Planning under way for August festival

Neighbors

March 12, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AUGUST may seem a long way off, but if you're planning a major event for late summer, those five months just fly by.

That's why organizers of the third annual Celebrate Taneytown Festival are hard at work getting ready for the Aug. 22 event.

Officials are hoping up to 10,000 people will visit the event, which will feature vendors with 19th-century skills, children's activities and plenty of food. Organizers also hope to showcase the city's history and its community spirit.

The next planning meeting is at 7 p.m. March 19 at City Hall on East Baltimore Street.

Information: 410-876-0483 or 410-756-6431.

Top o' the mornin'

Cadette/Senior Troop 31 of the Girl Scouts is getting in the holiday spirit with a St. Patrick's Dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Admission is $3 or $2 for children who wear green clothing. Kathy Diehl will be the disc jockey.

The dance will be held at the American Legion Post on Broad Street. Refreshments will be served.

Information: 410-756-1237.

Charter questions

Longtime Taneytown resident and former city official Neal Powell, a member of the board that wrote the proposed county charter, will be at Monday's Taneytown Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Powell will be joined by fellow board member Jack Gullo Jr., the mayor of New Windsor. They will discuss the charter and answer questions.

The meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall on Broad Street. Networking starts at 6 p.m., with a dinner served by the Ladies' Auxiliary at 6: 30 p.m. The meeting will be at 7 p.m.

Reservations must be made by today.

Information: 410-756-6671.

Bingo

New Windsor Middle School will have basket bingo tomorrow at the school, 1000 Green Valley Road.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for 20 games. Light dinner and refreshments will be sold.

Information: 410-751-3355.

Cheap eats

Taneytown Rod & Gun Club will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at the club on Shoemaker Road, between Taneytown and Emmitsburg.

The menu includes pancakes, buckwheat cakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits, toast, sausage gravy, chip beef gravy, pudding, hominy, fried potatoes, hot cheese, hot apples, fruit cocktail, orange juice and coffee.

The cost is $4.50 for adults, $3 for ages 8 to 12.

Information: 410-751-1685.

Lenten program

The weekly Lenten series of the Caring and Sharing Ministries of Taneytown continues Sunday at Taneytown Presbyterian Church, 36 York St.

The program will discuss the ministry of the Carpenter's Table, a local meal program. The event starts at 6 p.m. with soup and sandwiches, and the program follows at 7 p.m.

Pub Date: 3/12/98

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