Old-fashioned breakfast at park to feature morning favorites


September 30, 1996|By Lois Szymanski | Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

HOW OFTEN THESE days do you get an opportunity to sit down and enjoy an old-fashioned, home-cooked breakfast, the kind of meal that features all of your morning favorites?

You are invited to join Silver Run/Union Mills Lions Club Fall Festival onSaturday and Sunday at Union Mills Homestead Park. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Just how old-fashioned will this breakfast be? One of the featured foods, buckwheat pancakes, will be made from flour ground at the Homestead's working grist mill. Also available will be regular pancakes (for the less adventurous among us), eggs, sausage, coffee and tea.

While you're at the festival, visit the farm wagon, which will offer autumn favorites: pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, colorful mums and more.

Craft and flea market items will be offered by vendors. Chicken and beef barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken corn soup, pizza, french fries, funnel cakes and homemade pies and baked goods will be sold.

"This is one of our biggest fund-raisers," said Lions Club President John Hopkins, noting that proceeds are funneled back into the community each year.

Union Mills resident Betty Stonesifer said she has been attending the festival every year since it began.

"I like the food they have," she said. "To tell you the truth, I like about everything about it."

The festival will feature children's rides, a petting zoo, wagon rides, a display of gas engines and antique cars, and live entertainment. The music of gospel singer Kitty Warner will be featured from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The entertainment lineup Saturday and Sunday is: Carroll County Cloggers, noon to 1 p.m.; 13-year-old local performer Ashley Marie sings country, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m; and Alesia Band, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Union Mills Homestead Park is seven miles north of Westminster on Route 97 North.

Admission to the festival is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Information: 857-1028 or 346-7078.

Blacksmith Days

Carroll County Farm Museum will hold its annual Blacksmith Days on Oct. 12 and 13, rain or shine.

Sponsored by the Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland, the event will feature demonstrations by local blacksmiths with hands-on opportunities for those attending.

The event includes a flea market with blacksmith-related items and an auction.

John Ellsworth, a blacksmith from Lewes, Del., will demonstrate traditional blacksmithing and address the topic "Running a Blacksmith Business."

Ellsworth is a former champion in Delaware's "Pumpkin Chunkin' " contest, in which participants build a mechanical device to hurl pumpkins.

Information: 876-2667 or 848-7775.

Lois Szymanski's Central Carroll neighborhood column appears each Monday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 9/30/96

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