Cub Scouts will soon be selling Christmas trees fresh from farm


November 22, 1995|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CUB SCOUTS in Pack 790 know a great Christmas tree when they spot one, and they've chosen several dozen to sell at the Robert's Field Shopping Center starting Friday.

Scouts and parents selected the trees at JCK Tree Farm near Taneytown, and they're being cut and delivered fresh.

Meet the Scouts when trees are sold weekdays from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. next to Ace Hardware. This is the fourth Christmas tree sale to benefit Pack 790, which is sponsored by Spring Garden Elementary.

Craft show planned

Shoppers with an eye for the one-of-a-kind will enjoy the Annual Fall Craft Show held by the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall, 1341 Main St., Hampstead. Ample parking is at the rear.

Only handcrafted items are sold at this show, which will feature more than 50 vendors.

"We're sold out of spaces, and [vendors] are still calling," said organizer Treasa Markle. "We've got all kinds of things, a real variety, this year."

This sale promises unusual items -- from painted wooden Santas, snowmen and reindeer to dough-craft personalized ornaments, Christmas potpourri, cow-shaped pillows, stenciled baskets, sand art, dolls and doll clothes, sewn wall ornaments, grapevine wreaths, woodcrafts, candles, pottery, stuffed animals, jewelry and hairpieces, porcelain, personalized, computerized coffee mugs and more.

Food is served hot from the auxiliary kitchen all day, from hot dogs and sandwiches to soup and those fabulous pies and cakes.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Snydersburg and Greenmount United Methodist Church will fill tables with assorted handmade items.

The fire company will sell reproduction 1955 Ward LaFrance fire engines, known as the Mack engine used by the Hampstead Fire Company not so long ago.

The fire auxiliary will sell two-year planners, flavorings for baking and stainless cutlery.

Door prizes are announced every hour from a selection of items provided by crafts vendors.

Admission is free.

Information: Teresa Markle, 374-5088.

Holiday art for sale

Put the touch of the fine artist into your holiday shopping at the Christmas Show and Sale held by the Hanover Area Arts Guild. The sale is scheduled for Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Nov. 27 through Dec. 22 at the gallery, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover, Pa.

Fine art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pastel, batik and drawing turn the gallery into a guild showcase by the 170 active members from the surrounding area.

The popular watercolors by Sue Mancha of Manchester, the oil paintings of Ray Hartland of Westminster and the crafts of Carolyn Seabolt of Westminster will be on display, as will works in fabric, including garments, beadwork and fiber art.

Wood carvings, including collector's pipes, toys and furnishings, also will be sold.

Treasures wrought by jewelers in the guild include floral miniatures, beaded, polymer, collage pins and earrings.

For the traditional gift, you'll find the pottery of five clay artisans, plus crafts such as baskets, scratch eggs, stained glass and painted porcelain.

Original works can also be commissioned. Membership for artists to the guild is granted by a standards committee and is open to amateurs and professionals.

Information: (717) 632-2521.

Gift hunting over the border

Looking for a country ramble? Try heading north of Littlestown to Bonneauville, Pa., between Gettysburg and Hanover on Route 116.

Bonneauville is too small to have a post office or grocer. It does have Little Bit Country, a delightful shop of wooden and tin trinkets, candles, handmade baskets, oil lamps and folk art.

You can't miss the Authentic Antique wearables, such as the baseball cap emblazoned with "Authentic Antique Fisherman -- been there, done that, gone fishin."

Little Bit Country, at 100 Maple St., Bonneauville, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday by chance.

Information: (717) 337-3073, (717) 359-8334.

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