Gardeners bring color to Long View courtyard


July 20, 1998|By Lisa Breslin | Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE CARROLL COUNTY Master Gardeners recently brought vibrant colors to the indoor courtyard at Long View Nursing Home in Manchester by planting perennials and annuals.

As part of an outreach program developed by Marcia Bogash, residents at Carroll Lutheran Village soon will enjoy a little more of the outdoors as well.

Club members donated and planted sun rays, cone flowers, black-eyed Susans, sedum, chrysanthemums, spider wort and a host of colorful flowers that will come back next year. Diane Hole of Galloping Goose Farm donated herbs and annuals.

"We're reaching people who cannot do the things they used to enjoy doing," said Bogash. "For many of these residents who were once gardeners, farmers and homemakers, we are bringing back part of their past as they look out and see flowers and herbs growing."

The Carroll County Master Gardeners, with about 35 active members, receive their training through the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Gardeners Millie Tracey, Sandy Leitch, Donna Gozelanczyk, Bogash and Hole spent a day filling Long View Nursing Home's courtyard.

In September, the group, armed with plants and herbs, will make room visits to residents at Long View and Carroll Lutheran Village. "While we were planting at Long View, the residents were looking out the windows, smiling and telling us how pretty the flowers looked," said Bogash. "The plants will bring a lot of joy and the nursing home won't have to pay one penny."

Book signing

The Rev. Joe Breighner, author, radio personality, columnist, lecturer, counselor and priest, will visit Rose of Sharon Religious Books and Gifts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 7.

Breighner has more than 25 years' experience helping people make sense of their lives. He is the author of eight books. He will sign and discuss his most recent publication, "Does It All Make Sense?"

"We're excited because Father Breighner has a large following, and he has agreed to come meet people in the Carroll County area," said Joan Meekins, who owns Little Rose of Sharon with Fran Wetzel. "I've read his book and it is well-written. It doesn't matter where you are in your spiritual journey, it speaks to everyone."

In addition to writing for the Catholic Review for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Breighner is the host of "Country Roads" on Baltimore country radio station WPOC-FM.

Rose of Sharon Religious Gifts and Books is at 435 Sullivan Road, Westminster.

Information: 410-751-7737.

Lions Club raffle

Tickets are available for the Silver Run-Union Mills Lions Club raffle.

Winners will take home between 10 percent and 25 percent of the money collected. The more tickets sold, the bigger the cash prizes and the more money raised for the club's community projects.

First prize receives 25 percent of the money raised from ticket sales. Second prize gets 15 percent and third prize takes home 10 percent. The club keeps the remaining money.

Tickets, which were printed by local contractor Jim Wolfe, cost $1 and are available at Brewer's Market in Silver Run, Westminster Bank in Silver Run, Westminster Bank on Route 140 next to Weis, and Munch's Cafe on Main Street in Westminster.

Club members also have tickets to sell.

Information: 410-848-6855.

Annual corn roast

Members of Silver Run-Union Mills Lions Club will be roasting bushels and bushels of corn from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 at the 27th annual Corn Roast at Union Mills Homestead.

The corn roast is one of the top three fund-raisers for the Lions Club, followed closely by an annual golf tournament and its Fallfest celebration.

Corn roast tickets are $9 for adults and $4 for children, and admission includes all the roasted corn you can eat, fried chicken, applesauce, rolls with butter, iced tea and lemonade.

"It's a great way to get together and see how the Lions Club works in the community," said publicity chairman John Hopkins. "All the money we earn goes back into the community through Lions Club projects."

Tours of Union Mills Homestead will be available Aug. 1 for a nominal fee. Information: 410-848-2288.

Lisa Breslin's Central Carroll neighborhood column appears each Monday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 7/20/98

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