Snowball stand provides flavorful way to beat heat


MIKE BERNARDO and Mike Laughery have found a delicious way to beat the summer heat. They are working their way through the flavors at the St. Philip Neri snowball stand.

"We live nearby and come every day," Mike Laughery explained.

"And we've tried almost every flavor," chimed in Mike Bernardo.

The favorite flavor of the Linthicum Elementary School students is Tigger, a combination of vanilla and orange named for the tiger in A. A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" stories,

Jennifer Fries, a North County High School sophomore working behind the counter, said the stand, on the parking lot behind St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6405 Orchard Road, sells 40 "straight flavors" and 40 combination flavors, many of them with names such as Pooh, Lion King and Cal Ripken.

This is the second summer Jennifer has worked at the stand. She says chocolate and egg custard are the most popular flavors. The stand is run by the youth of St. Philip Neri parish and is administered by Chris Ashby, the youth minister. The profits go to youth programs. Prices range from 50 cents for a small snowball to $1.25 for extra large.

The two Mikes consider themselves good customers, but they say they would rather be behind the counter. "I wonder how old I'd have to be to work here," said Mike Laughery with a big smile.

The snowball stand is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Health festival

Cathy Ulrich is looking for participants for the Linthicum Health Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School, 415 Andover Road.

North Arundel Hospital will present traditional and other forms of care at the fest.

Ulrich, a beautician, has organized the health fest for the last several years, and it has been well accepted. In addition to hospital personnel, she has brought in massage therapists, nutritionists and exercise specialists.

Lynne Marie McGowan, Joy Gigliotti and Nancy Fox are members of the committee Ulrich has put together to help run the festival.

Information: 410-684-2546 or 410-636-3870.

Big band concert

The Crabtowne Big Band, from Annapolis, is back by popular demand as the next act in the summer concert series at 6 p.m. Sunday at Linthicum Park on Benton Ave., off Camp Meade Road.

Bring blankets or lawn chairs. The 17-piece band performs music from the big-band era as well as contemporary favorites.

Patrons can bring blankets and chairs. Concerts in the series are sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights with the support of the Anne Arundel County Optimists, Crestwood Improvement Association, Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County, Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, Linthicum Rotary Club, North Linthicum Improvement Association, Performing Arts Association of Linthicum and Linthicum Lions Club.

Information: Jo Barker, chairman, at 410-859-3308.

Pub Date: 7/26/98

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