Go, do, learn 5/12

May 11, 2000

The Child Advocacy Program, Washington County's court-appointed special advocate program, is now interviewing community members for preservice training class No. 29, to begin Saturday, May 20.

The mission of the Child Advocacy Program is to be an advocate for and support abused and neglected children who are involved in court proceedings and to ensure their right to safe, permanent homes.

To request an information packet/application, call 301-791-2224 or e-mail

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., will present a quilt exhibit on Mothers' Day, Sunday, May 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. to honor women of the past. Local family antique quilts and comforters that have been passed down from one generation to the next will be displayed.

Women rarely thought of quilts and comforters as art to be signed and dated, being the utilitarian creations that they were. Because of this, only a few of the women who actually sewed the quilts and comforters to be displayed are known by name.


Some of the pieces will be of recognizable quilt patterns while others are examples of the creativity of individual woman. Some are crazy quilts that are made of the frugality of the era. Nothing was ever thrown away and because of that, many memories were sewn into the quilts. There are varied materials from velvet to wool to cotton. Some are embellished with fancy embroidery stitches. The comforters are knotted instead of quilted because of their thickness.

The quilts and comforters are on loan from Nancy Pensinger, the Meyers and Hollinger families, Lorraine Anderson, Genevieve Kiser, Jim and Julie Craig, the McLaughlin family, Evelyn Pensinger, Virginia Fitz, Thelma Edward, the Walck family, Bonnie Shockey, Elaine Lively, the Harbaugh family and the Fitz family.

For information, call 1-717-597-9010.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The adult education committee of Renfrew Institute is sponsoring a wildflower workshop Saturday, May 20, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the visitors' center at Renfrew Park.

Doris Armstrong Goldman, a faculty member of Renfrew Institute, will give a presentation on native plants and wildflowers, followed by a hands-on planting workshop. Goldman will discuss a variety of plants, including drought-hardy, shade and meadow species.

Goldman has been re-introducing native plants to the grounds at Renfrew Park for more than 10 years. She researched, designed and installed an historical reproduction of the park's circa-1800 Pennsylvania German four-square garden.

The event is open to ages 15 and older. There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of the plants, which participants will take home. Those attending should bring several empty half gallon or gallon milk containers for the activity.

Registration is required. Call the institute at 1-717-762-0373 by Wednesday, May 17.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Horse Lovers' Weekend Retreat, sponsored by Rhodes Grove Camp, 7693 Brown's Mill Road in Chambersburg, is set for Friday, May 19, through Sunday, May 21.

This weekend is designed for folks who love horses and want to learn more about riding them and caring for them. There will be a variety of horse activities and instruction to help develop overall skills and knowledge. The program will include interactive ground classes, a trail ride, formal horseback lessons, a hayride, food, a campfire and devotion times. The retreat is open to ages 18 years and older, and children 12 years and older with an accompanying adult.

The director of the event is Amye Lundgren, equestrian director at Rhodes Grove Camp and director of Monarch's Ministries.

For information, contact her at 1-717-328-3662 or e-mail

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