Santa will arrive in Sykesville Friday for annual open house


December 02, 1997|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SANTA CLAUS will arrive in Sykesville Friday as the Sykesville Business Association holds its annual Christmas open house with activities for the family.

The business association will hold its open house from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Sykesville.

Santa will arrive atop a firetruck at 6: 15 p.m. and will visit shoppers along Main Street before taking up residence in the town caboose. Photos with Santa will be available for $2; proceeds benefit the Neighbors in Need holiday campaign.

There will be plenty of music throughout the evening from students at Liberty High School, Bill and Brenda Sims and a children's choir. The Columbia Concert Band Christmas Ensemble will play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. near the caboose.

A storyteller will weave holiday tales in the Town House until 8: 30 p.m.

A light supper at St. Paul's United Methodist Church will begin at 5: 30 p.m. Hot dogs, homemade soups, barbecue, hot chocolate and baked goods will be sold.

Holiday train displays by the Sykesville & Patapsco Railway Society will be running in a Pullman car and also in an outside garden. The displays also will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 13; and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 14. Admission is free.

The Sykesville Business Association will offer fresh 20-inch wreaths for $9.50 and 75 feet of pine roping for $20.

Drive-through Nativity

The Senior United Methodist Youth Fellowship at Wesley-Freedom United Methodist Church will again present a retelling of the Christmas story with a drive-through Nativity.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday,visitors can view a slide show, puppet show and several Christmas scenes as they slowly drive through the church property. About 400 cars visited the display last year. Admission is free.

Information: 410-795-2777.

Holiday sports

The young and the young at heart can stay physically active over the holidays with events at SuperSports Indoor Arena.

SuperSports and Class Act are sponsoring their first three-main Cabin Fever indoor speedball tournament Dec. 27.

The tournament will have divisions for teams in three categories: youth division for players born in 1983 or later (proof of age is required); novice division for anyone who has not played in more than two tournaments; and amateur for anyone who has never played on a pro team.

Cash prizes will be awarded. All participants will receive a tournament T-shirt and goggle graphics.

Registration deadline is Dec. 24. The arena is at 1430 Progress Way in Eldersburg.

Information: 410-549-9300.

Sherry Graham's Southeast neighborhood column appears each Tuesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 12/02/97

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