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Tour to benefit library fund

November 26, 2003|by MARLO BARNHART

marlob@herald-mail.com

Smithsburg - When Jackie and Lynn Shaw open the doors of the Old Stone Mill to the public for a holiday tour on Sunday, Dec. 7, they will be sharing a lot more than their home.

All proceeds from the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tour and the 7 p.m. Chili Festi-Bowl will benefit the Smithsburg Library building fund.

Tickets are $30 per person for the tour and the meal, which includes a locally, handmade original pottery bowl to take home. Chili and all the fixings will be served, along with a beverage.

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At least 20 of the 26 rooms of the Shaws' home are decorated for the holidays and will be open for the tour.

Tickets for the tour only are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tour tickets are available at Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown, the Smithsburg Library, Katie's House, Smithsburg General Store, Smithsburg Market, and Country Home and Health Store on Jefferson Boulevard.

Spaces and pottery bowls for the Chili Festi-Bowl are limited, so paid reservations are a must. Make checks payable to WCFL-Smithsburg Library and send to Lynn and Jackie Shaw, The Old Stone Mill, 13306 Edgemont Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783.

The bowls are being made by several potters, including Audrey Berdanier.

The Shaws adopted Smithsburg as their home 22 years ago and are active in the town. Lynn Shaw is on the Smithsburg Library board, which is raising funds to build a new library.

The Shaws opened their home for a Maryland Symphony Orchestra fund-raising tour a few years ago.

To get to the Old Stone Mill, take Md. 64 east and turn right onto Fruit Tree Drive, which is about two miles past the intersection with Md. 66.

Travel 1/2 mile and turn left onto Greensburg Road. After crossing a one-lane bridge, follow the road to the left and go three-quarters of a mile to a red brick church. Turn right onto Edgemont Road and go three-quarters of a mile to the Old Stone Mill.

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