Manchester Historical Center will honor veterans Sunday


November 01, 1995|By Pat Browdowski | Pat Browdowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MEET VETERANS from modern wars and "veterans" of the Civil War when the Manchester Historical Center pays tribute Sunday to local fighting men.

The center, at 3208 York St., is a museum of local history staffed by volunteers. It will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a program honoring military veterans at 2 p.m.

Pitching tents on the grounds of Manchester Elementary School will be the 29th Division, Pennsylvania, under the direction of Walt Bosman of Westminster.

Gen. Robert E. Lee will be played by Art Twigg of Sykesville.

"Confederate and Union soldiers will serve as honor guard for the program recognizing nine career veterans from the Manchester area," said program organizer Charlotte Collett.

Veterans from World War II, Vietnam and other conflicts will be present or will send videotapes.

Of special interest in the museum will be Mike Steipler's model train display, always a winter holiday favorite.

The historical center also will begin a fund-raising raffle Sunday. Two items are included: the choice of an electric train or a small trunk handcrafted by Emory Wilderson. Tickets cost $1 each or six for $5.

9- Information: Charlotte Collett, 374-9247.

Christmas crafts

Thirty-one crafts people will display crafts at the Lineboro Christmas Craft Show, which takes place Saturday from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at the fire hall. About half of the vendors are new this year.

"We have all types of crafts, from flowers to wood items," said organizer Pat Alexander, who also found enough time to embroider bunches of purple violets on three quilt patches.

"All the auxiliary members made a patch and a couple ladies helped quilt," said Mrs. Alexander.

The quilt will be raffled during the craft show. Tickets are 1$ or $5 for six tickets.

"Lunch will be served, soups and sandwiches, and we'll be selling baked goods," said Mrs. Alexander.

Information: Pat Alexander, 374-2370.

Business Association

The Hampstead Business Association will meet this evening at 7 at Dean's Restaurant, 832 S. Main St. Tom Groff of Capital Systems Ltd. will discuss electronic imaging.

0 Information: Dr. Todd Winebrenner, 239-4000.

More crafts

"Really nice crafts" for the home and holidays will be featured at the Fall and Christmas Craft Bazaar of Greenmount United Methodist Church, says the bazaar committee of Debbie Tocknell, Gwen Hanson and Marge Webb.

The bazaar is set for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 2001 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

The 15 to 20 vendors will offer everything from "angelic reflections" to stained glass, hand-crocheted doilies and bedspreads, wood crafts, cosmetics, decorated sweat shirts and ceramics, and you'll also find a selection of crafts made by residents of Deerfield senior community.

If your child visits Santa Claus, you can take home a memento. While you wait, a photograph of the visit can be placed on a wearable item or a coffee mug.

"We'll have pastry and coffee in the morning, and lunch stuff from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.," said Mrs. Tocknell.

They'll offer barbecued turkey or beef sandwiches served with chips and a choice of four homemade soups: chicken noodle, chicken corn, cream of broccoli and vegetable beef.

Information: Greenmount United Methodist Church, 239-8226.

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