School to mark 30th year with tour, reception


February 07, 1997|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THIS YEAR MARKS the 30th anniversary of the opening of Mount Airy Middle School. Students, parents and staff, present and past, have preparations well under way in hopes of ensuring this anniversary won't pass unnoticed.

The anniversary will be observed March 15 with an open house and homecoming. Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with a brunch for past and present school faculty and invited guests. The public is invited to tour the building and attend an assembly and reception beginning at noon.

Students have a chance to get in on the fun and celebrate their school's anniversary March 14. The school will step back in time to the year 1966. The cafeteria will serve a typical lunch from 1966, hit songs from the era will be played and students will dress in styles from the 1960s.

An anniversary quilt is nearing completion and will be displayed in the teacher conference room. Faculty members designed blocks depicting something memorable about their class, the school or themselves.

The job of sewing the 50 quilt blocks together is being handled by parent volunteer Barbara Gardner, who hopes to have portions of the quilt ready for display at the open house.

A memorabilia display is being organized by parents Jeanniene Smith, Marjorie Wetzel and Beverly Hawkins. The committee would like to borrow memorabilia from former students, teachers and staff.

They are looking for old report cards, photos, school jackets and sweaters, school projects, gym uniforms and yearbooks, particularly from the years 1974 to 1979.

Items will be collected from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the school lobby. Please label your item for identification purposes. Items will be returned after the anniversary weekend.

Tax help offered

You can't hide from it or ignore it. It's tax time again.

Even though April 15 is more than two months away, it's not too early to get a jump on working your way through that stack of tax documents growing on your desk.

Help is on the way. Free tax assistance is offered for moderate- and low-income individuals and families at Mount Airy Senior Center.

Trained volunteers will provide tax help from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through April 9. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons.

Appointments are required.

Volunteers are needed to provide tax counseling. Training is provided.

To schedule an appointment, call 795-1017; to volunteer, call John Graybeal at 374-2863.

Italian buffet offered

Hoping to refuel interest in the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company's building fund, an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Firemen's Activities Building, Route 27 and Twin Arch Road.

The buffet dinner, which includes a dessert and fruit table, is sponsored by the fire company's funding committee.

Frank Illiano, owner of New York J & P Pizza, will play Italian music. Mount Airy Liquors is donating wine. Proceeds benefit the building fund.

Tickets are $15 per person, and may be purchased at local stores in Mount Airy. Tickets purchased at the door are $20 per person.

Information: (301) 829-1155.

Blankets being sought

Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy, will sponsor its annual blanket drive Sunday.

Local churches and organizations in southwest Carroll have collected money and blankets for Church World Service in New Windsor the past 40 years.

The blankets are shipped around the world to victims of disasters or those in need. Besides providing warmth, the blankets are used for stretchers, as floor coverings or to make tents.

Donations of used or new blankets are requested, or for a $5 donation, a new blanket will be purchased. Information: (301) 829-0358 or (800) 766-1553

Pub Date: 2/07/97

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