What's a perfect Father's Day? Just ask these notable Dads CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg


June 14, 1993|By CINDY PARR

This coming weekend marks a special day for all those men out there who answer to the call of "Dad."

Father's Day. A day when the man of the family is showered with gifts and lots of attention and, most of all, is told by his loving offspring just how wonderful a father he really is.

Whoops! You didn't realize this Sunday was Father's Day? Well, if you are scratching your head and puzzled over finding the perfect gift or planning a memorable day for Dad, remember that simple is usually best.

And if that little piece of advice doesn't help, maybe these responses to "How I would like to spend Father's Day" from some notable Carroll County fathers will stir those creative juices.

County Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy:

"I ask my wife to cook sour beef and dumplings for dinner because I really enjoy that. And as a gift there's a garden Weed Eater that I have seen on TV that makes weeds disappear miraculously. I would like that, since I have so many weeds in my garden. I am already blessed with the perfect gift, which is a good family."

Westminster Mayor Ben Brown:

"I would ask that my children avoid mentioning my bald spot for 24 hours.

"I would ask my daughter to give me double kisses and my son to offer to mow my grass. But, above all, no mention of the bald spot."

Lee Primm, senior vice president at Carroll County Bank and Trust Co.:

"Father's Day is on a Sunday, and there's no better way to spend a Sunday than a baseball game at Camden Yards."

Larry Tyree, supervisor of elementary schools for the Carroll County Board of Education:

"I like to spend Father's Day by opening the traditional gag gifts in the morning and then go out to dinner in the evening with the whole family."

Steve Bohn, owner of Bohn Pontiac Inc. in Westminster:

"My idea of a great present and a great way to spend Father's Day is to be at home with my wife and daughters, and have a nice steak dinner in the evening."

Bob Shirley, 4-H extension agent with the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service in Carroll County:

"Despite the fact that my children are now adults, I would say that the best way to spend Father's Day is with my children.

"In fact, I will be spending the day helping my daughter Sally pull a horse trailer to an event where she will be showing horses, and I will groom for her."

Curt Schnorr, principal at Friendship Valley Elementary School:

"I would like to spend Father's Day quietly at home with my family."

Cal Bloom, owner of Cal Bloom's Barbershop in Westminster:

"I'm not too hard to please, so whatever I would get for a present would be fine, and I really don't care if I do anything special that day."

4 Allan Baugher, president of Baugher Enterprises:

"It would be nice to see all your family gather around you at church in the morning, and that doesn't always happen with everyone being in the restaurant business.

"Then, it would be nice to have a picnic in the afternoon and just have the family close at hand. That's the biggest beauty as far as I'm concerned.

"It also very satisfying to know that the children think enough of Dad to stick around and be involved with him."

To all Dads, no matter what your day involves, have a happy Father's Day!


While schools are closed for summer vacation, the Carroll County public library will hold a variety of programs to encourage children to keep reading.

The Children's Summer Reading program will kick off Friday and continue through Aug. 21.

Coordinator Susan Roberts said the annual programs help children to read during the summer and learn the enjoyment it can bring.

"The summer reading programs have been going on for years, and what we try to do is encourage children to look at reading as a lifelong experience," Ms. Roberts said.

This year's theme is "Go Wild," and children of all ages are invited to visit their nearest library branch or bookmobile on or after Friday to register and receive a book log.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21, the Farm Museum will host Summer Reading Day, when all participants in the program and their families will be invited to enjoy an afternoon of fun, games and story telling.

Information: 848-4250.

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