Photos aren't marked 'return to sender,' but you can get them


January 06, 1998|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LIKE MANY OF us, I start out the New Year with some good intentions. I usually do not make resolutions because I know I am unlikely to keep them.

I try to start each year with a clean slate. I spent a good part of Sunday afternoon cleaning the work space where I write this column each week. I was pretty surprised to find a growing collection of photos that readers and column contributors have sent me over the past three years or so.

The Sun employs a good number of excellent photographers who provide almost all of the photos that appear daily in the newspaper. Although I have tried to make this understood, I still receive photos. I have enjoyed seeing these pictures, but I would like to return them to their owners.

If you have mailed or given me photos in the past, please phone me and let me know whether you would like them back. Some of these photos have names but no telephone numbers.

I have photos from events involving students from Freedom and Carrolltowne elementary schools and Liberty High School; events from Oakland United Methodist and Faith Lutheran PTC Church; street rod rallies and country craft fairs. I also have a group photo from a piano recital at St. Stephen's Church.

If you think I may have photos or any other item belonging to you or your group, please phone me and we can make arrangements to return them to you.

Keeping busy

The unseasonably warm weather last weekend makes me long for spring, but I bet this is just the calm before the storm.

Look to the Nature Center at Piney Run Park for great programs for all ages to help keep the cabin fever away.

Adults are invited to spend two evenings creating an everlasting pinecone wreath with instructor Dot Sumey. The class is from 7: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 13 and 27. You need to attend both classes to complete the project. The cost is $18 for members and $22 for nonmembers.

The kids just went back to school yesterday, but have a four-day weekend coming up. Plan to keep them busy on Jan. 16 with a winter hike and hot dog roast.

All ages, including parents, are welcome. The group will meet at 11 a.m. at the Nature Center for a hike in the woods. A hot dog roast will follow. Be sure to bring a mug for some hot chocolate. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers.

* Information: 410-795-6043.

Train raffle

Trains have long been a part of the holiday, and members of the Sykesville Patapsco Railway Club were pleased to help Marjorie Warden and her family begin such a tradition.

The Howard County family was the winner of a HO-scale train set from the group's annual fund-raising raffle.

The raffle was a big success according to the group's president, Mark Bennett.

"It will definitely help us with our plans to fix up the inside of the Pullman car. We spent so much time on the outside; this year we'll work on the inside," Bennett said.

You can visit the club's train displays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Pullman car near Baldwin Station in Sykesville. Admission is free.

Information: 410-795-3157.

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

Pub Date: 1/06/98

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