Night Out Against Crime includes troopers, mayor

Neighbors

August 06, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ABOUT 200 individuals marched along Baltimore Street in Taneytown Tuesday night as part of the National Night Out Against Crime.

Dozens of state troopers, led by Col. David B. Mitchell, superintendent of the Maryland State Police, and Lt. Leonard M. Armstrong, commander of the Westminster barracks, participated.

City officials were led by Mayor Robert Flickinger and Police Chief Melvin Diggs. Members of several community groups, units from the Taneytown and Union Bridge fire departments and other police agencies also took part.

Some marchers expressed disappointment at the rather small number of people along the street.

After the parade, as marchers munched on free hot dogs, several city and police officials briefly addressed the crowd.

People clustered around the state police helicopter that dropped in. Others admired the two police cars -- one a Baltimore Police Department patrol car, the other from the Maryland State Police.

Soccer meeting

The Francis Scott Key Junior Eagles Soccer Club will have an important parents meeting Tuesday.

The organization is moving most of its games and practices to three beautiful new fields at Roberts Mill Park (the old Taneytown Rod and Gun Club), and the organization hopes to add a concession stand this year.

The group needs one parent or more to organize the snack stand by deciding on a menu, buying food, scheduling workers and making sure everything is cleaned up.

A concession stand could be an important fund-raiser for the program and help keep down registration fees, already among the lowest in the county.

Parents are needed to help with contacting sponsors and putting together the club's program, which features rosters, schedules and ads from sponsors.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Taneytown Senior Center on Roberts Mill Road.

Information: Ed McDonough, 410-751-1007.

Concerts continue

Taneytown's Concerts in the Park series continues at 6 p.m. Sunday with the Dixie Highway Band playing country music.

Perhaps the best-known of the series' performers is the Karen Goldberg Trio, performing Aug. 16. I saw Goldberg perform as a solo act more than 15 years ago at the Talbot Street Cafe in Ocean City and again about five years ago at Maggie's Restaurant in Westminster.

Those shows were acoustic performances of folk and rock songs, but with two other musicians, this show is billed as a pop and jazz event.

The Westminster Municipal Band will play Aug. 23, and Every Day People take the stage Aug. 30.

The free concerts are at Memorial Park.

Preschool openings

Trinity Lutheran Church at 38 W. Baltimore St. has openings in its play group for the fall session.

The group has classes for ages 3 and 4. The group begins after Labor Day and runs through May.

Information: 410-756-2979 or 410-751-1203.

Silver Run Day

Just as Frizzellburg did a few weeks ago, Silver Run has its annual event to pay for the power for the community's street lights.

I still don't understand why the penny pinchers on Center Street don't pay for street lights in these communities. The lights are useful not only to residents but to passing drivers.

Silver Run Day is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with neighborhood yard sales and food stands along Route 97.

The event is sponsored by the Silver Run Improvement Association.

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

Pub Date: 8/06/98

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