Carroll Marine Corps League to play host to state convention

June 20, 1996|By Ellie Baublitz | Ellie Baublitz,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Carroll County Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be the host for the Maryland State Marine Corps League's annual state convention Saturday and Sunday at the Comfort Inn in Westminster.

County Commander Mike Owens said the General Assembly declared June 17-21 Marine Corps League Week in Maryland in a resolution dated Feb. 23.

Gov. Parris N. Glendening signed a proclamation to that effect June 3.

The Marine Corps League has about 600 members in seven detachments around the state. A new detachment is being formed in Hagerstown.

About 100 delegates are expected to attend the convention, Owens said.

After Saturday's meetings, the convention will conclude Sunday with a golf tournament at Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center in Westminster. Tee-off will be at 11 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded, including a $10,000 first prize for a designated hole-in-one.

Cost for the tournament is $45, Owens said.

"This is the first time for the golf tournament," Owens said. "We tried to do something to spiff up the convention. The tournament is open to anyone who wants to play."

Proceeds from the tournament go to the Marine Corps League for veterans and youth programs.

Information: 840-0861.

Pub Date: 6/20/96

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