Mount Airy Fire Company to dedicate new station SOUTHWEST -- Mount Airy * Woodbine * Taylorsville * Winfield


December 31, 1992|By KATHY SUTPHIN


Because tomorrow is a holiday, the Southwest Carroll Neighbors page appears today. The Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company will hold the dedication for its new fire station at 702 N. Main St. this Sunday.

State Fire Marshall Rocco J. Gabriele will be the guest speaker at the dedication, which begins at 2 p.m.

The community is cordially invited to attend.

Musician Johnny Glaze will be featured before the ceremony from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m., organizer C. Oscar Baker said.

Mr. Glaze played at weekly Saturday night dances at the old firehouse in the 1950s and made the fire company "a bundle of money," Mr. Baker said. "We thought it was great to have him back and have him as part of our dedication."

The fire company's charter members, past presidents and chiefs, and members of the ladies auxiliary will be recognized at the brief ceremony, Mr. Baker said. Visiting dignitaries are to include Carroll County Commissioners Donald I. Dell and Elmer Lippy, and members of the state and county fire associations.

Although the "housing of the apparatus" has been eliminated from the ceremony due to logistics, guided tours of the new facility and free refreshments will be featured.

The dedication is a great opportunity for community members of all ages to take part in a local historic event and to show support for the local fire company. Hope to see you there!


Boundary lines for enrollment areas for Mount Airy and Winfield elementary schools will be adopted at a special evening meeting of the Carroll County Board of Education at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Airy Elementary.

The adjustments, which could affect an estimated 179 students at Mount Airy Elementary, will become effective with the 1993-1994 school year. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting.

For more information, call the board's public information office at 875-3383 or 848-8280.


Mount Airy exercise instructors Anne Olson and Mari Uzzo invite area women to toss those leftover Christmas treats in the trash and grab their tennis shoes for their "Body and Spirit Aerobics" classes, which will resume next week.

The sessions feature a half-hour of low-impact aerobics and a half-hour of conditioning exercises choreographed by Mrs. Olson and Mrs. Uzzo to contemporary Christian music.

Mrs. Olson said tunes being used for the winter session will include "Overcomer" by the Imperials for an aerobics routine and Carmen's humorous "Radically Saved" for the buttocks toning exercise.

Daytime classes are offered from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy. Baby-sitting is available during morning sessions at the cost of 75 cents per child.

Evening classes are offered from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Church, 1134 Long Corner Road.

Classes are pay-as-you-go and cost $1 each. Tennis shoes are required, and thick towels or mats are recommended for the floor work.

SG Pre-registration is not necessary. For more information, call (301)

831-6052 or (301) 831-5785.


If any of your resolutions for 1993 include getting more exercise, you may be interested in finding out more about Carroll County's Volksmarching Club, the Piedmont Pacers.

Volksmarches are family walking events held at beautiful, interesting and sometimes challenging settings all over the world. Walkers are encouraged to keep track of the number of events and/or the kilometers they walk for official credit.

In addition to having information available about coming walking events near and far, the Piedmont Pacers will be the host of several local walking events in 1993. Events are planned in Sykesville on March 13-14; in Westminster at the Hashawa Nature Center on June 12-13 and again on July 22; and in the Gillis Falls area of Woodbine on July 22.

The Pacers' most recent two-day event, held at Piney Run Park in November, had 675 walkers joining in the fitness fun.

The next meeting of the Piedmont Pacers will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Robert Moton Elementary School. New members from all areas of Carroll County and beyond are always welcome.

For more information about the club, call president Helen Lewis at (410) 848-2480 or Frank Ringley at (410) 549-1889.

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