Winners of holiday door prizes, decorating contest announced

NEIGHBORS

January 03, 2002|By Jean Marie Beall | Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE RESULTS ARE in. Winners of the Taneytown Heritage Committee's annual holiday decorating contest have been announced.

Winning first place for individual doorways was Donna Smith of 81 York St. Jamie and Brick Eylar of 62 Fairground Ave. took second place. Third place winner was Kelly Daughtrey of 199 Roth Ave.

Taneytown Chamber of Commerce helped sponsor the door-decorating contest for businesses. Winning first place was Come Saturday Morning Antiques.

Second place went to Fine Portraiture by Michelle and third place went to Every Bloomin' Thing.

The competition included an overall decorations category, said Anna Motter, who heads the Heritage Committee.

First place went to Margaret Novak of 4 Starboard Drive. Second place went to Daniel and Shelva Schoberg of 73 Trevanion Road. Third place went to Gail Beall of 75 Trevanion Road.

The committee has been sponsoring the door-decorating contest for at least 10 years.

Shelva Schoberg said this was the second year she and her husband had entered the contest. They won first place last year.

"We've lived here for 14 years, and we had never decorated," she said.

But a new grandson changed that.

"We mainly started doing it for him," she added.

Last year, Daniel Schoberg decided to try his handiwork.

"I told him last year after he finished decorating that he really should enter the contest," Shelva said. "He finally did."

This year's decorations at the Schoberg property included nine strands of lights, six poinsettias and more.

Shelva said they have lights on the porch and on top of the roof. They put garlands around the porch's railing.

"There's also a sled the kids used to ride and we put that on the porch," she said.

The door is decorated with a "great big wreath," which the couple made. Two reindeer are lighted in the front yard. A spotlight shows Santa Claus on their house.

"We basically did the same we did last year," Shelva said. "But next year we'll have to do something different."

Taneytown tree pickup

The city of Taneytown and Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Inc. will sponsor tree pickup Saturday.

All undecorated trees need to be curbside by 8 a.m.

Basket bingo

Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company Inc.'s Ladies Auxiliary will hold basket bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall. Snow date is Jan. 11.

The cost is $10 for a sheet of three cards for all 22 games.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the kitchen opening at 5:30 p.m.

Fried chicken platters are available for $5.

Reservations should be made.

Information: 410-635-6532.

Bull and oyster feed

American Legion Hesson-Snider Post 120 will hold a bull and oyster feed from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at its hall in Taneytown.

Beer and soda will be available. The cost is $20.

Information: 410-756-2219.

Jean Marie Beall's Northwest neighborhood column appears each Thursday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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