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A fair, a flea market and a yard sale add up to a busy Saturday


SATURDAY LOOKS to be a busy one in Ferndale and Linthicum, with a spring fair in Linthicum Heights, a community yard sale in Crestwood and a flea market at Ferndale United Methodist Church.

"Swing Into Spring" is the theme for the spring fair sponsored by the Women's Club of Linthicum Heights from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the clubhouse, 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Road.

Marge Boschert and Ginny Kuhn, co-chairwomen of the event, are part of a group that has been busy planning the day.

The group will set up an upscale boutique inside the clubhouse, where Erna Shuley will have many articles to chose from.

Outside, Celeste Riddle will sell jewelry from a table set up on the lawn. At other tables, Fran Purper will offer baked goods, and Frances Thomas will sell used books. Doris Garrett will have a selection of china and glassware at her table. The club's garden committee will sell plants and flowers.

Look to Shirley Beck's table for attic treasures, Christmas items and toys. Delores Schuman will provide activities for youngsters, including face painting, at the children's corner.

Lunch will be sold inside the clubhouse, and Hilda Lanier will sell raffle tickets throughout the day.

Ample parking is available on the St. John Lutheran Church parking lot, 300 W. Maple Road.

Information: Kuhn at 410-859-5309or Boschert at 410-859-0162.

Crestwood yard sale

The enclosed community of Crestwood has almost 200 homes, and most of the residents participate in a yearly yard sale.

Bargain hunters are welcome from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Refreshments will be sold by the Crestwood Improvement Association, with profits going to offset the club's expenses for children's parties.

The entrance to the community is on Ardmore Road in the 400 block of Hammonds Ferry Road.

Information: Cecelia Dietz at 410-859-1795 or Barry Catterton, association president, at 410-859-8672.

Church flea market

The advertising for the Ferndale United Methodist Church spring flea market promises "something for everyone."

You can see if there's something for you from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church hall, 117 Ferndale Road. An early bird admission will be charged to any-one entering between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Look for good junk, clothing and accessories, and take home treats for your family from the baked goods table. Lunch will be available for eating in or taking out.

The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Men and Women of the church, and half the profits will go toward Pastor Susan Duchesneau's mission trip to Africa.

Tables are available for rent, at $12 each. Call 410-761-4412.

For Other information call 410-76l-288O between 9 a.m. and noon weekdays.

White House invitation

A group of 90 4-year-olds from Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church Preschool has accepted an invitation to visit the White House on Friday. They will be accompanied by their parents and teachers.

The children received the invitation after they sent a letter to first lady Hilary Rodham Clinton telling her about the Reading Challenge Program in which they participate.

School officials estimate that parents or caregivers will have read 25,000 books to the children by the time the school year ends.

The program was started about 10 years ago to encourage parents to read to their children for 10 minutes each day.

Incentives are given to the children for books read. The children also brought in pennies that represented each book read to them, and the several hundred dollars collected will be donated to area literacy centers.

For information on the pre-school, call 410-850-4147 or 410-859-0990.

Association meeting

The Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association has scheduled its monthly meeting for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Linthicum Elementary School, 200 School Lane.

Susan March, president, said the agenda will include voting on the budget, a proposal to raise member dues to $10 and an update on the equestran center.

Nominations will be accepted for the elections taking place at the June meeting.

Information: 410-850-0678.

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