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8 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, March 18, 1999 O Engagements By Elizabeth Frater Allen pean traditions. For tickets and information, call Joanie Blanton AHA!'s Second Annual Arts Ex- at 263-2531. travaganza will be held from Fri- day, March 26 through Sunday, Local artists who have not been March 28, at the Men's Club in contacted about the art show and Shepherdstewn. The events this sale, and would like to show some year are being coordinated withwork, may call Peg McNaughton the Upper Potomac Spring Dulci-at 876-3032. A 25% commission mer Festival. on art sold supports AHA!'s A poetry reading downstairs regrant program. among the art with local Bookend When plans for a fund-raiser Poets will be featured during the were first discussed last year, ev- opening of the members' Art Show eryone agreed that whatever we and Sale on Friday from 5 to 8:30 decided, the event should be fun. p.m. At 8:30, join Shepherds-And it was. This year it builds on town's musical guests and locallast year's successful pattern, musicians in an informal open- while incorporating suggestions mike concert and jam session up- for improvement stairs as part the Dulcimer Fest's Spring Music Weekend. On Sat- The activities of AHA!, the Arts urday, the art show will be open and Humanities Alliance of Jeffer- from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thereson County, include support of will be a social hour from 5:30 to arts in local schools, public pro- 6:30 p.m. The chili dinner will be grams and workshops, networking served around 6:30 p.m. Music, of local arts and humanities orga- short poetry readings, and drama, nizations, an annual art show, and will be interspersed throughoutthe regent program. the evening with waltzing and AHA!'s regrant program couples dancing after the dinner, matches state funds with locally The cost of the dinner is $15 in ad- raised money (from memberships, vance and $20 at the door. For programs, and Arts Extravaganza reservations and tickets, call Ed proceeds) to support arts and hu- Moore at 876-3194 and leave a manities projects for schools, message, small arts organizations, and indi- The Dulcimer Fest will present viduals. Memberships begin at A Celtic & Continental Dulcimer$15 per year, but larger donations Concert on Saturday evening at 8 are appreciated and tax-deduct- p.m featuring six of the finest ible. Ask at our membership table players in the Celtic and Euro-at the Extravaganza for more in- formation. Bee Line DAR Bee Line Chapter NSDAR held its March meeting in the home of Mrs. Charles Printz. The hostess served refreshments prior to the business. Mrs. Printz, chapter re- gent, president over the meeting using the Ritual Mrs. Frank Kearney gave a brief report of Alexander Hamilton. In the absence of the National Defense Chairman, a paper was read by the Regent on the Indians at Valley Forge with Washington's encampment. Members on the sick list in- cluded Kathryn Trussell, Hilda Kable, and Betsy Voress. The April luncheon will be held on the 10th at the Anvil, begin- ning at noon for $12 a person. Reservations to be made prior to that date. The speaker will be William Gavin. His subject will be "Politics and Personalities from 1798-1860." Five members attended the tea at the Entler honoring State Re- gent, Jean Elliott. The National Defense Lun- cheon will be held this year on Tuesday, April 20, in the Presiden- tial Ballroom of the Capital Hilton Hotel at 12 o'clock noon. JEFFERSON CLUB MEETING Dora Green was hostess for the Jefferson CEOS Club March 2 meeting with eight members present. Eleanor Viands gave a history of the Jefferson County Court House and the Charles Town area and a video on John Brown's Raid. Hazel Kerner gave an interest- ing report on a child she is spon- soring in Guatamala. The family consists of seven who live in one multi-use room. They sleep in two metal beds. Their walls are con- structed of split cane with a corru- gated metal roof. They have a dirt floor and cook in an indoor fire- place. The club presented the Charles Town Library with two books, Great House of God and by Max Lucado in honor of Margie Johnston. The April meeting will be at the Extension Office with Louise Willingham giving the lesson on Food and Drug Interaction. The Jefferson CEOS Club wel- comes new members. Any person interested can call the Jefferson County Community Education Outreach Service office at 728- 7413. t ' Weddings " Announcements Phone 725-2046 Lynn Michele Morris Clint Miller Mr. and Mrs. K. Stephen Morris, of Charles Town, wish to an- nounce the engagement of their daughter, Lynn Michele, to Clint Miller, son of the late Robert M. Miller and Francine Boulware, of Columbus, Kan. Morris is a graduate of Jefferson High School and attends Shep- herd College in Shepherdstown. Miller is a graduate of Columbus Unified High School and graduated from Pittsburgh State Univer- sity. He is employed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc as store manager in Charles Town. An August 14th wedding is planned. The Jefferson County CEO and 27 at a location in Jefferson progressing on schedule It was Council met February 22, 1999 at County. Call Judy Matllck at 728- noted that Sandy Dailey is moving 1:30 p.m. at the WVU Extension 7413, Ext. 2 for more information, and a craft superintendent in the Office. There were 11 members Marketing and Membership needlework department will be from seven clubs and Judy No report, needed. Matlick - Extension agent present. WV State Folk Festival Tours