Ferndale Day '92: A new date, a new place, but same old good time

Neighbors/ Ferndale/Linthicum

September 01, 1992|By Rosalie M. Falter

There's a new location and a new time for an old favorite. For many years, Ferndale Day took place in May along Broadview Boulevard. But not this year.

Last May, workers were tearing up the old railroad tracks along Broadview to make way for the light-rail system. So, the sponsoring Ferndale-Linthicum Area Community Council postponed Ferndale Day until Sunday, Oct. 4, at a different location, around the corner in the open lot on Third Avenue.

Despite the changes, many things will remain the same, such as the good food, crafts, pony rides, entertainment, games and the beauty contest. Everyone is invited, so mark this day on your calendars and share in the community spirit.

Space rentals are available for $20. Call Rose Bernhardt, 761-4347, before Sept. 15. She also is looking for children's games.

Dick Bernhardt is looking for items for the silent and regular auctions. Call 761-4347. He will pick them up from your home if you can't deliver them.

Lucy Decker says we can expect some very nice entertainment.

The Severn Singers, a gospel group, will perform again this year. Other performers include Paul Whitlock, the lead singer from Skyline; the band Phoenix; the dance group Jamin', with choreography by Jodi Brunetti; Evelina Marchetti, 15, Miss North American National Ambassador; and Donna Elam, 8, North American National Scholastic Winner.

Girls aged 10 to 12 from Ferndale-Linthicum may enter the Little Miss Ferndale Contest. No talent or entry fee is required. Applications are available at Jim's Convenience Store, Ferndale Road and Broadview Boulevard. For information, call Lucy Decker, 766-8960.

Proceeds will benefit the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center.

Look for more details on Ferndale Day in upcoming columns.

* The Ferndale Garden Club called an emergency meeting last week at Marge Dishman's home to make plans for Ferndale Day. While enjoying a covered-dish luncheon, members decided to sell a Mexican dessert -- a cinnamon, sugar-crisp flour tortilla -- and hot and cold cider.

The club's next scheduled meeting is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

For information, call Erma Holland, 761-6759.

* Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet Thursday, Sept. 3, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road. This is the first meeting of the fall season.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. for socializing. Board members also will meet at this time.

Blood-pressure checks will be available.

Members should bring their own lunches. Coffee and cake will be provided.

WMAR-TV sportscaster Keith Mills will be the speaker at the 1 p.m. program. Mills graduated from Brooklyn Park High School in 1975. While there, he played baseball for the Anne Arundel County Optimists. He also played football and basketball.

Mr. Mills lives in Linthicum with his wife and child.

A business meeting will follow the program.

For information, please call Helen Del Brocco at 789-1588.

* Friendly Thyme Herb Club members will begin their fall schedule with a guided tour of Brookside Gardens on Friday. Members must meet at 10 a.m. at the clubhouse to join the car pool.

A short business meeting will follow the tour. Bring a picnic lunch. Visitors and new members are welcome.

For information, call Sue Latini at 766-1463.

* Have you ever been angry because life isn't fair? Have you often said to yourself, "No one would understand"? Have you ever needed to share your bottled up feelings about the death of someone special?

If you're a teen-ager and answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you're invited to join a bereavement support group for teens.

The group will meet on four Wednesdays, Sept. 9-30, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hospice of the Chesapeake Office, 403 Headquarters Drive, Suite 1, Millersville.

For information or to register, call Betty Asplund, 987-2129, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by Sept. 4.

* The Democratic Club of District 32 is sponsoring a bus trip to the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J.

The bus leaves at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, from the Arundel Center North parking lot on Crain Highway and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, and returns at 6 a.m. Saturday.

The cost is $25. Participants will receive $15 in casino chips and $5 for food.

L Call Valerie Serio, 850-0470, by Saturday to reserve a seat.

* The United Methodist Women will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the lower level of Ferndale United Methodist Church. Members will present the group's plans for the year.

All women are invited to attend. For information, call 761-2880.

* The Christian Women's Fellowship of the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church will begin its fall program at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. They will meet in the church parlor.

A representative from the Crime Prevention Department of the Anne Arundel County Police Department will discuss personal safety and rape prevention. Refreshments will feature Susan and Cindy's Famous Make Your Own Sundae Bar.

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