Strawberry fests dish up sweet taste of summer NORTHWEST--Taneytown * Union Bridge * New Windsor * Uniontown



Northwest Carroll may be rural with its plentiful farmland and scattered towns. But it is not a boring place to live.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, the area will have an abundance of outdoor activities to keep you hopping.


A true sign of summertime is the harvest of luscious, fresh strawberries. You can pick your own at Sewell's Farm, 3400 Harney Road in Taneytown, which has begun its harvesting season.

Information: 756-4397.


The Parish Life Committee of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taneytown will conduct its annual strawberry festival Saturday at Taneytown Memorial Park.

The Little German Band will add a little oom-pah-pah to the social, which begins at 5 p.m.

Hot dogs with sauerkraut, barbecue sandwiches and, of course, strawberry and ice cream boats, will be available at reasonable prices.

Food will be served until it runs out or until sundown, whichever comes first.


St. Luke's (Winter's) Lutheran Church, 701 Green Valley Road (Route 75) in New Windsor, also will have a strawberry festival Saturday. Craft and food tables will be set up on the front lawn of the church, and will open for business at noon.

The festival begins at 2 p.m. and will continue until 8 p.m.

Nickel soft drinks, 25-cent hot dogs, plus sandwiches, platters, and strawberries and ice cream will be served.

The William F. Myers Band will step up the beat for a cakewalk.

A cakewalk is a version of musical chairs, but instead of using a chair, a broom handle is used to choose the winner when the music stops. Cakes are awarded as prizes.

Grab bags, face-painting and sponge-tossing will be available for the kids. Pony and hay rides will take place if the weather is nice.


Frizzellburg is having a community yard sale Saturday.

The center of the affair will be 1931 Old Taneytown Road, Thelma Coleman's home. It will begin at 8 a.m. and last all day.

A bake table will be set up, and hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches and sodas will be sold. About a dozen families will be selling their wares.

Proceeds may be donated to the Frizzellburg Improvement Association, which will use the money to pay for street lights, a water tank and other community projects.

Mrs. Coleman invites her neighbors and members of surrounding communities to "come out, spend the day and visit each other."


Are you a crafty person? Then you will love the "Summertime on the Lane" craft fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Honeysuckle Lane, 2300 Francis Scott Key Highway (Route 194) in Keymar.

Ten or more local craftsmen and artisans will sell their creations. Dried and silk floral arrangements, hand-forged ironware, candles, bird feeders and sculptures, steel bells, country bunnies, silver jewelry, baby accessories, antiques and collectibles are but a few of the items that will be for sale.

Demonstrations in basket-making, wheel-thrown pottery and painting are scheduled.

Chili, pasta salad, fruit salad, snow cones, cotton candy and muffins are some of the munchies that will be inexpensively priced.

Free balloons will be available while supplies last.


Grace United Church of Christ in Keysville is sponsoring a yard sale to be held at the church, on Keysville-Bruceville Road near the square in Keysville, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

A bake table will be set up, and soup and sandwiches will be available. About 10 spaces already have been assigned. Spaces are available for $8.

For more information, call Anna Schmidt, 756-2036, or Minnie Duble, 756-6577.


Union Bridge's annual Firemen's Carnival will run through Saturday at the firehouse grounds, 8 W. Locust St.

Stop by for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., or a buffet dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The menu consists of fried chicken, fried ham sandwiches, crab cakes, pit beef, Italian sausage, sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, pizza and funnel cakes.

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