Heritage Week includes Savage Mill manor tour


September 18, 1998|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A FELLOW community correspondent who wears many hats, Sally Voris, called to remind everyone that Howard County Heritage Week activities include a Savage event.

The Savage Mill LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) recently bought the old mill manager's house -- a Victorian-era home that commands a wonderful view of the town.

The partnership plans to restore the house and use it as a site for small receptions. The upper floor will be used as a display area for fine furnishings.

Visitors can take a sneak preview of what's been done at a mill manor tour from 6 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Sept. 25. Tickets are $3. Information: 410-792-2820.

Voris, one of the planners of the 2-year-old Heritage Week, would like to see more Savage-area historic sites appear on the week's roster next year. She noted that Howard County's 150th birthday is three years away.

Anyone who has an interesting site to highlight, family or religious histories to relate, old photographs or maps of the area, or other historic artifacts may call Voris at 410-796-2276. She would be delighted to share such treasures with the community.

After all, as Voris says, if these stories and histories are lost, how will we know who we are?

Picnic, clowns, too

The Bollman Bridge Elementary School picnic featured clowns, a birthday cake and lots of families participating.

Thanks go to Sue Marino and Janis Dickson for organizing this celebration.

Creative corner

Creative Corner Nursery School is beginning a new year of fun and learning for preschoolers. Space is available in classes for 3- and 4-year-olds.

Classes run for 2 1/2 hours -- enough time for parents to run errands unencumbered by a small fry.

Meanwhile, the children play, make crafts, cook, listen to stories and learn the alphabet. There is a field trip once each month.

The nondenominational school has been run from the lower floor of Savage United Methodist Church for years.

Information: 301-776-0276.

Drive carefully

Most drivers have gotten used to students crossing streets at rush hour since the beginning of school, but do not expect to deal with their extra pedestrian traffic during the rest of the day.

Be careful Monday -- the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana -- when Howard County students have the day off.

Jaycees take off

The merger of two Jaycees clubs that resulted in a new Howard County organization is long complete. Now, Joe Wathen, the club's new community vice president, invites parents to the Lake Elkhorn Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow.

The Jaycees will have a booth set up at the festival.

Not only will there be brochures and an opportunity to join the social and community service group for young adults, but the Jaycees are sponsoring Kid Care ID. Youngsters can get passports with their picture inside. Wathen, a Realtor, is funding the event, and he has bought a lot of film for the booth.

Wathen notes a full roster of activities is scheduled for fall.

Howard County Jaycees will visit the Towson-area Jaycees to help with that group's Haunted House project.

"That's one of the best things about being a Jaycee," Wathen says. "Getting to know people around the county and the state."

A native of Howard County who grew up in Ellicott City, Wathen joined the group a few years ago.

On Sept. 25, look for the Howard County Jaycees at Dorsey's Search Village Center, where they will be selling chemical-glow necklaces. They are an eerie addition to a Halloween costume that makes trick-or-treating safer.

Other Jaycees activities include distributing Thanksgiving baskets to those in need.

And, it appears, the Jaycees have an "in" with a certain rotund gentleman. For a nominal fee -- which goes to the Jaycees fund -- the Jaycees can arrange for Santa to visit your home.

Wathen and his wife, Susan, will probably use Santa's services this year. They are expecting their first child in December.

Information on the Jaycees: 410-740-1200, Ext. 134.

Tip Line

If you have information for the North Laurel/Savage report, call Jill Hudson Neal at 410-715-2885 during the day or leave a message on the tip line after hours.

Pub Date: 9/18/98

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