Savage Fest '94 steps in with a June 4 parade



Here comes Savage Fest '94! It's hard to believe that it's the fifth annual Fest. Wow, it feels like it's always been a Savage tradition.

As usual, the family-oriented Fest will run for two days, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 4 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 5. It takes place on Baldwin Commons, Baltimore and Foundry streets in Savage.

The festivities begin at 10 a.m. June 4 with a parade sponsored and organized by the Savage Volunteer Fire Department.

The parade begins at Bollman Bridge Elementary, travels down Savage-Guilford Road to Baltimore Street, turns right past Carroll Baldwin Hall to Foundry Street and the judging stand.

Some of the parade participants have planned a short performance for the judges. So, come early to secure a good viewing spot of the parade.


This year Jan Arnold is the official parade honoree. For the past 18 years, Mrs. Arnold delivered mail in Savage and the area in a jaunty lilac Jeep.

She always wore purple clothes. (I asked her once how she found clothing in unusual shades such as lilac and grape. She said she just dyed white clothes if she couldn't find what she liked.)

Her colorful wardrobe made her noticeable, her kindness made her loved. Unfortunately, she has been unable to work since September. She is awaiting a lung transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

But Mrs. Arnold has approved efforts to raise awareness at the festival of organ donations. It's easy to be listed as a donor. You can get a sticker for your driver's license that identifies you as an organ donor. It's a great legacy to leave to the world.


This year, back by popular demand, the old-fashioned carousel and the modern moon bounce return to delight children of all ages.

Perhaps more popular than these three rides among some of us is the dunking booth. With nothing more than a ticket and a good arm, you can deprive someone of his dignity and give him a bath at the same time. This year the Savage Volunteer Fire Department sponsors the booth.


When all this activity palls, stroll among the more than 100 merchants and crafters in the commons. Pick up just the thing you need for that dark corner of the house, or get a jump on birthday and Christmas presents.

On Sunday only, stop and admire the lovingly restored antique cars at the third annual Antique and Custom Car Show. Or stroll a little farther and prowl the antiques and artwork available in Savage Mill.


When it's time to feed the inner woman or man, scout out such favorites as pit beef, snow cones or, on Saturday only, the fresh ice cream and strawberries available at the Savage United Methodist Church's annual Strawberry Festival.

They have some of the county's best cooks in that congregation.

Having made your selection, sit down on the stone walls and listen to the daylong entertainment provided by Iron Horse Band, Kenny Lauer and the Country Breeze, La Maison de la Dance, the Pros DJs, the Aerobic Demo Team from Laurel Fitness Club, the California Inn Wranglers, and Turner, the Dean of Magic.


No festival is complete without the opportunity to make a killing and to test your skills against others.

The Bollman Bridge Elementary School PTA sponsors carnival games for children.

For the adults, the Savage Community Association is raffling Redskins and Orioles tickets, and an assortment of prizes donated by area merchants.


The following sophomores have been honored at Hammond High School for their dedication to learning: Marisha McLaughlin, Jeremy Nieporent, Andrew Stockham, Stephen Acott, Thomas Dispenza, Julie Kaltenbaugh, Alison Kennerly, Michelle Liss, Maria Mercurio, Anna Pfeifer, Kimberly Stetson and Patricia Watson.

Congratulations for a fine job!


Molly Ketterer, the third-grade team leader at Bollman Bridge Elementary, has been selected as one of the three finalists from Maryland for the 1994 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching in elementary mathematics.

Mrs. Ketterer's third-grade class, the teachers and the rest of the Bollman Bridge Elementary School family are thrilled for her. The final selection won't be announced until the fall. We're all sure she's going to win!

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