More than 100 antique autos expected at New Windsor Day


April 25, 1996|By Judy Reilly | Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IF ANYONE knows about antique cars, it's Bill Kroh. A New Windsor resident who has been collecting vintage cars for 50 years, he is organizing an antique car show to benefit service projects sponsored by New Windsor Lions Club.

Mr. Kroh expects that more than 100 cars will be displayed at New Windsor Volunteer Fire Department's carnival grounds as part of New Windsor Day, a celebration of small-town life sponsored by the Sulphur Spring and New Windsor Lions clubs. The annual event is scheduled May 4.

Antique car owners from the mid-Atlantic region will turn out in force if the weather is nice, Mr. Kroh said. Last year, on a picture-perfect day, I took my children to New Windsor Day, and we had a lot of fun admiring the shiny frames and luxurious upholstery of the cars parked on the field. What a romance there must have been to motoring in one of those vehicles.

Mr. Kroh, a printer, owns four old cars, all in mint condition -- a '29 Ford station wagon, a '39 Packard four-door black sedan, a '42 Ford convertible (rare for its World War II vintage), and a 1966 Ford Galaxy that he bought the year it was manufactured.

Mr. Kroh is generous with his collectibles and has lent them to politicians and dignitaries for community parades. He has organized New Windsor Day's antique car show since 1979.

New Windsor Day is a chance to meet friends and neighbors, shop at a large flea market and craft show and enjoy the food.

Breakfast begins at 6 a.m. and will feature ham, eggs, pancakes and chipped beef with gravy. A luncheon that starts at 11: 30 a.m. and lasts most of the afternoon will offer chicken, corn soup, sandwiches, platters, and homemade pies.

The flea market and craft show will include 85 vendors, some from as far as New York. Take a helicopter ride over the town for $25, learn to country-line dance, hear the Alesia Band, take a walking tour of New Windsor led by Julia Cairns (owner of Boxwood Antiques), or win a prize by hitting a hole in one.

"It's going to be a great fun day for everyone," said Bonnie Siebel-Talbert, event chairwoman. "People will get to see each other, see some new vendors and enjoy a new breakfast menu."

Lions Linda Selby and Don Bartgis are in charge of the food. Proceeds benefit Lions' service projects. Admission is free. Information: 635-6965.

Union Bridge homecoming

Union Bridge natives and residents should attend the 75th annual Alumni Banquet, beginning at 6: 30 p.m. May 4 at Union Bridge Fire Hall.

Social hour starts at 6: 30 p.m. and will be followed by dinner and dancing. Cost is $12.50 for dinner, $17.50 if you want to dance.

Invite a guest but be sure to reserve your spot by tomorrow. Contact Pat Zile, Box 148, Union Bridge.

Swimmer qualifies

Congratulations to Marie Tomarelli of Uniontown. Marie, a junior at Francis Scott Key High School and an avid swimmer, qualified for the Junior Nationals competition at a recent regional swim meet at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Marie swims the 200-meter butterfly. Her next event is the Junior Nationals Meet in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in August.

Marie's goal is to make the junior nationals qualifying time in two more events. So far, she's missed doing this by a mere hundredths of a second. "I've been really close," she says. "It'll come one day.

"I love the competitiveness of swimming," she adds. "It's all up to you. But I try not to put too much pressure on myself. I like to compete, I like to win. And you can really see your hard work pay off."

Marie's parents are Kathy and Richard Tomarelli.

Daffodil care

Those daffodils that looked great last week have withered and their bloom has faded. But don't be tempted to mow them yet. Let the foliage ripen, then mow. This takes at least six weeks, but to be safe, wait until the Fourth of July. Otherwise, next spring, your daffodil blooms could diminish, or simply not bloom at all.

This advice is from Uniontown resident Mary Ellen Bay, president of the Carroll Garden Club. Mrs. Bay and garden club members Joan Mann and JoAnn Durst should know about daffodils.

The women recently participated in the annual American Daffodil Society Convention and Show in Timonium. The Carroll club was asked more than a year ago to create the theme and design the staging for 28 flower arrangements featuring daffodils.

They decided to feature windows and daffodils, including a conservatory setting of antique windows and shutters. The women worked around the clock setting up the displays, along with husband-help from Walter Bay and Sam Mann.

"Local businesses were very gracious in their help," Mrs. Bay said. Ain't That a Frame provided pedestals, O'Farrell's Auction provided conservatory doors, and Towne Pride provided flooring.

People from all over the world participated in the event, from world-renowned growers (some of their bulbs sold for more than $100 each at a fund-raising auction) to those who enjoy the hardy flower and wanted to learn more about it. More than 3,000 bulb varieties were featured at the show.

Pub Date: 4/25/96

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