In the haunts of Severna Park Mall . . . CENTRAL COUNTY -- Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * ZTC Crownsville * Millersville

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November 19, 1992|By JONI GUHNE

Halloween is over, but last Sunday at the Severna Park Mall, I saw some ghosts.

Unable to find what I was looking for at the Giant, I decided to go to Caldor, by way of the indoor promenade. Between these two stores, in a mall that once housed more than a dozen businesses, only the Fashion Bug remains, but it was closed.

Leaving behind the grocery store's bright lights and bustle, I stepped into the long silent corridor that used to be filled with shoppers' voices, laughing children, jingling cash registers.

The ghosts of the once-busy mall followed me the length of the corridor and turned back when I reached Caldor's doors.

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Each November, to benefit its community center in Kinder Park, the Severna Park Jaycees sells luminaria kits.

A Spanish tradition, luminaria lights symbolized the bonfires built by shepherds to light the way to Bethlehem.

The small paper bags, each with its own votive candle anchored in a bed of sand, are especially festive during the holidays.

Each kit contains 10 candles and bags with instructions. Orders must be placed by Nov. 28.

Information: 315-9876 (weekdays) or 544-4613.

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You may want to divide your time on Saturday between two outstanding craft and holiday sales.

The Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church's 51st annual Holiday Bazaar is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chairwomen Judy Hubert, Beth Jones and Jean Parker promise an excellent day of shopping for the whole family. There are special gifts for children to buy, fresh greens, nuts for baking, and the used book table.

Also this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Old Mill High School Band Boosters presents its fall Craft Show and Sale.

The proceeds will help provide music and instruments for both the band and the orchestra.

Featuring 95 craftsmen and women from across the state, the show will offer painted furniture and holiday decorations. Old Mill students will sell their own ceramic creations.

Information: 969-7000.

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If you enjoy making crafts, the Women of St. Martins-in-the-Field Episcopal Church on Benfield Road can use your help.

The group meets from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday to make items to sell at its annual Christmas Bazaar, which will be the first Saturday in December. Baby-sitting is available.

Information: 647-3250.

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Tomorrow is the last day to order holiday greens from the American Cancer Society.

Wreaths and garlands will be ready for pick-up 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4-5 at the Discovery Shop in Severna Park and on Dec. 5 at Hairtique in Arnold.

Information: 793-3989.

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