New Windsor mayor marries childhood Sunday school friend

Neighbors

December 26, 1996|By Judy Reilly | Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE MAYOR of New Windsor is no longer among the county's most eligible bachelors.

Jack A. Gullo Jr. and Susan E. Six were married Saturday at Antrim Inn in Taneytown.

The couple met as children in Sunday school but lost touch during their teen and college years. They met again three years ago, when Six was on a house tour that included the mayor's home and office.

The newlyweds share a Republican heritage and interest in politics.

The bride, an elementary schoolteacher in Frederick County, is the granddaughter of Donald Six, a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates. She is the daughter of Stuart and Barbara Six of Middleburg.

The bridegroom, a self-employed attorney, is counsel to the county Republican Central Committee and active in the Maryland Municipal League. The son of Jack A. and Diana Gullo of New Windsor, he plans to run for a second mayoral term in May.

After a wedding trip to Aruba, the Gullos will make their home in New Windsor.

Check out holiday lights

Before the season is over, be sure to check out area decorations. You can't miss the Wrights' house on Uniontown Road near Springdale. The house and yard are covered with thousands of lights in a display that grows each year.

Barbara Wright said the idea to light up their home started years ago, when she and her husband inherited the outdoor lights their parents no longer needed.

It takes the Wrights two days to decorate. They begin by digging boxes of decorations out of the basement and testing lights. They replace broken bulbs, get out the ladder and begin decorating, usually the first warm day around Thanksgiving.

"When our kids were younger, they and their friends couldn't wait for the lights to go up," Wright said.

William and Lois Classings, who live at Trevanion and Baust Church roads, bring their wooden, life-size cutouts into the yard every year. This year the display stretches to the back yard.

Drivers often stop in front of the home to enjoy the Christmas figures and thousands of lights.

Drive through Uniontown and you'll see electric candles in nearly every window.

From Uniontown, drive into Union Bridge and see one of our favorite scenes: Union Bridge lighted up for the night, seen from the crest of the hill on Bark Hill Road near Ebert.

Santa's letter writer

For the past two years, Taneytown Recreation Council has answered children's letters to Santa.

Colleen Corum was the volunteer who sat down and responded to children's wishes. The children dropped their letters at Taneytown post office, and workers forwarded them to Corum. This year, Corum answered nearly 50 letters.

What did the Taneytown resident tell children?

"I pretty much tried to keep the answers general," she said. "I told them about the reindeer, and how busy the elves are this time of year. I never promised anything, but assured the kids that they would get some surprises on Christmas."

Corum's most unusual request came from a girl who wanted a donkey, and only a donkey, for Christmas. Would it fit into the sleigh? Another came from a child who wanted Santa to make her a cheerleader.

"Santa can't make you a cheerleader," she wrote back, "But if you try hard enough, you can succeed at anything."

Corum volunteered to write the letters because she enjoys it. It's a way for her to recall the wonder and excitement of children during the holidays -- Corum's children are teen-agers.

"I get a lot of writer's cramp, but it's really fun," she said.

New Year's Eve parties

Reserve a space at the annual New Year's Eve party at the parish hall at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Taneytown.

The party begins at 8 p.m. Cost is $30 per couple, $15 for singles.

Information: Dick Donaldson at 751-1339.

The New Year's Eve Bash at Union Bridge Fire Hall starts at 9 p.m. and features party favors and a cold buffet at midnight.

The cost is $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Only those 21 and older can attend the party.

Information: 239-1156.

Pub Date: 12/26/96

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