60-unit Parade, 50 Booths To Help Mark Ferndale Day

May 14, 1991|By Rosalie M. Falter

The Ferndale-Linthicum Area Community Council will present the 14th annual Ferndale Day this Sunday. The celebration is a day of community participation and includes a parade, music, games, crafts, food anda beauty pageant.

The schedule begins at noon with more than 50 booths and stands set up along Broadview Boulevard in the area of the Ferndale Fire Department. There will be a large selection of foods, such as crab cakes, pit beef and crepes along with the usual pizza andhot dogs. Some of the booths will feature homemade crafts.

New to the scene this year will be a booth featuring herbal products: breads, cookies and cakes, wreaths, plants and other specialties.

The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and proceed down Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, south to Third Avenue. Approximately 60 units have entered, including three high school marching bands, antique cars, politicians, school children, Scout troops, youth athletic groups and allcontestants in the Little Miss Ferndale Pageant.

As in past years, a Clydesdale horse will be in the parade and hitched on the grass strip along the railroad track afterward. The review platform will be at Second Avenue. The community is pleased to have Keith Mills, a resident of Linthicum and weekend sports commentator from Channel 2, as the grand marshal.

The afternoon continues with an auction beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the platform on Broadview Boulevard at First Avenue.

Many valuable items will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Among them will be tickets to dinner, baseball memorabilia and 1982 World Series tickets, a rare collector's item.

The judging of the Little Miss Ferndale Contest will take place at 3:30 p.m. She will be crowned by the outgoing 1990 Little Miss Ferndale.

A variety of entertainment is planned. It will include a dance routine by Jamin, singing by Paul Whithock of the group Skyline; Severn Singers and kids entertainment.

A special presentation of the Citizen of the Year Award will take place at 5 p.m. along with the senior group quilt raffle.The auction will continue until 6 p.m.

A few more contestants canstill be accepted for the Little Miss Ferndale Pageant. It is open to all girls in the Linthicum-Ferndale area who are between the ages of 10 and 12. Participants will be judged on beauty, personality, creativity and civic activities. For registration information, call Lucy Decker at 987-5474.

If anyone would like to donate to the bake table, please call Jenny Glover at 761-1452. Items for the auction are also being accepted. Call Richard Burnhardt at 761-4347 if you have a donation.

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Members of the Linthicum Heights Homemakers had theopportunity to hear Mary Ellen Shadat, Anne Arundel county extensionagent, and Libby Hildt, president of the Homemaker's Council, speak at the birthday luncheon last week. Members were informed about new topics for homemakers.

The Homemakers meet the third Thursday of the month at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane. The June meeting will be the last one until September. For information on the club, please call Becky Meske at 859-1306.

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At 2 p.m. Friday, the Notables, the entertainment group of the Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons, will be giving their Spring Show at the Meridian Severna Park Nursing Home, 24 Truck HouseRoad.

Anyone may attend the show. For more information please call the musical director, Charles Haslup, at 859-1850.

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The AARP 3850 will have a meeting to make final preparations for their upcoming May Fair. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Christopher's Church in Linthicum.

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The North Glen Athletic Association is sponsoring a benefit dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. this Saturday at the Roland Terrace in Brooklyn Park. The cost is $12 and includes beer and setups. Entertainment is by the Roadhouse Band.

Limitedtickets will be available at the door. For more information call Ralph Mason at 761-4894.

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The Woodlawn Heights Community Association recently held a community-county clean-up and members want to express thanks to everyone who helped.

As new members of the FerndaleLinthicum Area Community Council (FLACC) the Woodlawn Heights Community Association has decided that they will chair the bake table for Ferndale Day, this Sunday. Baked goods are requested from anyone who would like to donate. Please call 761-1452 if you would like to help in this fund-raiser.

All Woodlawn Heights residents are welcome to join the association; dues are $5 per household per year. Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens building, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Ferndale. Roy Schatt is president.

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The Greater Women's Information Network has arranged to have Karen Goldman Lyon, executive director of the Sexual Assault Crises Center of Anne Arundel County, speak at LinthicumHeights United Methodist Church, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. The title of the program will be "Sexual Assault. . . . It Can Happen to You -- By Someone You Know."

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