Family Fun Fair to benefit elementary school


March 06, 1997|By Judy Reilly | Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SPRING IS practically upon us, in spite of the change of weather, and that means activities that welcome the season at northwest schools, churches and fire halls.

Volunteers at Taneytown Elementary School have been preparing for the second annual Family Fun Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school on Kings Drive.

Children can participate in games and crafts, food will be served throughout the day, and the sale of items ranging from used bicycles and skateboards to new safety helmets will mean bargains for parents and benefits for the school.

A noon auction, run by Calvin and Dwight Amoss, Taneytown auctioneers, should be popular with adults.

A new computer, tickets to sporting events, overnight stays in a Gettysburg hotel, gift certificates to Antrim Inn, and handcrafts are some of the items from a three-page list. All were donated by area businesses.

Taneytown Police Department will offer a police dog demonstration at 10: 30 a.m., the Carroll County Health Department will offer information on family health, and a book fair offers bargains.

Sandy Sullivan and Denise Cox co-chair the event.

They hope the fair raises enough money for classroom computers.

According to Cox, they've had a good time putting the event together.

"It's been fun this year," she said. "This school does so much for the children."

Information: 756-1420 or 857-9170.

Toy show

Taneytown resident and firefighter Don Shoemaker has a love of collectible toys. He has organized the third annual Toy Show to benefit Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company.

Cars, trucks, tractors and pedal tractors will be featured at the show beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday at Taneytown Fire Company Carnival Grounds.

Admission is $2; children ages 12 and younger are admitted free.

An auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 756-2430.

Basket bingo

If you appreciate baskets, like to play bingo, or want to support the music program at New Windsor Middle School, join the basket bingo fund-raiser sponsored by the school's music department.

The event begins at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the school's cafeteria. Longaberger baskets are bingo prizes; $10 buys a 20-game ticket.

Proceeds benefit the band and vocal programs at New Windsor Middle.

Information: 751-3355.

Firehouse breakfast

Union Bridge Fire Company serves a community pancake breakfast starting at 7 a.m. Sunday at the fire hall on Locust Street.

Cost is $4.50 for adults, $2 for children ages 6 to 12; children younger than age 5 eat free.

A country breakfast of pancakes, sausage, home fries, pudding and hominy, scrambled eggs, baked apples, biscuits, muffins, coffee and juice will be served until noon.

Information: 775-0665.

Student lesson

"I've learned that the things you learn in your childhood are the things that stay with you," said Liz Arthur, a counselor for Uniontown United Methodist's church youth group.

Arthur, other youth counselors and 38 teens and preteens from New Windsor and Westminster participated in the Thirty Hour Famine sponsored by World Vision, a nonprofit Christian relief and development organization.

They fasted from 1 p.m. Feb. 21 to supper time Feb. 22.

They kept their minds off empty stomachs by playing volleyball and basketball at Westminster Armory, listening to music, learning about hunger, and collecting canned goods on a scavenger hunt for Carroll County Food Sunday.

The scavenger hunt gathered 691 pounds of food for the mission.

"The kids were amazed that they go to school with classmates who are hungry," said Arthur. "We learned a lot, really had a good time, and we'll definitely do this again. You never know what seed you plant now that will bloom 10 years from now."

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

Pub Date: 3/06/97

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