Mount Airy festival next month to feature baby photo contest


September 20, 1996|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

I'VE NEVER met parents who didn't think that their baby was the most adorable they had ever seen. Because parents tend to be just a little partial in this regard, the community will have a chance to decide which area baby is the most photogenic.

Proud parents and grandparents are encouraged to start snapping photos of their special baby for the Mount Airy Area Jaycees Baby Photo Contest. The contest will be held during Mount Airy Fall Festival, Oct. 5 and 6.

Most years, the baby photo display area at the fall festival is a hub of activity, surrounded by admiring parents and festival-goers with their selections as to which baby is their favorite for first place.

Votes may be placed by putting a penny in a jar with that baby's number on it. Each penny equals one vote, and the jar with the most pennies is the winner. The winning baby receives a $50 savings bond.

Anyone can enter a child's photo. The only rule is that the child must be newborn to 3 years old. Photos cannot be larger than 5 by 7 inches and will not be returned. Photos must be received by Thursday and have the child's name, birth date, age, parents' names, address and phone number on the back. The entry fee is $3.

Chairwoman for the Jaycee contest is Laura Knight. Entries may be mailed to her at 13132 Penn Shop Road, Mount Airy 21771. Information: 831-7850.

Craft, flea market

The PTA at Winfield Elementary School has been busy finalizing details for its first Craft Show and Flea Market, Oct. 5. The event will be held at the school, 4401 Salem Bottom Road, Winfield, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Crafts people looking for a place to showcase their homemade holiday or one-of-a-kind items are encouraged to reserve a space, as are those who wish to sell their unused, unwanted or unneeded flea market items.

Vendor space must be reserved in advance. Spaces are $15. Information: Call Patti at 875-0594 or Lori at 876-2102.

Kidstuff sale

Join the bargain hunters Saturday at Mount Airy Elementary School for the annual Fall Kidstuff Yard Sale. The school is at 405 N. Main St.

Beginning at 7 a.m., the school athletic field will be occupied by shoppers and more than 45 vendors. Shoppers can purchase children's and baby items, including toys, clothes, books and maternity clothes.

Ann Tiebosch is chairwoman of this year's event, which is sponsored by the school's PTA. Tiebosch will be on duty before the sun rises, directing vendors to their designated spaces. Spaces may be rented the morning of the sale for $12.

The yard sale will be held rain or shine. Hours are 7 a.m. to noon; no early bird shoppers. Information: Ann Tiebosch at 831-0005

Jaycees' yard sale

On Sept. 28, the Mount Airy Firemen's Activities Grounds will be the site of the Jaycees' annual Fall Yard Sale. Held rain or shine, the sale lasts from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The Firemen's Activities Grounds is at Route 27 and Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy.

Spaces may be rented for $30. Information: (301) 831-9765, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and (301) 829-0651, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Daytime bingo

Weekly daytime bingo, suspended during the summer, again will be held Wednesdays, starting Sept. 25, at American Legion Gold Star Post 191, Prospect Road, Mount Airy.

Bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Doors open at noon, and lunch and snacks will be for sale.

Information: Dick Baker, 795-6444.

Pub Date: 9/20/96

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