Climb aboard for week of fun at Winfield community carnival


June 30, 2000|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WINFIELD Community Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual carnival July 10-15 at the grounds behind the firehouse at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road (Route 26) between Routes 97 and 94.

This is the volunteer fire company's largest fund-raising event of the year.

Everyone is invited for games, rides, bingo, food and free nightly entertainment.

Free parking is adjacent to the carnival grounds.

Coolers and pets are not permitted.

Special ride nights are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for $13. Advanced sales for $3-off coupons at the firehouse will be held: tomorrow (1 p.m.-3 p.m.), Sunday (noon-2 p.m.), Wednesday (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.), July 8 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and July 9 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.).

This ride advance sale entitles the purchaser to one wristband on a choice of one ride night.

No refunds will be given and no replacements will be made for lost wristbands.

The Miss Winfield contest will be held opening night of the carnival, July 10.

The next night, , the parade will begin at 7 p.m.

A fireworks display will be held July 14 (rain date is July 15).

Grand prize drawings will be held July 15.

Buffet dinners will be served in the firehouse's air-conditioned hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

Information: 410-795-1333.

Korean War veterans

June 25 marked the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War.

To commemorate that, the membership of American Legion Gold Star Post 191 in Mount Airy has voted that any veteran of that era joining their post will receive a first-year free membership until the end of 2000.

Korean eligibility dates are June 25, 1950, through Jan. 31, 1955, and no overseas time is necessary.

If you know any eligible veteran who is not a member of a legion post, ask him or her to sign up.

Post 191 will accept members of any department's holding post, such as Maryland's Post 297.

All that is needed is a completed membership application and a copy (not the original) of the applicant's DD Form 214 separation paper.

If the applicant cannot find that paper, Post 191 has a form to send to the military records center to obtain it free.

Information: 301-829-9161.

Kiwanis Club meetings

Kiwanis Club of Mount Airy holds a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Mount Airy Senior Center, 703 Ridge Ave., adjacent to the library.

A buffet meal, catered by Olde Town Restaurant, will be served each week.

Meetings will feature a program July 12 about the Kiwanis Foundation presented by Roger Diehl and a program July 16 by Sgt. Palmer Grotte, one of Mount Airy's state troopers.

The club welcomes new members, and membership is open to men and women older than age 18 who are interested in making a difference in their community.

Information: Bob Wagner, 301-829-1357.

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

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