An evening of dining and dancing will benefit hospital

NEIGHBORS

October 31, 1994|By CINDY PARR

Imagine dancing with that special someone beneath the light of a silvery moon.

Sounds wonderful, especially at this time of year when the glimmer of a full moon seems most noticeable.

The evenings are cool and crisp and stars sparkle in the sky. A light breeze shuffles fallen leaves from one place to another as earthly objects glisten from the moon's glow.

This could be the perfect scenario for an evening that includes stargazing, a hayride, or a night of dining and dancing.

If you find the last choice appealing, don't miss the 35th annual Silvery Moon Ball.

The Silvery Moon Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Wilhelm's Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.

The dinner dance is sponsored by the Carroll County General Hospital Auxiliary and serves as a fund-raising event to benefit the hospital.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and the music of the Helmut Licht Orchestra.

A sit-down dinner will be served at 8 p.m., followed by an evening of dancing until 1 a.m.

Joe Schaum, president of the auxiliary, said, "We started this in 1959 down in the old armory in Westminster. It has always been a very upbeat affair that has been a great success and a good fund-raiser for the hospital.

"We would really like to have people come out and support this event. It's just a wonderful evening out."

All funds from this year's ball are slated to help upgrade patient rooms, expand the emergency room and other projects scheduled for the hospital.

Ticket prices are $50 a person and include the dinner, dance and open bar.

Dress is semiformal. Tables of 10 and 12 are available.

Information: 848-3484.

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This weekend, the Carroll County Christmas Farmers' Market will kick off its 23rd season at the Agriculture Center in Westminster.

Saturday, the market will open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will continue at the same times every Saturday through Dec. 17.

About 120 vendors will display and sell crafts.

In addition to a huge selection of handmade crafts, many Christmas items, including trees, wreaths and greens, will be featured.

Breakfast and lunch items will be for sale. Parking and admission are free.

Information: 848-7748.

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Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church on Deer Park Road in Westminster.

Handmade items, crafts and Christmas ornaments made by members of the church will be for sale.

A Santa Shop for children will be open for youngsters who would like to do their Christmas shopping early. All items in the Santa Shop will be $3 or less.

Children will be allowed to wrap their gifts. The bazaar is sponsored by the Ladies Aid Society. All proceeds benefit the church and its programs.

Information: 848-1091.

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A blood drive will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at First United Presbyterian Church on Washington Road in Westminster.

Appointments are not required. For more information or medical questions, call 876-3575.

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