Taneytown Lions Club installs new officers


August 13, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TANEYTOWN LIONS Club recently installed new officers in a ceremony held at the Firemen's Activity Building.

Claude Elmore, a four-year member, was installed as president. Elmore told members he hopes to increase membership and expand the traditional fund-raisers that have provided money for the group's community service programs.

Other new officers include George Sauble, first vice president; Fred Martin, second vice president; Ron Cain, third vice president; James Fair, secretary; Donald Lawyer, treasurer; Dean Sholl, lion tamer; David Buie, tail twister; Richard Koontz, membership chairman; Jim Storey, one-year director; Richard Koontz, one-year director; EmRoy Gehlsen, two-year director; and Fern Haines, two-year director.

The installing officer was Lions past district Gov. Robert J. Miller, joined by his wife, Sue. Miller talked about his involvement in the Vision 2000 program, an effort to build the endowment fund for the Lions Vision Research Foundation.

The Lions are involved in numerous local community programs, including Taneytown Little League, scholarships for graduating high school seniors, assistance for the Fire Department's emergency medical services, Christmas for the Needy, Carroll Hospice, Maryland School for the Deaf, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Eyeglasses and Eye Exams for the Needy, Girl Scouts, Literacy Council, Taneytown Caring & Sharing Ministries, Lions Club International Foundation and Rape Crisis Intervention.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Membership information: Claude Elmore, 410-751-1227, James Fair, 410-751-1120, Donald Lawyer, 410-756-2527 or Richard Koontz, 410-756-6943.

Summer Roundup

Thunderhead Bowl on Old Taneytown Road in Taneytown is sponsoring a Summer Roundup to benefit area youth programs.

The roundup will feature classic cars, a flea market and craft sale, displays by area businesses and youth groups, games, drawings, a disc jockey playing country music, prizes, $1 bowling and food specials.

Table spaces start at $10 and car registration is $5, with dash plaques to the first 50 cars.

Information: Thunderhead Bowl, 410-751-1750.

Preseason soccer

The Ravens christened their new stadium with an exhibition game last weekend, and Francis Scott Key Junior Eagles Soccer Club will do the same this weekend.

A preseason tournament for teams in the under-14 and under-12 age groups is planned for Saturday at Roberts Mill Park, formerly Taneytown Rod and Gun Club. The event is expected to start about 8 a.m. with the championship game about 2: 40 p.m.

Members of the community, including children not participating in the tournament, will have the opportunity to compete in soccer skills contests for a small fee, and winners will receive trophies.

The city recently built three soccer fields at the site.

The Junior Eagles are sponsored by Taneytown Area Recreation Council, and the group's travel teams will start their season just after Labor Day, with in-house teams to follow. The season runs through mid-November.

Crab cake sale

St. Paul's United Methodist Church in New Windsor is having a crab cake sale Aug. 20.

Cooked or uncooked crab cakes can be ordered for $3.50 each, and orders must be placed by Sunday.

Cooked crab cakes will be available for pickup between 11 a.m. and noon Aug. 20, while uncooked crab cakes can be picked up between 10 a.m. and noon.

The church is at 200 Main St. in New Windsor.

Information or to order: 410-635-2442.

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

Pub Date: 8/13/98

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