Trolley shuttle between shows

NEIGHBORS

April 25, 2002|By Jean Marie Beall | Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THIS WEEKEND WILL mark Taneytown's Swing into Spring home, garden and craft show.

Also on tap this weekend is the seventh annual car show at the opposite end of town.

An unusual feature of this year's garden show will be an open-air trolley car to transport visitors to and from both events.

"This is a replica of an 1895 electric trolley car," said Pam Harlow, event coordinator.

She and garden show chairwoman Pam Shorb first spotted the trolley at a craft show in Frederick. The car is owned by Jim Burns of Hagerstown.

Harlow said this year's garden show will feature more than 60 vendors, including some from as far as Annapolis and Washington.

"I'm excited about it because it's the most vendors ever," Harlow said.

Harlow said that with the usual vendors at garden shows, Taneytown will have one offering Victorian garden ornaments.

In addition, Taneytown Police Department will demonstrate the proper way to install child safety seats. Maryland Lyme Disease Center will have a booth with information on the disease.

Entertainment will be provided throughout the day by Brandi Crawford and disc jockey Cathy Diehl.

Sweet potato fries will be offered with the usual food fare.

The garden show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park on Taneytown's west end.

The car show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Thunderhead Bowling Centre, 4337 Old Taneytown Road - on the city's eastern end.

The show is a fund-raiser sponsored by Street Cars of Desire to benefit youth programs of the American Legion, Hesson-Snider Post 120.

The car show is expected to feature more than 100 cars, according to Cathy Stone, event coordinator.

"It gets bigger every year," Stone said.

New this year will be a Chinese auction table, Stone said.

People may buy three tickets for $1 and put them in a box in front of the item they wish to win.

Among the items are autographed photos of Kim Zimmer and Crystal Chappell, who star in the daytime soap opera Guiding Light.

An autographed script, signed by a dozen cast members of the show, will be auctioned, said Stone, who is a big fan.

Taneytown Police Department will hold a police dog demonstration.

The trolley will run between the car and garden show with stops at Country Kitchen and Jubilee.

Great attendance

Students at Francis Scott Key High School can give themselves a pat on the back.

Of the 1,134 Key students, 261 had perfect attendance during the third quarter and 951 missed fewer than five days, according to Randy Clark, school principal.

In addition to good attendance, 140 pupils made straight A's and 588 made the honor roll.

The numbers were posted recently on the school's new message board sign.

"I think the numbers are good," Clark said. "We wanted to recognize those who had good attendance."

Clark said this was the first time the school had posted the numbers on the sign.

"It's a new sign and we have the space to do it," he said.

Job fair

The Taneytown library branch will hold a Volunteer Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Local agencies, including Carroll Lutheran Village, the Literacy Council of Carroll County and Taneytown Lions Club, will have tables.

This is a first for the branch, according to librarian Christina Kuntz.

The job fair, though open to adults, is geared toward youth who must earn community service hours, Kuntz said.

"Kids can set up something for the summer," she added.

Information: 410-386-4510.

Arbor Day goof

Last week I ran an item about New Windsor Tree Committee's Arbor Day celebration being held April 20.

In fact, the tree-planting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The committee will plant a seedling from the Wye Oak at Lions Club Park on Maple Avenue.

In addition to the ceremony, the committee will sell seedlings for $2 as a fund-raiser at Church and High streets.

Evergreens, Douglas firs, river birch, gray dogwood and red oak are among the varieties for sale.

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

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