Roaring '20s celebration for Homeland


October 31, 1999|By Sloane Brown

It could have been a scene from a period movie: people arriving at Baltimore's historic Senator Theatre, dressed in fringe, feathers and raccoon coats. However, this was a birthday party, celebrating Homeland's 75th anniversary in roaring '20s fashion.

"Isn't this fun?" exclaimed "Homeland 75" co-chair Barbara Stevens. She was in full flapper fringe and feather boa, while her husband and co-chair, Jim, 23-skidooed in red suspenders and a bowler.

Many of the 250 guests were Homeland residents, including Nancy O'Donnell, who's lived there 60 years, and Barbara Steinmann, who wore her mother's 1929 wedding dress.

Other swells in attendance: Bill Maseth, Homeland Association president; Francie Proutt, party co-chair; Bonnie Castanino, Teresa Cook, Dawn Kuppers, Susan Scheir, committee members; Frank X. Gallagher, retired Baltimore City Council president; Sharon Keys Seal, business coach with Coaching Concepts; Dr. Allaire Brumfield, Towson University professor; and Richard Sherry, general manager of Al Packer Ford.

The wingding raked in $5,000 for Homeland lakes and landscape restoration projects.

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