Carroll history

December 25, 2005|By SUN RESEARCHER SHELIA JACKSON

1910: Holiday fete for inmates

Mary B. Shellman supervises an annual holiday entertainment for inmates of the Carroll County Almshouse on December 29, 1910. Shellman began organizing the entertainments eighteen years ago as a way to spread holiday cheer to the less fortunate. Contributions for the program come from current and former Carroll County residents. This year's entertainment consisted of performances by the Westminster Orchestra and Centenary Church's male quartet. Prayers were said and recitations recited. Santa Claus stopped by to distribute gifts. The inmates presented the steward and his wife with a carriage foot warmer.

[ The Baltimore Sun, December 30, 1910. Compiled by Sun researcher Shelia Jackson.]

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