Lutheran church to hold annual flea market, fair

NEIGHBORS

September 08, 1994|By MICHELLE HOFFMAN

The kids are back in school, but if mom and dad are looking for something to entertain the children over the weekend, take them to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Uniontown for the annual flea market and craft fair.

Antiques, crafts, flea market items, collectibles and yard sale items will be sold from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Doughnuts and coffee will be available in the morning for early risers.

Turkey salad sandwiches, barbecue, hot dogs, chili dogs, vegetable and noodle soups, and pie will be sold at reasonable prices. Why not stop in for a light lunch before you browse the tables?

Complete your meal with a treat from the baked goods table.

A quilt that was pieced together more than 50 years ago will be raffled off at 2 p.m. Tickets are $1 each.

Rain date is Sept. 17.

All proceeds will benefit St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

The church is at 3330 Uniontown Road in Uniontown. It is the first church on the right upon entering Uniontown from Westminster.

Information: Elsie Baust, 848-9415.

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On Sunday, take the family to the third annual Gala '90s picnic in Union Bridge.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast. The Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company will serve breakfast in the fire hall, 8 W. Locust St., from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The menu consists of pancakes, scrambled eggs, pudding, hominy, sausage, sausage gravy, home fries, apple crisp, muffins, biscuits, orange juice and coffee.

The meal costs $4.25 for adults, and $2 for children ages 6 to 12.

Proceeds will benefit the Union Bridge Fire Company.

After you eat, browse the handmade craft items at the craft mart, or search for a hidden treasure at the flea market. The craft mart and the flea market will take place on the grounds of Lehigh Portland Cement, 117 S. Main St., from noon to 5 p.m.

Spaces measuring 15 feet by 15 feet are available for $10 each. Reservations will be taken until Saturday.

Town residents may obtain spaces free of charge with proof of residency, such as a water bill copy or a tax bill. If they need room for a vehicle and it will not fit in the 15-by-15 plot, they must purchase an additional space for $10.

Registration for residents interested in this offer is found in the town newsletter for August, or contact Kathy Ridgely with the Union Bridge Town Hall Funding Committee at 775-0279.

The Gala '90s picnic will officially begin at noon on the grounds of Lehigh Portland Cement, and will continue until 5 p.m.

Local churches and community groups will sponsor the food stands. Stop by for a light lunch of home-cooked foods. Fried chicken, soups, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage, sauerkraut, french fries, desserts, drinks, ice cream, snowballs and nachos will be sold at reasonable prices.

For 25 cents, children can try their hands at the old-fashioned duck pond, milk bottle toss, and bean bag throw, among other games that will be set up. All who play will win a prize.

When the children have won all the prizes they can carry -- or you have run out of quarters -- hop aboard a horse-drawn wagon for a leisurely ride, to entertain the children while you rest your weary feet. The rides cost $1 per person or $5 for a family. Hours of operation are 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Hodgepodge Portable Petting Farm will be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Little and big hands alike can touch a lamb, goat, calf, potbelly pig, duck, chicken, donkey and horse, just to name a few of the animals that will be on hand.

If you're feeling adventurous, helicopter rides will lift off every 10 minutes beginning at noon. The seven-to-10-minute ride costs $20. The pilot is Tim Fritz from Advanced Helicopter Concepts.

For $5 a couple, $3 per individual, and $1 for ages 6 to 12, you can take a bus tour of the Lehigh Portland Cement Plant and see a film about its operation. Tours leave on the hour between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. There will be only 46 tickets sold for each tour, which will last about 45 minutes.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music of the Westminster Municipal Band. The Strawbridge Ensemble will also perform choral selections.

Door prizes donated by local businesses and community members will be given away throughout the day. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each and may be purchased by children as well as adults.

Tickets for the annual gun raffle will be sold as well. One of the guns will be on display.

The third annual Gala '90s picnic is sponsored by the Union Bridge Town Hall Funding Committee.

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After the picnic, drive over to Taneytown Memorial Park for another session of Concerts in the Park.

This week, the William F. Myers Band will entertain you beginning at 6 p.m. at the entrance to the park.

Bring your own lawn chair so you will be guaranteed to have the best seat in the house.

This is one of a series of summertime concerts sponsored by area businesses.

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