Browsers will be met with an array of antiques, art, handcrafts, baseball cards, food and more Saturday, as the town celebrates its 14th-annual Manchester Day at the carnival ground on York Street.
More than 120 vendors are expected to take part in the 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. event, sponsored jointly by the Manchester Volunteer Fire Co. and the town.
"People come from Pennsylvania, the Eastern Shore and Baltimore,"said Ralph Dull, the Manchester Day chairman.
Early risers can enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, hominy and pudding, juiceand coffee from 6 to 10:30 a.m. served up by the firemen in the Activities Building.
For late-comers, Pat Kreitzer and the Ladies Auxiliary will offer lunch, Jamie Horrigan will dish up pit beef sandwiches and Danny Blosky will serve hot dogs.
Most of the food will be prepared by community groups, said Dull.
Proceeds for the fire company go into the general fund, which paid cash for a new 1991 Ford diesel ambulance that goes into service Saturday. (See related story.)
As part of the day's festivities, quilts will be on display at theManchester Historical Museum, 3208 York St., from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Discussion sessions are slated on Sunday afternoon.Quiltmaker Alice Sellers of Melrose will discuss the history of the craft and quilt patterns. A representative of the Carroll County Extension Homemakers will speak on quilt documentation.
The museum also houses an "Images of Manchester" photo display and other local historical items of interest, including a video in which area seniors share their recollections of the town.
Automobile buffs will enjoy the antique car and fire engine display in the parking lot across from the municipal building on York Street.
Other Manchester Day activities on tap include:
* 10:30 a.m. -- All That Glitters dance group, led by teacher Michelle Hieronimus, sponsored by the North Carroll Recreation Council.
* Noon -- Revonah Little German Band from Hanover, Pa.
* 1:30 p.m. -- Carroll Promenaders square dance group, sponsored by the North Carroll Recreation Council.
* 3 p.m. -- String Band of America, Richard McCullough, director, featuring banjos, fiddles, and mandolins.
Admission is free. Parking is available adjacent to the carnival ground and around the Lions Club field.Information: 374-4012 or 374-9247.