HCC Alumni Association seeks vendors for annual garden show

November 25, 2002

Vendors are being sought for Hagerstown Community College's ninth annual Alumni Association Flower and Garden Show, Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center. This year's theme is "The Good Green Earth."

Vendors of related goods, including nurseries, lawn and garden equipment, pottery, pools, landscaping, tree services, stone products, herbs and violets, outdoor furniture, florists, wild bird products, and gourmet gifts from the garden are encouraged to sign-up today to reserve a space.

The show features more than 100 vendors, seminars and demonstrations, children's exhibits, food and more. A 10 foot by 10 foot both space is $150 for both days, with special rates available for additional spaces. Contact Lisa Stewart, HCC alumni coordinator at 301-790-2800, ext. 346 to reserve a spot.

Photographers invited to enter museum show

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts announces that entry forms for the 70th annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon are available. Entries will be accepted through noon on Saturday, Nov. 30.


Jurors for this year's competition are George L. Peters Jr., a commercial photographer, digital artist and owner of George Peters Photography in Baltimore; and Gail Rebhan, associate professor of photography at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Va.

Forms may be obtained at the museum in Hagerstown's City Park; at Washington County Arts Council, 41 S. Potomac St.; or by calling the museum at 301-739-5727.

Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Coolfont invites gingerbread architects to build and enter

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Gingerbread artists, architects and epicures throughout the area are invited to compete for prizes at Coolfont's 2nd Annual Gingerbread Contest.

Creations are not limited to houses, and may include other themes such as animals or cars, created out of gingerbread or graham crackers.

A panel of judges will determine the winners, and there will also be a People's Choice award. Entries will be displayed at Coolfont's Gingerbread Gallery throughout the holiday season.

There will be first and second prizes for categories including: professional, amateur adult, teens, and 10 and under. The grand prize will be the choice of a two-night, mid-week wellness getaway for two; spa-for-a-day; or a snow tubing party for six. Other prizes will also be awarded. All entries must be received by 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Coolfont's Treetop House.

The contest is open to everyone, including Coolfont employees. Contestants may submit entries either individually or as a group.

All entries in the professional category must be made entirely of gingerbread or graham crackers, but amateur entries may be reinforced with wire, cardboard or popsicle sticks.

The houses or sculptures may take any shape or form, and must be 36 inches or less in width and height.

Each entry must be submitted on a cardboard, wooden or plastic base which is larger than the creation itself.

Entries may be decorated with candy or other embellishments which will not decay or mold within a one month period. All decorations must be edible.

Winners will be determined based on creativity, beauty or impact of design, and execution.

For additional information, call Mara Ashelman at 1-304-258-6941.

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