Heritage committee, United Methodist Church women plan tour


December 11, 1997|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WHO BETTER TO help organize a house tour in a quaint old town than the local heritage committee?

That's the theory in Union Bridge, where the town's heritage committee is joining Union Bridge United Methodist Church Women to sponsor a tour of nine houses and three churches Saturday.

The tour runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the start at the Methodist church at 7 S. Main St. The United Methodist women's group will serve meals from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost is $5. Booklets with descriptions of the houses and churches and a map will be included. Tickets can be obtained in advance from Elaine Holmes, president of the heritage committee (410-775-7017) or Brian Amsel, the vice president (410-775-7736), or purchased at the start of the tour.

Carriage rides around town will be available.

The first four Union Bridge tours, held in alternate years, were sponsored solely by the Methodist church women.

But the heritage committee, which was formed in 1988, joined the effort this year.

Amsel says some of the houses will be completely open to visitors, while others will only have several rooms open.

Some residents will dress in period costumes.

Luminaries will light Main Street after nightfall.

Hearty breakfasts

If all that walking Saturday night has you rising Sunday with an empty stomach, two area groups are offering all-you-can-eat breakfasts.

Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company's pancake breakfast will run from 7 a.m. to noon at the fire hall on Locust Street.

Cost is $4.75 for adults, $2 for ages 6 to 12 and children age 5 and younger eat free.

Information: 410-775-7422 or 410-857-5880.

Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company will have its feed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the activities building, 10307 Coppermine Road, just off Route 194.

Cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for ages 5 to 10.

Information: 301-898-5100.

Final blood drive

The last Taneytown blood drive for 1997 is set for 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the firemen's activities building off Memorial Drive.

Donors must be age 17 or older, weight at least 110 pounds and have not given blood for the last 56 days.

To schedule a time to donate, call Waneta Sackman at 410-751-1356. For medical questions, call the Red Cross at 800-272-2048.

Lacrosse meeting

Union Bridge Area Recreation Council is having another organizational meeting for its lacrosse program at 6: 45 p.m. Tuesday at the Francis Scott Key High media center.

The council is starting a new program for boys and girls

through middle school-age who live in the Francis Scott Key High attendance area.

The boys club team becomes a varsity squad in the spring.

The girls team could become a varsity team a year later.

Information: Nancy Owings, 410-775-7541.

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

Pub Date: 12/11/97

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