Digest

September 05, 2007

CLARIFICATION - A headline for an article in the Maryland section Wednesday about the upcoming Parkville Towne Center Fair gave an incorrect date for the event. The fair is scheduled for Sunday. The Sun regrets the error.

Sunny holiday helps fair top last year's numbers

A sunny Labor Day weekend helped the Maryland State Fair recover from a slow start and finish its 11-day run in Timonium this year with a total attendance of more than 417,500, organizers reported yesterday.

Attendance was significantly higher than last year's figure of 344,000, which was affected by a rainy Labor Day weekend, organizers said.

Max Mosner, president and general manager of the Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, said the fair got off to a slow start this year because of a lack of a concert on the first day and higher-than-usual temperatures. He said he was pleased with the finish.

"It takes a lot of luck and really almost perfect weather," Mosner said.

Josh Mitchell

Free shots

Immunization clinics slated

The Baltimore County Health Department plans several free immunization clinics this month.

Parents must bring a copy of their child's immunization record to the clinic appointment. All clinics require appointments, except for the two scheduled walk-in clinics:

The clinics are scheduled for: 8:45 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Liberty Family Resource Center; 8:45 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Woodlawn Health Center; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Essex Health Center; 8:45 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Hannah More Academy Center; and 8:45 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Liberty Family Resource Center.

Also: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. walk-in clinic and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Eastern Family Resource Center; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Dundalk Health Center; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. walk-in clinic Sept. 19 at the Liberty Family Resource Center.

Information: 410-887-2705.

Parkville

Towne Center Fair is Saturday

The Parkville Towne Center Fair, an annual charity event, is scheduled for Sunday at Harford Road and Taylor Avenue.

The event includes food, crafts and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Maryland School for the Blind, the Parkville High School music department and the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, which provides services for families of patients with a rare birth disorder that causes individuals to develop at a slower rate physically and mentally.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Information: 410-668-5251.

Events or news items for the Baltimore County Digest may be submitted to baltco.news@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days in advance.

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