Ag Days event at shopping mall celebrates life as it is on farm


March 26, 1996|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE FARM came to the shopping mall Friday and Saturday with the annual Ag Days at Carrolltown Center. Exhibits and events celebrated farm life and gave a taste of life on the farm.

The action was fast, furious and at times tasty as participants squared off at ice cream churns and joined a toy tractor pull.

The churners put muscle and flavor into the making of ice cream. Girls from the Carroll County 4-H Dairy Club took first place for their peach ice cream. Boys of the club landed in third place with a frozen confection made from blackberries.

"Sure Good Strawberry," churned by the Carroll County Pomona Grange, took second place.

The children's pedal tractor pull sponsored by the Central Maryland Antique Tractor Club drew many participants. Winning the 5- and 6-year-old group were Samantha Williams, Bryanna Walls and Justin Kelly. Taylor Barnes, Brian Rasche and Evan Stahley placed first, second and third, respectively, among the 7- and 8-year-olds. Steven Cox, Chris Green and Nicolette Null were champs for ages 9 and 10.

A less strenuous contest starred among the 3- to 5-year-olds; Ashley Hale won in the 6- to-8 group, and Tammy Thomas took first among ages 9 to 12.

Pinewood Derby

After months of design work, construction and preparation, 56 members of Cub Scout Pack 716 gathered at Piney Ridge Elementary School on Saturday for the annual Pinewood Derby.

The boys were cheered by about 200 spectators as they raced small cars down a 45-foot-long black wooden track.

Although each Scout began his creation with identical kits consisting of a 7-inch-long block of wood, four plastic wheels, axles and some decorative decals, the finished products were distinctive.

"Some of the coolest, best-looking cars I've ever seen were there this year", said Mark Bennett, race coordinator.

In races that typically lasted less than three seconds, timing was everything. Mr. Bennett relied on the precise times given by the pack's electronic timer.

Capturing the prize as Grand Champion was Andrew Zink. In the Tiger Cubs division, Thomas Martz, Brian Van Parys and Billy Flanagan placed first, second and third, respectively.

Winning in the Wolf division were Alex Schmid, Adam Dulling and Greg Haspert.

The Bear division winners were: Derek Schmid, Taylor Davis and Andrew Martin.

In the combined division of Webelos I & II, Aaron Louks, Bobby Sicuranza and Thomas Maloney were the champs.

Special awards were presented to: Tim Anderson, best paint job; Cole Bonacci, most creative; and Ryan Kane, best craftsmanship.

Spring fishing

The annual Early Bird Fishing Tournament will be Saturday at Piney Run Park.

The event, sponsored by the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association Inc., offers $20,000 in prize money.

A maximum of 650 fishermen may register.

Entry fees are $30 per shore angler and $35 per boat angler. Information: Piney Run Park 795-3274 or MRPA (410)536-4482.

Sherry Graham's southeast neighborhood column appears every Tuesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 3/26/96

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