Manchester will celebrate Arbor Day twice next month


March 26, 1997|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MANCHESTER will celebrate Arbor Day twice next month.

The first celebration will be a birthday party for the great oak tree on Church Street, a symbol on the town seal.

The party, which commemorates Maryland Arbor Day on April 2, will be held a few days later on April 6 at the Manchester Town Office. Birthday cake and punch will be served.

"A group of 4-H children will tell the story of the oak tree, which is 300 years old," said Councilwoman Charlotte Collett.

Manchester's second event will be held April 21 in observance of National Arbor Day, which is April 25.

Seniors plan trips

Variety adds spice for those who travel on trips sponsored by the North Carroll Senior Center. The center sponsors bus trips at least once a month. They're coordinated by Priscilla Wisniewski.

Nearly half the seats for a bus trip to Virginia Beach May 18-22 have been reserved. The trip includes a tour of the Norfolk Naval Base, visit to the Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe, the MacArthur Memorial, a dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk and shopping at Waterside Shopping Complex.

Eight meals are included. The cost is $275.

Information: 410-374-2602 or 410-239-6400.

Easter egg hunt

Eggs, eggs and more eggs will cover the lawn at Hampstead Elementary School at 1 p.m. Saturday when the North Carroll Jaycees sponsor an Easter egg hunt.

Children to age 10 are invited to hunt in three age groups. Parking will be available at the school.

"The Jaycees have done the egg hunt for several years. We're looking for a larger turnout, so we're holding it at the school," said Denise McGee, Jaycees vice president.

About 2,000 plastic eggs have been filled with candy and prizes. Some eggs will have paper slips for grab bags. The Jaycees are asking for the eggs back for use next year.

The Jaycees seek young professional men and women who enjoy civic activities and leadership opportunities. The next meeting will be April 16 at Dean's Restaurant.

Information: Denise McGee, 410-239-1416.

Football sign-up

Boys who enjoy football will want to sign up for the Panther Youth Football Camp in June. This four-day, noncontact instructional camp will be taught by Bill Rumbaugh, head football coach at North Carroll High School.

Camp takes place from 9 a.m. to noon June 16-19 for boys entering grades two through nine. It is sponsored by the North Carroll Recreation Council.

The camp will include instruction in offense, defense, and special teams, guest speakers, and a practice jersey for each camper. Cost is $50.

Registration may be made to: Panther Youth FB Camp, c/o Bill Rumbaugh, Camp Director, 3801 Hampstead Mexico Road, Hampstead, 21074.

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

Pub Date: 3/26/97

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