Group's culinary treats make Easter holiday sweeter


April 07, 2000|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

EACH YEAR, a few weeks before Easter, the Ladies Guild of Magothy Community Lutheran Church in Magothy Beach gets together for an annual rite -- hand-making hundreds of pounds of delicious Easter eggs.

Following a set of recipes developed over the years, the ladies turn margarine, sugar, peanut butter, coconut and semisweet chocolate into confections that find a place of honor in Easter baskets all over the community.

"We first started making eggs more than 40 years ago," said Anne Webb, a guild member. "Then we stopped for a while, only to resurrect the fund-raiser about 10 years ago."

Volunteer hands to help mix and mold the confections have dwindled over the years, but a small core of dedicated workers shows up each year to complete the task.

The candy eggs are mixed, dipped and wrapped over a two-day period, with customer pickup the following day. "We make the freshest homemade candy eggs you'll ever eat, unless you make them yourself," Webb added.

The Ladies Guild is taking phone orders for this year's sale. Eggs are available in three sizes: 4-ounce at $1.50; 8-ounce, $2.75; and the 1-pounder, $5.

You can choose centers including vanilla butter cream, chocolate, peanut butter or coconut.

The eggs will be ready for pickup from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 15 at the church, Third Street and Beach Avenue, off Magothy Bridge Road.

Proceeds will benefit church projects. Orders: Ann Buckel, 410-255-4049; Edie Foster, 410-255-1945; or Anne Webb, 410-360-8552.

Fisheries biologist to speak

Pasadena Sportfishing Group will have its monthly meeting at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at the Orchard Beach fire hall, 7549 Solley Road.

The guest speaker will be Rudolph Lukacovic, a fisheries biologist with the state Department of Natural Resources.

George Bentz, PSG president, said Lukacovic is involved in the state's rock fish catch-and-release program on the Susquehanna Flats. "He will be presenting a slide show about last year's release-and-catch survey, and information about this year's program that started Monday," Bentz said.

Membership in PSG is free and open to fishermen of all ages. Food and drinks, sold by the fire department, are available starting at 6 p.m.

Information: 410-HEY-FISH (439-3474).

Garden club bingo

Long Point Garden Club is sponsoring its annual spring bingo luncheon April 19 at the Long Point Hall on Long Point Road, where the doors will open at 11 a.m.

A boutique area will feature the sale of handmade items created by the club's junior gardener program at Bodkin Elementary School.

Tickets are $6 and include a ham platter with vegetables and dessert, and one bingo card. Extra cards are 50 cents.

Information: Katie Haines, 410-255-6087.

Summer band camp

The sounds of music will be drifting over Duvall Highway this summer as the Pasadena Summer Band Camp plays for two weeks at High Point Elementary School.

Camp sessions will be held from 9 a.m to noon Monday through Friday, July 10-21.

The camp is open to children entering grades five through eight who have had at least one year of study on their instruments.

Camp activities will include instruction with professional players and teachers, music theory classes, ensemble play, recreation and a concert on the final day.

The cost is $120, with a payment plan available. A limited number of scholarships are also available.

The camp is sponsored by the High Point Elementary PTA. Information: 410-222-6454.

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