Heritage Hi-Jinx takes Ellicott City on a trip down memory lane


September 30, 1996|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SEPT. 21 was a fine day to spend at Heritage Hi-Jinx in Ellicott City: The sky was blue, the air crisp. Children's games were set up in the area above the courthouse so children could play old-fashioned games such as jacks or ball-in-a-cup, run sack races, run through a maze of straw bales or jump into a haystack.

Squire Western's Fancy, with Dawn Culbertson on the recorder and Paul Schlitz on the harpsichord, provided period music. An election year memorabilia exhibit at the Howard County Historical Society featured I Like Ike Cigarettes, Tricia Nixon paper dolls and Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy dolls.

Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute showed "The Goddess" on the silver screen that evening, so residents could see Ellicott City star in a 1950s movie. It was like seeing an old friend on film.

Jaycees expand

Elkridge Area Jaycees welcome new members Nicky Clark, Sheila Hughes and Chad Hughes and new board member Lissa Novotney, who was elected chapter secretary.

New little Jaycee arrivals include Joshua Lawrence Niessner, son of Beth and Marty Niessner, and Joseph John Faulent, son of Janine and John Faulent.

The Jaycees seek community members interested in forming a volleyball team to participate in the Howard County Recreation and Parks league. Information: Molly Gardner, (410) 247-6917.

Elkridge Area Jaycees meet the third Wednesday of the month at Joe Theismann's Restaurant on Dorsey Road. Information: John Faulent, (410) 312-3553.

Fire fund-raiser

Wednesday is McChief Night at the Elkridge McDonald's restaurant, when the volunteer firefighters and ladies auxiliary will be flipping burgers.

A fire engine and fire dog Sparky will be in the parking lot.

A portion of proceeds from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. will be donated to the Fire Department, which will set it aside for a new squad engine.

Seed for the birds

Ellicott City's Ken and Ann Hart, members of the Audubon Society of Central Maryland, are leading the fall bird seed sale.

It's an economical way to feed wildlife while putting a little money into the Audubon treasury.

Sample prices include 50 pounds of black oil sunflower seed for $13.75 and 10 pounds of thistle seed for $10.

To order, call the Harts at (410) 465-3840.

Craft show

Melville Chapel United Methodist Church is seeking crafts people for the annual Holiday Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2.

Spaces cost $10.

Melville Chapel is at 1922 Furnace Ave. in Elkridge. Information: Betty, (410) 796-5984.

Terrific teacher

Junior Editions, the children's bookstore in The Mall in Columbia, sponsors a Terrific Teacher search each June.

This year, Maura Douglas of Deep Run Elementary School in Elkridge submitted an essay that won her teacher, Beverly Maddox, the award for 1996-1997.

"Mrs. Maddox makes school fun and not just plain old work," writes Maura. "In math she calls herself 'Mathamaddox!' I always look forward to school because of her."

Library offerings

Miller branch library will offer "Bits of Asian Treasure," a program of stories and puppetry, to children ages 6 and older, at 4: 30 p.m. Oct. 7 and at 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 8.

Call the library today at (410) 313-1955 to register.

Elkridge branch library will offer "It's a Small World," a program of music and games for children ages 3 to 5 at 10: 30 a.m. and 1: 30 p.m. Oct. 11.

Call the library tomorrow at (410) 313-5085 to register.

Pastor welcomed

Harwood Park United Methodist Church formally welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Robert Hunter III, yesterday. Hunter became Harwood Park's pastor in July and also ministers to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Jessup.

Harwood Park and Wesley Chapel United Methodist churches are jointly sponsoring Methodist Youth Fellowship groups.

Leading the junior group are Rob Linder and Becky Hunter. The seniors' adult counselor will be Bob Hunter.

Activities include skating, bowling and lock-ins in addition to regular weekly meetings.

All community residents ages 11 through 18 are invited.

Pub Date: 9/30/96

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