Tree lighting, parade part of Taneytown festivities


November 26, 1998|By Ed McDonough | Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TANEYTOWN HAS major plans for Christmas this year. A parade and Christmas tree lighting launch festivities Saturday. lTC The parade will step off at 2 p.m., leaving from the main office of Taneytown Bank & Trust and heading east on Baltimore Street to Taneytown Shopping Center.

Santa will have a house and regular hours at the shopping center, and a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony will be held after the parade.

Other holiday activities include a free puppet show, "Pigs From the Pole," at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Taneytown Elementary School.

A Children's Cookie Contest will be held Dec. 10. Contestants should drop off a dozen cookies at Taneytown Senior Center, whose members will do the judging. Prizes will be awarded in each grade level.

Sue Reifsnider brings her enthusiastic leadership to the holiday festivities. Reifsnider plans a holiday carnival at the firefighters' activities building, caroling at the shopping center, and story and ornament contests.

Decorate the doors

Taneytown Heritage Committee will sponsor its annual Christmas Door/Home Front Decorating Contest the week of Dec. 14.

All homes and businesses entered must be decorated and lighted by 5: 30 each night that week to qualify. Entry forms are available at the Taneytown branch library on Grand Drive or the city offices until 3 p.m. Dec. 10, or by calling 410-756-2572.

Christmas Mart

Here's another chance to do holiday shopping in the area.

The ladies auxiliary of Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Christmas Mart from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall on Locust Street.

Santa will stop in for a visit from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, food and baked goods will be available.

Information: 410-775-2757.

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

Pub Date: 11/26/98

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