Gamber firefighters to celebrate autumn with flea market/craft show

NEIGHBORS

September 20, 1994|By SHERRY GRAHAM

My favorite season of the year will begin this week. I think of fall as a time of beautiful foliage, hayrides, scarecrows, apple cider and adorable Halloween costumes. In our area, fall has also become synonymous with craft shows, flea markets, festivals and holiday bazaars.

Gamber Volunteer Fire Company will present a flea market/craft show Saturday on the fire company grounds on Sykesville Road (Route 32). Browsers' hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eighty-five vendors will offer a myriad of items for sale.

Early birds will find an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast starting at 6 a.m.

The breakfast is sponsored by the firefighters and will include pancakes, eggs, bacon, juice and coffee for $3.50 per person. Breakfast will be served until the last customer has had his fill.

Plenty of food will be sold throughout the day, including hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, french fries and beverages.

The women's auxiliary has compiled a cookbook that sells for $6 and is available on the grounds.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the fire company.

The rain date is Sunday.

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Another of southern Carroll's most popular events is in need of volunteers.

The Apple Festival at Piney Run Park is scheduled for Oct. 15, and is seeking adult and youth (14 and older) volunteers.

The event's organizers are counting on a little help from a lot of people to make the day a success. Students who wish to receive community service credit must volunteer at least one week in advance and must stay for a minimum of two hours. Call Deanna Hofmann at 795-6043.

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Fall is also a popular fishing season. Anglers can participate in Piney Run's annual Fall Fishing Tournament on Oct. 8, from 6 a.m. until noon.

Park gates will open at 4:30 a.m., but fishing will not be allowed until 6 a.m. Prizes of $300 will be awarded for the largest striped bass, largemouth bass and crappie. Second-place prizes of $100 will be awarded in those categories as well.

The tournament entry fee is $10 per angler, plus regular park and boat fees.

An unlimited number of entrants will be permitted on the shores of the lake, but only 150 boats (nongasoline powered) will be allowed to register.

Boats must have a minimum of two anglers per boat.

Call the park at 795-3274 for more information or to request a registration form.

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Nature lovers can get an early start on fall activities with a family campfire sing-along in the amphitheater at Piney Run Park from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Carmen Ruby will lead the old-fashioned songfest.

The evening will end with s'mores.

The cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers.

Hiking enthusiasts can join a park naturalist for a walk along the park's Inlet Trail from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Ages 8 and older will enjoy the sights of migrating birds, animal tracks and fall colors.

Adults interested in swapping perennials should plan to meet behind the Nature Center at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Jean Thomas will provide information on dividing plants and other gardening tips.

For more information on these programs, call 795-6043.

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Most people believe hard work should be rewarded. So it is for the summer piano students of the Gauthier Music Studio in Eldersburg. Teacher and studio owner Carole Gauthier presented the following awards to her summer students:

* The Practice Makes Perfect award was won by Leslie Dragan, with Carolyn Kleppin, Katie Bergstrom and Chris Racusen placing second, third and fourth, respectively.

Special recognition went to new student Jennifer Morgeson, who practiced 26 hours with only four weeks of lessons.

* The Songs In My Heart award went to Eric Graham, Kimberly Justice and Michael Ferguson.

* Carolyn Kleppin, Michael Ferguson and Katie Bergstrom were winners of the Taking Off award. Andrea Dragan was the winner of the Taking Off drawing.

* Students winning other ribbons and pins: Andrea Dragan, Leslie Dragan, Chris Feroli, Emily Frost, Eric Graham, Shannon Huber, Kimberly Justice, Amanda Martz, Molly Hayeslip, Jennifer Morgeson and Katherine Penney.

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Dance students from Talent Express will present a talent show Saturday in Center Court of Carrolltown Center. Students will demonstrate their talents in tap, jazz and ballet, and the show will include vocal performances.

The show will take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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