Trinity Lutheran church sends group to aid S.D. flood victims


October 09, 1997|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

NEARLY A DOZEN members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown are leaving this weekend for South Dakota to help repair houses damaged by spring floods.

The group will visit the aptly named community of Watertown, where they will spend a week fixing homes mostly of elderly flood victims.

The Rev. John S. Douglas, who will accompany the expedition, said volunteers do more than repair homes when they visit disaster areas. They also provide emotional and spiritual support to victims.

The pastor said several members of the Trinity group work in construction. Group members won't learn their tasks until they arrive in Watertown. They may spend much of their time cleaning debris or they may be involved in minor construction or repair projects.

Lutheran Domestic Disaster Response is providing materials for repairs as well as food and housing for the volunteers. Cash contributions and a pizza sale at Trinity raised money for transportation.

Information: 410-751-1203.

Eye in the sky

Taneytown area residents had a chance to catch a rare sight in these parts Tuesday afternoon -- a blimp.

One of the Goodyear airships was lumbering southeast, no doubt headed toward Baltimore to provide overhead shots for the American League Championship Series at Camden Yards.

Planting soccer seeds

Fans of the Francis Scott Key Junior Eagles soccer program may be interested to know that the three new fields at the former Taneytown Rod and Gun Club property have been graded and seeded.

The Eagles program is spread among four sites in Uniontown and Taneytown. Most games likely will be played at the new facility, now a city park, if the new turf is properly established by next fall.

The work was done by Stambaugh's Inc. of Union Bridge, which also did the site work on the adjacent Food Lion property.

Pancake breakfast

The Union Bridge Fire Company's pancake breakfasts have become popular stopovers for members of Baltimore Bicycle Club during Sunday morning tours of our bucolic countryside.

But you don't have to be a bicyclist to enjoy these monthly feasts.

The next all-you-can-eat affair will be 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the fire hall.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage and sausage gravy, pudding and hominy, home fries, scrambled eggs, baked apples, biscuits, muffins, juice and coffee.

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

The fire hall is at 8 W. Locust St.

Information: 410-775-0665.

Ed McDonough's Northwest neighborhood column appears Thursdays in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 10/09/97

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