Reservoir High's Gators tempt us with citrus and pecans [Highland/Fulton]

It almost doesn't seem right to be talking about citrus fruit when it's turned a little on the chilly side. Nonetheless, the annual Reservoir High School Marching Gators Florida Fruit and Georgia Pecan Sale is back by popular demand.

Delicious Florida citrus alongside the famous Georgia pecans are available from the Marching Gators. For more information, contact Monetta Fields at 301-704-6370 or

Cindy Johnson, Fulton Elementary School Fall Festival chairwoman and member of the school PTA, wanted to thank everyone that came out and participated in the festival, making it such an amazing success.

"We could not have done it without the help of the staff, who graciously volunteered their time and stayed to help with set up and some of the activities", wrote Cindy.

Putting on an event like this takes a lot of volunteers. Cindy gives a "shout out" to the custodians who stayed late and helped with cleanup. She also gives a "shout out" to the parents who sold the tickets/wristbands, who worked the games, who painted faces.

Let's hear it for the Boy Scouts who provided the cornhole games and for "Pump It Up" that ran a table and gave out tons of prizes. Absolutely Catering, the group that catered the festival, did a wonderful job, as always and, a special "shout-out" to Kona Ice for always supporting the local schools.

And, finally, many thanks to Carnival Day and Outrageous DJ — they supplied all the wonderful games and music making the festival truly a success.

The Reservoir High School Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Team is awesome. At the time of this writing, they defeated opponent Howard High 5-0 with a strong defensive performance led by Raphael Akuffo, Dylan Fox, Milton Amaya and Blake Robertson. So far, after eight games, they have given up only five goals. Congratulations to the team and their coaches.

Where can an equifile who is also an oenophile go to enjoy both? An equifile is a horse lover and an oenophile is one who is a wine aficionado. The answer, at least for the rest of the month of October, is the Equine Festival at Timberleigh Springs Rustic Red Roof Pavilion.

Rachel Hutman, a reader from western Howard County, sent me a note about the festival and asked that I pass on the details to you folks. Every Saturday during October, folks can visit Timberleigh Springs and enjoy exclusive wine tastings in a custom-etched glass, horse-drawn wagon rides around the farm, horse shows and music, all for the cost of admission, $20.

You are welcome to explore the heavily wooded trails, view the "lost spring," the Dry Falls rock formation and the spectacular open grassy glade of Horse Shoe Meadow. Timberleigh Springs is at 3268 Route 94 in Woodbine. For more information, you can give them a ring at 202-744-4676 and drop them an email at

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