Halloween parade, contest scheduled


October 15, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TANEYTOWN AREA Recreation Council is making plans for its annual Halloween parade and costume judging contest.

The parade will form on Middle Street at 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 29 and will begin at 7 p.m., heading west on Baltimore Street to the Carnival Grounds off Memorial Drive.

Floats will be judged during the parade and costume judging will be done at the Carnival Grounds. Contestants may enter their costumes in one of the following categories: prettiest, most unusual, scariest/ugliest, funniest, most symbolic of Halloween, store bought, groups of two and groups of three or more.

Age groups are age 3 and younger, 4 to 6, 7 to 11, 12 to 17, and 18 and older.

In case of bad weather, the parade will be canceled and costume judging will be held in the Firemen's Activities Building starting at 7 p.m.

The recreation council works with area businesses and service groups to provide prizes for the contest and to make sure children receive Halloween goodies.

Individuals or groups that want to make a donation or volunteer to help with the parade and/or contest should call Diane Tracey, 410-751-1107.

Chamber to meet

Ed Leister, senior vice president at Taneytown Bank and Trust, is the scheduled speaker at the Taneytown Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday night at the American Legion Post at Broad Street and Roberts Mill Road.

Networking starts at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 6: 30 p.m. Call 410-756-6431 for dinner reservations no later than today. The meeting begins about 7 p.m.

Apple butter boil

The Apple Butter Boil is scheduled at Piney Creek Church of the Brethren from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event will feature freshly made apple butter, baked goods, children's activities, a quilt display and food.

The church is at Teeter and Ruggles roads between Taneytown and Littlestown, Pa.

Information: 410-756-2820.

Cheap eats

Here are this week's cheap eats -- inexpensive meals for a good cause -- in the northwest Carroll area.

Emmanuel (Baust) United Church of Christ will hold a fried chicken and ham dinner from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church hall, 2940 Old Taneytown Road in Tyrone.

Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Dessert is included, a bake table will be set up and carryouts are available.

Information: 410-857-0416.

Have a country breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at Taneytown Rod and Gun Club, 12380 Shoemaker Road, between Taneytown and Emmitsburg.

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

Adult meals are $4.50; ages 8-12, $3. Information: 410-751-1685.

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

Pub Date: 10/15/98

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