Merchants offer open house to start holiday season


November 25, 1999|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TO BEGIN THE holiday season, Mount Airy merchants and businesses will celebrate with an open house Saturday and Sunday.

Refreshments will be available at each participating location and customers will have a chance to win door prizes. Participating businesses will be identified by their fresh green door swags with red ribbons, fashioned by St. James Episcopal Church.

Traditional Peace, a Celtic musical group, will offer live entertainment Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and live harp music will be featured at the Black Sheep Gift Shop, 228 S. Main St.

Containers will be available for donations of canned goods for Mount Airy Net, a community emergency assistance organization.

Participating businesses are: Aimee's Place, Ben Gue Gifts and Collectibles, Bohn's Furniture and Gifts, Carousel Beauty Hut, Green Computer Concepts, Gun Shack, Howard Parzow Main Street Auctions, Natural Accents, Olde Town Restaurant, Shops of Yesteryear, St. James Episcopal Church Thrift Shop, the Country House, the Black Sheep, Train Depot, and Whistlestop Bookstore.

Information: Nancy Hilton, 301-831-0010.

Inspirational calendars

St. James Episcopal Church, 204 N. Main St., Mount Airy, is selling Inspirational Calendars for 2000. Proceeds benefit the future Youth Group of St. James. The calendars cost $6 and checks can be made payable to St. James Episcopal Church.

Information: 301-829-0325.

Scouts tree sale

Boy Scout Troop 460 of Mount Airy will hold its yearly Christmas tree sale beginning Saturday. The fresh-cut trees will be located next to Four County Exxon, at Penn Shop Road and Route 27. The sale will continue until just before Christmas Day.

Proceeds will benefit Troop 460 to help with summer camp expenses, including the purchase of tents and equipment, and operating costs.

Holiday blood drive

Mount Airy Chiropractic Center will sponsor a holiday blood drive from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Those donating blood will have the opportunity to write notes on tags that will be attached to teddy bears. The bears will be distributed to pediatric hospital wards Dec. 15-30.

Appointments are strongly encouraged. Information: 301-829-1717.

`A Christmas Carol'

Mount Airy Players will present an original adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at 8 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5. The performances will be given at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy.

Admission is $5 for adults and children. Seating is limited for the Dec. 11 show, so reserve tickets in advance.

Food donations for Mount Airy Net will be accepted.

Tickets may be purchased at Heidi's Gift Shop in Mount Airy Shopping Center and Whistlestop Bookstore, 8 S. Main St., Mount Airy.

Information: 301-829-1527 or

Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun. Because no separate Carroll section will be published tomorrow, the Carroll Sun is publishing the column today.

Pub Date: 11/25/99

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