Historical society holding monthly box lunch talks The...

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

March 05, 2000

Historical society holding monthly box lunch talks

The Historical Society of Carroll County is holding box lunch talks the second Tuesday of each month at Shellman House in Westminster.

On March 14, Susan Bundy, genealogist, will discuss "Researching Family Roots." She will tell how to begin a family search using the historical society, area resources and the Internet.

Participants should bring a lunch; beverage and dessert will be provided. Admission is $1 for nonmembers; free for historical society members. Reservations are recommended. The program begins at noon.

Shellman House is at 206 E. Main St. Information: 410-848- 6494.

Housing trust honors Interfaith Housing of Md.

Maryland Affordable Housing Trust recently honored Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland Inc., which helps families build affordable housing in Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties.

Interfaith Housing received an award of excellence during an awards reception in Annapolis.

Interfaith Housing provided $287,855 for a variety of self-help projects in the three counties and for transitional housing. Several projects are in Taneytown in Carroll County.

The organization trains many families to assist in the rehabilitation or building of their homes.

The trust, which assists households earning less than 50 percent of the median income, awarded $135,565 for five projects in Carroll County between Jan. 1, 1994, and Dec. 31, 1999.

Lutheran Village wins grant for ministry partnership

Carroll Lutheran Village has received a $3,800 grant from the board of Lutheran Brotherhood Foundation through its Lutheran Partners program.

The grant will be used to develop a social ministries partnership among local congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Lutheran Partners helps fund innovative and resourceful projects sponsored by Lutheran nonprofit organizations.

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