Fall festivities include fairs, dinners, open house


September 28, 1997|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IT'S OFFICIAL. Fall is here, and with it an abundance of activities. Take your pick from these events.

Nonprofit organizations and many hard-working individuals in the neighborhood are putting their talents together to sponsor a day of fun for the family at the Linthicum Community Fair to raise money for the North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON).

The fair begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with a parade from Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School to the fairgrounds across from St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Martin Muller, chairman of the fair for the third time, said the parade will include many floats and that $250 in prizes will be awarded. One prize will go to the best entry new to the fair this year.

At the fairgrounds, the Linthicum Elementary School PTA will put on a silent auction and have materials to make a scarecrow. The Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association will offer pony rides and whale bounce.

You can get hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas, pizza, roast beef, funnel cake and ice cream from the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, Kids for Christ, the Linthicum Lions Club and Overlook Elementary School.

St. John's Women's Club will provide baked goods; Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired People (AARP) will sell lemons with peppermint sticks; Andover Recreation Club will have apple cider and gingerbread cookies; Boy Scout Troop 550 will have games and prints of the old Linthicum railroad station; Friendly Thyme Herb Club will provide homemade herb breads; Crestwood Homemakers will have cupcakes and a lollipop tree.

North County Cheerleaders will be painting faces, and the Optimists, Linthicum-Ferndale Youth Athletic Association and Love to Cheer Cheerleaders will help set up games.

Other tables will be run by Scales and Tales and Save the Greyhounds. Fire trucks from the Linthicum firehouse will be on display. Shoppers can look for homemade items from 10 craft dealers' tables.

Entertainment will include Irish Step Dancers at 10: 15 a.m. These acts will follow at 20-minute intervals: Clown Alley, Nicholas Colley, the magician; vocalist Phil Lathroum; keyboard player John Norfolk; the Elkridge Chorus of Sweet Adelines; the Dancing Cowpoke; a karate demonstration; Friendship Square Dancers, and vocalists George and Pat Bilenki.

Fifteen percent of the profits from each table as well as a donation of food will go to NCEON, which helps North County needy. A pickup truck will be on the grounds and Muller said he hopes to see it filled with canned goods for NCEON.

"I'd like to encourage everyone to bring at least one canned good per person for NCEON," he said. "This is the time of year when supplies become desperately low. It's good that we donate money, but they also need the canned goods."

If anyone would like to volunteer, Muller said he can always use help during the day. Find him and offer your assistance. Help is needed especially with the cleanup.

Parking will be behind St. John's. In the event of rain, the fair will take place Oct. 5.

Spaces for craft artisans are still available for $15. Information: 410-859-0621.

Harvest Festival

Chapter 2244 of AARP is sponsoring its annual Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road.

There will be a book table, cake table, crafts, country store and a jewelry table.

A short business meeting is scheduled at 1 p.m.

Information: 410-437-3897.

Spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner, sponsored by the United Methodist Men, will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 200 School Lane.

The cost is adults, $6; children under 12, $4.

Open house

Wednesday, the Crestwood Homemakers club is having an open house for past, present and prospective members. The 8 p.m. meeting is at the home of Betty Kelley.

Nancy Zebron, publicity chairwoman, said guests will learn what the group is all about, but there is no obligation to join. And members don't have to live in Crestwood. Anyone interested in doing crafts is invited, and "absolutely no talent is needed," Zebron said. The group usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June. Dues are $10 a year.

Information: 410-859-1293.

Craft fair

Friendship Church of the Brethren is having a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 217 Mansion Road. Come for crafts, refreshments and fun.

Used book sale

The Anne Arundell County Historical and the Ann Arundel Genealogical societies will hold a used-book sale from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association on Crain Highway near First Avenue. Parking is available.

Hardback and paperback books will be sold, along with genealogical periodicals. Many of the books will be offered for the first time. Certain collectible books also will be available in the lower level of the Kuethe Library building, next door to the association.

Information, 410-760-9679.

Pub Date: 9/28/97

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