Memorial Day parade, observance to begin at 10 a.m...

Carroll Digest

May 26, 2002

Memorial Day parade, observance to begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow

The 135th annual Memorial Day Parade and Observance will be held tomorrow in Westminster.

Events will begin at 10 a.m. with the parade from Monroe Street, down Pennsylvania Avenue, east on Main Street to Church Street and the Westminster Cemetery. Harry E. Emigh Jr. will be parade marshal. Five marching bands will be among the four parade divisions.

Memorial programs will begin at 11 a.m. at the cemetery. The keynote speaker will be Cmdr. Thomas G. Hiltz of the U.S. Naval Reserve, a graduate of the Naval Academy and a Carroll County resident.

Among the 40 organizations participating in the parade and memorial will be veterans groups, service clubs, Scout troops, Civil War re-enactors, and Battalion A Field Artillery of the Maryland National Guard.

About 200 children from St. John School will relive the participation of youth in the first Memorial Day observance in 1868 in Westminster.

Access TV, Cable Channel 19, will televise the parade and memorial ceremonies on a tape-delay basis.

Information: 410-848-9200.

Memorial Day Ceremony to be held at Pine Grove

American Legion Post 191 of Mount Airy will hold its annual Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Pine Grove Chapel and Cemetery on South Main Street.

The community may honor the memory of those who fought for their country in this solemn service. Veterans, relatives of veterans, Scout groups and others are welcome to participate.

Before Memorial Day, the post will decorate the local graves of veterans with American flags.

Information: 301-829-9161.

Many county facilities will close for holiday

Carroll County government offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of Memorial Day.

Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center will be closed tomorrow and will reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Carroll County public libraries, schools and senior centers also will be closed tomorrow.

The Arc of Carroll County plans seminar for parents

The Arc of Carroll County will hold a "Next Steps" seminar for parents of children with developmental disabilities from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at The Arc offices in Westminster.

Described as a common-sense seminar to help people plan for their children's futures, it will feature individuals' stories of transition and residential living. Heather Powell, president of Carroll County Therapeutic Recreation, also will discuss recreational activities.

The Arc is at 180 Kriders Church Road. Information: 410- 848-8414.

Social Services to discuss assistance for adults

Carroll County Department of Social Services staff members Ann Thomas, Stacy Hartman and Gail Spessert will give a presentation on services available for adults, including Adult Protective services.

Anyone interested in services provided to adults by the Department of Social Services is invited to attend the presentation during the Alzheimer's Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Carroll County Bureau of Aging, 125 Stoner Ave.

The Carroll County Alzheimer's Support Group is a program of the Carroll County Bureau of Aging for families and care-givers of people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. All meetings are open to the public.

Information: 410-848-4049.

Brethren center to hold workshops on peace

Brethren Service Center in New Windsor will hold an open forum on peace for youth and adults June 8.

"The Big Picture: What Does Peace Have to do With Me?" will enable participants to work together to discuss what it means to belong to a church of peace and service in times of conflict and war.

Eve Rupp from Peaceful Tomorrows, a peace-advocacy organization founded by family members of victims of the attacks Sept. 11, will be a featured speaker.

Workshops in the morning and afternoon will include sessions with Cosmas Lam, from Uganda, who organizes religious leaders to work for peace in the Angola-Uganda conflict and also runs camps for internally displaced people in northern Uganda.

The peace event is sponsored by agencies connected with the Brethren Service Center and Church of the Brethren.

Registration is required. The center is on Main Street in New Windsor.

Information: 410-635-8704.

Brethren employee named to board of nonprofit group

Kathleen Campanella, coordinator of public information at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, has been named to the board of directors of Heifer International.

Heifer International is a nonprofit organization that works to alleviate hunger and poverty worldwide through the gift of livestock and agricultural training, especially to people living in underdeveloped nations. One of four new board members, Campanella has been affirmed as the Church of the Brethren representative.

Campanella has been the service center's information officer for the past nine years. She handles media inquiries, publications, event planning, speakers bureau and community outreach. Heifer International had an office at the New Windsor service center until a few years ago.

Campanella has a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Alabama. A resident of Sykesville, she is active in the community through various organizations.

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