Church is sold on auction to help mission


April 18, 2002|By Jean Marie Beall | Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE NEW WINDSOR United Methodist Church Youth Cluster Group will hold an auction April 27 to raise money for its mission, Camp Joy.

The mission is similar to Habitat for Humanity. Youths and their parents repair houses for poor and elderly people in the Berkley Springs, W.Va., area.

Last year, the group raised $2,000 at its first auction, said Brenda Sebastian, who is planning this year's event.

Among the items for auction are certificates for bread and dessert. The winner will receive a loaf of bread or dessert each month, Sebastian said. "We ... did it last year and it was a really big hit," she said.

Other items for auction include a leather wing chair, leather recliner, and two Tiffany-style lamps donated by Bob Kegel, a church member. Also for auction will be a fitness machine, an organ, and brass outdoor light fixtures.

Uniontown lawyer Brad Bauhof donated a certificate enabling the winner to have a will drawn or redrawn, and Mullinix Veterinarian has offered a certificate for its services.

Mike McClure of Baltimore County will be the auctioneer.

Sebastian said last year's auction drew 25 people, but the group raised more money than expected. The money will be used to buy supplies for work at Camp Joy this summer.

Sebastian said last year the group put a new roof on a house, installed a new floor, painted a house and built a ramp for the disabled.

The youths are from Methodist churches in the Northwest area, including Uniontown United Methodist Church and St. Paul's United Methodist Church in New Windsor.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. The auction will start at 6 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 200 Main St. Information: 410-876-7852.

Opening day

Taneytown Lions Little League invites all to attend its Opening Day 2002 at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Stadium.

All teams in full uniform will be introduced. Players will get a free hot dog and drink. First rain date is 2 p.m. Sunday. Second rain date is 5:30 p.m. April 27. Rainouts and rescheduling will be announced on radio station WTTR 1470.

Arbor Day reminder

New Windsor Tree Committee will hold an Arbor Day ceremony. A seedling from the Eastern Shore Wye Oak will be planted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lions Club Park on Maple Avenue.

In addition to the ceremony, the committee will sell seedlings as a fund-raiser. Evergreens, Douglas firs, river birch, gray dogwood and red oak will sell for $2 at Church and High streets.

The New Windsor 4-H group will serve ice cream from its dairy program. The committee will sell T-shirts that read, "Catch the Future, Plant a Tree," for $10.

Information: 410-875-0991.

10K run winners

Winners of the second annual Woodsboro//New Midway Recreation Council's 10K (6.2 miles) Run were: overall men's top three, Chris Crosby, Rich Kern and Frank Kurtz. The three women winners were Suzanne Ripley, Beverly Black and Eva Rosvold.

The run April 13 was organized by Keymar couple Lisa Beebe and Brian Schutsky as a fund-raiser for their daughters' recreation council after they tired of selling pizzas and candy bars.

Schutsky said this year's run went well, despite light rain.

"We had a great time and had 57 participants, which was eight more than last year," Schutsky said.

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

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