Mount Airy's Rotary Club is asking area residents to step up to home plate for Mount Airy NET.
The service club is recruiting eight softball teams for its second annual Mount Airy Rotary Softball Tournament on Sept. 11 at Watkins Park in Mount Airy. The team entry fee for the one-day, single- elimination tournament is a $100 donation to Mount Airy NET. Trophies are planned for the tourney winners.
Rotarian and project chairman Michael Zimmer said teams are committed from the local Rotary Club and the Mount Airy Area Jaycees. More teams are needed.
The Redskin Singers will open the tournament with the national anthem and provide some entertainment between games, said Mrs. Costello. "Spectators are welcome. The games will begin at 9 a.m.," she said.
"The Rotary sees Mount Airy NET as meeting a need in the community," said Mr. Zimmer. "They can be a great asset to us in deciding who should get charitable donations and assistance from the Rotary and other service clubs. They can also be a tremendous resource for people in pointing them in the right direction to get help."
Mount Airy NET is a nonprofit network for local people in need. Its goal is to draw together local clubs, civic groups, various levels of government, volunteers and area churches in providing support and emergency assistance.
AThis is the first fund-raiser for Mount Airy NET, which began its mission of compassionate service in June. Mrs. Costello said the organization will host an open house and reception for the community at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the upstairs auditorium of Calvary United Methodist Church.
On Sept. 25, a Jazzercise fund-raiser will be held in Mount Airy, and on Sept. 26, a NETWALK will be held with prizes awarded to top fund-raisers.
Mount Airy NET is housed in Calvary United Methodist Church )) 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays, or by appointment.
For information about the softball tourney or Mount Airy NET, call Mrs. Costello at (301) 831-5490.
As the days of summer vacation slowly slip away to become one more season of memories, the attention of school-age children and their parents turns to the first day of classes.
As many parents take advantage of timely sales to stock up on notebook paper and other necessities, the big question on the minds of many students is with whom they will spend the 1993-94 school year. Here's the scoop on when class lists for local schools will be revealed.
Any families who have recently moved to the area are encouraged to register their school-age children at the appropriate school as soon as possible. For information, call dTC Carroll County Public Schools at (410) 875-3383 or Frederick County Public Schools at (301) 694-1000.
The tradition at Mount Airy Elementary School is to post class lists, from first to fifth grades, on the brick building's burgundy front doors.
School secretary June Gordon reported this week that the class lists would be posted late this afternoon. Kindergarten information was mailed to parents last week.
Dr. BoAnn Bohman, Mount Airy Elementary's new principal, will host an open house (with light refreshments) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Parents of Mount Airy Elementary students are invited to attend with their children.
A new student orientation will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 27 for any students, other than kindergartners, new to the school.
Kindergarten orientation will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 2.
For more information, call the school at (301) 829-1515 or 829-9331, or (410) 795-6899 or 795-6974.
Class lists for grades one through five have been posted on the front door of Winfield Elementary School, which is completing its renovation and expansion. Kindergarten lists will be posted after Aug. 24.
For more information, call the school at (410) 635-2121, 848-1289 or 795-4320.
At Frederick County's Twin Ridge Elementary School in Mount Airy, class lists will be posted inside the school building on Monday.
Kindergarten information is being mailed to parents this week. For more information, call the school at (301) 829-5301.
At Mount Airy Middle, homeroom lists for the school's sixth, seventh and eighth grades have already been posted in the lobby.
Students and their parents are invited to attend an Organization, Study and Thinking Skills Workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 20. Please call the school to register.
Open house will be held at the school from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 1. Parents and students attending either event will have the opportunity to tour the school and meet principal Larry Barnes.
For more information, call the school at (301) 829-1314 or (410) 795-1744 or 795-1756.
Class schedules for freshmen to seniors at South Carroll High School were mailed several weeks ago.
Band Camp began this week to prepare the Cavaliers for their 1993 marching season. Practice and try-outs are also beginning for a variety of South Carroll's fall sports. The school's first home football game is on Sept. 3 against Wilde Lake -- before school starts on Sept. 7.
An orientation for ninth-graders and any students new to South Carroll High will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 2. The orientation, expected to last about two hours, is for students as well as parents. No registration is required.
For information, call the school at (410) 795-8500.