Country Fair in Linthicum, Octoberfest in Ferndale NORTH COUNTY/Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


October 19, 1992|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

Linthicum and Ferndale have two enticing fall events Saturday: a country fair and an Octoberfest.

The third annual Linthicum Country Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John's Field, on the corner of West Maple and Hammonds Ferry roads. Each booth will donate 15 percent of its profits to the North County Emergency Outreach Network, an organization dedicated to helping residents in crises.

The fair offers many activities, some of them for the whole family, including Make Your Own Scarecrow, a project sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary PTA. Bring some old clothes.

Children can ride a pony and play water games, courtesy of the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association; have fun on the Moon Bounce, sponsored by the Kids for Christ from St. John's Church; or show off a colorful design from the Face Painting table, sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Other children's games will be sponsored by Brownie Troop No. 39 and Boy Scout Troop No. 550. St. John's Twenties and Thirties group will offer a fishing game. Snoopy, from St. John's Nursery School, will be there.

Hungry? The Linthicum Lions Club will sell roast beef sandwiches and hot dogs; the AARP No. 2244 and Meals-On-Wheels will sell peppermint sticks. Cupcakes and a lollipop tree will be available from the Crestwood Homemakers Club. Hamburgers, popcorn, sodas, lemonade and coffee also will be sold.

In addition, homemade bread will be sold by St. Christopher's Church, and the women's group from St. John's will have a bake table with lots of sweets. The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum will sell seasonal produce, mums and apple cider. Since this is the time to plant spring flowers, the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights will offer bulbs and garden gloves.

The arts and crafts tables include the Friendship Quilters and the Duck Carvers. The Friendship Area Health Association will offer free blood pressure screenings. The Arundel Alarmers is sponsoring a display. McGruff, from the county police department, and Officer Call of the Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education program also will be there.

The rain date is Oct. 31.

* Members of Ferndale United Methodist Church are busy preparing for their Octoberfest, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall, 117 Ferndale Road.

The United Methodist Men are getting together to bake homemade pies for the event. They also will sell hot dogs, chili, lTC soup and the ever-popular pit beef. Also available will be cider, apples, apple butter and an array of baked goods made by the church women.

The craft table will feature traditional smocked Christmas balls as well as other items for the home. A door prize of a pillow quilt made by Anne Brownson will be given away.

Work on the light rail line makes it impossible to reach the church from B&A Boulevard. Instead, use Third Avenue.


A Bull/Oyster Roast, sponsored by the Anne Arundel Alarmers Association, is planned from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Earleigh Heights fire hall on Ritchie Highway.

Atlantic Caterers will provide an extensive menu of oysters, beef, shrimp Creole, spaghetti, ham, a greens table, fresh fruit, cake, beer, wine and soda. The band, Cashmere, will entertain. For those gamblers, there will be wheels and games of chance.

Ticket donations are $20 and can be purchased at the Kroger Electric Co., 1007 Crain Highway S.E. Call 766-1416 or stop by between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Some tickets will be available at the door.

Profits will benefit the Alarmers' activities.

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