Arbor Day celebration to cap Hampstead Tree Appreciation Week


April 02, 1997|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

HAMPSTEAD will celebrate Arbor Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, with Mayor Christopher Nevin reading a proclamation about Hampstead's Tree Appreciation Week at Chief Sites Park, off Lower Beckleysville Road (Route 88).

Commissioners W. Benjamin Brown and Donald I. Dell will participate.

The North Carroll High School landscaping students of Dick Weaver will plant a black gum tree and roadside hedge of Virginica sweet spire.

Related activities will continue this week. They include the planting of day lilies in municipal planters at the parking lot adjacent to the post office, sprucing up town office flower beds, and providing students at Hampstead and Spring Garden elementary schools with Trees are Terrific packages, provided by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Golf for Scouts

A new Chevrolet -- model to be determined -- and $10,000 are being offered as prizes in the annual Hampstead Scouts Golf Classic next month.

The 7: 30 a.m. shotgun start opens the tournament on May 9 at Oakmont Green Golf Club, 2290 Golf View Lane, Hampstead.

The tournament has room for eight more foursomes. Single players may register.

The $50 per golfer fee includes cart, greens fee, beverages, luncheon, and a donation to Boy Scout Troop 380 and Cub Scout Pack 790. Participants receive a grab bag containing a hat, playing cards, snacks and other items.

Prizes will be awarded for the closest to the pin on all par three holes and for the two longest drives. A Chevrolet, donated by Fox Chevrolet of Timonium, will be awarded to anyone scoring a hole-in-one on the 15th hole.

A putting contest will offer another test of luck and skill. Qualifying golfers get a chance to sink a 40-foot putt.

"If someone sinks the 40-foot putt, they win $10,000. Someone won it a few years ago," said Paul Kraushofer, tournament chairman.

Kraushofer, father of a Scout, has turned his enjoyment of the game into an annual fund-raising event. The tournament has benefited Scouts while enticing area golfers with camaraderie.

Area businesses can donate prizes or sponsor a golf hole for $30 to show support for the Scouts.

Information: 410-239-4142.

Bixler's anniversary

Bixler's United Methodist Church will celebrate 120 years of service April 27.

Members have invited former pastors to return for the event. Former music directors will lead the choir, and members will recount the colorful history of the tiny brick church, located on Bixler Church Road near Bachmans Valley Road.

"It's a one-day affair -- socializing and a service with communion and then lunch -- and an afternoon of music and reminiscing," said Clyde Kreitzer, whose maternal grandmother was one of the church's first trustees and whose family has attended the church ever since.

Coffee and doughnuts will be served at 9 a.m., and worship will begin at 9: 30 a.m. Music starts at 11 a.m.

Information: Melvin Gill, 717-633-7575.

Pub Date: 4/02/97

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