Habitat for Humanity chapter forming in Carroll A group...

County Roundup

May 11, 2000

Habitat for Humanity chapter forming in Carroll

A group of residents trying to start a Habitat for Humanity chapter in Carroll County will meet at 7: 30 tonight at Elders Baptist Church to form working committees and get the organization established.

Alvin Phillips from Habitat for Humanity met April 27 with the group, which submitted its request to be a Habitat affiliate.

Volunteers are needed to work on committees, including a 12-member steering committee. Other committees include family selection, family nurture, public relations, fund raising, church relations, site selection, building and possibly youth coordinating.

The group cannot achieve Habitat status until it has raised $3,000 for projects from at least 12 sources. Churches are frequent supporters involved in Habitat.

Volunteers are welcome. Elders Baptist Church is on Liberty Road west of Route 32 in Eldersburg.

Information: Marie Jacobs, 410-549-2838, or Jack Garnish, 410-795-6191.

Cleanup day in Sykesville to include curbside pickup

Sykesville will hold a spring cleanup day Saturday.

Items (not more than 6 feet high by 6 feet wide by 6 feet long) must be placed curbside by 5 a.m. Saturday to ensure pickup by the town Sanitation Department.

The Sanitation Department cannot pick up chemicals, paint, solvents, rubble, auto parts, pallets and the like. Oversize items that cannot fit in the truck or are too heavy to lift will not be accepted.

Information: 410-795-8959.

Energy group asks residents to conserve during heat wave

The Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland Energy Grid is asking residents to voluntarily conserve energy during this early spring heat wave.

Unseasonably high temperatures have caused an increased demand for electricity throughout the region, which may lead to rolling blackouts during peak periods.

Those whose health allows are asked to turn off or turn down their air conditioners and delay operation of household appliances until later in the day.

It is advised to keep a battery-operated flashlight and radio available should blackouts occur.

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