American Legion Gold Star Post 191 celebrates two anniversaries


April 05, 1996|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AMERICAN Legion Gold Star Post 191 had reason to celebrate last weekend. A party was held in honor of the post's 77th birthday, and also on the occasion of its 50th charter anniversary.

The Mount Airy post was chartered May 13, 1946, by 39 veterans. Six of the original charter members have retained continuous membership and live in the Mount Airy area.

Receiving the honor of charter member are veterans Benjamin Bohrer, Charles Norwood, William Penn, Robert E. Smith, John Steel and Harvey Tabler.

Also receiving the honor of charter member are Oscar Baker and Robert Browning, who dropped their membership with the post and later rejoined, and Robert Riddlemoser, who dropped his membership completely. These veterans attended the celebration.

Honorary memberships were awarded to Legionnaires who have been a member of the post for at least 10 years, who are active in its programs and outstanding in furthering American Legion goals. This honor was awarded to R. Wayne Hamilton, Margaret Quinones, Philip Dorsey and Cmdr. .

Membership in Gold Star Post 191 totals 837, of which only 27 are honorary life members.

Kite contest winners

The brisk winds and blue skies couldn't have been better for flying a kite.

After a long winter, Sunday's warm spring weather enticed a large crowd of children to Salt Box Park in Woodbine to try their hand at kite flying.

Sponsored by Woodbine Recreation Council, the 14th annual Kite Contest offered prizes to the winners in five categories.

The winner of the highest kite was Bryan Kaylor, and winner of the kite with the longest tail was Josh Sydnor.

The kite that stayed aloft the longest was flown by Tyler Dorsey.

Meghan Kaylor won for the most original kite for her entry that was decorated with hearts.

Even though Katie Brohawn's kite got carried away in the strong winds and landed in a neighboring field, she was the winner in the best effort category.

Judges for the event were sisters Karen and Cindy Dixon.

Spring yard sales

Set the alarm clock early for the morning of April 27. Bargain hunters are sure to be out before the sun rises in hopes of finding a treasure hidden among someone else's junk.

Mount Airy Jaycees' annual Spring Yard Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Fireman's Activities Grounds, on Twin Arch Road at Route 27.

The yard sale has more than 250 vendors selling anything from children's clothes and toys to tools, crafts, books, antiques, plants and, quite possibly, the kitchen sink.

The event is the Jaycees' main fund-raiser each year and helps support projects such as Thanksgiving baskets and a children's Christmas party for area underprivileged families.

Admission and parking are free. The yard sale is held rain or shine. Information: (301) 831-9765 or (301)829-0651.

If you are in the market for baby clothes and items, toys, children's furniture and youth books, mark the calendar for April 20 for the annual Kidstuff Yard Sale.

Sponsored by the PTA at Mount Airy Elementary School, the yard sale is held rain or shine at the school, 405 N. Main St. fTC Hours are 7 a.m. to noon. Spaces are available to rent for $10 in advance and $12 the day of the sale. Information: 831-0005.

Easter egg hunt

The annual Woodbine Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 1 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

The Easter egg hunt is sponsored by Woodbine Recreation Council and children up to age 14 are invited.

Held at Salt Box Park, Gillis Falls Road in Woodbine, the event includes prizes, games and refreshments.

Adults can take part in the raw egg toss.

The Key Club from South Carroll High School will be on hand to help run the festivities.

The egg hunt will be held regardless of the weather. Bring a container for the eggs. Information: (410) 795-3332.

Christy Kruhm's Southwest Carroll Neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 4/05/96

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