The meeting was called to orderJudy Matlick will be sending No report. by co-president, Louise Kernan.letters to former Belle's for the Pressbook The pledge to the flag was given WV State Folk Festival. No report. and devotions were given by Lou- NVON (National Volunteer ise Kernan of the Kabletown Club. Outreach Network). Wallis Anne Old Business It was voted to dispense with Magaha called attention to the 50+ Year Members the reading of the January min-NVON Conference. There will be The president asked the clubs utes. a bus available, to update their 50 year, 55 year, 60 The 1999 budget was accepted Organizational Committees year, 65+ year members. The and treasurer Jolene Stanton re- Bloodmobile Council needs this information to ported Leetown and Molers ClubsLucy Milton reported on a send to state. had turned in $50 checks for the Blood Bank, March 1, at the Lion's Guatemala Guatemala Project. Mecklenburg Center 2-7 p.m March 12 at Alice Briscoe made motion to and Jefferson Clubs had sent $10 Mather Training Center 9 a.m. - 2 pay for dictionaries for Guate- checks for America's Promise. p.m. and March 18 at Leetown mala. The motion carried. Issues Committees Methodist Church 2-7 p.m. Constitution Continuing Education Community Center Jolene Stanton made a motion No report. Virginia Tabb reported that to accept the constitution. Nellie Global work on the fire escape door has King seconded, motion carried. No report, been finished and the committee Family is still negotiating on septic sys-New Business Alice Briscoe reported the corn- tem. Council Meeting mittee would be dealing with can- Camp Frame The March Council Meeting cer, diabetes, depression and self- No report, will begin at 12:30 p.m. in order to esteem. Reading With A Purpose assemble programs for the Keyser The Rite Bite Cooking School Alice Briscoe reported there is area meeting. for people with diabetes and fam- offensive language in "The Jolene Stanton made a motion ily members will be held Tuesday Hornet's Nest" a book by Patricia and it was seconded by Dot afternoon, April 20 and 27 at the Cornwell. Meyers to assist again with river Hospice Building in Martinsburg Jefferson County Fair clean up. and Thursday afternoon April 22Dot Meyers reported things are Meeting adjourned. I I Former President Coming to OOHfind (= lant to imI As part of the annual celebration of Founders Days, internati ly to unle~ ally acclaimed performer and speaker William Sommerfield present his one-man show, Washington Reveals at the ()OH at 7|0OH s sec on Thursday, April 29th. A 1 1/2 hour presentation, which inctu~ti. Six-n time for questions to the former President, the show focuses on ~etition, g life of George Washington, from citizen, to general, to President. ]~. Light re Sommerfield, dressed and speaking as George himself, provide~he process unique opportunity to travel back in time and learn the anecd0~s of six m, and tidbits behind the history we think we know so well. ~er script~ m2r. Sommeirool:ld Wa:rfirst selected by the United States Bicen~ to the arl C 'ss" o p ray Washington. Having peribrmed o employe( 3,000 times as the Father of Our County, Sommerfield has b buraged to praised in over 500 news articles from across the nation and arm the world He has appeared on all the major networks and has p formed at the White House and the National Archives. ! Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students 18 and under.~ portion of the proceeds will benefit the Old Opera House Theat Company. A shorter version of the show will be offered to al schools at 9:30 a.m. on April 29 and April 30 and at 10:45 a.m.: team). Pr |e, and for is as Mas' adly comp~ ~tre Com[ ithe Old O April 30. ~ AblMI I r ]t n v Othe activ' ies during the weekend include a parade on May lL' special dedication of the square, and an historical church service|[} DIN[~ May 2. For further information, phone 304-725-4420 or toll-free 888-900-SHOW. Taste of Best Coming April 11 ~r 400 ite~ ~n block 20, at 5 p chool hold ~a at The ( Center. Not spring cleaning, but spring eating! The Old Opera H'ol .~ar will be Theatre announces that the Taste of the Best will be held on April~6, which this year at KOA Kampground s Heritage Hall near Harpers Fer~throughol beginning at 2 p.m. ~ huge ew George Quinn, OOH board member and chairman of the eve~ and feal confirms that over 20 area restaurants will participate. For an ~ of items trance donation of $25 per person, patrons will enjoy tasting the b@re and p food and beverages the participating restaurants and busines'h, and a s~ have to offer. In addition, several small groups (including local ~t memo Braun Hamstead) will provide entertainment throughout the The theatre board decided to move Taste of the Best to the this year to accommodate the request of the participating rants. This is one of several events organized by the Old O House each year to subsidize its operations and maintain its cal building. Coming April 18, the OOH will present its second nual Mind Games, and two concerts are planned for later in the Twenty percent of its total income depends on the success fund raising activities, according to Taste of the Best Norman Reinke. Invitations will be sent bymail within the next week, but the lic is invited to attend. Tickets can be purchased at the Old O House box office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Friday. For further information, phone 304-725-4420 or toll-free 888-900-SHOW. The first parachute jump from a balloon was made in 1 Andr6 Jacques Garnerln. 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