Golfers needed to help support literacy

NEIGHBORS

February 21, 2000|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE JUNIOR WOMEN'S Club of Westminster is looking for a few good golfers to help support literacy in Carroll County.

More than a few, actually. The organization, which is affiliated with the International General Federation of Women's Clubs, is hoping to beat last year's record of 75 golfers and 86 sponsors for its annual golf tournament.

The tournament, which benefits public and school libraries in Carroll County, raised $6,000 last year. This year's outing -- Hit the Links for Libraries 2000 -- is scheduled for May 22 at Piney Branch Golf and Country Club.

"We're hoping to do as well or better this year," said Babs Condon, sponsor chairwoman for the tournament, noting the effort is part of a nationwide project by the GFWC.

In 1997, the international organization donated $12.5 million to public and school libraries nationwide.

"This project is really important to us," Condon said. The North Carroll Library in Greenmount traces its history back to efforts by the Women's Club in that area.

Registration fees, due by May 15, are $100 per golfer. The registration covers a light lunch, complimentary beverages, golfing fees and a steak dinner when the tournament concludes. Individuals who register before May 1 will receive a thank-you gift.

Play is expected to begin at 1: 30 p.m. with a four-man scramble shotgun start and conclude about 6: 30 p.m. The banquet will start afterward.

Winners will be announced after dinner. A silent auction will be held throughout the day, and winners will be announced at the same time.

Organizers are looking for sponsors. Those who donate items or money will be recognized in the tournament program. Recognition will also be given in a full-page newspaper ad the following week.

This old house

Learn how to fix up your older home at the Westminster Renovator's Workshop, which will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Westminster Fire Hall on John Street.

The workshop, sponsored by the Westminster City Historic District Commission, will feature 20 area craftsmen ready to provide tips and ideas on updating your historic property.

Admission is free and open to any Carroll County resident.

Information: Terry Linville, 410-848-7967.

Experience Spanish drama

Travel back to 1930s Spain with "The House of Bernarda Alba," a student production being performed at Western Maryland College this weekend.

In this psychological drama, three generations of women deal with issues of marriage and fidelity as they mourn the death of the family patriarch and work to gather dowries for five sisters.

The production, which is an English adaptation of the Federico Garcia Lorca play, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Alumni Hall at Western Maryland College. Performances will also be offered at 8 p.m. March 3-5.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and children.

Information: 410-857-2448.

Amy L. Miller's Central neighborhood column appears each Monday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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