Concert planned to aid homeless CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg


August 09, 1993|By CINDY PARR

Unfortunately in today's world, we face a plethora of social issues that cry out for attention. Probably the most disturbing is people without a place to live, the homeless.

Homelessness is nondiscriminating; its victims are people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Here in Carroll County, the number of homeless people is not as staggering as in nearby cities or their larger metropolitan suburbs.

But we do have people who have no shelter and need help.

Sunday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Carroll County Farm Museum, a musical concert will be held to benefit Carroll's homeless.

The concert is being promoted by Westminster resident Sandy Leishear and her band, Glass Hammer. It will feature a musical menu of rock, blues, acoustic, jazz, new age, Christian and country tunes.

A donation of $10 is requested from each person who attends.

Ms. Leishear said she became interested in sponsoring the benefit after realizing there was a need to support efforts for the homeless in Carroll.

"I knew that the Family Shelter had lost its funding from the state, and to keep it going they needed to match the funding given by the county commissioners," Ms. Leishear said.

"Being a business person, I thought this would be a good promotional opportunity and also help raise funds for the shelter."

The Carroll County Farm Museum agreed to provide the location, and Ms. Leishear organized the public relations effort to secure the entertainment.

"We actually had more people [bands and musicians] than we could use. There were many people who wanted to play," Ms. Leishear said. "Right now we are looking for local companies to make monetary donations. Our goal is to raise $10,000."

Some 15 performers will provide four hours of nonstop musical entertainment. Arts and crafts and food will also be available.

All proceeds from the concert will be given to Human Service Programs of Carroll County Inc., where they will be used to support programs that assist needy families in the county.

Information: 848-2712.


If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 10 who enjoys seeing tales brought to life on stage, don't miss "Story Theatre '93."

The Popcorn Players will present the children's theater production Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Frock's Sunnybrook Farm in Westminster.

Dinner shows will begin at 5:30 each evening, and an 11:30 a.m. matinee-lunch will be performed Saturday.

The price for children under 10 is $4. This includes the show and a hot dog dinner. Adult tickets are $6.

Tickets for the show must be purchased in advance at one of the following locations: Long's Florist, Dutterer's Florist, the Treat Shoppe or Locust Book Store.

Information: 876-2220.


More than 100 years of tradition will continue Saturday as the Finance Committee of Sandymount United Methodist Church sponsors its annual ham and crab cake dinner in the church's social hall at 2101 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg.

Beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing through 6 p.m., crab cakes, ham and a variety of side dishes and desserts served family style will tempt and tantalize hungry guests.

After dinner, stay to browse the fresh produce stand and baked goods table for even more goodies to take home.

For your sweet tooth, stop by the ice cream stand and treat yourself to a cone or cup of your favorite flavor.

Cookie the Clown will provide entertainment and face painting for the youngsters, while the Little German Band from Carroll County will perform from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ticket prices: adults, $8.50; children ages 6 to 12, $4.50; ages 5 and under are free.

Information: 876-0943 or 848-8471.

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