Winners in Taneytown named for holiday displays


December 26, 1997|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

RESIDENTS and businesses throughout northwest Carroll County decked their premises in recent weeks for the holiday season.

One of the nicest displays in Taneytown was the one of candy canes and ribbons by Rick and Robin Watson, who live at 141 W. Baltimore St., near Memorial Park.

Their design took top overall honors in the residential division of the Door/Housefront Decorating Contest.

The Taneytown Heritage Committee donated prizes for the residential winners, while the Taneytown Chamber of Commerce donated the business prizes.

Second in the overall residential category were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dougherty Jr., at 209 Carroll Heights Road.

First in the doorway contest were Steve and Monica Jenkins at 421 Taney Drive, followed by the Browns at 429 E. Baltimore St.

Residential honorable mentions were Beverly Feser at 91 Carnival Drive, the Knorr family at 512 E. Baltimore St. and Susan Trumpower at 21 Starboard Drive.

The Taney Corp. display at 5130 Allendale Lane took top business honors, followed by King's Furniture at 38 E. Baltimore St. and the Taneytown branch of the Carroll County public library at 10 Grand Drive.

In your travels over the next few days, take a gander at the wonderful decorations at these and other homes and businesses as we continue to celebrate the Christmas season.

Next week, we plan to list the New Windsor contest winners.

Business as usual

The busy holiday season won't stop Taneytown-area business leaders from meeting Jan. 2 for their monthly business breakfast. The 7: 30 a.m. meeting is at Thunderhead Bowling Center on Old Westminster Road.

But the format for the first meeting of the year will be a bit different. Instead of featuring a speaker, the breakfast will be a sort of round-table discussion with suggestions for the year.

Any local business also may use the meeting to showcase its products and services.

The monthly breakfast is open to all business owners and employees and those planning to open a business.

Reservations: 410-756-6431 or 410-751-1100.

Oh, Christmas tree

City employees and Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company will pick up Christmas trees on Jan. 10.

Trees must be placed at the street in front of your home by 8 a.m. and must be free of all decorations, such as ornaments, tinsel and garlands.

The snow brigade

Know of any hard-working students looking to earn some extra money over the winter?

Taneytown officials are compiling a list of people who would be willing to clean sidewalks and driveways at a reasonable cost.

If you'd like to be added on the list, call the city offices at 410-756- 2677 or 410-751-1100.

Although the city announcement doesn't say so, volunteering to shovel sidewalks for elderly or disabled residents could help middle and high school students earn service learning hours needed for graduation.

Of course, you'll need to get the appropriate forms filled out to receive credit for the work. Talk with your school's guidance office or service learning coordinator to see if such work would qualify.

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

Pub Date: 12/26/97

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