Walkers raise $14,000 at event for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

NEIGHBORS

May 26, 1998|By Lisa Breslin | Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MORE THAN 300 people walked in the Lindsay Scott Memorial Walk on May 17, raising about $14,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

"The community support was incredible. It meant so much to us," said Sandy Scott, mother of Lindsay, who died in March after battling cystic fibrosis for 12 years.

"People who came from out of town thought Westminster was charming and the route was beautiful," Scott said.

About 5: 30 p.m., after meeting with walkers at Westminster Playground and thanking them for their support, Sandy walked the route with her husband, Steve. Joining them were family friends Tricia Duke and Laurie Walters. The Scotts' son, Wes, had walked earlier with friends.

Walters is the media specialist at East Middle School, which Lindsay attended for almost two years. She worked with Mary Peters, school health nurse, and Jennifer Walko, a math resource teacher, to organize the event.

Girl Scout donation

Each year, it is a Girl Scouts' annual Camporee tradition to make a donation to a local charity. This year, the Maryland State Troopers Association received $600 for its Christmas for Kids program.

"We are ecstatic," said Capt. Earl Brendenburg, president of Lodge 20. "Usually we spend $4,500 to $5,000 on that program, and this money will go a long way toward meeting that goal."

Each year, the troopers and their wives shop at a local toy store for about 100 children in Carroll County after gathering the children's Christmas wish lists.

They have a wrapping party at the Westminster Fire Hall, and the children and their families are invited for dinner, prepared by the Westminster Volunteer Fire Company, the Sunday before Christmas.

"After we serve the meal, Santa Claus distributes the presents," Brendenburg said. "The first time you get involved, you really understand the meaning of Christmas."

Another Camporee note

Congratulations to the music man, Ish Phillips, nicknamed "Be Bop," for earning his second Camporee badge.

Be Bop brought his saxophone and karaoke unit to the annual Camporee at the Union Mills Homestead, joining his daughter, Penny Lynch, a Westminster resident, and his granddaughter, Megan.

"I always have a good time. Thank the Lord for good weather," he said.

Musical instrument bank

The Carroll County Arts Council encourages those who are spring cleaning or preparing for neighborhood garage sales to contribute used instruments to the Arts Council's Musical Instrument Bank.

Thanks to generous grants from the United Way and the Maryland State Arts Council, the CCAC is able to clean and repair contributed instruments to give to children whose families cannot afford to rent or purchase one.

The council hopes to have a significant supply of instruments to distribute in September.

The Arts Council will accept standard hand-held band and orchestra instruments. Donors are asked to deliver instruments to the council during regular business hours.

If necessary, instruments will be picked up. After evaluation by a professional appraiser, a receipt verifying the cash value will be issued to the donor for tax purposes. The Arts Council cannot accept instruments that an appraiser deems too costly to repair. Those will be returned to the donors.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Lisa Breslin's Central Carroll neighborhood column appears each Monday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun. Her column did not appear in yesterday's edition because of the holiday.

Pub Date: 5/26/98

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