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14 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, April 27, 2000 J May 6th The Potomac-Mecklenburg Gar- den Club will hold a plant sale on Saturday, May 6, at Trinity Episco- pal Church, German Street, Shep- herdstown. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. - 12 noon, rain or shine. This eagerly anticipated event features beautiful perennials and herbs grown by members of Poto- mac-Mecklenburg Garden Club at very reasonable prices. Favorite sunny garden classics such as hol- lyhocks, daisies, chrysanthemums, foxglove, black-eyed Susan and rose campion will be available as well as other fancy perennials. The sale also features a collection of hard to find nursery propagated plants including native woodland wildflowers, native trees and shrubs. Many of the plants offered will attract butterflies, humming- ~irds and songbirds and provide #ear 'round interest in the garden. Of special interest this year are Snow Trillium (trillium ~randiflorum), wild Bleeding Heart (decentra eximia), and sev- t eral specms of fern including Mmd- dnhair Fern (adiantum pedatum). Divisions of bluebells (mertensia virginica) and Dutchmen's Breeches (dicentra cucullaria) from private gardens will also be for sale. These native plants add texture and variety to shade and woodland gardens. ' The pot-grown native shrubs and trees include Red Chokeberry (aronia arbutifolia), Winterberry (ilex verticillata), and Plumleaf Viburnum (viburnum prunifolium). Red Chokeberry was selected by the Pennsylvania Hor- ticultural Society as one of six out- standing plants deserving of its annual Gold Medal. It was recog- nized as an underused plant that deserves to be more popular, win- ning points for disease resistance, ease of care and beauty. Fancy perennials for sale this year include Hosts "Elegans," Sol- idago "Fireworks," variegated Jacob's Ladder and Scabiosa "But- terfly Blue." These plants will pro- vide dramatic color and foliage to gardens. The Potomac-Mecklenburg Gar- den Club plant sale supports beau- tification and conservation in the community and the state. Cur- rently the club supports the West Virginia Nature Conservancy cam- paign to Save Moomaw Cliffs, the Martha C. Smith Horticulture Scholarship, the Back Alley Gar- den Tour and the DNR Junior Con- servation Camp. Local projects of the Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club include a demonstration but- terfly garden at the National Con- servation Training Center and the flower boxes at Shepherdstown Li- brary. Membership in the Potomac- Mecklenburg Garden Club is open to anyone with an interest in gar- dening. For more information please call 876-0949 or 876-2981. WOMEN'S CLASS IN SELF DEFENSE Women's Self Defense will be taught at Shepherd College this ~ummer, on Saturday, July 1. other/daughter teams welcome. Registration fee: $25. 13 Please contact Barbara ~eldman at 304-725-3756 if you ~ave any questions. i* ,: WiLL ATTEND VANDERBKT UNIV. i Jonathan Allen Gorhart, above, d sixth-form (12th grade) student at Saint James School, will attend Vanderbilt University, graduating in the Class of 2004 from the Col- lege of Arts and Sciences. Gerhart was selected from a very competi- tive applicant pool of nine thou- sand students based on his aca- demic credentials and personal qualities. Gerhart was also ac- cepted at Bucknell University, Colgate University, and Lafayette College. Jonathan was elected Senior Prefect at Saint James School, the highest student office of the school for academic year 1999-2000. The Senior Prefect serves as President of the Prefect Council, President of the Honor Council and the student representative to the Alumni Council. Prefects are nominated by the faculty and the student body voting in separate electoral col- leges. They are officers of the school and serve as liaisons be- tween the students and the faculty, specifically assisting the faculty in administering the school. Gerhart also held the position of Senior Sacrisant, captain of the golf team for the past three years, and maintained academic honors each semester for the past five years while attending Saint James School. During his Fourth Form (10th grade) he was awarded the most distinguished prize for an un- derclassman, the "Tim" Shrylock Memorial Award presented to a student who has shown above oth- ers the qualities of "Willingness to Serve." Jonathan is the son of Susan Riss Pellish and Walter Pellish, of Shepherdstown, and Guy H. Gerhart, M.D of DuBois, Pa. He is the grandson of Lloyd and Pat Riss, of DuBois, Pa. Saint James. School was founded in 1842 and is one of the country's oldest independent sec- ondary schools affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Founded on the English school method, its coedu- cational student body of approxi- mately 