Carnival proceeds will benefit Freedom Park


September 24, 1996|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE FREEDOM AREA recreation Council (FARC) transformed the Carrolltown Center into carnival grounds Saturday with its first Freedom Park Benefit Carnival. Proceeds from the event will be used to improve Freedom Park, southeastern Carroll County's newest recreation area.

The park on Raincliffe Road has a half-dozen baseball and softball diamonds and two soccer fields. Several covered picnic pavilions were added in the spring. Spectator seating and picnic tables at many of the fields also were added recently.

FARC members and volunteers manned the carnival booths as families enjoyed games such as Balloon Typhoon, Tic-Tac-Toe, Duck Pond and Balloon Darts. The Freedom District Lioness Club conducted bingo in the Community Room and donated cookbooks as special prizes.

The rec council highlighted a few of the programs the organization sponsors. Dancers from the Stepping Stars ballet, tap and jazz program performed. The Freedom Fire Stars Majorettes demonstrated their twirling skills.

Benefit golf tournament

Calling all golf enthusiasts. The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Council of the Knights of Columbus is making plans for its annual charity golf tournament Oct. 4 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Westminster.

The event is open to golfers of all skill levels and features a best ball format with an 8: 30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $55 per golfer.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four teams in the tournament. Prizes also will be awarded for the longest drive and closest to the pin. A hole-in-one on a selected hole will win the golfer a new Plymouth Neon from Griffith Auto Park.

All golfers will receive gifts for their participation. A luncheon of pit beef, turkey and ham will be served in conjunction with an awards presentation.

Businesses, fraternal organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate and to consider sponsoring a hole for $100.

All proceeds from the tournament will be used to establish a trust fund to help defray the medical expenses of Moriah Backhaus, an infant who suffers from a crippling bone disorder.

Information: Gerry Macready at 795-2550.

Youth sock hop

The Freedom FLASH, a boys' under-12 travel soccer team playing in the "A" division of the Carroll County Travel League, is sponsoring a sock hop from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at the Winfield Fire Hall. A disc jockey will play tunes. Snacks will be sold.

Youngsters in grades four to seven are invited to attend this chaperoned event. Admission is $4 per person at the door.

Information: Chris or Patti Smith at 549-6923.

Craft and flea markets

The Auxiliary of the Gamber and Community Fire Company will have its annual Flea Market and Craft Show Saturdayon the fire department grounds.

A pancake breakfast will be served from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Cost is $4 for adults and $3 for children 6 to 12. Other food will be sold during the arts and crafts and flea market.

There will be hourly door prizes all day. The Gold Star Majorette and Drum Corps will perform at the beginning and end of the event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other entertainment includes rope tricks at 9 a.m., karate demonstrations at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Four County Square Dancers at 2 p.m., and free dance lessons at 10 a.m. and noon.

Information: Val Davis, 795-1746.

Sherry Graham's Southeast Carroll neighborhood column appears each Tuesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 9/24/96

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