STUDENTS AT Mount Airy Middle School were given an opportunity to see the inside of "Miss Betty's Colonial Trunk" and learn about everyday life during the 1700s.
The cultural arts program was presented Wednesday by independent performer Betty Jackson, who played the role of Miss Betty.
She shared her many Colonial-era artifacts with the seventh-graders, who had a chance to participate in craft workshops in which they made and used Colonial items.
The students tried their hand at dipping candles, printing wallpaper and writing with quill pens.
They practiced their lessons on slates, just as Colonial children did.
The program was sponsored by the school's Parent Teacher Student Organization and was designed to support the students' study of the American Revolution.
Sewing design published
Mount Airy sewing enthusiast Jenny Osborn is a featured designer in a section of a new book, "More Sweat Shirts."
Published last month, Osborn's sweat shirt embellishment technique was submitted for consideration to author Mary Mulari, and was selected as one of eight entries for the book's Reader's Gallery section. Featured is Osborn's sweat shirt titled "Flatlock Frenzy."
Osborn, a local free-lance and adult-education sewing instructor, developed the ideas for her project while making teaching samples for classes.
She made decorative "flatlocking" by using a serger, a specialty sewing machine.
Osborn serves as the administrator for the Bowie chapter of the American Sewing Guild and is a member of the Mount Airy Bobbinettes sewing group.
She enjoys judging area 4-H fashion reviews and county fairs.
Cavaliers take first place
The South Carroll High School Cavalier Marching Band fared well in Saturday's competition, "A Knight in the Valley," at Middletown High School in Frederick County.
The band placed first in best music and best drum major.
The Cavaliers perform tonight at South Carroll's homecoming parade and football game.
The parade begins at 6: 30 p.m. in front of the school. The football game is at 7: 30 p.m.
The Cavaliers' next scheduled competition will be at the state championships at Towson State University on Oct. 19.
Mount Airy safety program
Mount Airy service organizations are joining forces to provide safety information to children and parents from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Mount Airy firehouse on North Main Street.
The program is free.
Programs to teach children about fire safety and prevention are scheduled.
Parents can have their children fingerprinted and photographed.
American Legion Gold Star Post 191 will conduct a "McGruff Safe Kids Program."
Children will be given a booklet that offers safety tips in a nonthreatening way. Included is a personal record page for parents to complete, and where volunteers will record the child's fingerprints.
Mount Airy Lions Club is sponsoring "Project Kidcare Photo ID."
Members will take a photo of each child and give it to parents with a booklet for the photo and space to record their child's vital statistics.
Mount Airy Fire Company is host of the event.
Christy Kruhm's Southwest Carroll Neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.
Pub Date: 10/11/96