Parade launches festivities for this year's Ferndale Day NORTH COUNTY --Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


Get ready for another fun time at the annual Ferndale Day, set for noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. A parade will kick off the festivities, beginning at First Avenue west and traveling along Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, ending at the Third Avenue field.

Parade grand marshals are Steve Rouse and Linda Sherman from radio station WQSR. Parade participants include Angelisa Proserpi, a Linthicum resident and winner of the Miss Maryland Teen USA 1993 Pageant, and reigning Little Miss Ferndale Jennifer Lincoln. Also, look for the Freetown "Blue Angels" Marching Band, fire trucks from the Ferndale and Glen Burnie stations, the Hein Brothers' antique oil truck, antique cars, the 4-H Hi-Riders, junior dragsters and elected officials.

Other festivities include Clown Alley at 1 p.m.; the band Boardline Express at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; an auction from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; the Little Miss Ferndale Pageant from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and a drawing for two tickets to the 1993 All-Star Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 5 p.m.

Several local organizations will sell food and other items. The Ferndale Seniors will sell items at a white elephant table, while the Ferndale Garden Club will offer strawberry crepes; the North County High School Band Parents, sodas; and the Friendly Thyme Herb Club, herb plants, herb bread and fresh tussie mussies bouquets. Other attractions include pony rides, a moon bounce, face painting and arts and crafts tables. Crab cakes, hot dogs, roast beef and other foods will be available.

Dick Bernhardt is handling the auction and is accepting donations. Call him at 761-4347.


The Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association (LSIA) will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Linthicum Elementary School. Beth Robinson of the Maryland Transit Administration will discuss light rail with association members, who are expected to focus on several issues, including the need for a handrail along the upper sidewalk from Oakdale Road on the west to the rail station; a fence to keep foot traffic on the sidewalk from Camp Meade Road to the station; a sidewalk and curbing along the west side of Camp Meade Road from the Shipley property to Andover Road and from Twin Oaks to Maple roads; a water drainage problem on the west side of the station on the upper level; a fence on the west side of the tracks from Linthicum through North Linthicum; a traffic light at Benton Avenue and Camp Meade Road; parking signs for "residents only" and parking stickers for residents on west side streets; and a crossing guard for school children at the tracks.

The LSIA also will address train whistles at night and the train's speed between Linthicum and North Linthicum.

Besides discussing the light rail, members will vote on the 1993-1994 LSIA budget and discuss the executive board's recommendation to increase membership dues.

For information, call association President Gerald Starr at 859-8026.

* The United Methodist Women of Ferndale United Methodist Church will present a program to help women cope with today's lifestyles at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the church's lower level, Ferndale and Hollins Ferry roads.

Cindy Sorensen, director of professional services at North Arundel Hospital, will discuss how stress can affect people physically and mentally. She also will demonstrate relaxation techniques.


Last week, the U.S. Navy Band and students from county high school bands presented a concert at Southern High School. Gary Nesselroad, a tuba player for the North County High School Band, represented his school at the concert.

* The NCHS Band Parents meeting has been changed to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Band Room. This meeting is for chaperons who will attend the band's Toronto trip.

* The band front and concert and stage bands will compete this month against other U.S. and Canadian high school bands in the Toronto music festival called Fiesta-Val.


Boy Scout Troop 550, sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School PTA, recently spent a weekend at the Baltimore Area Council Broad Creek Scout Reservation, joining hundreds of other Baltimore-area Scouts for a Weekend Religious Retreat. The Saturday program ended with a campfire prepared by Troop 550. Songs and skits at the campfire reflected the weekend's religious theme -- "Boy Scouts and Church: What a Great Team."

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