Step Into The Past At Club's Victorian Garden Party

Neighbors/Ferndale/Linthicum

April 23, 1991|By Rosalie M. Falter

Something new and exciting will take place in the Linthicum community soon. Step into the past with the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heightsas they sponsor a Victorian Garden Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 3.

The clubhouse grounds, at 110 North Hammonds Ferry Road in Linthicum, will look a lot like the turn-of-the-century as theladies promenade in their large picture hats and lace finery amid Victorian-style decorated tables.

The public is invited, so mark your calendar and join them in a day that is sure to be one of fun, friendship and nostalgia. Booths atthe party will feature fresh plant cuttings, miniature garden tools for indoor plants, Woman's Club note-paper and fresh baked goods. Youjust might find a delicious dessert like grandmom used to make.

AVictorian vintage table will include items both old and new with a Victorian flair. Even if you don't have a green thumb, you can't help but have success with the posy baskets that will be available. Flowerseeds have been preplanted in a little wicker basket, just waiting for you to put on your window sill and water.

Irene Newhouse is renewing an old tradition of making and giving May baskets. She has been helping club members design and decorate baskets in all shapes and sizes. They contain a wide array of articles, completely decorated and ready to be delivered to a friend, taken to mom on Mother's Day or to someone in the hospital.

Hoping for a beautiful day, tables will be set outdoors where a chicken salad platter will be served for lunch. Tickets for the luncheon are $4.50 and should be purchased in advance by calling 859-0151.

Seatings will be at 11:15 a.m., noon and 12:45 p.m. Shirley Beck and Colein Fischbach are co-chairmen. If itrains, the party will be moved indoors.

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It was a beautiful day on April 7 when the members of the Linthicum Seventh-Day AdventistChurch donned their orange caps and vests, and carrying trash bags and picks, worked their way along Hammonds Ferry Road in Linthicum cleaning up debris and trash.

One year ago Pastor Frank Bondurant entered the Adopt-a-Highway program. Since then church members have enthusiastically pitched in to help keep the neighborhood clean.

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David Hitchcock, Urban Agricultural Extension agent with the Cooperative Extension Service of Anne Arundel County, will be guest speaker at 8 p.m. tonight at the Ferndale Garden Club Meeting at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore and Annapolis Boulevard. Hitchcock's talk will be on "Planting a Victory Garden."

There will be an outdoor plant exchange and names will be drawn for May baskets.

Hostesses for the evening will be Cindy Schneider and Mary Goodman. Guests and prospective members are welcome. For information, please call CarolWagner at 761-6335.

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Last Friday, the Overlook Elementary School sponsored Disability Awareness Day. A wheelchair basketball game took place in the morning, and Cara Stewart, Miss Wheelchair of Maryland, gave a concert in the afternoon. Throughout the day, people withdisabilities visited students in the classrooms.

This is the second time that the school has sponsored the event. Two years ago, Overlook was the first school to bring the program to the county.

Sponsored by the Parent Teacher's Association and the Woman's Club of Linthicum, the event is held to help the students, faculty and the community become more aware of the capabilities of the handicaped. It also offers the opportunity to interact with the disabled.

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"What aWoman Needs to Know to Ensure Her Personal Safety" will be the subject of the program being sponsored by the Greater Women's InformationNetwork at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.

Sgt. Bonnie Welsh, of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, will present information that will help women become more aware of their surroundings and how they can help protect themselves.

The program is open to the public and admission is free.

The LHUMC is located at 200 School Lane, across from the Linthicum Elementary School. Enter Fellowship Hall from the rear of the building on Church Circle. Parking is located next to the entrance.

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Tigers, lions, strong men and bears paraded around in the St. John's Lutheran Church last Friday. These were only a few of the many circus animals and performers who participated in the annual minicircus put on by the St. John's Nursery School children.

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The Woodlawn Heights Community Association is having a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard. They will be using the downstairs meeting room.

President Roy Schatt would like residents to know that the association will not be spraying for gypsy moths.

Residents who are interested in individualspraying can get a listing at the meeting of local companies who perform this service.

Newly elected officers of the association are president, Roy Schatt; vice president, Brian Narer; treasurer, Ginny Glover; and secretary, Paula Lesko.

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