Lake Shore firefighters to hold open house Sunday


October 12, 2001|By Peg Adamarczk | Peg Adamarczk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

VOLUNTEER TINA BROWN and a crew of dedicated unpaid workers at Lake Shore Fire Company have been working hard to prepare for the open house Sunday at the company's Mountain Road station.

In honor of Fire Prevention Month, the event will feature safety tips and a few hands-on demonstrations for adults and children.

The fire safety house will be open for children to tour. Volunteer instructors will lead the tours and offer kids safety tips on hidden dangers at home.

"We've tried to bring an assortment of agencies and interesting demonstrations together for the benefit of everyone in the community," Brown said.

A Maryland State Police dog unit will demonstrate the canine force's skills between 11 a.m. and noon and at 1 p.m. Firefighters will explain the correct way to use a fire extinguisher.

"People think they know how to use an extinguisher but there is a right way to do it," Brown said.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving will provide a drunken-driving simulator for visitors to try.

The "Jaws of Life" will be used in a simulated car rescue at 2:30 p.m.

To thank the community, the fire company will provide visitors with a free hot dog lunch and the opportunity to win one of several door prizes that will be awarded every 30 minutes throughout the day.

Those interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer can get details at Sunday's open house, Brown said. About 40 local men and women serve as active volunteers, fighting fires and providing emergency medical assistance. Another 40 belong to the auxiliary that raises money to purchase up-to-date equipment for the station.

"Your level of involvement is up to you," Brown said. "Every volunteer at Lake Shore is helping to save lives in the community."

The open house will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parking at the firehouse is limited. Visitors should park at Lake Shore Elementary School, 4531 Mountain Road. Shuttle buses will provide transportation to and from the event.

Information: 410-647-5323.

Beef dinner at church

Jenkins Memorial Church invites you to dine on sour beef and dumplings between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in its fellowship hall, 133 Riviera Drive. Roast beef will also be available.

Carryout orders for delivery will be accepted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cost is $9 for a sour-beef dinner and $8 for roast beef. Children's meals are $4.

Carryout orders: 410-437-2846.

Annual bull roast

Mountain Road Soccer will sponsor its annual bull roast from 8 p.m. to midnight tomorrow at the Columbian Center, 335 N. Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.

Tickets are $28 per person for such bull-roast favorites as pit-roasted beef, fresh ham, smoked turkey, oyster stew, shrimp Creole, assorted salads, vegetables, desserts, open bar with frozen drinks and five varieties of beer.

Information: 410-360-8446.

Flea market

Shop for new or slightly used treasures at Magothy United Methodist Women-Grace Circle's annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow in the church's fellowship hall, 3703 Mountain Road.

Carolyn Van Dyke, the group's spokeswoman, said that because all tables have been sold for the event, there should be something for everybody. Items for sale will include Christmas items and fresh honey.

The women's group has reserved a table to sell Christmas-in-October creations. The United Methodist Men's group will sell baked items, food and refreshments.

Magothy Cooperative Nursery School will have tables featuring a selection of donated items, including homemade cakes, cookies and brownies.

Information: 410-255-2420.

Apple festival

Solley United Methodist Church, home of the midweek food fest, will hold an apple festival from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Margaret Phelps, congregation spokeswoman, said good food attracts a number of customers, but many former neighbors return to the festivals each year to socialize and catch up on the latest news in the community.

"It continues to be an enjoyable community event for our church," she said.

Visitors will be able to buy pit-beef or ham sandwiches, barbecued beef, homemade crab soup, hot dogs, beverages, desserts, and other baked goodies.

Tickets for the apple dessert - a serving of homemade apple crisp topped with a scoop of ice cream - and a drink are $3.50 for adults, and $2 for children under 12. The cost for carryout is $3.50.

There will be entertainment for the kids, a bake table featuring homemade apple delights, and a white elephant table filled with treasures.

Proceeds will benefit church projects.

The church is at 7600 Solley Road, just off Fort Smallwood Road.

Information: 410-255-2750.


Oktoberfest plans are under way for an evening of authentic German cuisine and live music at Magothy United Methodist Church.

The church's World Mission group will sponsor the event, from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in the fellowship hall.

Tickets are $10.95 for adults and $7.95 for children 12 and under.

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