From breakfast to lunch to dessert SOUTHWEST -- Mount Airy * Woodbine * Taylorsville * Winfield


April 16, 1993|By KATHY SUTPHIN

If you can imagine planning breakfast and lunch for thousands of hungry bargain hunters and vendors, you have some idea of the task facing Joe Jansen as food booth coordinator for the Mount Airy Jaycees' Spring Yard Sale tomorrow.

"I took last year's numbers and then added to [them]," said Mr. Jansen, who is coordinating the food booth for the first time.

His food list included 600 patties of sausage, 700 patties of hamburger, 600 hot dogs, and 480 eggs, plus buns, ice and soft drinks.

"If it's sunny, it will all be gone by 11 o'clock," said Mr. Jansen. He said he has been checking the weather forecast daily and may increase his order.

The spring and fall yard sales conducted by the Jaycees each year at the Mount Airy Carnival Grounds, at Route 27 and Twin Arch Road, have the reputation of being some of the biggest in Maryland.

More than 280 of 336 vendor spaces were reserved at $20 each during the pre-registration period, said the Jaycees' Faith Bryan. "And most of them are paid for."

Spaces will be available at $25 each tomorrow on a first come, first served basis.

The official hours of the yard sale are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ms. Bryan said plans call for the food booth to be staffed by 15 volunteers per shift during the busy times. The J-Teens, Mount Airy Lions and a couple of Jaycees from Taneytown have offered support.

"Everything we get out of the food booth goes back into the community in our service projects," he said.


From dinosaur designs to perfect butter cream roses, Mount Airy resident Robbie Raynes knows the techniques to create cakes that are feasts for the eyes as well as the palate.

Mrs. Raynes, who has 23 years of experience at her craft, will continue to share her talents with the community in the next session of Cake Decorating I classes offered by the Mount Airy Recreation Council.

Her "Cake I" classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from May 18 to June 15 in Mount Airy Middle School's cafeteria. The fee for the series of classes is $20 per person plus supplies.

The beginners' course begins with icing a cake properly, and features lessons on decorating shaped cakes, piping gel transfers, fancy borders and the how-tos of icing writing, said Mrs. Raynes.

Students in the Cake I winter session class were so eager to take the "Cake II" class that Mrs. Raynes agreed to begin the advanced lessons as soon as the beginners' class ended.

For more information or to register, call Mrs. Raynes at (301) 829-5156.


Don't cook breakfast Sunday. Instead, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat feed and help the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company at the same time.

The breakfast extravaganza will feature Wagners' Pride sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, pudding, hominy, biscuits, hot apples, orange juice, milk and coffee.

The meal will be served from 7 a.m to noon at the Mount Airy Firemen's Activities Building at Route 27 and Twin Arch Road. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children six to 12 years old. The next breakfast will be on Sept. 19.


Mount Airy's Fire Company has announced the names of the top responders to the 151 ambulance and fire calls in March.

The top volunteers on 84 ambulance calls are Thomas Boro, 22; Becky Brown and Jeff McKinney, 21; Brian Kaplan and Todd Kramer, 19; Charlana Schneider, 18; Mike Pappas, 17; Bruce Walz and Ann Ward, 16; and Stephanie Cacopardo and David Eaves, 15.

Topping the list of responders to 67 fire calls are Dale Lowman, Douglas Alexander, Wayne Esworthy and Jim Linton, 34; Mike Pappas, 31; Charles Hamilton, 30; Bobbye Chaney, 29; Thomas Kipe, 28; David Eaves, 25; and Gene Mellin, 23.

Congratulations to all the top responders, with kudos to Mike Pappas and David Eaves for leading both lists!

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