24-hour grocery store coming to Taneytown


November 20, 1997|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

I'M NOT SURE if this news qualifies as a sign of progress or another indication that civilization as we know it is coming to an end.

Starting Nov. 30, the Jubilee Foods store in sleepy Taneytown will be open around the clock, seven days a week.

As somebody who has been known to prowl grocery store aisles in Westminster and Gettysburg, Pa., at all hours, I'm glad I won't have to play beat-the-clock at 10 p.m. if I haven't done my grocery shopping.

It's even nicer to know that I can get milk at grocery store prices instead of convenience store prices if we run low. (The McDonough clan goes through seven or eight gallons a week).

But another side of me doesn't want to see a Taneytown business following the lead of those in the county seat or more metropolitan areas.

And, of course, somebody's going to have to work those awful overnight hours, though if Jubilee staffs like other all-night stores, shelf stockers will work the cash registers when the occasional customer is ready to pay.

And, of course, Jubilee has to be concerned about the competition ready to open a block away.

Final interior work is being done at the Food Lion, which should open in the next few weeks.

So in our little two-stoplight town, you'll soon be able to buy groceries any hour of the night or day.

I just can't figure out if that's cause for jubilation or despair.

Elmer Wolfe winners

Lauren Tracey and Nicki Wheat collected the most pledges during the Elmer Wolfe Elementary fund-raiser running event last month.

Elmer Wolfe students ran one-mile and half-mile circuits at the school's temporary home in New Windsor with the help of teachers dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf(e).

The event raised more than $10,000 toward the cost of playground equipment at the new Elmer Wolfe, which is being built on the grounds of the old school in Union Bridge.

Lauren earned a mountain bike donated by Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. as the top collector, while Nicki picked up a $50 savings bond courtesy of New Windsor State Bank.

Shannon Tracey, Daniele Gist, Cody Hess and Morgan Fogle received free youth memberships at the Carroll County YMCA in Westminster.

Jean Rupert and Lisa Monthley, both of Carroll County Bank, and Angie Rebert of Thunderhead Lanes in Taneytown handed out the prizes.

Students also received hayrides from Baugher's, ice cream cones from Hoffman's Ice Cream, a slice of pizza from Original Pizza, a free game from Play Around Miniature Golf or a free movie pass from Cranberry Mall Cinema, depending on how much money they collected. All participants received medals.

Baked goods for sale

Shoppers at Super Fresh in Westminster can pick up goodies at a bake sale from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.

Sponsored by Runnymede Elementary School PTO, the sale is the latest in a series of school fund-raisers.

Stop by Runnymede Elementary at 6: 30 p.m. today for Nada Brahma, an interactive presentation of song and dance from around the world.

Information: 410-751-3203.

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

Pub Date: 11/20/97

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