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Business Notes

March 21, 2004

Westminster mall to feature magician, Easter bunny visit

TownMall of Westminster will welcome the Easter bunny in an evening of magic and family entertainment Friday in the food court.

Starting at 6 p.m., magician Tom Crowl and the Mrs. will ask children to participate in Build-a-Bunny by offering suggestions on how to turn a person into a bunny.

The show also will feature a live rabbit, puppets and a trained Vietnamese pot-bellied pig. Afterward, the Easter bunny will greet children and pose for pictures.

The Easter bunny also will be available for pet photos from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 28 in center court. All pets must be leashed or in a carrier. Proceeds will benefit Animal Rescue of Maryland Inc.

Spring activities continue with a Muscular Dystrophy Walk-n-Roll from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. Teams of 10 people will walk a 1-mile loop inside the mall to raise money for research, clinic visits, equipment, family support and summer camps. Refreshment, music and raffles will be provided for participants.

Information: 410-857-0300.

Children's breakfast, photos at Carrolltown Center

Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg will celebrate Easter with an open house Saturday.

There will be a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. with the Easter bunny and costumed characters such as Madeline, Peter Rabbit, Daisy Duck, Clifford and the Cat in the Hat. The cost is $5 and includes a photo with the Easter bunny, a kid's show and goody bag. Reservations are required.

The Easter bunny will be in the center court gazebo to greet children from noon to 7 p.m. The Freedom District Lioness Club will offer photos with the Easter bunny for $5, with proceeds going to the club's community projects.

The Easter bunny also will be available for visits and photos from noon to 7 p.m. April 3 and 10.

Little Professor Book Center will offer free photos with costumed book characters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Participating stores will have entry forms for drawings to win one of three Easter baskets filled with merchandise and gift certificates from mall merchants.

Information: 410-781-7070.

Mount Airy business fair to offer free seminars

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce will hold the Discover Mount Airy Business Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Airy Senior Center on Ridge Avenue.

More than 30 local businesses will participate. Free informative seminars will be offered, with topics ranging from fashions and financial advice to family wellness and senior care.

Supervised children's activities -- including face painting, an Easter bunny coloring competition and refreshments -- will be provided by the Mount Airy Lions Club.

Drawings for door prizes will be held every 15 minutes, with a grand prize of a 27-inch flat-screen television.

Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for senior citizens and children, with proceeds going to the Mount Airy Elementary School computer lab and other local charities.

Information: 301-829-5426.

David L. Hogue named to new position at bank

The Bank of Hanover has named David L. Hogue of Westminster assistant vice president, relationship manager.

Hogue will be responsible for developing and expanding business relationships for the bank in southern Carroll County.

He has eight years of financial services experience and was an assistant vice president and business banker with BB&T.

He is a graduate of Westminster High School and has a bachelor's degree in finance from Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg.

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