200 includes both boarding and day-students from seventh through twelfth grades. J.B. SMITH MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT Time is drawing near for the in- dividual golfer discount for the F & M Bank-West Virginia, Charles Town Rotary Club J.B. Smith Me- morial Golf Tournament. The indi- vidual golfer entry fee if $70 until April 30. After April 30, the entry 'fee will be $80. All other sponsor- ships will still be available as well as individual golfer spots and re- ception tickets for the nongolfer. The tournament is being held on Friday, May 26, at Locust Hill Golf Course with the reception at The Anvil Restaurant immediately following. For an entry form, reception tickets or additional information, please contact Pat Dockeney 725- 2046, Keith Mumaw 725-7451, Ann Smith 725-8117, Leslie Smith 728-0318, JeffSmoot 725-1421, Lo- cust Hill Golf Course 728-7300, or any Charles Town Rotary Member. Tickets for the reception may be purchased for $20 at Smoot Insur- ance in Charles Town or The Anvil Restaurant in Harpers Ferry. JCDA CANDIDATES' FORUM TONIGHT Democratic candidates in the May 9 primary election will appear in a forum hosted by the Jefferson County Democratic Association to- night at 7:30 p.m. at the Planning Commission Room on Washington Street, Charles Town. Refresh- ments will be served. "" TUESDAY NIGHT! Doors Open at 6:00 . Early Bird Games 6:30 Regular Bingo 7:00 Free Parenting Workshops Set Free parenting classes designed ister, please contact Michele Ernst, for parents of children from birth RN, BSN, and designated care co- to age three are offered at the ordinator with Right From the Charles Town Presbyterian Start at Jefferson Memorial Hospi- Church in Charles Town on Thurs- tal at 728-1716, or Karen Hoff of day evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the FOCUS Coalition at 725-3433. Everyone can benefit from parent- ing classes. Michele Ernst, RN, SPRING GALA BSN, and designated care coordi- The Shepherdstown Day Care nator with Right From the Start at Center will kick off its 2000 "To Jefferson Memorial Hospital Build a Child Campaign" with a states, "These classes will give par- Spring Gala featuring a dinner- ents some tools to use that will be dance and Silent Auction. The helpful to them in raising their event will be held at the Clarion children." Hotel and Conference Center in Parenting is one of the toughest Shepherdstown on Saturday, May jobs and children do not come with instruction booklets. Studies show 13, beginning with cocktails at 6 that from birth to three years of p.m. A buffet dinner is scheduled from 6:30-8 o'clock followed by a age, there is a unique developmen- dance from 8:30-11:30. the popular tal window of opportunity as the brain develops, for parents to effec- group, "Love Machine", will pro- vide music for the dance. Black tie tively influence the social develop- is optional. ment of a child. Tickets for the dinner and dance Laurie Smelter, childbirth edu- are $50 per person, or $400 a table cator at Jefferson Memorial Hospi- (eight tickets). Advance tickets for tal, adds, "These classes are de- the dance only will be available for signed for stay-at-home or working $10, or $15 at the door. Tickets can parents so they can better cope be secured by calling the Shep- with the stresses of parenthood, herdstown Day Care Center at and meet with other parents to share both the joys and frustra- 304-876-6923. All proceeds will be used to fund tions of parenting." Parents may Phase II, the addition to the participate in any or all of the fol- center's facility. This phase will en- lowing Thursday evening classes: able the center to discontinue the May 5, Infant Safety and CPR; use of the portable classroom and May 11, Brain Development of the the trailer which now houses the Infant and Young Child; May 18, "Be Smart, Eat Smart"; June 1, before-and-after school and infant Come and Speak with a Pediatri- care services. cian; June 8, Positive Behavior De- The Shepherdstown Day Care velopment and Communication; Center is a nonprofit corporation, an agency of the United Way, and a June 15, Care Seat Safety. recipient of the Eastern WV Com- Free child care is also available, munity Grant Foundation. though fifty-cent donations are ac- cepted to help defray costs. If you would like more information on the Give the United Way parenting workshops or to prereg- IIIIUI You are cordially invited to attend a reception for Patrick G. Henry HI Candidate for the 23rd Judicial Circuit, 4th Division to bc held on Sunday, April 30, 2000 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall 108 West Stephen St Martinsburg, WV 25401 Please join us for light refreshments and to meet the candidate. Paid for and sponsored by: Pa~i ~ Henry for Judge Committee. Nancy P. Burkh~t, Treasurer " III Menu: Sausage, Eggs, Home