HERE'S A chance to help a local charity by playing bingo at a Uniquely Different Basket Bingo Party next week.
The event, sponsored by Mount Airy NET, a group of churches, civic organizations and others that provides a "net" of support and services to the needy, begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.
Althea Miller, a spokeswoman for Mount Airy NET, promises a fun evening of bingo, opportunities to win prizes, and the chance to help those in need.
Prizes include baskets filled with specialty items, such as magazines, berries or gift items. Jones Motors of Mount Airy donated the baskets and gifts.
The cost is $10 for 20 games. Besides bingo, the event will include raffles, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes donated by local businesses.
Doors open at 5 p.m., and a light dinner will be offered at 6 p.m. Tables of six or more may be reserved.
Information: 301-829-0288, 301-831-7539, or 301-829-0588.
The American Legion's annual crab feast is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the post hall on Prospect Road, Mount Airy.
Dinner will be served until 8: 30 p.m. The menu includes steamed crabs, fried chicken, crab soup, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and more.
Tickets are $22 per person. No one under age 21 will be admitted.
Bob Plunkert and Real Country will perform from 8: 30 p.m. to 12: 30 a.m.
The Mount Airy Youth Athletic Association's Blue Team, consisting of 9- and 10-year-olds, has finished a successful tournament run, placing second in the recent Harry O. Smith Baseball Tournament in Walkersville.
Manager Bob Landsman, assisted by coaches Gregg Fye and Mark Martin, led the team to a second-place finish early last month in the MAYAA Invitational Tournament.
The team took off for Solomons Island in mid-July to play in the state Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament. The team again took second place.
Hitting well were Steven Fye, Eric Yeroshefsky, David Landsman, Chip Graham, Dallas Davidson and Bobby Coleman.
Strong defensive contributions were made by John Clayton, Mike McDonald, Joe Tompkins, Danny Sullivan and Jordan Martin.
In addition, Drew Ritter, David and Dallas led a pitching staff that held opponents to an average of less than five runs per game.
Christy Kruhm's Southwest Neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.
Pub Date: 8/08/97