xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Shumways celebrate 60 years of marriage [West Laurel]

Last February, I wrote an article about a wonderful couple who were celebrating Valentine's Day together after many years of marriage. They humorously explained how they have stayed together and honored their marriage vows for so long. On Oct. 23, Audrey and Myron (Shum) Shumway celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family. Their three children, Heather, Kevin and Wayne served them dinner in fancy restaurant style but at Heather's home. Wayne, who lives in Florida, was the big surprise. Audrey loved that her three children were present and accounted for as well as Heather's husband, Dave, and grandchildren Jack and Hannah. They all played a special role in costume as chef, maitre d', host, server and even chauffeur. The love was overflowing. Happy 60th anniversary Audrey and Shum.

Bond Mill Elementary School will hold its 32nd annual Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.in the multipurpose room. Be sure to mark your calendar now for this fun event. You can get a great start on your holiday shopping; purchase breakfast and/or lunch from the fifth grade; and enjoy homemade baked goods from the bake sale table. Proceeds from the food concessions and table rentals support the fifth grade end-of-year activities. The Bond Mill Craft Fair is always a well-attended community event. Catch up with your neighbors and friends. There will be a variety of craftors from woodworking to baby blankets to jewelry of all kinds. Join the fun, comaraderie and shopping.

Advertisement

The 13th annual Tom's Reindeer Run will be held Saturday, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. at the West Laurel Community Building. The annual race is held in memory of Tommy Linsenmeyer. The race benefits Sarah's House at Fort Meade. To register for the race or for more information, go to tomsreindeerrun.org or call John Linsenmeyer at 443- 896-7561. Tom's mother, Ginny Linsenmeyer, will look a lot like Mrs. Claus in her bright red cape and you might just catch a glimpse of Mr. Claus there, too. If you are not running or walking, come on up and say hello to the large Linsenmeyer family. Donations to support Sarah's House are always welcome.

The Woman's Club of Laurel is hosting its annual "Breakfast with Santa" Saturday, Dec. 6 at 384 Main St. Let your children visit with Santa while you all enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage and orange juice, milk (with coffee or tea for adults). The delicious breakfast gets better every year and there are raffles all day long with fabulous prizes. It's also the best photo opportunity for you to take your own pictures of the kids with Santa early enough to be included in your holiday cards. The price is only $6 for adults and $3 for children (under age 12). Seatings are available at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Reservations are required. Please call Rosemary at 301-490-8053 to save your seats - they fill up fast! Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to support local community and charitable organizations.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The leaves are falling like crazy, so it's time to remind you that the Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources no longer accepts the leaves you rake in plastic bags. The leaves must be put out for pick up in paper bags or use reusable containers with sturdy handles and tight-fitting lids that are marked. I don't know anybody who likes to rake leaves.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! May we all remember to be truly grateful for all of our many blessings.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement