State, local officials to launch program to celebrate...

Carroll Digest

April 14, 2002

State, local officials to launch program to celebrate youth

The Alliance, an initiative of Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County, will introduce Celebrate Youth Year at a news conference at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Carroll County Farm Museum.

Invited speakers include Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and other state and local officials.

Celebrate Youth Year is a countywide program that spotlights and encourages the recognition of young people in the community and the contributions they make.

During the news conference, the mayor of each Carroll municipality will introduce a youth who exemplifies the goals of the program. Regal Bank & Trust will award a $500 savings bond to the winner of the Celebrate Youth Year logo contest.

The Alliance also will announce planned activities for Celebrate Youth Year.

"We need to show our young people that we value them as active participants in our community," said Jeanne Link, chairwoman of Celebrate Youth Year. "They have so many great things to offer."

Information: 410-871-6372.

Commissioners to hold public meeting Thursday

The Carroll County commissioners are holding a series of community meetings across the county.

The purpose of the meetings is to hear comments and listen to citizen concerns on issues that affect the county.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Taneytown Senior Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road.

All residents are welcome.

Information: 410-386-2043.

Center director to attend conference in Colombia

Charles E. Collyer, co-director of the Ira and Mary Zepp Center for Nonviolence and Peace Education, will attend the fifth Nonviolence World Conference April 23 to April 26 in Medellin, Colombia.

The conference is one in a series of meetings organized by Bernard LaFayette Jr., who was a member of Martin Luther King Jr.'s staff.

Medellin has serious problems of violence. The conference is meant to study and support programs aimed at reducing that violence.

The Zepp Center, a program of Common Ground on the Hill, is operated by Collyer and Pamela H. Zappardino. Courses developed through the center have been offered at Western Maryland College.

Prayer service, seminars planned at spiritual center

Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville will offer events this month.

Taize Prayer of the Resurrection will start at 5 p.m. April 21. The community prayer combines music, Scripture and silence in a peaceful, meditative atmosphere. Donations will be accepted. Reservations are requested.

"Critical Issues in Pastoral Care" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 for pastoral ministers, therapists, spiritual directors and health care professionals. Topics will focus on common emotional and spiritual issues that professionals must deal with. The cost is $50 by April 25.

"Healing the Eight Stages of Life" will be held from 7 p.m. April 26 to 4 p.m. April 28. The cost is $255 for sleepover guests and $180 for commuters, due by April 25.

The center is at 1525 Marriottsville Road. Information: 410-442-1320, Ext. 312.

Meals on Wheels help available for those in need

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland provides nutritious meals to homebound, sick, elderly and disabled residents of Carroll County.

Volunteers will deliver one hot and one cold meal Monday through Friday, holidays included, to those in need. Meals are delivered between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Volunteers also can visit with clients, offer help in the home or with and offer a social link.

The office is at 63 E. Main St. Information: 410-857-4447.

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