Post 191 offers exciting, affordable baseball fun SOUTHWEST -- Mount Airy * Woodbine * Taylorsville * Winfield

NEIGHBORS

June 18, 1993|By KATHY SUTPHIN

There's no need to travel to Baltimore or Frederick to experience "hometown" baseball games featuring talented ballplayers in black and orange uniforms.

Mount Airy's American Legion Post 191 began its 1993 baseball season Sunday at the beautifully manicured ball field behind the post at 801 Prospect Road.

The Saturday and Sunday afternoon games are enjoyable and affordable. Admission is free. During games, the concession stand serves hot dogs, chili dogs and Post 191's renowned barbecue sandwiches.

Post 191's team, currently the only one representing an American Legion post in Carroll County, is one of five teams in the Western Maryland District league. Teams from Frederick and Brunswick represent Frederick County, and teams from Funkstown and Williamsport represent Washington County.

Local players, age 16 to 18, try out for the Post 191 team, which is managed and coached by George Richardson. The 18-member team draws players from Linganore, South Carroll, Liberty and Francis Scott Key high schools. Two years as a team member makes a player eligible for a Post 191 baseball scholarship.

The team's home games begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 27, July 3, 10, 17, and Aug. 1. The games on June 27, July 3 and July 10 are doubleheaders, with seven innings scheduled per game.

On June 27, the Legionnaires will have a pit beef stand with a special "two-fer" deal: two mouth-watering pit beef sandwiches for $6, or $3.50 each.

Fans are encouraged to support the team by purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn on the final night of the Mount Airy Firemen's Carnival, July 31. Last year's winner received more than $1,100.

L For more information about Post 191 baseball, call 829-9161.

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Owners of pre-1973 radical hot rods, clever customs, and superb street machines are invited to show off their awesome autos at the fourth annual Rod Run on June 27 at the Winfield Fire Company grounds.

The event, a joint effort of Liberty Street Rods and the fire company, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dash plaques will be given to the first 200 cars entered, and plaques will be awarded for all classes.

Admission for participants is $7 per adult, $3.50 for children 9 to 12 and free for children 8 and under. The admission fee includes breakfast and lunch served in the fire company's air-conditioned dining hall. Coffee and pancakes will be served from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and a fried chicken lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m.

The Rod Run is a family event that features a variety of activities, including volleyball, door prizes, a dunking booth, a 50/50 raffle and games for all ages. Visitors are welcome to the auto show and are asked to pay a $2 spectator's fee per person. Food and drink served by fire company volunteers will be available for purchase on the grounds.

Vendor spaces, which measure approximately 10 feet by 10 feet, may still be available for the event at $10 each. To reserve a spot, call (410) 833-1409.

For general Rod Run information, call Twig Ludwig, (410) 781-6428.

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Body and Spirit Aerobic instructors Mary Uzzo and Anne Olson will be taking a summer break from their pay-as-you-go classes, but are planning to return to a regular schedule of morning and evening classes in September.

Today is the last morning class before the hot weather hiatus, with the evening classes ending Thursday. An estimated 70 people have taken the opportunity to enjoy the uplifting exercise program.

The American Heart Association benefited from the group's first "Dance for Heart" fund-raiser, a special two-hour aerobics class. Seventeen participants at the May 24 event raised $2,400 for the Heart Association as a "thank you" for the support and informational materials it has provided throughout the year.

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Congratulations to parents at Mount Airy Middle School who have stepped forward to take offices in the school's Parent, Teacher, Student Organization for the 1993-1994 school year. They are Marie Truffer, president; Gail O'Brien, vice president; Sandy Hudspeth, treasurer; and Joy Baker, secretary.

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Hats off, too, to the many volunteers and businesses who helped the local 1993 Daffodil Days net $26,650 for the Carroll County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

Proceeds from the countywide fund-raiser will be used for programs in patient services, transportation, medical supplies, public education and research. The event was chaired by Fran Conaway of Mount Airy.

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