Parades to highlight Memorial Day celebrations



An all-you-can-eat fried chicken and ham dinner will be held at Baust Church Parish Hall from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Adult tickets are $7, and children's tickets are $3.50. Carryout will be available, as will a bake table.

The church is at 2940 Old Taneytown Road (Route 832) in Tyrone.

Information: 857-0416.


Taneytown will hold its annual Memorial Day parade and services beginning at 1:45 p.m. Monday.

A brief service and wreath-laying at the monument in front of the Taneytown Bank and Trust Co.'s main office by members of American Legion Hesson-Snider Taneytown Post 120 will begin the ceremonies.

Marching units and other participants will begin their march from the bank office at East Baltimore Street and Trevanion Road. The parade route will follow Baltimore Street to the entrance of Memorial Park, where a memorial service will be held.

The Rev. Kenneth H. Homer Jr., pastor of Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Baltimore, will be the guest speaker. He is a battalion chaplain in an Army Reserve aviation regiment at Fort Meade. He flies Chinook helicopters and has just completed a three-week tour in Guatemala in Operation Fuertes Caminos.


VFW Union Post No. 8806 in Union Bridge will conduct a parade at 6 p.m.

Marching bands, Shriners, fire trucks and other participants will gather on Locust Street. The parade route will follow Locust Street to South Benedum Street, to Broadway, past the Union Bridge Fire Company, to conclude at the Post Home on Penrose Street.

At the Post Home a memorial ceremony will be held in front of four war monuments.

The largest monument contains the names of local soldiers who fought in World Wars I and II. The smaller three are dedicated to veterans who served in Korea, Vietnam, Granada, Panama and Operation Desert Storm.

Guest speaker will be State Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein.

During the ceremony, Commander C. Richard Stambaugh will place a wreath of flowers on the largest monument. Officer of the Day Ray Wilson will place a red flower, Junior Vice Commander Scott Roop will place a white flower, and VFW Ladies' Auxiliary President Grace Strine will place a blue flower, symbolizing the colors of the American flag, with the wreath to honor the dead from all past wars.

This is the 48th year this ceremony has been practiced from the VFW ritual book.

After the 45-minute presentation, the public is invited to an open house at the Post Home.


The Taneytown Community Swimming Pool will open Saturday, Sunday and Monday and will be open every Saturday and Sunday until June 17, when the pool will be open full time.

Hours of operation are noon to 8:45 p.m., weather permitting.

Daily admission is $3 for adults 18 and older, and $2 for children. Season memberships can be purchased at the City Office or at the pool office during hours of operation.

To book a private pool party, call Linda Hess at the City Office at 756-2677 or 751-1100.


The award-winning Francis Scott Key High School Choir and the Carroll County Bureau of Aging are sponsoring a dinner concert on Wednesday at Francis Scott Key High School in Uniontown.

The 6:30 p.m. concert is free and open to the public.

An oven-fried-chicken dinner will be served beginning at 4:30 p.m. All dinner tickets will be sold in advance at $4 for individuals 59 and younger. Senior citizens 60 and older may make a donation up to $4.

Tickets are available at all Carroll County senior centers, the Bureau of Aging office (848-4049) or from any FSK Choir member. For more information, call 751-1656.

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