Media center seeks items for auction

BUSINESS NOTES

December 31, 2006

The Community Media Center of Carroll County is requesting donations of items and/or sponsorship funds to support its second annual President's Day Live Auction, to be held from noon to 10 p.m. Feb. 19. The auction will be televised on Channel 19.

New this year, online bidding will be open for one week before the live event, on the center's Web site, www.cmcmd.tv.

Donated items should have a value of $35 or more. Each item will be featured online and on an auction table open during a specified period of bidding. The donor's name will be included online and announced while the item appears for bidding during the live event.

Auction items with a value of $500 or more can be featured on the Super Board list, which will be available online and open the entire day during the event. Super Board donors will be included online and have their names mentioned in the broadcast.

An organization can choose to underwrite one or more tables during the auction. Table sponsorships are $500 each. All table sponsors will be listed online with a link to their companies' Web sites and listed on-air while their sponsored tables are open for bidding.

All proceeds from the auction will be used to upgrade the CMC's Washington Road studio in Westminster, enabling it to keep pace with the demands of rapidly evolving digital technology.

The deadline to donate is Friday.

Information: 410-876-8772.

Spa, yoga studio is open for business

Holistic Health Therapeutic Spa & Yoga Studio is open for business at 1206 Main St., Hampstead.

The studio offers massage, reflexology, Reiki, acupuncture, thermography and nutrition education.

Information: 443-507-5683.

CATS honors staff, volunteers

Carroll Area Transit System (CATS) recently honored staff and volunteers for their dedicated service at the Drivers, Staff & Volunteers Appreciation & Award Banquet.

The following awards were presented: William Kriner, driver of the year; Larry Harden, driver of the year part time; Glenda Parrish, CATS Meow Award; Norman Froelich, first place, Sterling Petry Sr., second place, and William Kriner, third place, most passengers; Robin LaGrave, first place, Ronda Jones, second place, and Harry Arbaugh, third place, most wheelchairs.

William Griffith, Robin LaGrave and Glenda Parrish were honored for five years of service. Harriet Gillan of Rager, Lehman & Houck P.C. was recognized as CATS Volunteer of the Year 2006. Special appreciation was extended to the award sponsors.

CATS received a plaque recognizing its close partnership with the business community.

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