Mount Airy group collecting gifts for flood victims


November 26, 1998|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOUNT AIRY NET, AN emergency assistance network that helps needy community members, is working to provide Christmas presents for families in and around Seguin, Texas.

Families in that area had their belongings washed away by the Guadalupe River flood.

In addition to holiday items, the NET is gathering household items and furniture for the families and will assist those interested in donating items by arranging a drop-off for furniture and large items.

The project has acquired several couches, chairs, bedroom furniture and other items from the Oct. 24 Jaycees Fall Cleanup. The donation of such items will help the families who were left with nothing after the flood.

Clothes and canned foods are not being requested. Funds donated to Mount Airy NET will be sent to Texas only if they are specifically designated for Texas Flood Relief.

If you would like to adopt a family in Seguin and help make their Christmas merry, contact Gail Crum at 301-829-1615 or e-mail to

Information about Mount Airy NET and its community activities: 301-829-0472.

Library holiday craft days

Parents can join their children to create holiday decorations at the Holiday Craft Days workshops at the Mount Airy public library at 705 Ridge Ave. Workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for children ages 2 to 5.

Additional workshops for children age 6 and older will be held at 4: 30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 3.

All children must be accompanied by an adult, and registration is required. Information: 410-795-1010 or 301-829-5290.

Church pancake day

Bring an appetite to the all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast served from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Prospect United Methodist Church, 5923 Woodville Road in Mount Airy.

Cost is $4.25 for adults and $2.25 for children ages 5 to 8. Children age 4 and younger eat free.

The church will also serve chicken platters from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost is $5.50 for adults and $2.25 for children ages 5 to 8. Children age 4 and younger are free.

Information: Debbie Barneski, 301-831-6339.

Fire safety open house

Christmas brings to mind stockings by the fireplace, decorated trees and Christmas lights.

To help keep the holidays safe, Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company will be host for a Christmas Fire Safety Open House from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at the fire station at 702 N. Main St.

The open house will feature a 911 simulation station, child safety seat checks, blood pressure screenings, videos, snacks, a child identification station and tours of the firehouse.

Parents should bring cameras because Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at 1 p.m.

Information: 301-829-0100 or 410-795-8055.

Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 11/26/98

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