Adorn your house for a chance at cash

December 14, 1993

Elkridge area residents can win cash if their home wins a contest for best lights display, organized by Elkridge Business and Professional Association. The contest ends Jan. 9.

Of the $100 prize money, $50 will go to the recipient's favorite charity. The winner gets the rest.

To enter, participants must send the association their name, home phone number, and address with detailed directions to: 6370 Old Baltimore-Washington Blvd., Attention: EBPA President Bob Boardman.

Winners will be announced at the next Elkridge Community Association meeting Jan. 27.

Information: 796-5522.

Auxiliary is starting Junior Girls Unit

The Yingling-Ridgely Auxiliary No. 7472 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is starting a Junior Girls Unit. Girls ages 6-16 who are interested in volunteer work for their community, along with experiencing and learning about patriotism, can join.

Information: June Bell at 992-1718 or Catharine Wyland at 242-4036.

Historical Society is selling ornaments

The Howard County Historical Society is selling Christmas ornaments that depict historic structures throughout the county.

This year's ornaments are: Patapsco Female Institute, First Presbyterian Church/Howard Historical Society building and St. Charles College.

Ornaments are available at the museum building, 8328 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, and at the Society's library, behind the museum, from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Ornaments can also be purchased at the Christmas Company, 8289 Main St., and Ellicott's Country Store, 8180 Main St., both in the historic district of Ellicott City.

Information: 750-0370.


* Ellicott City: 4000 block of Hopi Court: Someone slashed a front and rear tire of a white Dodge Caravan on Thursday or Friday.

1000 block of Ridge Road: A 6-foot white pine Christmas tree valued at $130 was stolen from D. R. Snell Nursery Thursday or Friday.

3500 block of Belfont Drive: A vandal slashed the front and rear tires of a red Chevrolet Thursday or Friday, police said.

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