Taneytown church to offer an after-school program


September 03, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MESSIAH UNITED Methodist Church in Taneytown is stepping up in the community by offering an after-school program for area youth.

The After School Club starts its 1998-1999 program at 3: 30 p.m. Monday at the church, 25 Middle St. The program is aimed at children ages 10 to 15.

The program is an opportunity for students to get help with homework, have a snack and meet other children the same age. The program might help parents who are not home after school.

The club is searching for several people to help run the program. Information: the church, 410-756-6085, or attend a meeting about the club at 12: 30 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Football season starts

Francis Scott Key Junior Eagles started its football season last weekend, but the home opener is Sunday at Memorial Park in Taneytown.

The minipony game will start about noon, with pony, junior varsity and varsity games to follow.

About 200 football players and cheerleaders are involved in the program this year.

President Tom LeQuire has started several initiatives this year. Coaches, parents, players and cheerleaders attended a drug awareness seminar Monday night, and the group is collecting nonperishable food to donate to Carpenter's Table, a food bank that serves northwest Carroll.

Be a safe hunter

Taneytown Rod and Gun Club will hold a Hunter Safety Course with Maryland Natural Resources Police.

The classes will be held at the club, 12380 Shoemaker Road, between Taneytown and Emmitsburg. The group will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Sept. 15, then finish with a 10 a.m. session Sept. 27.

Information or mandatory registration: Dick or Florence Miller, 410-751-1685.

Be a good Scout

Boys ages 11 to 17 are invited to join Boy Scout Troop No. 718 in Taneytown.

Members have a chance to learn lifelong skills, good citizenship and emergency preparedness.

Activities will include hiking, camping, fishing, archery and more.

Information: Gary Hunsberger, 410-751-0088.

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

Pub Date: 9/03/98

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