It's not Christmas, but Thanksgiving has charm


November 21, 1997|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

POOR THANKSGIVING. It's a holiday with an image problem.

Never mind the archaic, Norman Rockwell scenes of a happy family sitting around a table, filled with abundance, giving thanks for another year together. Thanksgiving doesn't have the gimmicks or the glitz of Halloween or Christmas.

How can a turkey and Pilgrims compete with witches, monsters, Santa, elves, reindeer or even Frosty the Snowman?

Granted, there's the food, but even the traditional feast of plenty has trouble capturing the attention it once had in our all-you-can-eat society.

With no costumes, decorations, presents, fairs or festivals, what's the point? Hours in the kitchen, marathon football games, or the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?

For me, it's all those things, plus sitting down with your family gathered around the table giving thanks for another year together, just like a Rockwell print.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day, Pasadena.

School crafts fair

It's holiday shopping time tomorrow, as the Northeast High School Athletic Boosters stage their annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school on Duvall Highway.

More than 60 crafts people, many of them repeat exhibitors, will be selling their wares.

Shoppers can buy American Girl clothing, floral arrangements, wood items, decorated baskets, wreaths, pottery and homemade candy.

Food and refreshments will be sold.

Proceeds benefit the school's athletic department.

Information: 410-437-6400.

Methodist fair

The youth fellowship group of Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, is sponsoring its second craft fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the church.

Gift and home decor items will be featured.

Proceeds will benefit Methodist Youth Fellowship activities.

Information: 410-647-3090.

Rock music on tap

Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road, is putting on a Christian rock concert at 7 p.m. tomorrow in its fellowship hall.

Sojourner, Holy Smoke and Friends, and Nike Numera and his Worldshakers will perform. Free refreshments will be served. Tapes, compact discs and T-shirts will also be available.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

Information: 410-255-2420.

Pasta dinner

Lotsa pasta will be featured at a spaghetti dinner, sponsored by the men's group of Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow.

The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 6 to 12. Children younger than 6 can eat free.

Proceeds will be used for Thanksgiving baskets for the needy. Funds raised will be matched by the Aid Association for Lutherans, Branch 10144.

Information: 410-255-8236.

Officers installed

State Sen. Philip C. Jimeno and Del. Joan Cadden, both 31st District Democrats, officiated Wednesday at the installation of officers of Stoney Creek Democratic Club on Fort Smallwood Road.

Newly elected officers are: Richard Ames, president; Charles Kolodziejski, first vice president; Fred Frommelt, second vice president; Tony Cadden, treasurer; Evelyn Sommer, recording secretary; Edie Geldmacher, financial secretary; Virginia Johnston, chaplain; and Doug Mason, sergeant at arms.

Newly elected board members are Lou Frazetti, Frank Kursch, Ann Kechen, Rose Wengert, Tom Dye, Kay Walker, Dolores Frommelt, Ellie Sobiski, Frances Brocato, Eileen Dye, Mickey Fogler and Ed Kosloski.

Pub Date: 11/21/97

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