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Holiday Greens and Gatherings in Severna Park

The Hollyberry Garden Club, Round Bay Holiday Happy Hour and Breakfast with St. Nick-Severna Park has been busy getting ready for the holidays.

Members of the Hollyberry Garden Club were busy last weekend as they gathered greens and prepared for the club’s annual greens sale. This anticipated event starts at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 at the , 617 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.

For decades, the Hollyberry greens sale has provided local residents with fresh and beautifully-made wreaths, swags, kissing balls, topiaries and table-top trees and other fresh Christmas arrangements.

The money raised is used by the club to pay for the upkeep of the native garden, the Hatton-Regester Green garden and the Severna Park Genesis Elder Care garden therapy program.

“Locals really look forward to our sale. Things go really fast,” said  chairperson Maryann Neal. “Even though the flier says we are open until 12:30 p.m.-it’s not unusual for us to be sold out by 11 a.m. So people tend to get to the sale early. Our return customers know that our prices are fair, our decorations are creative and fresh and the money is used to beautify the Park. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

A member of District II of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Hollyberry Garden Club was started in 1955 in the community of West Severna Park. It has since grown and includes members from all Severna Park communities.

Round Bay Party

John and Diane Vernon hosted a holiday soiree at their home in Round Bay Saturday night. It was the perfect time to kick off the holiday spirit in high style.

Some of the community members who attended included: Kieran and Mimi Shea, Sharon Simon and Ira Baron, Dennis and Susan Nolte, Ken and Jennifer Mangano, Richard and Maureen Roden, Este and Mike Evans, Ann-Marie and John Poulton, Sarah Mudge and Clark Havener, Dan Flagler, Ann and David Edwards, Nancy and Gerry Luttrell, Gary and Marian Winch, Cathy and Chip Carr and an additional cast of hundreds. 

Round Bay will have its official Holiday Party at 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the main beach under a heated tent. Bring your dancing shoes, the band Zambezi will be jamming.  Tickets are $50 per person and will include beer, wine and light appetizers. Call Ann Bacot Edwards for information at 410-647-7603, or email edwardspartyof5@verizon.net

Breakfast with St. Nick

Boy Scout Troop 918 will host its annual Breakfast with St. Nick on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at , 400 Benfield Road.

Come have some pancakes, sausage, juice and  a cup of coffee, all prepared by the good citizens of Troop 918. St. Nick will be on hand for photos with the little ones, so don’t forget your camera.

The troop suggests a donation of $5 per person or $20 per family.  There is no charge for children under three. 

Proceeds go to Troop 918 and Serving People Across Neighborhoods (SPAN).


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