut. He is a very happy young fellow.

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The Home and School Association of St. Philip Neri is having a general meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m. in the school hall. Topping the agenda will be a discussion on various fund-raising activities and the future goals for the school. The president of the Home and School Association, Cindy Hechner encourages all parents to attend this planning meeting.

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Linthicum Baptist Church will have a Thanksgiving Service on Thursday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. The church is located at 611 S. Camp Meade Road.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Donald Emge is pastor.

The church is also collecting large cans of vegetables and fruits to be taken to the Helping Up Mission if anyone would like to participate and donate canned foods, please call the church office for the time to drop off the items. Call 766-0204.

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The Linthicum Homemakers will have their annual Pot Luck Luncheon at their next meeting, Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.

There will be a short business meeting at 10:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at noon. Members and their guests are invited. For more information call 859-1306.

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