Park's trees donated from community

January 22, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BIG THINGS come in small packages in New Windsor.

And so, on Sunday, officials gathered to dedicate a one-fifth acre park packed with symbolism of the community.

All the trees in the small park at the intersection of Routes 32 and 75 were donated by groups and residents. The large pine tree that is the town Christmas tree was donated years ago by the neighboring Warehime family upon their son's return from the Vietnam War, and another was recently planted by the local Brownie troop.

Two flags -- an American flag that had flown over the Capitol provided by 6th District Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett and a state flag sent by Gov. Parris N. Glendening -- were hoisted by members of the town's volunteer fire department.

Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. noted that he and four of the council members were fire department members, a sign that many residents of small towns wear several hats.

Gullo said about 25 to 30 people attended the dedication. One last item will be added to the park, Gullo said -- a brass plaque honoring the donors.

Super festivities

Still haven't figured out where you're going to watch the National Football Conference champion put its annual whipping on the American Football Conference Champion Sunday?

Here are a couple of possibilities.

Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company is having its annual Super Bowl bash at the department's hall on Locust Street. Doors open at 4 p.m. Sunday, two hours before kickoff.

Food will include the usual bull and oyster roast fare and will be served until the beginning of the third quarter. Patrons can view the game on two big-screen televisions set up in the hall.

Tickets are $25. Information: 410-775-7830.

The Uniontown Bible Church get-together at Runnymede Elementary will focus on fellowship.

It is open to anyone middle-school age or older and will include refreshments and activities along with the game.

The church party runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Information: 410-857-9644.

More spring sign-ups

More spring sports sign-ups for northwest Carroll have been announced.

Union Bridge Area Recreation Council is holding registration for spring baseball, softball and lacrosse programs.

Registration for all three programs is slated for 5: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Jan. 29 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31. at Union Bridge Community Center on Ladiesburg Road. An additional lacrosse registration is set for 5: 30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Francis Scott Key High School gym lobby Feb. 2.

The baseball program is divided into six age groups for ages 5 to 16. Fee is $28 for ages 5 to 12, $40 for ages 13 and 14 and $80 for ages 15 and 16.

Information: 410-775-7992 or 410-775-2416.

The slow-pitch softball program has five age groups for ages 6 to 17. Fee is $28 per player and no more than $60 per family and includes a shirt and hat.

Information: 410-876-0003 or 410-775-0337.

Organizers of the first-year lacrosse program have established their registration fees. The cost will be $25 for all players in the instructional program for children in grades one to three, $25 for girls and $50 for boys in grades four to eight.

The older boys will play in the Frederick Lacrosse League. The older girls likely will play in a program being set up in Frederick County.

If you already indicated to organizers that your child wanted to play lacrosse this spring, you must attend one of the registrations for final sign-ups. New registrants also are welcome.

Information: 410-775-7541.

Pizza kits

The Runnymede Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization is selling Joe Corbi pizza kits until Jan. 30. Pizzas will be available for pickup at the school, off Mayberry Road, on Feb. 11.

Costs range from $13.50 to $17, and offerings include dessert and breakfast kits.

You can buy the pizza kits from any Runnymede student. Information: 410- 857-5196.

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

Pub Date: 1/22/98

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