Patients enjoy bridal show in Eldersburg


July 23, 1996|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A TRIP DOWN memory lane can be a real blessing to the soul. Recalling happy experiences and sharing them with family and friends can brighten even the dreariest of days.

There were smiles all around and good moods abounded Wednesday when Eldersburg Care, an adult day-care facility on Liberty Road, was host to a bridal fashion show for its patients.

The common room was festooned with teal and peach streamers, flowers and bells for the afternoon extravaganza. A three-tier wedding cake was beautifully displayed and later eaten by guests.

Current bridal fashions were provided by Marika's Bridal and Formals, a local business owned by Valerie Schultz. Young members of Valerie's family modeled flower girl and ring bearer outfits. A tuxedo was displayed on a mannequin.

Those attending the show had the opportunity to try on the gowns. A few ladies slipped the gowns over their heads, while others simply held the gowns up to themselves and imagined how they would look.

A volunteer photographer added to the feel of a real wedding, snapping pictures as the participants modeled gowns. All had a chance to have their pictures taken while sitting in a white stretch limousine. A display of wedding albums past and present prompted a discussion about black-and-white vs. color photography.

Along with current fashions, Eldersburg Care participants enjoyed viewing gowns from bygone eras. Some of the facility's workers and volunteers shared gowns from their own families, some of the gowns dating as far back as 1927. The flapper-style gown was quite a hit with the participants.

"We use a lot of reminiscing in our group to help remember the goods times people have had," said Lynn Warfield, activities coordinator at Eldersburg Care.

"A wedding is something people always remember, whether it was your own or that of a relative or close friend."

Sykesville concert series

The weather has given our area a real fit the past two Fridays. First we felt a bit of Bertha's rain. And last weekend, the winds of a tornado.

Let's hope the weather is more cooperative this Friday as Sykesville Recreation and Parks presents the second in its summer concert series.

Imaginary Friends will entertain with popular music in Cooper Park at 7 p.m. The park is at Cooper Avenue and Route 32, next to Sykesville Middle School.

The park is a great place for a family picnic before or even during the concert. There are plenty of picnic tables and grills. A playground will keep the youngsters happy.

Last chance for football

Don't miss your last chance to sign up for fall football and cheerleading.

The Sykesville Raiders will hold registration for players and cheerleaders from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Center Court at Carrolltown Center. Boys and girls ages 6 to 13 may participate.

Fees are: football, $50 for the first player, $40 for the second and $30 for subsequent players from the same family; cheerleading, $45 for the first child, $35 for the second and $25 for subsequent participants.

Information: football, Ron Sargent 781-4182; cheerleading, Toni Smith 549-2468.

St. Joseph's annual barbecue

Mark your calendars for one of our area's most popular summer events, the annual chicken barbecue at St. Joseph's Parish in Sykesville.

The event will be from 12: 30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 18.

The menu includes half a barbecued chicken or grilled hot dog, coleslaw, corn, home-grown tomatoes, rolls, butter and iced tea.

The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for children. Hot dog meals are $1 less.

Information: 795-7838

Pub Date: 7/23/96

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