Musical Merrills at New Windsor crusade

NEIGHBORS

May 02, 2002

Wakefield Valley Bible Church will hold a family crusade with the Musical Merrills at 7 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday.

Ron and Donna Merrill of Savannah, Ohio, will perform duets, solos and children's songs, playing the Omnichord, trombone and singing crystals. Except for traditional hymns all their music is original.

Ron Merrill will preach. Nursery will be provided for services.

The church is at Old New Windsor Pike and John Hyde Road near New Windsor. Information: 410-635-2141.

Taneytown Chamber to hold Business Expo

Taneytown Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Taneytown Business Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Northwest Middle School.

The public is welcome to learn about local businesses' products and services. Westminster Municipal Band will perform and children will be given balloons.

Businesses wishing to participate can reserve space for $30 per table. Reservation deadline is May 15.

The school is at 99 Kings Drive. Information: 410-751-1100.

1999 Key graduate returns from 3-month deployment

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andre J. Gerald Jr., a 1999 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, recently returned from a three-month deployment to the North Arabian Sea while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, based in Yokosuka, Japan.

During the deployment, Gerald's ship traveled more than 6,000 miles in 12 days to serve as a staging base for forces assisting in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Around town

Story time: Taneytown library branch, 10 Grand Drive, will offer "Year-round Family Story Time" for all ages (age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 11 a.m. today, Kool Kitties, and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Everything Green. 410-386-4488.

Taneytown rec: Taneytown Area Recreation Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Taneytown Senior Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road. 410-386-2103.

Francis Scott Key High: Spring Band Concert I will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 410-751-3320.

Rec council: Pleasant Valley Recreation Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Matthews Church on Pleasant Valley Road. 410-386-2103 or 410- 848-0525.

Firehouse bingo: Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company holds bingo at 7 p.m. every Monday in the activities building on the carnival grounds, Memorial Drive. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. 410-756-2021 or 410-756- 6253.

Play bingo: Pleasant Valley Community Volunteer Fire Department will hold bingo at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the fire hall, 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road. 410-848-1977.

Play group: Pleasant Valley Play Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday at St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, 1427 Pleasant Valley Road. The group is open to all children from infant to preschooler, and their parents or caregivers. No fees or dues are charged to participate or to receive a monthly newsletter. 410- 848-6384.

Free meal: Caring and Sharing Ministries of Taneytown offers a free meal at 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Frederick Street. 410-756-2500.

Church news

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran: Worship will be at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Janyce Jorgenson preaching. First Communion instruction, church school and Bible study are at 9 a.m. Sunday. An informal worship with Holy Communion is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown. 410-751-1203.

St. Paul's United Methodist: The Nurture Committee will hold a dessert buffet and variety show at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 200 Main St., New Windsor. 410-635-2442.

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