Memory grove of trees to be planted

NEIGHBORS

October 13, 1999|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A MEMORY grove of trees will be planted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pine Valley Park in Manchester. The 19 trees were donated in honor of persons or occasions.

Families are welcome to help plant the trees after a ribbon-cutting ceremony and program.

Volunteers from Manchester Parks Foundation Inc., which oversees Pine Valley Park, will aid in the planting and watering. Water will be carried from a nearby stream and pond.

The root holes for the trees were calculated by the fifth-grade math class of teacher Betty Smith of Manchester Elementary and dug by town workers.

Pine Valley Park operates by donations and volunteer effort.

Manchester Parks Foundation Inc. welcomes new members. The group meets at 7: 30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the nature center.

Information: 410-374-2395.

Canned food drive

Project Together is a consortium of school and community groups working to build character among North Carroll children.

The organization comprises five North Carroll public schools and businesses, parents and local civic organizations.

To emphasize kindness and caring, a drive for donations of canned and nonperishable food will take place from Monday through Nov. 19 at each school. The food will be used to help restock the pantry operated by Northeast Social Action Program Inc.

The food pantry assists local families in need. Northeast Social Action Program is an all-volunteer consortium of area churches.

In addition to the food pantry, NESAP offers other types of aid, including financial assistance for fuel bills and the Community Clothing Store of secondhand clothing in Hampstead.

The Project Together food drive includes students at Hampstead, Manchester and Spring Garden elementary schools, North Carroll Middle School and North Carroll High School.

Crafts vendors sought

Members of St. John's United Methodist Church are always among the first to herald the Christmas season in North Carroll.

Plans are under way for the annual Christmas at the Church, which will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. John's, 1205 Main St., Hampstead.

Vendors selling crafts with a Christmas theme are being sought for booths set up in the church building. Spaces cost $15.

Call Miriam Sinnott at 410-239-7925 to register.

Church members are meeting weekly to prepare wreaths and familiar seasonal figures of snowmen, Santa Claus and angels for sale at bazaar tables. This year, members of St. John's are creating a new specialty. They will offer cookie mixes for baking at home.

The seated luncheon will feature roast beef. For those in a hurry, hot dogs, barbecue and soup will be offered.

A silent auction will again be featured.

Information: Nancy Conner, 410-239-8257.

Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 10/13/99

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