Saturn owners who couldn't make the trek to Spring Hill, Tenn., needn't feel left out this weekend.
A local homecoming celebration, sponsored by Saturn of Ellicott City and Saturn of Glen Burnie, has been scheduled for noon to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Sandy Point State Park, just west of the Bay Bridge off U.S. Route 50.
Bryan Mears, general manager of Saturn of Glen Burnie, which opened in July 1990 as the area's first Saturn dealership, says they realized it was a lot to ask some loyal customers to pack their families into the car and head for Tennessee. At the same time, he noted, having a celebration closer to home should enable the dealerships' employees to take part in the festivities.
"A lot of Saturn stores are having their own homecoming on a local basis," he says from his office on Ritchie Highway. "This will give us a chance to re-familiarize ourselves with all our customers and enjoy ourselves in a picnic-like atmosphere."
Admission to the party will run $6 a person, with children under 5 getting in free. Mr. Mears promises plenty of food, at no additional charge, and family entertainment, including clowns, face painting and a dunking booth.
Mr. Mears says the two dealerships are expecting about 1,000 Saturn owners at tomorrow's party.
Scott Fader, general manager of Saturn of Owings Mills and Saturn of York Road, as well as Saturn of Bel Air, scheduled to open next month, says his dealerships are holding off their celebrations until later in the year, when the 1995 models are introduced.