New Windsor homes sparkle with Christmas decorations


January 02, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BEFORE THE HOLIDAY decorations come down -- I saw one denuded tree at curbside two days after Christmas -- let's honor the folks who brightened up New Windsor with sparkling Christmas displays. Three of the six winners were clustered on ++ High Street.

Ronnie and Barbara Blacksten at 306 High St. had the best overall display, while Dale and Judi Gray at 311 had the best door display. Robert and Diane Dixon had the second-best door display.

Rounding out the door display competition were James and Helen Carlisle on Church Street.

The No. 2 overall display award went to Roland and Doris Strawsburg on Lambert Avenue, while Josh and Sharon Lindmon of Main Street were third.

The holiday decorating contest was sponsored by the New Windsor and Sulphur Springs Lions clubs.

Top sellers

Shaun Warehime was the top seller in the fall fund-raiser for Runnymede Elementary PTO. He sold $510 worth of House of Lloyd merchandise.

Cameron Ripley placed second with $309 and Kayla Arrington was third with $301. The school will use the proceeds toward the purchase of computers.

The PTO also raised $340 at a Nov. 22 event at the Super Fresh in Westminster. The group sold $160 in baked goods, $35 in cookbooks and collected $13.57 in donations.

Hannah Taylor, Charlie Thompson and Matt, Ben and D. J. Watson teamed up to collect more than $13,100 in grocery receipts, which will net the school $131 toward the purchase of computers or other school-related equipment.

Runnymede plans two performances by the Children's Theater Association. The first show, "Ananse the Spider," will be presented at 2 p.m. Jan. 9.

The next day, the entire community is invited to a 10: 30 a.m. performance of "Round the World Tales."

Think spring

With a dusting of snow on the ground, it's hard to think about baseball, but the Taneytown Little League's next meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Taneytown branch of the Carroll County public library.

Pub Date: 1/02/98

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