Take time out Sunday to remember and honor our veterans in a ceremony on Memorial Day, which began 70 years ago.
Art Jenne, president of Valley Lions, will be master of ceremonies for the 2:30 p.m. service at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Those who wish to walk are invited to travel the half-mile from St. Matthew's Church, 1427 Pleasant Valley Road, to the cemetery.
The William F. Myers Band and several community organizations will join the walkers. Participants are asked to bring fresh flowers. Flags will mark veterans' graves.
Dinners, music, theater, and flea markets abound this weekend. You will have to plan your schedules well.
First, to satisfy your appetite, stop in for supper Saturday at any of several churches.
Fried chicken and ham are on the menu at Emmanuel Baust United Church of Christ, 2940 Old Taneytown Road, Tyrone. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children, with a bake table and carry-outs available, too, from 2 to 6 p.m. Information: 857-0416.
Deer Park United Methodist Church is serving its annual Memorial Weekend Dinner, family style, with fried chicken and ham. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children, from noon on at Deer Park Road and Route 32, Westminster. Information: 848-2313.
Messiah United Methodist Church plans yard sale and serves the county-famous Sponnie's fried chicken from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 25 Middle St., Taneytown. Information: 756-6085.
While you are driving around Saturday, stop in and listen as Cranberry Square Shopping Center presents the first in a series of free outdoor concerts. Country sounds provided by The Dixie Hiway Band starts off the music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The music plays Saturdays, through June 27, at Route 140 and Center Street, Westminster. Information: 833-5511.
Right across the way, check out the flowers. Francis Scott Key Iris Society has a show and sale at Cranberry Mall. Judging begins at 11 a.m., and the exhibit runs until 5 p.m. Information: 876-8870.
As for flea markets and opportunities to pick up bargains, several shopping experiences await you Saturday.
The Rotary Club sponsors the 19th annual Hampstead Day, featuring more than 140 antique and crafts dealers, entertainment, food and fresh lemonade. Treat the children to a pony or hay ride. Pick up a commemorative coin, too. The fun lasts all day in town. Information: 833-6600.
The United Presbyterian Women sponsor an indoor craft and flea market, with more than 40 vendors participating from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Agriculture Center, Westminster. Information: 848-0523.
The Youth Service Bureau gets into the selling with a flea market and craft show with quilts, gemstone jewelry, dried and silk flowers, raffles and food from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Crossroad Square Shopping Center, Route 140, Westminster. Information: 876-2500.
Tickle your funny bone with comedy, presented by county students and faculty.
Westminster High's faculty presents "West of Pecos," the tale of Judge Roy Bean at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is $3 at 1225 Washington Road. Information: 848-5050.
South Carroll High School presents three acts of farce with "Illinois Pete." Students did all the work on this one. Admission is $3. Curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday on Route 26, Winfield. Information: 795-8500.
The After School Activities Program's Drama Club performs dramatic questions with "Who Me? or Wha'd I Do?," a play written for and about middle school students by Dominic Jollie. Cost is $1 and the fun begins at 8 p.m. at West Middle School, Monroe Street, Westminster. Information: 848-4049.