Woodbine artist's watercolors on display


July 23, 1999|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LOCAL FAVORITE Lynn Ferris is displaying her lovely watercolors at Carroll County Arts Council in Westminster through Aug. 11.

Ferris is a Woodbine resident and a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and Potomac Valley Watercolorists.

She has worked as a commercial and architectural illustrator and is also a watercolor instructor, teaching classes and workshops.

Her limited-edition prints are featured nationally by French Creek Sheep and Wool Co., and her watercolor called "The Group" appeared as cover art on the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association.

Ferris has participated in many juried shows, and her work has received numerous awards. Solo shows include the Maryland Federation of Art, the National Institutes of Health, Whitehall Gallery and Carroll Life Gallery.

The arts council gallery is at 15 E. Main St. in Westminster in the lower level of Winchester Exchange Building. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 410-848-7272.

Mount Airy carnival

Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company is holding its 72nd annual Fireman's Carnival from Monday through July 31 at the carnival grounds, Route 27 and Twin Arch Road in Mount Airy.

This is the company's largest fund-raising event of the year, and all proceeds go to providing emergency medical, fire and rescue services.

The fire company auxiliary will serve buffet dinners starting at 5 p.m. daily in the air-conditioned activities building, as well as platters at the auxiliary food stand on the grounds. Other fire company-operated stands will include hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, Italian sausage, french fries, sodas, funnel cakes and pit beef.

The Mount Airy Fire Prevention Queen contest will be held Monday evening, and women between ages 16 and 21 are encouraged to apply. First prize is $100. Application packets may be picked up at the firehouse.

The winner will participate in parades, make appearances at schools and in the community, and represent Mount Airy in the Carroll County Fire Prevention Queen Contest.

The carnival features a raffle for a color television with remote sponsored by the Junior Fire Company, a $6,000 cash giveaway, and nightly and hourly cash drawings.

Ride-all-night specials are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Fireman's Parade will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Music will be provided by the Vandells ('50s and '60s music) on Monday, River's Edge (country/rock) on Tuesday, Wichita Falls (country) on Wednesday, Frederick County Sheriff's Posse Band (country) on Thursday, Allen Brown and the Wishing Wells on July 30 and the Knight Brothers on July 31.

The $6,000 cash giveaway drawings will be held July 31.

The carnival grounds open at 6 p.m., rides open at 7 p.m. and shows begin at 7: 15 p.m. Information: 301-829-0100.

Vacation Bible School

Locust Grove Church of the Brethren will hold its Vacation Bible School from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., Monday through July 30. The church is at 13356 Glissans Mill Road in Mount Airy.

Information or registration: the church office, 301-829-2100.

Soccer camp registration

South Carroll Soccer Club, in cooperation with Winfield Recreation Council, will sponsor the Mike Stankovic Pro Soccer Camp from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 2-6.

Information or registration: contact Mike Stankovic, 410-252-2698.

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

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