Metzler's Garden Center and Christmas Shop will have a grand opening celebration from 8: 30 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in its newly renovated quarters in Winfield.
The family-owned and operated garden center includes 10,000 square feet of greenhouses, a full-service florist and a 3,000-square-foot Christmas shop.
The Metzler family, John and Dotty and children Hans Metzler and Katrina Bellofatto, have owned a center in Howard County for the past 30 years. The center is on the site of the former Rolling Hills Farm and Garden Center at 935 W. Liberty Road.
Grand opening activities include visits from Santa and Rudolph, free photos with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and 4-H Club bake sales.
The 4-H'ers also will help children make a pine-cone bird feeder to take home. There will be a train display as well and music by pianist Jeremy Sorensen and carolers from South Carroll High School.
Committee to hold panel on employee assistance
The Carroll County Job Service Employer Committee will sponsor a panel discussion on establishing an Employee Assistance Program from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at Carroll County General Hospital.
Many businesses are looking into creating EAPs to help their employees with family and personal problems that may have little to do with the workplace.
This panel discussion will feature Bill Bates, benefits administrator for Carroll County government; Lynn Davis, assistant director of the Carroll County Youth Service Bureau; and Karen Haugen, director of marketing with Green Spring Health Service.
Panelists will share their experiences establishing and administering EAPs in Carroll County.
Participants will be able to ask questions afterward.
A continental breakfast will be served before the panel begins. Reservations are required.
Friendly opens first restaurant in county
Friendly Ice Cream Corp. has opened a restaurant in Westminster at the 140 Village Shopping Center.
The restaurant features an expanded menu for adults and children, along with Friendly's specialty ice cream confections.
The company owns and operates more than 600 facilities in 16 states. This is its first restaurant in Carroll County.
The restaurant is at 551 Jermor Lane off Malcolm Drive.
Taneytown Bank presents money to Land Conservancy
Taneytown Bank & Trust Co. recently presented the first part of a $5,000 pledge to the Land Conservancy of Adams County, Pa.
Michael K. Walsch, the bank's executive vice president and chief operation officer, presented the gift to Gary Sterner, Dean Shultz and Allen Haar, board members for the conservancy.
The land conservancy was founded in 1996 and has 300 members. The organization's mission is to preserve the rural lands and character of Adams County.
The bank has branches in Adams County.
Pub Date: 11/22/98