Soccer tourney planned for Saturday


November 19, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SEVERAL HUNDRED soccer players will descend on Taneytown on Saturday to wrap up the fall season with a tournament featuring county teams.

Teams from Freedom, Sandymount, Westminster, Charles Carroll and Union Bridge will join Francis Scott Key Junior Eagles squads in under 8, under 10, under 12 and under 14 tournaments. Games will be played at Roberts Mill Park (the old Rod and Gun Club), THS Park on Roberts Mill Road and Northwest Middle School.

Stop by and watch these young athletes wrap up the season. Games begin at 8 a.m. and will run as late as 4: 30 p.m. at some fields.

Information: 410-751-1007.

Holiday happenings

Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Christmas in the Valley from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall, 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road.

Craft items, decorations, gifts, food and a train garden will be available. Information: 410-848-1833.

The train display will be open for public viewing from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. five consecutive Sundays, beginning Nov. 29.

Plants for sale

Help support arts education at Northwest Middle School by purchasing a poinsettia that will decorate the stage for the school's winter instrumental concert.

The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 17, and the poinsettia can be taken home immediately afterward. But the poinsettias must be ordered by Wednesday.

One plant in a 6-inch pot will cost $6, three plants in a 7 1/2 -inch pot are $13 and five plants in a 10-inch pot will be $25. Send cash or check to the school at 99 Kings Drive, Taneytown 21787.

Information: 410-751-3270.

Town tree lighting

New Windsor will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival at 6: 30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Main Street Park.

After the town Christmas tree is lighted, a social hour and Town Council meeting will be held in the fire hall.

Councilwoman Becky Harman is asking for donations of cookies for the social hour. Food can be taken to the fire hall at 5: 30 p.m. the day of the event.

In case of rain, all ceremonies will be held at the fire hall.

Cookie sale

New Windsor Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary is holding a cookie sale for the holidays.

Three kinds of cookies are available, all baked by the members: chocolate chip, snickerdoodles and million-dollar cookies.

Cookies will be available for pickup from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at New Windsor Fire Hall on Main Street.

Cost is $1.50 per dozen. Deadline for orders is Dec. 1.

Information: 410-635-2756, 410-775-7402 or 410-848-3756.

Cheap eats

This week's cheap eats event -- good, inexpensive food for a good cause -- is Saturday's all-you-can-eat breakfast sponsored by Taneytown Lions Club.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs cooked to order, pudding and hominy, sausage gravy, juice, coffee and tea. Serving is 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Money raised at the breakfast helps provide sight and hearing assistance, scholarships, prizes for a writing contest, contributions to youth sports and the Fire Department.

Cost is $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for ages 6 to 12, and younger than 6 are free.

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

Pub Date: 11/19/98

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