Students can toot their own horns at competition


April 20, 2001|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

EIGHTY MEMBERS OF South Carroll High School's marching and concert bands have headed south for a long weekend at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Their travel plans include time at the beach under southern, sunny skies and, more important, an invitation to compete at the Festival of Music.

The band will compete against eight other East Coast high school bands at the festival at Aynor High School in Myrtle Beach today and tomorrow.

Band director George Smith and parent chaperons are with the group on the four-day trip.

While in Myrtle Beach, band members will attend a leadership workshop presented by Tim Lautzenheiser, a nationally recognized motivational speaker and band director.

The trip is not all work. Students will have time to play - swimming, miniature golf and amusement park activities have been planned.

While hoping the band performs well, Smith says he also hopes band members will appreciate the opportunity to receive feedback from clinicians from across the country. Most of all, he says, he hopes students have a good time.

Off to the Big Apple

Members of Girl Scout Troop 1172 will board buses at 5 a.m. tomorrow for a day of sightseeing in New York City.

The Mount Airy Junior Scouting group of 20 girls and troop leaders will stop first at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Next, they will head into the city to visit the World Trade Center and the Empire State Building. A bus tour of the city will follow. The group will dine at a Chinese restaurant before boarding buses to return to Mount Airy.

Troop leaders Lynn Jacobs and Debbie Ruprecht organized the troop's fund raising.

Spring dinners

Homemade cooking can be found around South Carroll tomorrow as local churches hold their annual spring dinners.

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is scheduled at Prospect United Methodist Church, 5923 Woodville Road, Mount Airy.

Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. and will be served until 6 p.m. In addition to pancakes, country sausage, applesauce, juice and coffee will be served. The cost is $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for children. Children younger than age 3 eat free.

A chicken dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The meal will include potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls and beverage. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Children younger than age 3 eat free.

Proceeds will benefit the church's building fund.

Information: 301-831-6774.

A Spring Fried Chicken and Ham Supper will be held at Taylorsville United Methodist Church from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. The church is at 4356 Ridge Road (Route 27), south of Liberty Road.

Served family style, the dinner will include string beans, carrots, potato salad, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, beverages and desserts.

The cost is $8.50 for adults, $3.50 for ages 2 to 10.

Information: 410-875-4101.

Bingo party

American Legion Gold Star Post 191 will hold a Bonanza Bingo party and dinner Sunday. The post is on Prospect Road in Mount Airy.

Doors will open at noon. A fried chicken dinner with side dishes will be served beginning at 12:15 p.m.

Bingo begins at 2 p.m. with early bird and other paper games. Admission, $25 in advance or $30 at the door, includes dinner and 20 regular games, five special games and two jackpot games.

Information: 410-795-6444.

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

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