Get a jump on Christmas shopping at local crafts fairs Nov. 12 and 19

NEIGHBORS

November 03, 1994|By MICHELLE HOFFMAN

Now that Halloween is over, it is hard to believe there are only two months left to 1994. That time is sure to fly by since the holiday season is upon us.

Even if you have not thought about what to buy your loved ones for Christmas, one cannot escape noticing that Christmas items have already invaded the stores. This week, I have two local craft fairs that may help you get a jump on some beautiful, handmade gifts for holiday giving, as an alternative to retail shopping.

By date, here are some coming local events in which you may be interested:

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First the bad news. The chicken fry that was to be held Saturday the American Legion Hesson Snyder Post 120 in Taneytown has been canceled.

Please contact Godfrey Miller at 756-6308 if you are still a ticket holder or need more information.

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St. Joseph Catholic Church on Frederick Street in Taneytown will the host of an evening of bingo Saturday. Early bird games start at 6:40 p.m. Regular games begin at 7 p.m.

If you're hungry, you will want to stop by earlier for a light dinner. Sandwiches and homemade soup will be for sale beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Sunday, eat until you are full at the New Windsor Fire Hall.

A breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, gravy, pudding and hominy will be served from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the fire hall, 209 High St.

Cost of the meal is $4.25 for adults, $2.25 for children 4 through 10 years old.

All proceeds will benefit the fire company.

& Information: 635-6373.

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On Saturday, Nov. 12, the United Methodist Women of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in New Windsor will sponsor their early bird craft fair.

From 9 a.m to 4 p.m., browse among the many tables of handmade crafts and get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Among the items available will be teddy bears, wooden crafts, pigs, lamps, dolls, dried flowers, potted plants, counted cross stitch, and homemade mincemeat.

Spend the day and enjoy a light lunch or some treats from the bake table.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church is at 200 Main St. in New

Windsor. Information: Church office, 635-2442.

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If you enjoy the adrenalin high of hunting, but don't like to chase your prey, then the Taneytown Rod and Gun Club's Still Target Shoot on Nov. 13 might be for you.

Sign-ups will begin at 1 p.m. at the club's shooting range, 12380 Shoemaker Road in Frederick County just outside Taneytown.

No alcohol will be permitted. Only 12-gauge guns will be allowed. All guns will be gauged on the premises.

Prizes include five pounds of shrimp, large roasting chickens and cash.

& Information: 756-6308.

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The next Saturday, Nov. 19, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Emmitsburg will have its annual holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parish hall.

Featured items include wood, needle crafts, gift items of all kinds, home-baked and preserved foods, stocking stuffers, religious articles, theme gift baskets that will be wrapped and ready for giving, and a shopping spree raffle.

Bring the kiddies by Santa's Secret Shop. (It wouldn't be a surprise if I told you what was there.)

Round out your day with lunch. Turkey platters, sandwiches and soups will be for sale.

The church is at North Seton Avenue and DePaul Street. Information: (301) 447-2326.

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If you can't wait until lunchtime Nov. 19, stop by the Taneytown firemen's building on Memorial Drive for breakfast.

The Taneytown Lions will be serving pancakes, sausage, gravy, eggs fried to order, pudding and hominy, juice, coffee and tea from 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cost of the all-you-care-to-eat meal is $4.50 for adults, and $2.25 for children 6 to 12 years old.

Proceeds will help support Lions Club sight and hearing programs, as well as many local projects.

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The Taneytown Rod and Gun Club will also hold a breakfast from a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 20, at the club building, at 12380 Shoemaker Road.

The all-you-care-to-eat meal will consist of pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, pudding and hominy, sausage gravy, juice and apples. Adult meals will cost $4.50, and children 8 to 12 years old $3.

& Information: 756-6308.

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This will be my last column for a while.

As some of you know, my husband and I are expecting the birth of our second child in February. Our son, Alex, couldn't be happier; he's looking forward to being a big brother.

Judy Reilly will be taking over the column for about six months. Many of you may remember Judy because she wrote this column before I did.

She is looking forward to working with you again and hearing about great stories similar to the ones you have welcomed me to cover.

In the meantime, if you need to contact me, please do not hesitate to call 756-4180. I shall be in contact with Judy and the office of The Carroll Sun periodically, and I would be happy to continue to be a liaison for you.

I am hoping to return about the first week of June 1995. Until then, have the most joyous of holiday seasons and a happy New Year.

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