Ship to be featured in vets' re-enactment


November 12, 1999|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AS A BABY boomer, I lived with the memories of the war years through my parents' reminiscences. I've seen documentaries, watched movies and read books about those experiences, but thanks to the sacrifices of veterans, I have been spared the ravages of war firsthand.

To help commemorate Veterans Day, the John W. Brown, one of two surviving World War II Liberty ships, will re-enact a troopship homecoming tomorrow from the Dundalk Marine Terminal to Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

The Brown, one of two restored Liberty ships, was constructed during the summer of 1942 at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, just a couple of miles over the city-county line from Pasadena. It spent the postwar years serving as a nautical high school operated by New York City until 1982.

Tomorrow, hundreds of proud veterans, some in uniform or wearing long-cherished ribbons, will board the Brown between 11 a.m. and noon. The ship will set sail at 1 p.m. for an arrival ceremony featuring, among other things, the 16-member Vocal Ensemble from Chesapeake High School, directed by Karen Simmons.

Once the Brown docks at the Harborview Properties Pier on Webster Street off Key Highway, the ship will be open to the public for tours.

Veterans interested in participating in tomorrow's re-enactment should call 410-558-0164 for details.

Kids' show

Take the family out for an afternoon of food, fun and entertainment at the Kids' Show from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Northeast High School cafeteria, 1121 Duvall Highway.

Students from the yearbook staff and wrestling team have combined efforts and will have several professional performers including Kalo the Clown, ventriloquist John Dodge, and the Magic of Kohl entertaining visitors.

Food, carnival games and prizes will also be featured. Admission is $4 for adults, and $2 for children age 12 and younger. Kids younger than age 3 will be admitted free.

Information: 410-437-6400, Ext. 265.

Country bazaar

The United Methodist Women of Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, will kick off their annual two-day country bazaar this evening with a traditional turkey dinner with all of the trimmings, including dessert, served from 4 to 7.

Dinner tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 10, $4 for youngsters 3 to 6; no charge for children younger than age 3.

For youngsters in the family, Santa will be available for visits from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The bazaar will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and will feature many favorites, including homemade goodies from the Sweet Shop, deals and steals from the attic treasures and basement bargains areas, handcrafted creative crafts, and a Children's Land where kids can make crafts while mom and dad shop. Santa will return from 10 a.m. to noon.

Luncheon items including homemade soups and pies will be sold from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds will help support the UMW mission programs. Information: 410-647-3090.

Knights breakfast

Continuing its tradition of serving the community, the Knights of Columbus Council 10966 is sponsoring its fourth annual "Give Thanks and Share" pancake and sausage breakfast from 8: 30 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m. Sunday at St. Jane Frances school hall, 8513 St. Jane Drive.

Admission is a nonperishable food item that will be used by St. Jane Frances-St. Vincent de Paul Society to help fill Thanksgiving baskets. Cash donations will also be accepted.

The parish ministry, directed by Steve King and Ralph Cadogan, helps collect and distribute a wide variety of food and household and personal care items that are given to those in need throughout the year.

Information: 410-255-4646.

Holocaust survivor to speak

As a part of its observation of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Sunday, Magothy United Methodist Church will hold a presentation by Dr. Joseph Taler, a retired local physician, Jewish Holocaust survivor and author, at 5 p.m. Sunday.

As a young teen, Dr. Taler escaped the Nazi extermination camps with the help of the Polish Christian underground. He assumed a false identity and survived the war years, only to be engulfed in the communist takeover of postwar Poland.

He immigrated to the United States in 1950 and began medical school. Before his retirement, Dr. Taler practiced medicine in the Glen Burnie area.

In 1995, he published an autobiographical account of the war years in his book "In Search of Heroes." The book is available through the county library system.

In addition to relating his war experiences, Dr. Taler will answer questions and bring a display of personal memorabilia from the Nazi period.

The community is invited to attend.

The church is at 3703 Mountain Road. Information: 410-255-0984.

Beanie Baby bingo

Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a family Beanie Baby bingo Sunday at its fire hall, 4498 Mountain Road, starting at noon. Bingo starts at 2 p.m.

Admission is $10 and includes 20 games with four specials. Debbie Simoni, bingo organizer, said there will be tons of Beanie Babies to be won at the event. "We have so many, plus a few retired Beanies, too," she said.

Raffle tickets for "The End" Beanie Baby will be on sale.

Lunch, including homemade chili, barbecue pork sandwiches, pizza, fries, cheese nachos, hot chocolate and hot cider, will be sold.

Information: 410-315-8166 after 6 p.m.

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