Grandparents, Students Share Day At Piney Ridge Elementary

NEIGHBORS

April 22, 1997|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL about the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.

Yesterday, students at Piney Ridge Elementary had the opportunity to share the day with their grandparents as the school held its traditional Grandparents Day.

After being escorted into the school by their grandchildren, several hundred grandparents spent at least part of the day there. After a welcome breakfast of fruit, cookies, tea and coffee, the adults were invited to attend classes with their grandchildren.

"This is something the students look forward to," said Principal Ralph Viggiano. "The kindergarten students especially enjoy this day."

Cuts for a cause

A helping hand is what you'll find at Kustom Kuts hair salon at Carrolltown Center from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Shop owner Shirley Griffin and other stylists will offer haircuts for just $5 as they hold a "Cut-a-thon" to benefit a salon employee who is battling cancer. The event also is in recognition of the shop's 20th year at Carrolltown.

"We wanted to do something to help our friend," Griffin said. "We also thought we should do something to recognize our 20th anniversary."

Griffin has owned the shop for 15 years. The original owner, Joyce Mazer, still keeps busy in the shop giving special attention to senior customers on Mondays.

Information: 410-795-9044.

Family fun festival

Freedom Elementary will have its annual Family Funfest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school, 5626 Sykesville Road.

The event will feature family games and activities for all ages. Pony rides, a new Moon Bounce and a cake walk will keep the kids happy while parents check out the used book sale, bedding plant sale and the silent auction.

"We have some really nice items for the silent auction donated by some local businesses and community groups," said Marilyn Parlette, PTA president.

Entertainment will be plentiful, with Talent Express and a clogging group providing lively dance routines. A magician will make magic in the afternoon, and the teacher raffle always sparks interest with its unusual prizes.

A free shuttle service will run 9: 45 a.m. to 3: 45 p.m. from the north parking lot at Liberty High School; no parking will be permitted at Freedom Elementary. The festival will be held rain or shine.

Information: 410-751-3525.

Annual spring flea market

An area rite of spring takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday as the Freedom District Lions Club sponsors its annual spring flea market at the Sykesville-Freedom District Volunteer Fire Department.

Craft vendors set up inside the fire hall and offer various creations. About 150 flea market vendors will be ready for business on the carnival grounds.

Lions Club members will sell bacon and egg sandwiches in the morning and offer refreshments during the day. The event will be held rain or shine.

Information: 410-857-5362.

Sweet treats

Those with a sweet tooth will want to visit the Maryland Cake and Candy Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Carrolltown Center.

More than 50 exhibitors from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia are expected to display the finest in confectionary creations. The event is sponsored by the Maryland chapter of the International Cake Exploration Society.

"I liken this to a beauty contest," said Manon Lyketsos, children's editor of American Cake Decorating magazine and chairman of the cake show. "This is a decorating contest, not a baking contest."

A panel of judges will reward winners at an awards ceremony at 4: 30 p.m.

Information: 410-781-7070.

Pub Date: 4/22/97

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