A church fair and Dayton Daze parade, picnic are this weekend


September 05, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WE'LL BE BUSY this weekend in Western Howard County. In addition to myriad children's soccer games and school events, there are diverting community activities Saturday and Sunday.

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church members invite you to their 11th annual Fall Church Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Start by meeting your neighbors as they drop by for fun, games and entertainment. At 10: 45 a.m., Daisy the Clown will entertain youngsters. The kids also will love the pony rides, hay rides and games all day. A Shepherd of the Glen favorite is the cake walk.

Buy fall mums at the fair, along with fresh garden produce and exquisite crafts from the church craft group. Stay for fantastic homemade food for lunch, then browse the flea market and community yard sale.

The musical trio Freefall will play during the day.

John Gray of Glenwood, a professional auctioneer, will call an auction; the items will be available for preview all day. Buy tickets to a 50/50 raffle; perhaps you'll head home with a bit of cash.

Information: Call 442-1204.

On Sunday, the 1996 Dayton Daze Parade and Picnic begins at 1 p.m. with the parade from Morning Star Drive down Ten Oaks Road to the Rod and Gun Club grounds on Green Bridge Road.

Instruments needed

Whether it's classical, jazz, country or rock 'n roll, we all love music. Steve Wampler, River Hill High School's band director, wants his students to be versatile; he gives clarinetists a chance to play trombone and trumpet players a try at the tuba.

He could use your help. If you have any used instruments you could donate to the school, Wampler wants them. He'd like discarded guitars, banjos and other stringed instruments, as well as brass, percussion and woodwind instruments. If your used instrument is obscure, he'd still love to have it. All the donations will be available for students to play. Call the River Hill music office at 313-6927.

Pieceful Quilters

Ever wonder how so many folks in our area manage to do so much? Take the group called the Pieceful Quilters. Members worked with some dedicated Glenelg High School students who are members of Students Helping Other People to finish 10 quilts that have become permanent bedcovers in homeless shelters in Baltimore.

Pieceful Quilters members made a Baltimore Album Quilt from printed fabric for former Howard County teacher Catharine O'Neill, who died recently. Frances Soshinski of Clarksville turned it into a masterpiece, according to Melany Graydon of West Friendship.

The quilt, which now belongs to O'Neill's daughter, Susan, won a championship ribbon at the Howard County Fair last month.

Pieceful Quilters members took home scores of ribbons from the fair, including several grand champion ribbons.

Melany Graydon won champion and grand champion for quilted pillows, and her daughters, Megan, 9, and Marissa, 6, took grand champion and second place in the children's quilt division at the fair.

An unusual quilt, made for West Friendship Elementary School Principal Leah Farmer's retirement last spring, won a second at the county fair and a fourth-place ribbon at the Maryland State Fair.

Pieceful Quilters welcomes new members. Call 442-1393.

Pub Date: 9/05/96

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