Carroll Digest

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

November 16, 2003

Holiday program to raise money for needy families

The Salvation Army will hold its Angel Tree program this holiday season at all Superfresh food stores, local malls and other businesses.

The program offers shoppers the chance to purchase angel tree ornaments, with the proceeds used to buy clothes, toys and food for needy families.

Angel trees will be set up at Superfresh stores starting tomorrow and at local malls Nov. 24. The Red Kettle Program will also get under way tomorrow at local stores.

Information: 410-783-2920.

Several churches sending youth to meeting at resort

Youth from several Carroll County churches will participate in the Metro-Maryland Youth for Christ ALIVE 2003 Soak It Up Middle School Conference, which is to be held Friday through Nov. 23 in Ocean City.

Youth members of Carroll Community Church in Eldersburg, Grace Fellowship Chapel and Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster and Emmanuel Baptist Church in Finksburg will attend the conference.

This year's meeting will feature youth speakers T. J. Folks and Darrell Scott, along with singers Jeff Deyo and Lavonne Smith, comedian Mike Williams, youth minister Mac McFarland, hip-hop artist KJ-52 and religious author Ken Gire.

Democratic Club holding holiday dinner Dec. 4

The Carroll County Democratic Club will hold its holiday dinner Dec. 4 at Westminster Elks Club.

A social hour will be held at 6 p.m. before the dinner and program. The speaker will be House Majority Leader Kumar Barve.

The cost is $30, and reservations are required. A cash bar will be available. Reservations should be made as soon as possible by sending a check to Frank Baylor, 1805 Uniontown Road, Westminster 21158.

The club's membership runs from July 1 to June 30. Dues are $10 a person or $20 a family. Membership dues and information can be sent to Maxine Wooleyhand, 511 Manor Road, Sykesville 21784. Checks should be made payable to Carroll County Democratic Club.

Information: 410-876-6201.

Hill is to receive Good Scout Award

The Carroll District of the Boy Scouts of America has selected Martin K.P. Hill of Woodhaven Building and Development as its 2003 Good Scout Award recipient.

Honorees are selected for exemplifying Boy Scout ideals, leadership and community service to worthy organizations.

Hill will be honored at a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center. Tickets are $75 each.

Sponsorships for the breakfast are available from $150 to $1,000.

Information: Greg Buckler at 443-573-2531.

Volunteer firefighter panel gets grant for safety house

The Fire Prevention and Life Safety Committee of the Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association has received a $2,500 grant from National Safe Kids for its safety house.

Committee Chairwoman Debbie Gartrell-Kemp said the grant will be used for supplies for the safety house so the individual fire companies that use it won't have to buy their own materials for programs.

The safety house is used to teach preschool and elementary-age children about fire safety in the home.

Elliott is ranking member of committee in House

Del. Donald Elliott, a Carroll Republican from District 4B, has been appointed the ranking member of the House Health and Government Operations Committee.

As ranking committee member, Elliott will guide the Republicans when dealing with their legislative agenda. He will also will be responsible at times for giving the Republican message to the House of Delegates.

Elliott has been in the House since 1987 and was appointed to the committee this year.

District 4B includes parts of Carroll and Frederick counties.

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