Elmer Wolfe Elementary School to be dedicated


September 17, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SUNDAY WILL BE A special day for students at Elmer Wolfe Elementary School in Union Bridge.

The bright, modern new school, which opened for students last month, will be dedicated with a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Elmer Wolfe students spent the last several years learning in the old New Windsor Middle School building. While the Elmer Wolfe staff did its best to make the temporary quarters feel like home, the old, multistory building was hardly an optimal place to study.

Of course, much the same could have been said about the old Elmer Wolfe Elementary. The new school is on the site of the old school at 119 N. Main St. in Union Bridge, but the site and a dedicated staff are about the only things the new and old buildings share.

The new school is bright and spacious, with state-of-the-art systems and room to grow. The school board even bought some additional land adjacent to the existing property to make sure there will be adequate room for physical education classes and community recreation uses.

The school serves students in the Union Bridge and New Windsor area.

Bingo time

A couple of bingo games are planned the next two nights in Taneytown.

Grace United Church of Christ will have a basket bingo tomorrow at Northwest Middle School on Kings Drive. Doors open at 5: 30 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door for 20 games, and extra tickets will be available. Refreshments will be sold and there will be door prizes and raffles.

Proceeds will help the church pay for its recent accessibility improvements.

Information: Fairy Flickinger, 410-756-2245.

The next evening, the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Department will have conventional bingo in its activity hall on Memorial Drive.

Doors open at 4 p.m., with dinner served from 5: 30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. Early bird games start at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, and tickets will be sold at the door.

Included in the fee is a turkey dinner platter, 12 cards for each regular game, 12 cards for each special game, 12 cards for the jackpot cover-all game, one sheet for the triangle game and one sheet for each "slow-quickie" game.

Thirty games are planned and extra tickets are available. Children must be accompanied by a parent and have a bingo ticket.

Information: 410-756-6692, 410-756-6630 or 410-756-6253.

Breakfast time

The Taneytown Rod & Gun Club will have a country breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at the club, 12380 Shoemaker Road, between Taneytown and Emmitsburg.

The menu will include pancakes, buckwheat cakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits, toast, sausage gravy, chipped beef, meat pudding, hominy, fried potatoes, hot cheese, hot apples, fruit cocktail, orange juice and coffee.

Cost is $4.50 for adults, $3 for children ages 8 to 12.

Circus time

The Roberts Brothers Three-Ring Circus is making several stops in Carroll County this month, including Saturday at the New Windsor Carnival Grounds off Route 75.

The midway opens at 2 p.m. and the show starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance for adults and $8 on circus day, and $4 for children in advance and $5 on circus day.

Information or ticket locations: 410-635-6373 or 410-635-2785.

How does your garden grow?

The Carroll Garden Club will have a minihorticultural show from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Union Bridge Community Center on Ladiesburg Road.

A variety of exhibits and displays will be a part of the show.

Auxiliary conference

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Maryland State Firemen's Association will have its fall conference Saturday at the Union Bridge fire hall.

Auxiliary members usually help volunteer fire companies with fund-raising duties and often provide refreshments to firefighters at major incidents. Traditionally, this has been a role filled by women, but more and more men are helping by working at suppers and other events that raise money.

Registration starts at 8: 15 a.m., and the meeting starts at 9: 30 a.m.

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

Pub Date: 9/17/98

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