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Linthicum Elementary sets concert


There will be a winter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, presented by the students of Linthicum Elementary School.

The sixth-grade chorus is under the direction of music teacher Judy Jacques, the string students are led by Kathy Solano and the band students are directed by Harry Cocoros.

Prior to the concert there will be a short Parent Teacher Association meeting. At this time a vote will be taken to approve the newly revised by-laws of the Linthicum Elementary PTA. All PTA members are encouraged to attend this assembly.

* The sixth-grade class at Linthicum Elementary is having a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Santa will be there from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

There will be two seatings: 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., and 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be provided by Hardee's of Burwood Plaza.

Tickets purchased in advance are $3 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 2-12. Prices at the door are $3.50 for adults and $3 for children ages 2-12. Children under 2 eat free.

The money raised by the sixth grade will be used for graduation activities.


Fay Deli, publicity chairwoman for the United Methodist Women of Ferndale United Methodist Church, said that the group's annual Christmas party will take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the church's Fellowship Hall.

All women of the church are welcome. Come and share the holiday refreshments and baked goods made by the members. Anyone wishing to participate in the gift exchange is asked to bring a $5 gift.

Members will collect gifts for shut-ins, and then deliver them during the holidays.

The officers for the new year are: Barbara Owens, president; Ida Lindner, vice president; Wanda Eschenbach, secretary; and Vivian Hines, treasurer.


The District 32 Democratic Club will have its monthly meeting Thursday at the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department. Santa Claus will be a guest.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with election of officers and directors for 1994. The traditional covered dish dinner will begin at 8 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a meat, vegetable or dessert to share.

Those interested in joining and guests are welcome to attend.

For information, please contact Evelyn Kellner at 969-9325 or Valerie Serio at 850-0470.


The Sunday school children of Peace Lutheran Church will present a Christmas program during the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. Helen Hildebrandt and Cindy Schaefer will be coordinating the program, "The Wisdom of the Pines."

Teresa Poplin, Sunday school superintendent, said that there will not be classes Dec. 26 or Jan. 2. They will resume Jan. 9.

Peace Lutheran Church is at 416 Wellham Ave. in Ferndale.


The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America of St. John Lutheran Church presents its annual Christmas program, "Share a Christmas Memory or Tradition" at 8 p.m. Wednesday following the Advent service.

After a brief business meeting and the adoption of the 1994 budget, there will be an exchange of white elephant gifts. Members are reminded to bring their Christmas gift and canned foods for an adopted family.

Hostesses for the meeting will be Pauline Bottiger, Pauline Brown, Karen Byrd, Ann Hartge and Gertrude Slebzak.


The St. Philip Neri Children's Christmas Party will take place from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, in the school hall. Families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, free refreshments and a visit from Santa.


Catching up on some belated information, I'd like to pass along a letter I recently received from Cleo McCoy, who supervised the herb department at the Anne Arundel County Fair. The letter was delayed, she said, because of a death in her family.

"The 1993 Anne Arundel County Fair was once again a splendid success. As chairman of the herb department, I can attest to the many individuals and much dedication necessary to make even a portion of this event occur. As there are no paid staff to work on this happening, the outcome depends solely on the efforts of community volunteers," she wrote.

McCoy went on to praise the work of the members of The Friendly Thyme Herb Club.

"Renee Bivans, June Burton, Phyllis Clements, Lenora Ferrin, Mary Goode, Richard Hood, Leslie Kowaleswski, Joan Krammes, Sue Latini, Helen Patterson, Peggy Swift and Cindy Swiss spent many hours accepting entries, setting up for judging of awards, arranging entries and donating herb goodies for a lovely herb tea."

McCoy offered her thanks to the members for their contributions. "Without the time and energy of persons like them, our fair would not be nearly the success it has been.


If you haven't purchased your Christmas tree yet, consider buying one from the Anne Arundel Alarmers Association. The group is selling them at two locations, the Ferndale Fire Hall parking lot and the parking lot next to the Millersville Supply Co. ,, on Veterans Highway, across from the Northway Shopping Center. Sales will continue daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Christmas Eve.

You can choose from Scotch pines for $20, Frasier fir for $35 and Balsam pine for $15. Each purchase will entitle you to enter a contest for a $25 gift certificate to the Giant food store.

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