Sale of fresh dumplings provides tasty treats and help for the needy NORTHWEST Taneytown * Union Bridge * New Windsor * Uniontown

NEIGHBORS

November 05, 1992|By JUDY REILLY

It doesn't get much better than this: Dumplings, homemade from locally grown apples, are for sale for $1.25 each through the American Legion Unit 120 in Taneytown.

Place your orders by Nov. 11 by calling 756-2444 or 756-6029; pick up the desserts on Nov. 18 from noon until 5 p.m.

Lois Smith, an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Taneytown, says members of her group will start baking at 7 a.m. and finish by midafternoon on Nov. 18 to sell you the freshest dumplings around. Stayman apples from her brother-in-law's orchard will be baked in a cinnamon and piecrust dough. It's a recipe "we've always had," says Mrs. Smith, a member of the post for 30 years.

You will enjoy your dumplings for the pleasure they bring your appetite and for the good they do. Proceeds from the sale benefit numerous causes in the community, from shut-ins and needy families, to the Red Cross and Muscular Dystrophy, children and youth services, and veterans' needs throughout the state.

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Wander over to Frizzellburg next weekend for a teddy bear and crafts extravaganza at Small Wonders Antiques. The event, to be held Nov. 13-15, is in its 12th year and features artists from Carroll and beyond.

Laura Turner, owner of the antique shop and a teddy bear artist herself, says more than 50 crafts people will be represented at the annual event. She's anticipating 500 visitors.

There will be things to buy for every budget, from $2 Christmas ornaments to $500 bears.

Bring a friend, and enjoy an afternoon in Frizzellburg. Hours are noon until 5 p.m., and the address is 1940 Old Taneytown Road. For more information, call 875-2850.

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If you like the warmth and local charm found at church bazaars, then head to Taneytown this weekend for the Merry Methodist Christmas Craft Bazaar on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Messiah United Methodist Church on Middle Street in Taneytown.

The bazaar features 11 area crafts people, from woodworkers to clothing accessory artists, who offer their wares at "very reasonable prices," says Christine Davis, chairwoman of the bazaar. You'll also find "Papa's Closet," full of nearly new items for the home, a hot lunch and a bake table.

Proceeds for the event support the church, including its involvement in the "Caring and Sharing" ministries, a local outreach program that helps people facing sudden financial hardship. For further information, call 751-1785.

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If you know kids who like to dance, tell them about the Girl Scouts' "Cookie Crunch," this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hesson-Snider Post in Taneytown. Popular deejay Great Scott will be on hand to spin the music. The event is for children from kindergarten through eighth grade.

For information, call Jean Stouffer at 756-6373.

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Waldo fans! You're invited to participate in the Great Waldo Treasure Hunt at the Taneytown Library on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Waldo will be hidden among the books on shelves around the library; clues are provided to help you find him. "It's a painless way of learning to find your way around," says Helen Sparks, a children's librarian at Taneytown.

The goal of the event is to show people how to locate information at the library. Young children will work with an accompanying adult; older school-age youngsters will look for Waldo on their own. There will be prizes and refreshments, too.

For more information, or to register for this free event, call 751-1980.

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