Carroll Digest

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

October 20, 2004

Recreation and Parks to honor volunteers

The Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks will honor its many volunteers and name its Volunteer of the Year during a ceremony Nov. 3 at Bear Branch Nature Center.

"We want to thank all the volunteers - and there are thousands - for all the work they do," said Richard Soisson, department director.

"Volunteers are important for all our programs and we want to encourage them to keep up the good work," he said.

Master plan conference scheduled for spring

The Carroll County Planning Department will organize a conference in the spring to look at the county's master plan process.

"We will use the conference to frame discussions on the future of the county, including preservation and development," said Steven Horn, director of planning.

The event will be part of a series of programs to educate the public on the planning process. Horn also will schedule workshops and will add a page to the county's Web site detailing the draft plan.

`Clothesline Project' shirts to be displayed at festival

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County Inc. will display this month a local version of the nationally recognized "Clothesline Project." The project began in the 1990s in Massachusetts as an effort to turn the statistics on violence against women into an educational and healing tool.

The project features T-shirts created by Carroll countians who have been victims of violence, or by their surviving family and friends.

The T-shirts will be on display at the Family Health Festival from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at TownMall of Westminster, and at the Family Violence Conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Carroll Community College.

Information: Laura Rhodes, 410-871-6373.

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