Toy, train show attracts vendors from other states


August 08, 1994|By CINDY PARR

It seems that we are never too old to be interested in the wonder of toys and trains.

I know that they have always had a way with me, no matter where I see them.

Whether the toys are in a display case or in the hands of a child, I stop and take notice.

On Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., children and folks like me will have a wonderful time scouting the Old Toys and Train Show and Sale in the social hall at the Reese Fire Department.

This is the second year for the event and it promises to be as exciting as it was last year.

"This show and sale has really taken off," said Randy Panos, chairman of the event. "We are expecting 80 tables, both indoors and outdoors, if there is no rain.

"There will be all types of toys, trains, soldiers, race cars and Match Box cars. We even have someone coming who has an entire Hess truck collection."

Mr. Panos said vendors will come from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey to show and sell their collectibles.

Shoppers will find an assortment of food for sale, including breakfast and lunch items.

Admission is $2.50; children under 10 will be admitted free.

Information: 848-6038 or 857-9453.


Sandymount United Methodist Church in Finksburg will have its annual crab cake and ham dinner from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the church's social hall.

The family-style dinner will cost adults $8.50 and children $4.50. Carryout dinners are available for $9.

In addition to the dinner, a baked goods table, fresh produce stands and an ice cream stand will be set up.

The German band Die Klein Deutsches will provide entertainment from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

After dinner, get a few swings in on the miniature golf course that will be set up on the church lawn at 2101 Old Westminster Pike.

Information: 876-2749.


If you are a senior citizen and like to paint or draw, the Westminster Senior Center has a class for you.

Beginning Aug. 15, a drawing and painting class will be taught by local artist and Carroll Community College teacher Shirley Lippy.

The class will meet each Monday for 12 weeks from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the center.

Charlene Fischer, resocialization program coordinator at the Westminster Senior Center, said, "This is an ongoing class. We wanted to let seniors know that we offer this and they do not have to participate in other programs at the center to take this class.

"Seniors should just come to the class if they are interested."

A $12 registration fee is required, and participants can register the day the class begins.

Information: 848-4049 or 876-3363.


In just a few weeks, the Deer Park Lions Club will hold its annual Smallwood Festival at the Reese Carnival grounds between Westminster and Finksburg.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10, more than 300 vendors will sell crafts, antiques and flea market items.

The Lions Club has about 100 vendor spaces available for the festival. The cost is $25 for a 24-by-22-foot space.

The Smallwood Festival is an important fund-raising event for the Lions Club.

Its profits go to support the Maryland Medical Eye Bank, Carroll County Association for Retarded Citizens and Leader Dogs for the Blind.

The Smallwood Festival also offers an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast that begins at 6 a.m. in the fire hall, food booths on the grounds and local talent performing throughout the day.

Those interested in becoming a part of the Smallwood Festival should send their names and addresses to: Smallwood Festival, P.O. Box 596, Finksburg 21048-0596. An application will be sent to you.

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