Linthicum Woman's Club wins national contest with its media book


AT RECENT gatherings, members of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights got to see the media book that won first place in a national contest sponsored by the public relations department of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

The book, compiled by publicity chairwoman Anne Skillman, includes newspaper clippings, church bulletins, community newsletters, programs, and other published information about the club.

The award was presented to representatives of the Linthicum club Sept. 17 at a conference in Frederick. Besides the Certificate of Recognition, the club also received a check for $100.

The book documents media coverage of the club's activities for 2001. The book won first place on the state level before winning first place on the national level, competing against 29 other entrants. According to Sally Kranz, director of public relations for the federation, the books are judged during a daylong session by two public relations professionals.

For Skillman, compiling the media book is a yearlong process.

"I put all the published information about the club that I can get my hands on in a briefcase so it is all together. Then in the beginning of the new year, the material comes out, gets a second sorting, and I work off and on pasting, highlighting and organizing," she said.

Used-book sale

The Historical and Genealogical Research Center (Kuethe Library) operated by the Ann Arundell County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society will hold its semiannual used-book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association at Crain Highway near 1st Avenue.

The selection will include fiction, nonfiction, biography, history, cookbooks, children's books and more. Hardback and paperback books will be available.

Donations will be accepted at the Kuethe Library on Crain Highway from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the sale.

Information: 410-760-9679 or 410-760-5206.

Wreaths, wall hangings

Members of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club will watch a demonstration on making herbal kitchen wreaths and other wall hangings Friday at Ferndale Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd. A social period with refreshments will start at 9:15 a.m., and the program and meeting will begin at 10 a.m.

Member Marie Gish will present several techniques with fresh and dried herbs and things that can be incorporated into the wreaths and hangings, such as miniature kitchen utensils, garlic and ribbons.

"Garlic lasts for years on a wreath and always looks good," Gish said.

She will bring several wreaths and demonstrate how they can be refreshed with new herbs rather than starting from scratch.

She also plans to make a braided raffia wall hanging. "This is a quick and easy project and would make a great gift that anyone could put together," she said.

Gish has entered her wreaths in the Anne Arundel County Fair for the past 15 years. She has won several "best in show" awards and many "champion" ribbons.

Sue Latini, chairwoman of the December tea, will have a planning session before the meeting.

Information: Erika Burke, vice president and program chairman, 410-766-5520.

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