Family Fall Fest set for Saturday in Finksburg

NEIGHBORS

October 10, 1994|By CINDY PARR

Fall is probably my favorite time of year.

The air is crisp and the fresh smell of colorful, falling leaves intensifies with each autumn breeze.

It's a great time be outdoors, enjoying the scenery and a variety of activities.

Certainly, there is a potpourri of autumn events to choose from this weekend as the month of October begins to unfold.

Saturday, the annual Family Fall Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sandy Mount United Methodist Church in Finksburg.

There will be games, live entertainment and prizes. Test your arm with the baseball throw and check your accuracy with a putter on the miniature golf course.

Once you've worked up an appetite with all that activity, there's plenty to like on the lunch menu -- soup, pizza, hot dogs, barbecue and cold soft drinks.

For something a little sweet after lunch, visit the bake table.

All proceeds from the festival go to benefit the church and its programs.

Information: 876-2749.

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There will be a whole lot of barking next Monday, Oct. 17, as numerous breeds of canines come together to participate in the Carroll Kennel Club AKC-Sanctioned Dog Show from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Agriculture Center in Westminster.

The show is open to 139 breeds of dogs, which will be judged in a variety of groups for breed and obedience.

Entries have already been accepted and registration is completed.

The show is open to the public. Hot food and other concessions will be available, and there will be numerous vendors selling dog-related items throughout the day.

A $2 parking fee will be charged.

Information: 876-3219.

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Zion United Methodist Church will have its annual oyster and ham supper from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, 2716 Washington Road in Westminster.

Included with the oysters and ham will be potato salad, green beans and apple sauce. There will also be a bake table.

Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 11 years old. Those under 6 eat free. All proceeds from the supper benefit the church.

Information: 848-9080.

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Several times in this column, I have written about my respect for people who are artistically inclined, those who can make things look beautiful.

Well, most of that envy has been bestowed upon fine artists -- you know, painters, sculptors and the like.

But there is a percentage (a healthy percentage) of envy that I have for another type of artists -- interior designers.

Let's face it, there are some of us who can't hang a picture to save our lives, or choose a color scheme that makes flooring, furniture and window treatments blend harmoniously.

Since I am one of those ill-fated decorators, I am thankful for people like Sheri Hirsh.

For well over 10 years, Sheri Hirsh has made a living making people's homes look very nice.

Most of those years, she did design work for major retailers or with a private employer, but the past two years, the 35-year-old Finksburg resident has struck out on her own with Sheri Hirsh's Design Line Interiors.

"I do all kinds of consultations for all types of decorating," Mrs. Hirsh said.

A personal touch and a willingness to give people what they want for a price they can afford has been her priority, Mrs. Hirsh said.

"I spend a lot of time with my customers focusing on what they want. I try to come up with a unique design for each individual home," she said.

"People have the impression that a decorator is expensive, but I give people a variety of alternatives to help them choose their design and tailor it to what they can afford."

The character of her business creates another plus for Mrs. Hirsh.

"My husband, Craig, who is an electrician, works with me. We do all our installations together," she said.

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