QUALITY entertainment, geared especially to families with young children, is becoming harder to find these days. Most shows fitting this bill are either too pricey or require a long drive into the city.
Look no further than Mount Airy when Val and Pam Kindersingers perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St.
Performing interactive songs and ventriloquism for children, the duo has given shows throughout the Baltimore area. They are authors of a children's book, have recorded audiotapes, and are working on a new television show.
This event is sponsored by Calvary United Methodist Youth Choir. Proceeds will benefit the choir's spring trip to New Jersey, where the group will perform at churches and nursing homes.
Sarah Dorrance, youth choir director, has seen the Kindersingers perform and guarantees show-goers an enjoyable evening.
Advance tickets are $3 for children and $4 for adults.
Tickets at the door cost an additional $1.
Tickets may be purchased at Whistlestop Bookstore, 8 S. Main St., St. James Episcopal Church, 202 N. Main St., and Calvary United Methodist Church.
Poster contest winners
Mount Airy Middle School students Laura Dziorny and Mike Grant recently were recognized by Mount Airy Lions Club for their entries in the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest.
First-place winner Laura was awarded a $50 U.S. savings bond. Her entry will be forwarded to the Lions District 22W contest for further judging and, if selected, will be submitted into competition with middle school students worldwide.
Second-place winner Mike was awarded a certificate of recognition.
Other Mount Airy Middle School students who received certificates were Taj ShiBen, Emily Gamble, Brian Taylor and Kathy Eade.
Save your receipts
Debbie Gartrell, fire prevention committee chairwoman at Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department, is asking the community for its help.
The Fire Department is collecting grocery receipts to buy educational equipment.
Last week I wrote in this column about a miniature remote-controlled fire truck that the department wants to purchase for use in fire-prevention demonstrations.
After comparing the various models, Gartrell reports that the department has made plans to order Patches and Pumper, which is used by a Frederick fire company.
The cost is about $8,800.
The fire prevention committee has stepped up its fund-raising activities to cover the cost of the model, which is slightly higher than others.
A campaign has been started to collect Super Fresh grocery receipts.
The Fire Department will receive 1 percent of the total dollar amount for all receipts collected.
Receipts may dropped off or mailed to the station, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, 21784.
Registration for fall classes at St. James Nursery will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at St. James Episcopal Church, 202 N. Main St., Mount Airy.
Information: (301) 829-0014.
Christy Kruhm's Southwest Carroll Neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.
Pub Date: 1/17/97