Fire company auxiliary plans holiday market in Union Bridge

Neighbors

November 23, 1995|By Judy Reilly | Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE LADIES' auxiliary of the Union Bridge Fire Company will hold its second annual Christmas Mart from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall on West Locust Street. Fifty-five local and regional crafters will be on hand to sell their wares, from wood-burned accessories to flower arrangements.

It will be a full house, according to the event's chairwoman, Yvonne Stultz, so you might want to drop in early.

Refreshments will be served, including an array of home-cooked soups and sandwiches prepared by the women in the auxiliary, and carryout will be available. A bake table, laden with homemade pies, cakes and cookies, will also be available. Santa Claus, a k a Robert Miller, will make an appearance from 1 p.m.

until 2 p.m. Information: 775-2757.

Shopping in Uniontown

Uniontown resident and veteran crafts person Betty Smith and her partner Bonnie Hood will present Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, a group show of handcrafted gifts displayed at the old Uniontown Academy Dec. 1-3. On opening night, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Dec. 1, those attending can enjoy refreshments and meet the artisans who created the crafts. Twenty consignors from Maryland and Pennsylvania will offer dried flowers, herbal gifts, baskets, gingerbread houses and decorated cookies, jellies, vinegars and more. Two antiques dealers will also be represented.

Hours for the second and third days are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 and noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 3. The Uniontown Academy is in the village of Uniontown, in the 3000 block of Uniontown Road. Information: 875-2649.

Reasons to be thankful

Some things to be thankful for in Northwest Carroll: sunsets over Pipe Creek Cemetery, church bells ringing from the tower at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in New Windsor, watching the moon rise over the Uniontown Methodist cemetery, long walks or bicycle rides through Linwood, the Norway maple trees that canopy the road in Uniontown, the old-fashioned spirit of cooperation and giving that exists in the activities of our service clubs and churches, summertime fireman's parades and carnivals, recreation council programs that keep us fit and our kids active, Dottie Fritz's memories of Carroll "the way it was," and the farms that dot the countryside and the farmers who work them.

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