Firefighters' open house set for Sunday

Neighbors

September 18, 1996|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE LINEBORO VOLUNTEER Fire Department will hold its annual open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the fire house, 4224 Main St.

Many of the activities will be geared for children. A model 911 telephone line, with a live operator, will be available for children and adults to simulate making an emergency call.

There will be exercises on the use of fire extinguishers, demonstrations of smoke detectors, simulated rescues using fire vehicles and equipment. "Crash dummies" Vince and Larry will share their message of seat belt safety.

Children will have the opportunity to pass through the York County Fire Prevention House, a travel trailer outfitted with unsafe home conditions. The idea is to teach hands-on safety lessons. One room is filled with smoke to simulate a real fire.

Fire engine rides will be available for children of all ages. Snacks will be available.

Information: 374-2197 or 374-4118.

Students sing in Utah

Four Carroll County middle school students sing so masterfully -- in Swahili, Greek, Hungarian, Latin, and German -- that they were invited to perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Utah last spring.

Stacey Hamlet, Laura Erickson, Cora Lee Quinn, all of North Carroll Middle School, and Jordan Blevins of East Middle School are members of the Children's Chorus of Carroll County, a nationally recognized chorus that annually appears at the White House and area concert halls.

In Salt Lake City, the four students met 121 other middle school students from across the United States. These students were chosen by taped audition to be part of the National Children's Honor Chorus for just two concerts.

Being chosen for the national chorus meant learning difficult music in about a month before assembling in Utah just days before the concert.

Music taught in foreign languages included the meaning and pronunciations of the words.

"Singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, that was impressive," Stacey said. "You could have heard a pin drop. Some songs we sang in overlapping parts, and it was broadcast" internationally over radio and television.

Children who wish to join the Carroll County chorus must audition for placement.

The directors of the Carroll chorus are vocal music teachers Idalea K. Rubin of Spring Garden Elementary School in Hampstead and Diane W. Jones of William Winchester in Westminster.

Jaycees fund-raisers

The North Carroll Jaycees meet at 7: 30 p.m. today at Greenmount Station in Hampstead to plan community projects, including "Christmas with a Heart," a program that assists five area families during the holidays.

On Saturday, the Jaycees will sell beef and pork sandwiches during the Black & Decker Antique Car Show.

The group also is selling Joe Corbi pizza kits and raffle tickets to raise money for the Christmas project.

Information: Danielle Canoles, 374-2857, or Vicki Wisner, 751-1558.

Square dance fun

If you're looking for exercise and a friendly social gathering, consider joining the Carroll Promenaders, one of three square dance clubs in Carroll County.

"It's something to do as a couple, and it's good exercise," said Mary Popp, president of the North Carroll club.

A new class is forming, and you can join the group at 7: 30 p.m. Sept. 24, even if you missed this week's lesson. The club meets at North Carroll High School.

The Carroll Promenaders are sponsored by the North Carroll Recreation Council.

Information: 239-8958.

Pat Brodowski's North Carroll neighborhood column appears Wednesdays in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 9/18/96

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