Parade, music, games: Get ready for Ferndale Day

NEIGHBORS

May 09, 1994|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

The community is coming together for the annual celebration of Ferndale Day, which will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The field on Third Avenue off Broadview Boulevard will be the site for music, entertainment, displays by artisans, children's games, an auction and a beauty contest. Delicious foods will be on hand.

School bands and fire engines will participate in the parade, which starts at 1 p.m. from North County High School, then proceeds south on Baltimore and Annapolis Boulevard to the festival grounds at Third Avenue.

The musical entertainment will feature the "King of Karaoke," Clown Alley and Chuck Brooke. Top 40, country and standard songs will be performed by the Bobby Hill Show.

Free dinners, collectibles, limousine service and gift certificates will be auctioned at 3 p.m.

At 4 p.m., 19 girls, ages 9 to 12, will compete in the Little Miss Ferndale Beauty pageant. Wendy Bernhardt, pageant chairman, said that is the highest number of participants ever. The girls are from the Ferndale-Linthicum area and will be judged on beauty, poise and speaking ability. Little Miss Ferndale and the runner-up will receive U.S. Savings Bonds. The girls also will ride on the parade's "Maryland You Are Beautiful" float.

Don't forget to look for new T-shirts depicting Ferndale landmarks. Adult and children sizes are available from the Ferndale Elementary PTA for $12.50.

Two tickets to Oriole Park at Camden Yards will be given away every hour during the festival for Anne Arundel County Night, Aug. 25. You must be present to win.

Dick Barnhardt is accepting donations for the auction and would welcome more participants in the parade. For more information, call 255-6623.

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Keith Wegner, a grand prize winner in the Linthicum Elementary Science Fair, has won second place in Health and Medicine in the Anne Arundel County Science Fair.

His study, "Invasion of the Mighty Mite Munchers," involved experiments on the control and reduction of the population and density of domestic house mites.

The idea came about because Keith, who is in fifth-grade, has a friend with asthma and is aware of the importance of avoiding allergens.

Using vacuum bags provided by the Johns Hopkins Allergy Lab, Keith tested his formula for reducing mites in the home. He promised to share his results with Hopkins. It was a busy two weeks for the five families who agreed to participate in the study.

Each day they followed Keith's directions for cleaning a bedroom. They vacuumed the curtains, bedspring and mattress, boiled bed linen, and washed framework and molding.

Keith took samples at the beginning and end of the study. The reduction in the number of mites was dramatic -- down by about three-quarters. His exhibit included the results of the study, vacuum samples, a three-dimensional model of a mite and a live mite.

Keith, son of Sue and Keith Wegner Sr., was thrilled to receive the good news from the county.

"I can't take the smile off of his face," his mother said.

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The Friendship Church of the Brethren's flea market and bake fair is on for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.

Table rentals are still available for $8. If interested, call the church office at 789-2422.

The church is at 217 Mansion Road, off Nursery Road.

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Light rail will be the topic of discussion at the 7:30 p.m. Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association meeting Wednesday at the Linthicum Elementary School band room.

Invited guests from the Mass Transit Administration will be Beth Robinson and Bernard Foster, MTA chief of police.

Bring your questions and concerns regarding light rail, criminal activity and public safety.

Approval of the budget for fiscal 1994-95 is also on the agenda.

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The Ferndale United Methodist Women will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the lower level of the church for a program called "Building for Missions in the 21st Century."

The program, conducted by Evelyn Arnold, is the 1994 call to prayer and self-denial.

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