Ambassador to speak about peace accordsDr. Fayez A...

CARROLL COUNTY BRIEFS

April 30, 1995

Ambassador to speak about peace accords

Dr. Fayez A. Tarawneh, Jordan's ambassador to the United States, will speak about the peace accords between his nation and Israel at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Decker Auditorium at Western Maryland College.

As head of the Jordanian delegation to the Middle East peace talks, Mr. Tarawneh played an active role in the complex negotiations.

Mr. Tarawneh has been Jordan's minister of supply, minister of state for prime ministry affairs, economic adviser to the prime minister, economic secretary to the prime minister and assistant chief of royal protocol.

Information: 848-7000.

Arc of Carroll County plans benefit May 21

The Arc of Carroll County will have its 23rd annual bike ride May 21 to benefit mentally disabled residents.

Rides will originate at the Albright Building, home of The Arc and Summer Enterprises, at 180 Krider's Church Road, Westminster. Final registration will begin at noon, and the ride will start at 1 p.m.

Participants have a choice of three rides: one for 10 miles, one for 2.5 miles and one on private property for riders not ready for public highway travel.

The Arc is requesting registrations by May 12. Prizes will be awarded to participants.

Pledge sheets are available at the county public library and all public schools, Carroll County Bank & Trust branches, Race Pace and White's Bicycle Shop.

Information: 848-4124 or 876-2422.

Nature center plans puppet show

Bear Branch Nature Center in Westminster will offer a "Furry Friends Puppet Show" at 4 p.m. Saturday for children 2 to 12.

The cost is $1 for nature center members and $2 for nonmembers. Registration is required.

Information: 848-2517.

Walk planned to benefit shelters

Human Services Programs of Carroll County will have a "Step Out" walk for its homeless shelters from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday along the equestrian trails at Piney Run Park.

The walk will be five miles starting at the lower parking lot at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Liberty Road, Eldersburg. The last starting time to walk will be at 4 p.m.

Community participation is needed to gather pledges of support for the shelters, which rely on the financial support of the public to provide services.

Information: 857-2999.

Office needs reports on recycling efforts

The Carroll County Recycling Office wants businesses, churches, Scout troops, fire departments and other organizations that collect aluminum cans, newspapers, cardboard and other recyclables to report their efforts so they can be included in the county's recycling percentages.

For example, the office receives recycling figures from all licensed haulers, but if you are not using a hauler, the county may not have a record of your contributions to recycling.

If your business or organization is recycling but not reporting recycling figures to the county, call the Recycling Office at 857-2633. You will receive a sticker identifying your organization as a "Carroll County Partner in Recycling."

Communities get award of excellence

Two county communities of new homes have been given the Home Builders Association of Maryland's Sales and Marketing Council Award of Excellence.

The award recognizes homebuilders in the Baltimore area who provided buyers with quality products in 1994. This year, 29 housing communities were chosen from 50 applicants.

Winners from Carroll County included the Armistead Model of the Honey Hill development in Sykesville.

The house, built by Dorsey Family Homes of Mount Airy, won in the category of single-family detached dwellings priced from $190,000 to $209,000.

James H. Selfridge Builders Inc. of Columbia won in the category of custom homes priced at$244,999 and less for the Hindeman (( residence in Finksburg.

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