Harvest Party, House of Terror for Halloween

Neighbors

October 27, 1998|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SATURDAY IS Halloween, bringing the excitement of neighborhood children donning costumes and rushing from door to door gathering candy treats.

Use extra caution while driving Saturday and watch for little people.

Here are family Halloween events.

Family Harvest Party

St. Stephen's Reformed Episcopal Church in Eldersburg will hold its annual Family Harvest Party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The event is free and offers a safe, fun, family alternative to trick or treating. Costumes are optional. Animals or historical figures are offered as suggestions.

The party will include games for all ages, hayrides, face painting, crafts and a bonfire. Candy will be awarded as prizes in games.

Light dinner fare will be available at no cost. The church is at 2275 Liberty Road.

Information: 410-795-1249.

House of Terror

For those who enjoy a bit of the shivers at Halloween, Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center is the place to visit.

The center's annual House of Terror will welcome brave souls from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Donations are $3 for adults; $2 for children younger than age 10; and $10 for a family of four or more.

A playroom will be available for little ghosts and goblins who might find the House of Terror too frightening.

Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center is at 7960 Henryton Road in Marriottsville. Information: 410-549-6330.

Halloween activities

Carrolltown Center will hold its annual Halloween Celebration beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday with a skating and dance spectacular by "Red Hot and Rollin'."

The roller skating group will perform until 1: 30 p.m. and then trick or treating will begin throughout the mall.

Also Saturday, Northwest Hospital Center will hold a Halloween Party from 11: 30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. at Carrolltown Center.

Information: 410-781-7070.

Poster contest winners

Students at Oklahoma Road Middle School recently enjoyed their annual Fall Book Fair.

The event raised money to purchase books for the growing media center.

Many fine posters created by students in all three grades attracted students and parents to the book fair.

Jackie Jaeger submitted the winning design for the sixth grade. Kelly McCauley, Jennifer Fuller and Samantha Hindman were the first-, second- and third-place winners among seventh-graders. Joshua O'Bannon, Jonathan O'Bannon and David Tomaszewski were the eighth-grade winners, and Samantha Rosso and Michael Tolentino received honorable mention. The students were awarded coupons for Book Fair merchandise.

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

Pub Date: 10/27/98

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