Spring Fling tomorrow promises fun in Mount Airy


May 14, 1999|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOUNT AIRY'S Spring Fling will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

About 180 to 200 vendors and participants have registered for the event. Many of the crafts people and vendors will be new.

Music boxes, floral arrangements, musical instruments, hand-painted wooden crafts, blacksmith- created items, photographs, paintings, jewelry and antiques are among the interesting things you'll find.

The exhibit and demonstration area is new and will be located in the municipal parking area east of Main Street. Vintage vehicles and farm equipment, pet-grooming and stenciling will be demonstrated.

In the same area will be information about recycling, health and safety, college funding, builders, travel, civic clubs and other services.

Food will be available.

The children's section, behind the Farmers and Mechanics Bank, will have rides, games, puppet shows, face and hair painting, children's apparel and Miss Jill's petting zoo. The Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company will provide fire-safety information.

Entertainment will be held on two stages. Stage 1 will be at South Main and Park Avenue. Stage 2 will be on the rear platform of the train station behind Mount Airy Pharmacy.

Scheduled to appear are Linganore High School Chorus, Senior Line Dancers, Zion Mountain Boys with Bluegrass and Gospel, American Standard Band, Davis Street Band and The Cabellaros Band. The Western Reenactors will return this year, and Choe's Hap Ki Do Karate will demonstrate martial arts.

The Spring Fling Committee will sell flower pot mugs with the Mount Airy town emblem and free garden seeds.

Parking will be on the Firemen's Carnival Grounds at Route 27 and Twin Arch Road. A shuttle bus will run from 8: 30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Restrooms will be available at several locations.

Information or registration: Irene Brown, 301-829-3609; Jennifer Heflin, 301-831-0735; or Mount Airy Town Hall, 301-829-1424.

Amateur golf

The 1999 Four County Amateur Championship Golf Tournament, sponsored by Four County Exxon in Mount Airy, will be held Monday at the Westwind Golf Club, 11330 Country Club Road, New Market.

The format for the event is 18 holes of stroke play flighted by handicap and includes divisions for men's, women's and seniors.

The championship flight will play from the green (back) tees (6,477 yards), and all other flights of men's divisions will play from the gold tees (6,109 yards). Seniors will play from the black tees (5,633 yards), and women from the silver tees (5,108 yards).

The event is open to all amateurs with current approved USGA handicap. Entry fee is $75, which includes greens fees, cart, practice green, driving range, barbecue chicken dinner and award ceremony.

Prizes will be awarded to all flights and include on-course contests. All registered golfers will be eligible for a $10,000 putt contest. No refunds will be provided except for inclement weather, to be determined by Westwind Golf Club officials.

Checks should be made payable to Four County Exxon. Information: 301-831-6191.

Mathias memorial ceremony

A sign dedication ceremony for J. Raymond Mathias, Winfield Elementary School's principal killed in an auto accident last year, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.

A large sandblasted redwood sign, donated by the Hung Right Sign Installation and Signs of Our Times (the Cowman family), will be dedicated during the ceremony at Winfield Elementary.

The ceremony will include a musical performance by Winfield students.

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

Pub Date: 5/14/99

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