Ferndale Day celebration to offer food, crafts, more

Neighbors

May 02, 1999|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IT WON'T really be spring until Ferndale Day, a longtime favorite event of the community. Mark May 8 from noon to 5 p.m. on your calendars, bring the whole family and enjoy an old-fashioned get-together with neighbors and friends.

A parade, crafts, entertainment, silent auction, raffles, children's games and food are planned.

Festivities will start with the parade, according to Leo Harnen, event chairman. Participants will line up at 11 a.m. at North County High School, 10 E. First Ave. The parade will begin at noon and proceed to Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, cross the light-rail tracks, head down Broadview Boulevard and up Third Avenue to the field where the fair is held.

The Ferndale American Legion, the North County High School Band and the Bazemore Bandits Marching Unit from Baltimore will participate.

Many community organizations will take part in the fair, including North County Parent's Club, which will sell sodas; Ferndale Seniors, which is sponsoring a flea market and quilt raffle; and Ferndale Community Club, which is selling hot dogs and hamburgers. At the Ferndale Garden Club booth, look for blooming plants for Mother's Day. Look for the white-and-yellow striped tent, where the Friendly Thyme Herb Club will sell herb plants and baked goods enhanced with herbs.

A final planning meeting is set for 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday at Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Anyone interested in participating in the parade or fair is welcome to attend.

Proceeds from Ferndale Day support the Senior Center.

Crafters who would like to participate may call 410-761-5754.

Information: 410-761-5754.

Woman's Club awarded

Members of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights traveled to Clinton last month to attend the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs 100th Annual Convention and came home with several state-level first-place prizes.

The club won first place in the Women's Health Program in the Home Life Department. The activities that helped the group earn this recognition include its participation in the Linthicum Health Fest. Lynne Marie McGowan, co-chair of the club's Community Health Committee, is one of the organizers of the health fest. Fran Purper also co-chairs this committee.

The WCLH earned first place for its Crime Prevention Program in the Public Affairs Department. The club's activities in support of Sarah's House, Hearth House and other health care and counseling facilities contributed toward its winning the award. Proceeds from the club's annual Prayer Breakfast are donated to the homeless shelters. The club also donates products to and conducts bake sales in support of these groups.

Jenny Kuhn, the club president, submitted a report on the club's leadership activities, which earned a first place in this category. The club received first-place recognition in the Public Relations and Emblem category, which includes the club's activities in making it visible throughout the community.

In addition to publicity in the local media, the club excelled in networking. These activities include support by local organizations in the Concerts in the Park series and inviting local clergy to the annual Prayer Breakfast. The club's media book was judged the best in Maryland. It has gone on to be judged at the national level. Anne Skillman chairs the publicity committee and prepared the book.

The club earned first place in the Education Department Special Projects-Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership category. The Linthicum club was the first Maryland affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs to sponsor a Community Leadership Workshop for high school sophomores. The workshop provided leadership training for 40 north county students. Bernadette Simon is chairwoman of the literature and education committee. Celeste Riddle and Marge Reusch are co-chairs.

In the poetry category, Riddle's poem, "Death of a Pet," earned her first place. Riddle's watercolor painting "Pampas Grass" received first place and best in show. Her watercolor "Penobscot Bay" received second place.

The following members received awards for their arts and crafts projects. Eloise Vaughan received third place in the handwork category for her full-length knitted coat. Hilda Lanier's Santa candy container was judged second place and Riddle's cheesecloth angel was judged third place in the Christmas craft category.

Information about membership in the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights: Marge Booker, 410-551-4903.

Boy Scout moves up

On April 24 at a dinner and Court of Honor, Cory Senter became the 51st Scout in Boy Scout Troop 550 to earn Eagle rank, the highest in Scouting. The ceremony took place in the Fellowship Hall of the Friendship Church of the Brethren.

At 13, Cory is the youngest Eagle Scout that Troop 550 has produced. In the three years he has been in the troop, Cory has earned 23 merit badges and advanced in rank seven times.

Cory attends Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School, where he plays in the concert band and percussion ensemble. He is the son of Cindy and Bryan Senter.

Information on Boy Scout Troop 550: Scoutmaster Butch LaWall, 410-636-6154.

AARP to meet

The American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 2244 will meet Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church. Refreshments are served at noon with the meeting at 1 p.m.

Robert Jamesen, who calls himself "The Antique Man" and has a business in Fells Point, will be at the meeting. Jamesen will appraise members' articles -- except for jewelry.

Tickets for the May 21 luncheon at the Rose Restaurant will be available from Helen Szech. The board will meet at 11: 30 a.m.

Information: 410-859-3399.

Pub Date: 5/02/99

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