To get into the winner's circle, head to Spring Fling Auction


March 07, 1996|By Judy Reilly | Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE BULLETIN boards around the county are full of anticipated spring events. Local schools' spring fairs, exercise classes and new items at the Brethren Service Center's gift shop in New Windsor will give us an excuse to come out of our houses even if the weather doesn't cooperate.

If you've ever wanted to stand in the winner's circle at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, then head on over to the Elmer Wolfe Elementary School's Spring Fling Auction on March 23.

Starting at noon in the school's cafeteria, the auction will offer all kinds of wares, from the exotic to the practical, and the 25 clubhouse tickets to Pimlico will be high on the wish list of many bidders.

Pimlico officials promise to name a race after the highest bidder at the auction, and eight ticket-holders will get a chance to stand in the winner's circle and have a photo taken with the winning horse.

Other auction items include an overnight stay at Bowling Brook County Inn in Middleburg; tickets to Kings Dominion amusement park, a Frederick Keys baseball game and the Totem Pole Players; a handmade, wooden curio table crafted by Bill Weishaar; gift certificates to local restaurants; and free dry cleaning.

"Most of the local businesses have given in one way or another," said Debbie Weishaar, auction chairwoman.

The fling has always been a community effort, and this year is no exception, with more than a dozen corporate sponsors donating money to the school for the purchase of classroom computers.

In addition to the auction, the Spring Fling offers numerous family activities, including games and crafts for the kids, face painting, finger casting sponsored by Carroll County General Hospital, and entertainment by Kashoo the Clown. Homemade food and baked goods are offered throughout the day.

Anyone who has driven up the Main Street extension in Union Bridge recently has probably noticed the disappearance of the old Elmer Wolfe Elementary School.

In a few swift days this winter, the building was torn down to clear the way for construction of a new school.

Memorabilia from the old Elmer Wolfe school, including bricks and slate blackboards, will be for sale at the Spring Fling.

All proceeds will go toward the purchase of new classroom computers.

Karen Yost is coordinator of the event. To donate auction items, call Ms. Weishaar, 857-8351.

For general information, phone 876-6245 or 875-2309.

Shape up for spring

Join a New Windsor Recreation Council low-impact aerobics class and get your body in shape before it's Bermuda shorts season.

Certified instructor Karen Boger's class meets on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at the New Windsor Middle School.

Classes are priced right -- $3 a class or $20 for eight sessions. On Tuesday, Ms. Boger is offering a free class to introduce folks to her low-impact aerobics and toning exercises. Bring something soft to lie on for the floor work and a set of light weights to tone your muscles. ...'...'TC I've taken this class, and it's a lot of fun.

You can adapt the exercises to your fitness and energy level, meet some neighbors and forget about everything else in your day.

Information: 635-2427.

Kids' karate

If you're looking for an incentive for your kids to get into shape, tell them about the Kempo Karate classes to be held at Runnymeade Elementary School beginning March Wednesday.

Sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Recreation Council and taught by second-degree black belt George Butler, the classes meet Wednesdays at 6 p.m. The eight sessions are geared for beginners. Cost is $15 per student. Parents are invited to participate in the classes with their children.

"Getting the parents involved reinforces the lesson," says Mr. Butler, who is also a Maryland state trooper.

Parents will need to stay during the first class for registration. Information: 840-8942.

West Bank art

Drive on over to the SERRV shop at the New Windsor Service Center this month when, beginning on March 16, mother-of-pearl jewelry and religious art from the West Bank will be featured.

The art reflects scenes of the Nativity and the Last Supper created in iridescent sea shells and olive wood. Beginning at 1 p.m. March 16, a representative of SERRV will be available to describe how the carving and finishing work is done. Sweets from the Holy Land will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 635-8711.

Pub Date: 3/07/96

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