Fire company's flea market to open with pancake breakfast


September 05, 1996|By Judy Reilly | Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

VENDORS GALORE will sell their goods and services at the 24th annual Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company's flea market, scheduled Saturday at the Taneytown Firemen's Carnival Grounds.

The event opens at 5 a.m. with a pancake breakfast; flea market vendors will sell their wares beginning at 8 a.m. and close their stalls around 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Jeff Powell, a firefighter with the company for 14 years and organizer of this fund-raiser, said that the event offers more than food, crafts and antiques. It's a community-oriented function, with numerous civic groups participating.

One aspect is community health and wellness education. Powell has invited the Carroll County Health Department, Taneytown Police Department, Maryland State Police and his fire company to promote health and safety awareness.

The health department will promote bicycle safety for children, emphasizing the use of helmets.

The fire company will give away smoke detectors and teach people how to use them.

State Department of Natural Resources police will discuss outdoor education, and a "Mr. Yuk" poison control center will offer information.

More than 60 vendors will sell wares.

Homemade apple dumplings will be sold by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the fire company, along with hamburgers, sandwiches and drinks.

Raffles and door prizes will be offered throughout the day, and Taneytown fire company toy trucks and mugs will be for sale.

The event is a major fund-raiser for the fire company.

Information: 751-0348.

Union Bridge fun day

Union Bridge's Town Hall Funding Committee is like the Energizer Bunny -- it just keeps going, and going, and going.

On Saturday, the committee sponsors Family Fun Day on the grounds of Union Bridge Community Center as a fund-raiser to reduce the mortgage on Town Hall.

"We've tried to put on a fun event that won't cost a lot of money up front," said Elaine Holmes, an event organizer. Family Fun Day replaces the annual town picnic.

The day begins at 9 a.m. with a baseball game played by the Frederick Fall League, of which Union Bridge Recreation Council is a member.

The event will include three other baseball games, carnival rides, pony rides and games for children, and a craft and flea market.

Food will be served, from biscuit sandwiches and coffee beginning at 8 a.m. to Polish sausage, soups, cake, ice cream and snow cones sold to the lunch crowd.

A highlight of the event will be the auction of the Union Bridge Heritage quilt, handcrafted by residents.

Other fund-raisers include the sale of prints depicting the town's architecture, and cash drawings.

Family Fun Day is one of numerous fund-raisers the Town Hall Funding Committee sponsors throughout the year.

"The sooner we raise the money and pay it off," said Holmes, "the sooner we can slow down."

Information: 775-7017.

Judy Reilly's Northwest Carroll neighborhood column appears Thursdays in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 9/05/96

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