Shepherd's Staff to hold fund-raiser for school supplies...

Carroll Digest

July 21, 2002

Shepherd's Staff to hold fund-raiser for school supplies

The Shepherd's Staff, a faith-based charitable organization in Westminster, will hold its Back-to-School Program this summer for needy children.

A "clothing shed" will offer gently used clothes for all sizes of children. Clothes for children in kindergarten through middle school are needed. The school store has school supplies and backpacks for children in all grades.

The "Ten Dollars Paves the Way for Back-to-School Day" program is a fund-raiser for shoes and backpacks. All donations to Shepherd's Staff are tax-deductible.

Needy families who would like to participate in Back-to-School Day should register between tomorrow and Aug. 2. Parents need to provide their child's Social Security number and Carroll County school location. After filling out a registration form, they will be given a date to return to Shepherd's Staff for distribution of items.

The Shepherd's Staff is at 30 Carroll St., Westminster. Donations may be dropped off there or at Westminster TownMall customer service or Carrolltown Center in front of Kmart.

Information: 410-857-5944.

Hoagie-eating contest scheduled for Aug. 3

Giulianova Groceria in downtown Westminster will hold its fourth annual Italian Hoagie Eating Contest from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 3 to benefit the Child Abduction Prevention Program Inc.

Deli owner Tony D'Eugenio will prepare his overstuffed Italian hoagies for participants. They will try to eat as many hoagies as they can in 30 minutes.

Contestants will have a pledge bucket for donations. Prizes will go to the person who eats the most and to the person who generates the most donations.

All donations go to the Child Abduction Prevention Program to teach parents and children the risk of abduction and how to protect themselves..

The deadline to turn in applications is July 31. The form is available at Giulianova Groceria, 11 E. Main St. Information: 410-876-7425.

County economic executive named new MIDAS leader

John T. Lyburn Jr., executive director of the Carroll County Department of Economic Development for eight years, was chosen president of MIDAS, Maryland's Economic Development Association, at the organization's annual conference at Rocky Gap near Cumberland.

As executive director of Carroll Department of Economic Development, he is responsible for tourism, films and the Workforce Investment Act program, in addition to economic development.

Lyburn is a member of the Technology Council of Maryland, International Economic Development Council, National Association of Industrial and Office Parks and CoreNet.

He is also a member of the Westminster Rotary Club and Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. The Westminster resident is married and has three children.

MIDAS promotes the economic well-being of Maryland by working to improve the state's business climate. MIDAS members includes approximately 400 professionals who work for government, business, chambers of commerce and other institutions.

Rape Crisis Intervention slates Taste of Summer

Rape Crisis Intervention of Carroll County will hold a Taste of Summer in Carroll County from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers.

The afternoon will feature treats from more than 15 county restaurants and beverage servers. A silent auction and raffle will also be held.

Entertainment includes contemporary instrumental composer Michael Crowther and jazz guitarist Tim Jenkins. Audrey and Joe Cimino will also perform Broadway songs.

Participating eateries include: Maggie's, Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers, Miles River Seafood, Johansson's Dining House, E. A. Poe's Restaurant, Cactus Willie's, Salerno's, Ellis Coffee, Libertore's Ristorante, New York J & P, Casa Rico Mexican Restaurant, Baugher's Country Restaurant, Brick Ridge Restaurant, Ledo Pizza of Westminster, Barnes Corner and Elk Run Winery.

Tickets cost $18 for ages 10 and older if purchased by Aug. 3. Tickets at the door are $20.

Tickets may be purchased at Stu's Music Shop, Coffey Music and the Rape Crisis office, all in Westminster; Zi Pani Bakery in Eldersburg; Hampstead Florist; and Every Bloomin' Thing in Taneytown.

Information: 410-857-0900.

2 Carroll County mayors elected to MML offices

Two Carroll County town mayors have been elected officers in the Maryland Municipal League for 2002-2003.

Taneytown Mayor Henry C. Heine Jr, was elected as the Carroll County vice president for the statewide organization.

Westminster Mayor Kevin E. Dayhoff was elected a member-at-large to the board of directors.

The MML represented the state's 157 incorporated municipalities and two special taxing districts.

MADD chapter announces new officers for 2002-2003

The Carroll County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving recently held elections for officers for 2002-2003.

They are: Pat Kressig, president and state office representative; Clare Fisher, vice president; Larry Warch Jr., treasurer; Diane Fitzgerald, secretary.

The officers began their terms July 1.

The group meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the chapter office, 229 E. Main St., Westminster. New members and volunteers are welcome.

Information: 410-876-6233.

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