Middle school students dance to feature dress styles, music dating to 1950s


October 20, 1994|By MICHELLE HOFFMAN

All sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from local schools are invited to don their poodle skirts, saddlebacks, rolled-up jeans and T-shirts tomorrow for a night of dancing at the American Legion, Hesson-Snyder Post 120 in Taneytown.

Do the mashed potatoes, the twist, the swim, and maybe a jitterbug or two to the music of disc jockey "Great Scott," who will spin tunes from the '50s through '90s from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pizza, soda, chips and pretzels will be for sale. The $2 admission fee will benefit the Sons of the American Legion.

The Post Home is at 9 Broad St.

Information: Legion home, 756-2219; Robert Stouffer Jr., (301) 447-6935; Mike Fox, 751-1514; Paul Petry, 756-2226.


Autumn is now upon us, and what better way to celebrate the changing of the leaves and apple harvest time than to sit back and enjoy a piece of warm bread spread thickly with apple butter?

The members of Piney Creek Church of the Brethren will throw an Apple Butter Boil from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Watch apple butter being made and try some of the homemade goodies at the lunch stand and baked goods table. Apple butter will be for sale.

Handmade quilts will be on display.

Bring the kids, and they can participate in games and activities throughout the day.

Piney Creek Church of the Brethren is on Teeter Road, halfway between Taneytown and Littlestown, Pa., off Route 194 north.


Sunday, bring the kids to the Evangelical Christian Church in Keymar to visit with Farmer Dave and his Barnyard Friends.

The Barnyard Friends are puppet members of Farmer Dave's comic entourage. The festivities begin at 10:30 a.m.

The Evangelical Christian Church is on Francis Scott Key Highway, Route 194 south, in Keymar. Information: 775-2400.


Afterward, if you head to the Taneytown Rod and Gun Club for its still target shoot and bring your children to watch, please keep them behind the firing lines for safety.

The still target shoot will be held Sunday on the club grounds, 12380 Shoemaker Road, in Frederick County near Taneytown. Sign-up will begin at 1 p.m.

Prizes will include 5 pounds of shrimp, large roasting chickens and cash.

Only 12-gauge gun operators will be allowed to participate. All guns will be gauged on the premises.

No alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

Information: 756-6308.


The Ladies Auxiliary of the New Windsor Fire Company will sponsor a chicken pot pie supper Tuesday evening at the fire hall.

The dinner, which will be served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., will include pot pie, vegetables, rolls, beverage and dessert.

Cost of the meal is $4.50 for adults, $2.25 for children 6 to 12 years old, and free for children under the age of 6. Carryouts will be available for $5.

The New Windsor fire hall is at 209 High St. Information: 635-6373.


The town officials of Union Bridge do not want to raise property taxes to cover the cost of the new Town Hall, so they have come up with another fund-raiser.

Since hunting season is coming up the newest town money-maker, a gun raffle, may interest hunters the most, but everyone is welcome to participate.

Tickets cost $20 each, but -- you get 20 chances with one ticket to win a gun.

Here's how it works: Every day from Nov. 1 to Nov. 20, a winner will be chosen according to the "Pick Three" numbers of the Maryland lottery. If your number is the same as the Maryland lottery Pick Three number for that evening, you win a gun.

At the end of the 20 days, any leftover guns will be raffled off by the old pick-a-number-out-of-the-hat trick.

More than $6,000 worth of guns will be given away. Tickets and guns are provided by the Gun Cellar of Union Bridge. Guns were purchased by the town of Union Bridge for the raffle.

Information and tickets: Town office, 775-2711; Gun Cellar, 775-2222.

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