Memory Walk will raise money for Alzheimer's


September 22, 1998|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A STROLL DOWN memory lane is an enjoyable pastime for most of us, but for an estimated 4 million Americans stricken with Alzheimer's, such a stroll is impossible.

To raise awareness of the disease and funds to continue research, the Central Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is sponsoring a Memory Walk/Run on Oct. 3 in Sykesville.

The route begins at St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Main Street and continues along scenic River Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the event starts at 9 a.m.

Last year's event in Carroll County drew about three dozen participants and raised more than $3,500. Organizers are expecting a much larger group this year and will have several booths and information tables to further educate about the disease.

Health care facilities around the county have formed teams of walkers and are challenging each other in a spirit of friendly competition.

Every participant with $25 or more in sponsors will receive a T-shirt and will be eligible for door prizes.

Sponsor sheets are available in businesses in downtown Sykesville, as well as Carrolltown Center and the Eldersburg branch library.

For more information, call Deena Cook at 410-795-6579 or the Alzheimer's Association at 410-561-9099.

Alzheimer's golf tourney

In addition to the Memory Walk, Carroll County will have another event to benefit the Central Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Woodland Signs of Westminster is sponsoring its first Carroll County Alzheimer's Golf Tournament at River Downs Golfer's Club in Finksburg Friday.

The event kicks off at 7: 30 a.m. with a shotgun start, features a scramble format and includes green fees and cart, beverage cart, continental breakfast and barbecue lunch.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, plus closest to the pin and longest drive. The cost is $85.

9- Information: Mark Cheyne at 410-876-7196.

Reading Across Maryland

Donna Jacobs, deputy chief of staff for Gov. Parris N. Glendening, will read to third-grade students at Carrolltowne Elementary Thursday. Every county in the state will have an official reader to kick off Reading Across Maryland, the governor's program to spur reading among children.

Carrolltowne had invited Glendening to its celebration for 100 days of reading last year. The governor was unable to attend that event, but he had asked the school to keep the invitation open.

Outdoor Expo

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day at Freedom Park Sunday.

The Outdoor Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park on Raincliffe Road off Route 32 in Sykesville.

There will be demonstrations throughout the day, including equestrian events, archery, hunting dogs, Civil War musket firings and black powder demos. The Young Marines will perform precision military maneuvers.

Vendors will display a variety of outdoor equipment and refreshments will be available.

Admission is free.

Information: 410-876-6595.

Basketball registration

Saturday is the final registration date (without paying a late fee) for the Freedom Area Basketball League.

Register at Carrolltown Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Teams will be formed for boys and girls in all grades. The season runs November through April.

The cost is $60 for the first child and $30 for each additional child.

Information: 410-549-9243.

Sherry Graham's Southeast neighborhood column appears each Tuesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 9/22/98

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