Good food, good fun and praise for good causes

Neighbors

March 28, 1996|By Judy Reilly | Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

I WAS IN good company Tuesday night at the Taneytown Lions Club's annual donations meeting.

The Rev. Bob Wagner from Baust Lutheran Church, Debbie Zepp from Carroll Hospice, Todd Naugle from Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company, Bill Schweinsburg, president of Taneytown Little League, and longtime volunteer Maryanne Turner of the Girl Scouts sat at my table. We talked about the community, our interests and backgrounds, taxes that soon need to be paid and trips we've taken with our families.

We were eating a country supper prepared by the Ladies' Auxiliary of Taneytown Fire Company and enjoying the company of hard-working, generous and fun people.

The Lions had worked at numerous fund-raisers all year to give away thousands of dollars to community service groups. This year, some of the money went to the 300 players in Taneytown Little League, which was started by the Lions Club years ago with about two dozen boys.

Families down on their luck can turn to Caring and Sharing Ministries, an ecumenical group that also is supported by the Lions, for help with an electric bill or with a medical emergency.

Other recipients included Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company's ambulance and emergency services, Carroll Hospice and the Girl Scouts of the Taneytown area.

It was a great evening, full of good conversation and applause for good causes and for the women who cooked the supper.

Taneytown Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Information: 756-6781.

Easter services planned

After the winter that many of us can't stop talking about, it's hard to believe that the Easter season is upon us. The churches in Taneytown are providing ecumenical services to celebrate this season.

Tomorrow, a Seder will be served at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Taneytown. An authentic Passover supper will be offered. Saturday, the eve of Palm Sunday, a Passion Play will be presented at Messiah Methodist Church. On Good Friday, beginning at noon, the last words of Christ will be remembered at various churches.

Participants will go from church to church every half hour, starting at Trinity Lutheran Church, then walking to Grace United Church of Christ, St. Joseph's, Messiah Methodist Church and Taneytown Presbyterian Church.

The service lasts three hours. Bus transportation is provided for those who find it too difficult to walk from place to place.

Information: 756-4540.

Dinners at the fire hall

It's chow time again in just about every community in our part of Carroll.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company will cook a turkey and oyster dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The dinner will be served at the Taneytown Fireman's Activities Building. Cost is $9 for adults; $4.50 for children younger than age 12 and $9.50 for carryouts. Information: 756-2969.

Union Bridge Lions Club offers a chicken and ham buffet from 11: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Union Bridge Community Center on Ladiesburg Road. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.25 for children younger than age 12. Information: 775-2455.

Home raffle

Time remains to buy a chance to win a new home in Furnace Hills. A lottery ticket would help the House with a Heart Foundation. The drawing will be held April 13. Tickets are available at Jubilee Foods in Union Bridge.

Pub Date: 3/28/96

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