Need a car? Try Crestwood yard sale


May 14, 2000|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WHEN I HEAR the Crestwood yard sale is coming up, I immediately think of a gray car my husband and I once owned. On a Saturday morning years ago, as I sat at the kitchen table in my robe having morning coffee and reading the newspaper, my husband rushed in the front door."Get dressed, I want to show you a car I would like to buy," he said. "It is for sale at the Crestwood yard sale."

He had gone looking for an aquarium and found a good used car instead.

You never know what might attract your eye when you attend a yard sale, especially this one sponsored by the Crestwood Improvement Association. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with more than 90 households participating.

Enter the Crestwood development from North Hammonds Ferry Road. It sits opposite the Maritime Institute of Technology. The association is selling food and drinks, and the Crestwood Homemakers will have a bake table.

Information: Cecelia Dietz, at 410-859-1795.

Historical society officers

The Anne Arundel County Historical Society held its annual dinner recently at Snyder's Willow Grove in Linthicum, with County Executive Janet S. Owens as guest speaker and an introduction of new officers.

The new president, Theodore E. Mathison, recently retired as executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration. He is also a military retiree, having put in 23 years of service - including two tours of duty in Vietnam.

Through his involvement with community outreach groups in the county, Mathison has gained valuable experience that will benefit the society.

Other officers include Frank Calvert, vice president; Carolyn Dalton, secretary; Lois Ryno, corresponding secretary; Harry Greenwell, treasurer; Lillian Malkus, vice president-membership; Mark Schatz, vice president-publications; Rosemary Dodd, vice president-research activities; Dorothy Singleton, vice president-educational activities; and Beth Nowell, immediate past president.

Linthicum fair planning

All nonprofit organizations - including churches, schools, civic associations, Scouting, sports teams and community organizations - are invited to attend a planning meeting for the next Linthicum Community Fair.

Fair organizers are also looking for entertainers and parade participants.

The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road. The fair will be held on Sept. 30 at the St. John's field, across from the church.

Information: Martin Mueller, 410-859-0621.

Women's club awards

Officers and committee chairmen of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights submit a written review each year of the club's accomplishments to the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs. These reports are judged against other Maryland women's clubs for awards given at a yearly convention.

Members also enter paintings, poetry, and arts and crafts that are judged for ribbons.

The Linthicum Heights women garnered many awards at the convention in Clinton last month.

First-place awards were received for activities in the categories of women's health program, fund raising, media book, General Federation of Women's Clubs History and Resource Center, and leadership.

The media book, a compilation of publicity received by the club, will be sent on to the national level for judging.

The club received second place in the crime prevention program, and certificates for participation in the "Very Special Arts" and HOBY (Hugh O'Brien Youth) programs.

Member Celeste Riddle received three awards in the art contest in categories of watercolor still life and all-media portrait categories, and one in the poetry contest.

The club's Arts and Crafts Committee meets monthly to work on craft projects. They include cut-out lampshades, quilted wall hangings, decorated mirrors and topiary. Members who entered their work and received awards were Riddle, Virginia Kuhn, Hilda Lanier, Lois Smith, Joan Childs, Cecelia Dietz and Madeline Hornung.

Winners from the club's youth writing contest were submitted and judged on the state level.

Students who received awards in the poetry category for early grades were Linthicum Elementary School students Taylor Smith, first place; Stephanie Faro, second place; and Jennifer Wiliest, third place.

In grades seven through nine, winners were Amanda Nesvold of Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School, first place, and Casey Bryant of Lindale/Brooklyn Park Middle, second place.

In the short story division, winners were Matt Dixon of Linthicum Elementary and Katy Chaput of Slade, both with first place in their respective categories.

Linthicum Heights member Josephine Barker was chairman of the Report Writing Committee.

Basket bingo

The Linthicum Lions Club is sponsoring a Longaberger basket bingo to raise money for its treasury. The event will take place on Saturday at Bingo World, 4901 Belle Grove Road, with doors opening at noon and games beginning at 1 p.m.

Raffles will include a drawing for a David Longaberger founders market basket, which has a special design by the founder of the company.

Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call Sharon Wunder at 410-859-0865or 410-859-4177.

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