AARP to hold annual Harvest Festival on Thursday


September 30, 2001|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE BOUNTY of the fall season will be celebrated by Linthicum Chapter 244 of the AARP at its annual Harvest Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church.

Homemade candy, cakes and breads, books, crafts, jewelry and Christmas articles will be offered. Fall centerpieces will also be sold.

A white-elephant table will offer bargains, while workers at a laminating table will protect any cards in your wallet for a small fee.

A luncheon platter will be available for $4 and includes barbecue or hot dog, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert and beverage.

Profits benefit the club's many charities. The church is at Maple and Hammonds Ferry Roads.

Information: 410-437-9259.

Used book sale

The Historical Genealogical Research Center (Kuethe Library), operated by the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, has scheduled its semiannual used book sale from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association building on Crain Highway near First Avenue. Parking is available at the rear of the building.

Hardback and paperback books will be for sale, including fiction, nonfiction, biography, history, cookbooks, children's books, and more.

Donations of hardback and paperback books would be appreciated. Books will be accepted at the Kuethe Library, Crain Highway, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Information: 410-760-9679.

Scout junior leaders

Boy Scout Troop 550,which is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association, has elected junior leaders for the next six months. These Scouts will be responsible for leading the troop at meetings, campouts, hikes, field trips and other activities.

The new leaders are: Jason Carter, senior patrol leader; Chris LaWall, assistant senior patrol leader; Travis Elseroad, instructor; Shawn Smith, scribe; Nick Cherry, librarian; Joe Seleski, quartermaster; Matt Howard, troop guide; Ben Miller, patrol leader of Flaming Arrow Patrol; James Kaifer, assistant patrol leader of Flaming Arrow Patrol; Bill Chamberlain, patrol leader of Rattlesnake Patrol; and Alex Gray, assistant patrol leader of Rattlesnake Patrol.

Some of these new leaders served the troop during a recent weekend camping trip to Cambridge. The next troop outing will be Friday through Sunday on the Appalachian Trail.

Information: Scoutmaster Butch LaWall, 410-636-6154.

Merit badges awarded

Another Scout troop in the community announced recent achievements of its Scouts. Boy Scout Troop 447, sponsored by St. Philip Neri Church, recently presented badges to the following boys: Brandon Bohonek, Citizenship in the World and Personal Management; Daniel Everett, Cycling; Mark Jarzynski, Environmental Science; Matthew Mueller, Family Life; Brian Noratel, Cycling; Shawn Squire, Basketry.

Troop 447 plans an outing each month. This month, the Scouts went on a camping trip. Next month, they will backpack along the Appalachian Trail, and in November they plan to visit the World War II Liberty ship John W. Brown.

Information: Scoutmaster Robert Royer at 410-768-9183.

Retired federal employees

The National Association of Retired Federal Employees of Glen Burnie Chapter 1519 will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 7434 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.

The chapter will be celebrating its 25th anniversary, and a special anniversary program will be presented. When the chapter started in 1976, it had 30 members. Today, it has more then 800 members, many from Linthicum and Ferndale. Charter members include Bill Strickler, Bill Gurnee and Edith Kemp.

Active and retired federal employees, their spouses and guests are invited. Prospective members may join at the meeting.

Information: Stanley G. Jacobs, 410-969-5980.

Garlic uses and lore

Sally Waltz, member of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club, will present "The Uses and Lore of Garlic" at the club's meeting Friday at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. The program will cover the many uses of garlic, from medical to culinary.

There will be a social time starting at 9:15 a.m., with the program and meeting starting at 10 a.m. Guests are welcome.

Waltz will also give a herb report on teasel, and Hilda Hernandez will present a book report.

A craft committee session will take place after the regular meeting. Marion Adams, chairman, will teach how to make a snowman pin and garden accessory.

Information: Audrey Roat, 410-636-2151.

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