Showcase of Bands set for Saturday at N. Carroll High


September 24, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WITH ALL OF the construction going on at Francis Scott Key High School, holding a band competition there is just about impossible.

While the competition would be limited to the school stadium, other bands would need room to warm up and plenty of parking would be needed for cars and buses.

However, all of the parking along the practice fields on the west side of the campus has been temporarily eliminated because of the construction -- the school is being expanded and renovated. Without that parking, the logistics for a band competition would be a nightmare.

The school has solved the problem by joining with North Carroll High in Hampstead. The schools will play host to a jointShowcase of Bands starting at noon Saturday at North Carroll High.

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Food will be available.

The school is at 3801 Hampstead-Mexico Road (Route 482). The event is sponsored by the two schools' band booster groups.

Information: 410-857-5372.

Cheap eats aplenty

It's about time to resume the cheap eats portion of this column -- the places to find inexpensive meals while helping community groups raise money.

Many groups cut back their schedule in the summer because of vacations and hot weather. But several organizations are offering meals this weekend.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church Holy Name Society will have its annual fall fish fry from 3 p.m. until sold out tomorrow.

The menu includes fried and baked fish, potato wedges, coleslaw, applesauce, roll, iced tea and coffee. The church youth group will have a bake table for dessert.

Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 10 and those under 6 can eat free. Carryouts will be available.

The church is at 44 Frederick St., Taneytown. Information: 410-756-2500.

Tom's Creek United Methodist Church will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m. Saturday.

The menu features sausage, pancakes, home fries, chipped beef gravy, scrambled eggs, toast, fruit cup, coffee and juice.

Cost is $4.50 for adults and $2.25 for ages 5 to 10. Bake and craft tables will be available.

The church is on Tom's Creek Church Road off Route 140 between Taneytown and Emmitsburg.

The Union Bridge Fire Company offers a fried chicken dinner Saturday night, but it will also help you melt off the pounds by offering a dance with the food.

Food will be available from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the dance will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Music will be by Bob Plunkert & Real Country.

The fire hall is at 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge. Cost is $10 per person. Information: 410-775-7422.

Tune up your voice

The Taneytown Community Chorus begins rehearsals at 1: 30 p.m. Sunday.

The group practices at Grace United Church of Christ at 49 W. Baltimore St., and the group invites anyone who enjoys singing to attend.

The current rehearsals will be for the annual Advent-Christmas Concert on Dec. 6.

Information: Anna Motter, 410-756-2257.

Learning our heritage

After taking the summer off, the Taneytown Heritage Committee meets at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St.

The committee, which started in 1987, encourages upkeep of properties in town, helps the City Council with historical projects and researches and educates about Taneytown's history.

The committee meets on the fourth Monday of the month in September, October, November, March, April and May. Dues are $2 annually.

Information: Anna Motter, 410-756-2257.

Runnymede PTO meets

Runnymede Elementary School will have its first PTO meeting at 6: 30 p.m. today in the school cafeteria.

As usual, the group will organize several fund-raisers, including the annual March Madness, and events for Teacher Appreciation Week.

The school is off Mayberry Road at the intersection of Route 140, about three miles east of Taneytown. Information: Randy Ripley, 410-857-4743, or Claudine Dunn, 410-751-0923.

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

Pub Date: 9/24/98

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