Fries, Sausage Gravy, Biscuits, Orange Juice, Milk, Coffee and Iced Tea. Advanced Ticket Sales Only I III I I Illl 'Chinese l taur'ant Downtown Charles Town May 14th available from 12 noon-9 PM 12 noon-3:30 PM Adults $8.95 Children $4,50 Includes: Appetizers, Soup, 6-Entrees & Dessert Gift certificates for mom available in any amount. EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Carr) Outs Are Important To Us Saturda)5 April 29 10 to 4 Middleway Union (White) Church Old Tune Favorite Flowers Heirloom Varieties of Vegetables Wild Crafted Medicinal & Cooking Herbs Herbal Tinctures Teas & Baked Goods - Free Food & Tea Samples Jason Grove, Herbalist & Compounding Specialist, will be available to offer advice on the use of herbs and botanicals, as well as growing and harvesting tips. Sponsored by the Middleway Historic Conservancy For additional infor-mation or directions, please call 728-3821 EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m the public is invited to join Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in a celebration of Earth Day 2000. Throughout the day special activities and ranger- guided tours will offer fun for fami- lies and children of all ages. The Sierra Club and Potomac Valley Audubon Society will be on hand again this year with displays ex- plaining the importance of caring for and protecting our natural re- sources. A special booth will be set up explaining the new National Park Pass, which made its debut on April 18. This pass, sold for $50, enables purchasers to enter all 379 national parks for a full calendar year. At 3 p.m "Magpie", an environ- mental folk duo, will present a wide array of musical selections that focus on caring for the earth. This program will be in the tent on Shenandoah Street. For further information about Earth Day, call the Park Visitor Center at 304-535-6298. ASBURY SERVING SPAGHETTI DINNER APRIL 29 A Spaghetti Dinner for the pub- lic will be held on Saturday, April 29, 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 West North Street, Charles Town. This is a United Methodist Women fundraiser. The meal will include spaghetti with or without meat sauce, green beans, tossed salad, bread, dessert, and drinks. Tickets and reservations are available at the church office, 725-5513 or 725-5732 or 725-2432. The price is $6, and $3 for children 5 and under. CONTRA DANCE ON MAY 6 Shepherdstown Music and Dance will hold its monthly Contra Dance Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m. in Shepherdstown. Dance to the music of Boston's Mr. Danger, featuring Laura Legnick on fiddle and Larry Unger on guitar. Beth Molaro will be the caller. In addition to the old-fashioned contra dances, there are always a couple of waltzes thrown in as well. First time dancers are encour- aged to attend the free and easy contra dance workshop at 7:30 p.m. All dances taught. No partner necessary. Beginners are always welcome. The dance starts at 8 p.m. Bring a pair of soft-soled shoes for danc- ing. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for dancers under 26. Cost for members of Shepherdstown Music and Dance is $5. Dances are held at the War Memorial Building at the corner of German and King streets in Shepherdstewn. JEFFERSON ANNOUNCES The League of Women Jefferson County the regular Primary didates Forum will be day evening, May 2, at Denny School Town. The program 7:15 p.m. The public is meet candidates for House of Delegates, mission, Sheriff, Mal Board of Education. For further 876-2410. The voters is a nonI ented organization open bership for all those 18 and older. ANNUAL FOR KFA Keyes Ferry Acres will hold its annual Sunday, April 3 be at 2 p.m. in the House, corner of Chestnut Hill roads. Thel ics will be and undeveloped are expected tc future to GROUP TO "TUESDAYS MORRIE" The West Virginia Improve End-of-Life junction with the Berkeley County Public will host a reading group on the popular days With Morrie" on May 9, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 Martinsburg Room 101 W. King Street. Dr. Jackie Glover, a ginia duct the group, which age discussion and c about pertinent Copies of the book are the library for loan to ticipants. For register, call Jane Martinsburg-Berkeley Public Library, 267-8933. BENEFIT HORSE The Shelter (serving Winchester County and Clarke pleased to announce a efit horse show to be held day, April 29, at the Ruritan Show Grounds ryville, Vs beginning at Lisa Horkan will be There will be full hies, short stirrup, sure, and hunter and working). bons per class, silver all division cham grand champion silver fee is $8 per class- all benefit The Shelter for Women. For more The Shelter at Page Allen ( 837-3047. Thanks "For Aft Your Support @ " " 'JS . S ec'tals Secretary p p :ratagcr C tS .- --n p ts Gift and Ca dts .X oor S FLOWER & GIFT 602 North Ransoll