Taneytown Fire Co. plans several fund-raisers


September 01, 1994|By MICHELLE HOFFMAN

September brings the return of fall, and with it there are many events to attract people of all tastes.

September this year is a particularly busy time for members of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Co. They have planned a variety of events they hope will entertain you.

Proceeds from the following events will help defray the costs of the addition to the fire station. The $764,000 addition -- which will house offices, meeting rooms, storage areas and extra bays for ambulances -- was begun in May. The two-story building is expected to be completed by mid-December.

For the past 21 years, the Taneytown fire company has carried on a tradition: On the first Saturday in September, it stages an antique, collectibles, arts and crafts show at the carnival grounds on Memorial Drive.

This year's 22nd annual event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The rain date for the outdoor sale will be Sunday.

Get an early start to your day and have breakfast before you browse the tables. The volunteers will serve an all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage and egg breakfast beginning at 5 a.m.

The meal will be served until food runs out, which in the past has been between 11 a.m. and noon. The breakfast will be held rain or shine.

Tickets for breakfast only are $4.75. Admission to the outdoor sale is free.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks will be served beginning at 11 a.m. at the carnival grounds.

An expected 100 vendors of antiques -- including glass, tools, furniture, political buttons, coins, toys, baseball cards, postcards, Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola products -- arts and crafts dealers, and flea market enthusiasts will sell their wares.

"You have to come down and look," said co-chairman of the day Mike Glass. "There is something there for everyone. It brings back lots of memories, you know, the antiques. There are things from when you were a child there. I'm sure everyone can find something."

Spaces for the show still are available. A 18-by-22-foot space costs $15. Each additional space costs $10.

All proceeds will benefit the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company Building Fund.

Information and table reservations: Mike Glass, 756-6253, or 751-1024.


Beginning today, the Taneytown fire company is sponsoring a cash and gun raffle that will run until Oct. 5.

Cost of the tickets being sold are $20 each.

Winners may exchange guns for others of equal value, or may take $250 in cash.

All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the building fund.

Tickets and information: 756-6253.


Every Monday night you can play bingo with the Taneytown Fire Company in the activities building at the carnival grounds on Memorial Drive.

Games begin at 7 p.m and end around 10:15 p.m. Each week there are two $500 progressive jackpots.

"Bingo Bonanza" will be held Oct. 8 this year. Tickets for the evening will include a dinner to be announced closer to the event. There will be more than $2,000 in prizes.


The Eastern Shore trio Hearts Afire will perform at the Linwood Brethren Church during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

This will be an outdoor service, so bring your lawn chairs.

If you would like to stay for the church picnic, bring meat for the grill or a covered dish to share.

The Linwood Brethren Church is at 575 McKinstry's Mill Road, off Route 75 between Union Bridge and New Windsor.

Information: 775-7382.


This past Sunday evening a service of dedication was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taneytown in memory of the late Rev. Arthur L. Mentzer.

The Rev. Robert Wagner from Baust Church delivered the sermon, a reminiscence of Mr. Mentzer and how he served the community.

A Maas-Rowe carillon was dedicated to the memory of Mr. Mentzer. The carillon produces a chime that can be heard throughout the community. It also can play hymns.

The offering from the dedication service was donated to the Carpenter's Table.

Mr. Mentzer officiated at Trinity Lutheran Church from 1982 until he passed away in January 1993.

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