Church to celebrate 125 years Nov. 1


October 23, 1998|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IT WAS 125 YEARS AGO that Locust Grove Church of the Brethren opened its doors to the Mount Airy community.

In celebration of this historical event, the church will hold a 125-year celebration Nov. 1 at 13356 Glissans Mill Road in Mount Airy.

The celebration will begin with a worship service at 10: 30 a.m., followed by a carry-in luncheon and a program starting at about 1: 30 p.m.

Included will be a variety of music and messages from past ministers -- the Rev. Carl F. Smith, the Rev. J. Donald Plank, the Rev. Loyal H. Vanderveer, the Rev. L. Ross Kirk and the current pastor, the Rev. Wallace "Bud" Lusk.

A "Memory Lane" will be set up in the church where memorabilia from the past 125 years will be on display. Items will include a live replica of Sister Mary Martin Cooley as she served as minister and the minutes from a board meeting more than 100 years ago.

The celebration organizers hope to have a sample of the 125-year commemorative plate, which can be ordered.

For more information about this opportunity for sharing, fellowship, reminiscing and enjoying a great meal together, contact Helene Wagner, Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, at 301-829-2100.

Prospect Church fall bazaar

Fall is here, and it's time to enjoy the October Days Bazaar this weekend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Prospect United Methodist Church, 5923 Woodville Road in Mount Airy.

You can start your Christmas shopping early at the white elephant table and with Christmas decorations. Baked goods, crafts, jewelry, plants and more will be offered.

A lunch served by the church from 10: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include chicken platters, soups and sandwiches.

Information: Virginia Linton, 301-829-0398.

Beanie Baby and craft shows

The Izaak Walton League in Mount Airy will sponsor a craft fair and Beanie Baby Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at its facility at Shirley Bohn Road and Woodville Road.

The show will feature hourly door prizes of Beanie Babies and a Beanie Baby Basket raffle.

Admission is $2, and children younger than 12 are admitted free.

For information or to inquire about vendor spaces, contact Linda Reed at 301-529-5067.

Halloween party

Dress up your children and get ready for a Halloween party Oct. 31 at the Salt Box Ball Park on Gillis Falls Road, Mount Airy.

The party starts at 1 p.m., and children from the community 10 and younger are invited.

Sponsored by the Woodbine Recreation Council, the party will feature a costume parade, refreshments and Halloween activities.

A $1 fee is charged for each child, to cover expenses.

Information: 410-795-3332.

Dragon story time

Meet the "Library Dragon" at the Mount Airy branch library at 4: 30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Families are invited to meet dragons in stories and make a dragon tail.

No registration is required.

Information: 301-829-5290 or 410-795-1010.

Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 10/23/98

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