Contest for youths to open park's fishing season


June 19, 1996|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FISHING SEASON at Pine Valley Park pond begins Saturday with the Manchester Youth Fishing Derby, an annual event that attracts about 50 children.

Children 15 and under are welcome to fish for a prize-winner at this three-quarter-acre pond, stocked recently with catfish. Prizes will be awarded for first fish, last fish, most fish caught, longest fish and heaviest fish. Prizes will be awarded in two age groups.

The Northern Maryland Bass Club will do the weighing, measuring and registering.

"Millard McClary of the club has been my 'gofer' for a good many years, and he always brings terrific prizes, anywhere from a fishing rod to bait buckets," said Charlotte Collett, a Manchester councilwoman who is again organizing the derby.

Prizes will be awarded during the July 9 Town Council meeting.

Presenting awards during council meetings "helps the kids and parents become more aware of council projects for the public," Collett said.

Children 9 and under may register at the pond from from 8 a.m. until fishing begins at 8: 30 a.m. Fishing ends at 10 a.m. Children 10 to 15 may register from 10 a.m. until fishing begins at 10: 30 a.m. They may fish until noon.

Registration is $1 per person and is being accepted at the Town Office.

Information: 239-3200.

Youth art classes

How about including fine arts in your child's summer vacation? The Hanover Area Arts Guild is offering four weeklong camps in watercolor, oil painting, weaving and pottery.

The watercolor, oil painting and pottery camps will be held at the Gallery, 21 Carlisle St., Hanover, Pa. The weaving camp will be held at 202 Bankert Road, Hanover. The camps are open to children 8 and up. No experience is necessary. The cost is $90 and includes materials.

Margery Erickson will teach techniques on several looms at her home studio beginning July 8.

Ann Faust Baron, a watercolor artist, will lead students on an exploration of Hanover, sketching and painting with a variety of tools, beginning July 22.

Stephen Stroup will help students discover basic drawing and composition and assist them in completing an oil painting beginning Aug. 5.

Emily Shoey, a former art teacher, offers the camp's first pottery course, building with clay through glazing and firing, beginning Aug. 12.

Registration ends two weeks before the first class. Information: (717) 229-2922.

A dancing good time

Thanks to Michelle Stricklin, anyone can dance on stage.

About 330 people danced on stage at the North Carroll High School auditorium Friday and Saturday. There were tots in powder-puff tutus and older folks in country-line dancing jeans. There were 33 performances and a review finale.

Unforgettable were the routines of preschoolers in gauzy pink and white and the interpretation of the prehistoric world by the more mature ballerinas. A smoking volcano and fiery red lights were among the stage effects.

Sharon Ridgely designed and painted the set, which included large dinosaurs.

The joy of performing prompted several all-adult groups to join the show.

Thanks to Stricklin -- who works with the North Carroll Recreation Council -- dance performance, including ballet, tap, and jazz, is accessible to everyone.

Information: 239-1943.

The Fields projects

The first project of the Youth Community Service group of The Fields Homeowners Association was completed Monday. It's a trail that links Boxwood Drive to woodland trails in the Spring Garden Nature Study Area.

Students Tom Piet, Eddie Mercer and Ryan Kraushofer pushed wheelbarrows that had been loaded with mulch by Mary Landon and Janice Hansen, youth directors.

Also digging and raking were Adam and Emily Brodowski. Ryan's dad, Paul Kraushofer, helped the boys complete the trail.

Youths in The Fields who wish to earn community service hours toward high school graduation requirements may join the group for projects.

Information: Mary Landon, 239-1977.

Pub Date: 6/19/96

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