47th annual St. Patrick's Bazaar today


March 14, 1997|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

DRAG OUT the shamrocks, brush up on the blarney, grab some folding green and join the locals at an annual event that's become an institution with Riviera Beach families: St. Jane Frances' 47th annual St. Patrick's Bazaar.

The school hall on St. Jane Drive will be transformed into the Emerald Isle from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. Admission is free.

During the daytime hours, the bazaar will be geared to children with many games of skill and chance, sand art, crafts and face painting. After 5 p.m., the bazaar will appeal to a more mature crowd -- although there will be a separate children's room filled with games.

Several raffles -- including the $1,000 winner-take-all "Winning of the Green" -- may tempt those who are feeling lucky.

Volunteers will sell shrimp salad platters, pizza, hot dogs, sodas and other snacks. Irish coffee, beer and wine will be available in the evening.

The event combines the best efforts of parents, students and parish members and is the school's biggest fund-raiser. This year's chairman, Jackie Selba, had to have emergency surgery this week and was not available to coordinate last-minute details. Teresa Sparklin, a school parent and a veteran at chairing the event, volunteered to take on the daunting job. We wish her all the luck of (what else could it be?) the Irish.

Information: 410-255-4750.

Breakfast bonanza

The youth group at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow.

The menu features French toast, pancakes, eggs any style, sausage, hash browns, juice and coffee. The cost is $4.50 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 11. Younger children can eat free.

Proceeds will be used for the group's trip to the Lutheran Youth Convention in Atlanta next year.

Hungry for more?

Stop by Chesapeake High School, 4798 Mountain Road, where the band boosters will hold their annual spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

More than 100 crafts people will be selling handmade wares, and -- in case you were wondering -- foods, beverages and snack items will be sold. Free child care will be available for shoppers.

Almost next door, Mount Carmel Child Care and Preschool, located at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road, will hold its third annual spring carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

The carnival is primarily geared to young children and their families and will feature games, egg dyeing, crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a magician, bake table and snack food.

Admission is $2, with a small additional charge for the magician show and photos.

Director Cindi Hart said that the carnival is not a fund-raiser, but -- an opportunity for young families to have some inexpensive fun. Information: 410-255-2429.

Need an Easter bonnet for that beautiful baby in your life? Stop by Angel's Market, 4681 Mountain Road, from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. tomorrow and purchase one at the Black-Eyed Susan Smocking Club's annual bonnet and bake sale.

Hand-smocked bonnets in various sizes will be sold for $15 each. Easter eggs, baskets, baked goods, and other smocked items also will be for sale. Proceeds benefit the group's educational and community service projects.

The Auxiliary of Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company will have a Bingo Blast Sunday in the fire hall on Mountain Road. Doors open at 12: 45 p.m. with games starting at 2 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes 12 hard cards, two books of specials and two jackpots.

Traffic safety

The Pasadena Traffic Safety Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at George Fox Middle School. The agenda includes an update on drop-off and pickup procedures at George Fox.

Information: 410-437-4695.

Pub Date: 3/14/97

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