The Woman's Club of Perry Hall is doing it again! This local organization is totally dedicated to helping out in our community with an extra tasty surprise this time. With the generous support of Italian Sensation, they are holding a delicious fundraiser on Feb. 12. Members are also providing a great excuse to celebrate Valentine's Day a few days early!

Join the club for lunch, dinner, or take-away at Italian Sensation, 8911 Belair Road (at the strip shopping center between Ace Hardware and Giant Food Store), on Wednesday, Feb 12, for paninis, pizza and pasta. Tell them you are supporting the Woman's Club of Perry Hall.


Funds raised will be helping with various charities, community activities and a scholarship to a graduating Perry Hall High School female who intends to enroll at a community college.

The Woman's Club of Perry Hall Inc. is part of one of the world's largest and oldest volunteer service organizations, The Greater Federation of Woman's Clubs.  It is a nonprofit organization for women who come together from Kingsville, White Marsh and Perry Hall.

Members are career women, entrepreneurs, homemakers, and retirees from various backgrounds with many varied interests and skills. Although there can be a diversity in ages, interests and experience, all are united by a dedication to improvement through volunteer service. This includes promoting education, preserving natural resources, stressing good citizenship, encouraging healthy lifestyles, and supporting participation in the arts. Meetings are held every month between September and May on the fourth Thursday of the month, except in November when it is the third Thursday.

All meetings are held at Rosedale Federal Savings Bank on Belair Road at Chapel Road. If you are interested in attending a meeting, send an email to WCPH1957@gmail .com or write to the Woman's Club of Perry Hall, Attn: Membership, P.O. Box 382, Perry Hall, MD 21128-9546.  Please provide your name and contact information.  The club would love to hear from you!

American Girl doll fans of all ages are excited about the upcoming American Girl Fashion Show on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27. There will be two shows each day at 10:30 a.m. and 3 pm at the Boumi Shrine Center, 5050 King Ave, in White Marsh.

This event is presented by the Cool Kids Campaign, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families by focusing on the academic, social and emotional needs brought on by a cancer diagnosis.

The fashions featured are historical and contemporary American Girl clothes donned by the models and their dolls. Narration includes the historical significance behind each doll represented.

Fashion Show models (about 180 girls) are chosen locally during three Baltimore area model searches at White Marsh, Towsontown Center and Columbia malls. All models preregister online to reserve an audition spot at bookwhen.com/americangirlfashionshow Currently, the 3 malls and all audition times are booked. Click the link on the website to add yourself to the waiting list.

For the fashion shows on April 26 and 27 in White Marsh, many volunteers are needed to assist with guest registration, marketplace, backstage (females only), photography and the Doll Hair Salon. To volunteer, sign up at http://www.coolkidscampaign.org/events/american-girl-fashion-show/ or contact Cool Kids Campaign Executive Director Sharon Perfetti at 410-560-1770 or sharon@coolkidscampaign.org.

In the meantime, get your tickets to the usually sold out show at http://www.coolkidscampaign.org/events/american-girl-fashion-show/tickets-and-showtimes. Price includes a light lunch, entry into a drawing for American Girl door prize, entrance to the Marketplace and a special goody bag for children.

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks recently announced some exciting playground news for families and families with dogs!

"I am delighted that the Baltimore County Savings Bank Foundation has pledged $80,000 toward the construction of a new playground and amphitheater south of the Perry Hall Library. The play area will be patterned after Annie's Playground in Harford County. Our office worked with the foundation to secure this grant, and we will assist the Perry Hall Recreation Council as the project moves forward."

If you'd like an idea of what this new playground may look like, go to anniesplayground.net and check out Annie's Playground in Fallston.

Please join in congratulating Russell Berk, owner of Chapel Hills Farm and Nursery in Perry Hall! As one of eight individuals recognized by Councilman David Marks as "2013 Fifth District Citizens of the Year," Russell is honored for his dedication and help with numerous community activities.


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