Fire company plans memorial for victims of terrorist...

Carroll Digest

September 23, 2001

Fire company plans memorial for victims of terrorist attacks

Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department will hold a memorial service for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at 7 p.m. today at Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Donations will be accepted for the families of the police officers and firefighters who died in the attack on the World Trade Center.

Ebenezer church is at 4911 Woodbine Road.

Information: 410-795-1333.

Interfaith Housing names head of fund development

Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland has announced that Rosalyne Reynolds has joined the organization as director of fund development.

She has worked with agencies that assist the homeless in Frederick. She has a master's degree in psychiatric nursing and is to graduate with a master's of business administration from Frostburg State University in December.

Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland develops affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families and senior citizens in Carroll, Frederick, Washington and Allegany counties.

Concert of prayer to be held tomorrow

A "God Bless America" concert of prayer will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Reese carnival grounds on Route 140.

The multidenominational prayer service for our nation, cities and communities will feature 23 churches.

State Sen. Larry E. Haines will be the speaker.

Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Information: 410-876-9192.

Commissioners to meet with residents tomorrow

The County commissioners will hold a series of community meetings around Carroll to hear citizen concerns about local issues.

The next meeting will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company fire hall on Route 140. The meeting originally was scheduled for Sept. 11 but was postponed because of the terrorist attacks.

Information: 410-386-2043.

Sam Donaldson to speak at Westminster High

The Arc of Carroll County has established The Arc Endowment Distinguished Speaker Series as a fund-raiser to help people with disabilities in the community.

Journalist Sam Donaldson will be the first speaker of the series at 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at Westminster High School.

Donaldson is ABC's former chief White House correspondent and co-anchor with Cokie Roberts of the ABC News Sunday morning broadcast This Week.

He will offer an inside look at Washington's inner circle.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students. Proceeds benefit The Arc endowment, which is managed by the Community Foundation of Carroll County.

Tickets are available from The Arc, area BB&T branches, Carroll County Public Library branches, Great Moments and offices of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn.

Information: 410-848-4124.

CHANGE Inc. plans dinner dance for Oct. 12

CHANGE Inc. will hold its first annual dinner dance from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 12 at Westminster Riding Club.

A buffet dinner, silent auction, cash bar and live band will be featured.

Tickets are $26.50 per person and must be purchased by Oct. 1.

Information: 410-848-1824.

Prevention Poster Contest open to schoolchildren

The Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association Prevention & Life Safety Committee is holding its annual Prevention Poster Contest.

The contest is open to all Carroll County schoolchildren in grades one through five. Ribbons will be given to all contestants, plus certificates for first, second and third place in each grade. A grand-prize winner will be chosen for each grade.

Entry deadline is Oct. 19. Posters must include the child's name, address, grade, teacher and home phone number on the back. Posters should be 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches or 11 inches by 17 inches.

Topics for posters are: first grade, "Don't Play With Matches"; second grade, "Stop, Drop and Roll"; third grade, "Smoke Detectors"; fourth grade, "Fire Extinguishers"; fifth grade, "Escape Plans."

Posters may be dropped off at a local firehouse or delivered to the Carroll County Emergency Services Training Center at 1345 Washington Road, Westminster.

An awards ceremony will be held Dec. 2 at Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company for all participants.

Information: 410-875-9687.

Human Services continues food distribution program

Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. will continue to sponsor the Child and Adult Care Food Program for Family Day Care homes in Carroll County this year.

Meals will be provided to children in licensed family day care homes on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Program documents are available upon request.

Information: Gertrude Robertson, 410-857-2999, Ext. 3019; or write HSP of Carroll County Inc., P.O. Box 489, Westminster 21158.

Complaints of discrimination should be addressed to the USDS, director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.

Can reimbursement set at Northern Landfill

Carroll County Recycling Center offers aluminum can reimbursements at Northern Landfill.

The center is open for reimbursements from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call for current rates.

The center accepts all glass food and beverage containers (any color); plastic bottles (No. 1 and No. 2); aluminum and bi-metal cans; mixed paper and cardboard; car and truck batteries; and textiles.

Food and beverage containers must be rinsed out. Drop-off hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Northern Landfill also offers free mulch and compost to county residents (with proof of residency). Citizens should come prepared to load mulch themselves.

The center is at 1400 Baltimore Blvd. (Route 140), Westminster. Information: 410-386-2633.

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