Neighbors in Need seeks donated Thanksgiving fare

NEIGHBORS

November 18, 1993|By MICHELLE HOFFMAN

For most people, Thanksgiving has become a gathering of family and friends in one's home, to give thanks for the successes of the past year and for a large turkey. But for some, Thanksgiving may mean going hungry or being truly thankful for the generosity of others.

Each year there are dozens of people in Carroll County who don't have enough to eat. They are the elderly, our neighbors, even entire families. Some receive public assistance, food stamps, or help from various Carroll County human services agencies.

As this holiday season approaches, and we all revel in the thoughts of the food and gifts we are about to receive, we may also want to remember those less fortunate by sharing what we have.

The Carroll County Neighbors in Need program is accepting food donations to be distributed for Thanksgiving.

If you would like to contribute, canned or boxed items such as meat, cranberry sauce, instant potatoes, fruit pie filling, pie ingredients, tea, dish detergent, paper towels, general purpose cleaners, vegetables, sweet potatoes, cereal, cake mix, coffee, laundry detergent, toilet tissue, facial tissue, body soap and other nonperishable items will be accepted in post offices in New Windsor, Taneytown, Union Bridge and Keymar until Saturday. These items will be distributed to families and individuals who have registered with Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. and have requested assistance.

If you would rather adopt a family for Thanksgiving and prepare a meal for them, you may do so by calling Human Services Programs at 857-2999. "Adoptions" close tomorrow.

A gift drive will begin Dec. 6. Here are some suggestions for new gifts to donate: toys, items for teens, watches, jewelry for hair, tapes, pocket calculators, books, hats, lap robes, school supplies, children's books, bracelets, men's and women's cologne, earrings, tube socks, mittens, new clothing in all sizes and board games. Gift items will be accepted until Dec. 9. Again, if you would like to adopt a family for Hanukkah or Christmas, call 857-2999.

Carroll County Neighbors in Need is a partnership of Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Carroll County Food Sunday, the Carroll County Office of Tourism, Carroll County Times, ESCAPE, Mount Airy Net, the National Guard, North East Social Action Program, Salvation Army, Shepherd's Staff, Chamber of Commerce, Cranberry Mall, Kmart, Santa Claus Anonymous, Taneytown Caring and Sharing Ministries, Toys for Tots, Weis, WTTR, WJZ-TV, local churches, synagogues, and you.

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There will be a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Taneytown Senior Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road.

Members of the Senior Center have been busy turning out handmade crafts, homemade candy, cookies, cakes, brownies and pies for your enjoyment.

A light lunch of hot dogs, chicken salad, and sliced ham sandwiches, chips, pickles, and sodas will also be available for purchase to eat in or carry out.

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Travel around the world in a day.

SERRV International Gift Shop will hold a holiday open house from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Sample international desserts, coffee and tea while you listen to Christmas music and peruse handcrafted decorations from around the world.

The store houses more than 6,000 handcrafts from more than 40 countries.

Admission is free.

The SERRV International Gift Shop is at 500 Main St. in New Windsor.

For more information, call 635-8711.

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The Taneytown Kiwanis Club is taking orders for fresh Florida fruit until Dec. 1.

Orders for four-fifths of a bushel of fruit cost $17.50 for navel oranges, $14 for Hamlin oranges, $16 for tangelos, $15 for red grapefruit, $13 for white grapefruit and $25 for tangerines.

The fruit will be available for pickup on the Taneytown Shopping Center parking lot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11-12. Checks should be made payable to the Kiwanis Club of Taneytown.

To order, call any member of the Kiwanis Club; Smitty's Chevron, 756-6633; or Taneytown Agway, 751-1130.

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