September 19, 2011
Kevin and Karen Stewart weren't voted the homecoming king and queen during their high school years. But they'll be wearing a crown and tiara this week. Last month, the Stewarts were chosen the King and Queen of the annual Westminster Fallfest, which takes place this year Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 22-25 in the downtown area. The Stewarts' long record of service to the Westminster community was the integral factor in earning the award. "I was reading some of the bios of the nominees from organizations like the Boys and Girls Club and the Rape Crisis Center, and I didn't expect (to be nominated)
September 23, 2007
Food, a fun run, a parade, rides, crafts, cars, music, contests, shopping madness, autumn activities, bingo and a little magic will mark the 29th annual Westminster Fallfest that kicks off Tuesday with the Dine Out fundraiser. Local restaurants have agreed to give 10 percent of their profits -- from 4 p.m. to closing that day -- to Fallfest. Participants include Legends Cafe, KFC, Frisco Family Pub, Buffalo Wild Wings, Paradiso and Papa John's Pizza. Restaurants are still registering and will have a Fallfest sign in their window, said Chairwoman Karen Black.
September 17, 2006
The 29th annual Westminster Fallfest kicks off a week of activities today in the downtown area with the Fallfest Mile Run and the annual parade. The Fallfest Mile is for those who can run a mile in 15 minutes or less. All participants must have pre-registered. The run starts at 3:45 p.m. on Main Street and will end at 4 p.m. The parade will step off at 4 p.m. from Dutterer's Park down Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street to East Middle School on Longwell Avenue. Floats, majorettes, bands and politicians will be featured in this two-hour extravaganza.
March 5, 2006
CENTRAL Kids items to be sold Saturday The Christian Preschool and Kindergarten Program of Westminster will hold its 11th annual Kids Consignment Sale of quality children's clothing and accessories from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at 65 Washington Road. The sale will feature children's school, dress and play clothes, pajamas and rain gear, baby equipment, swings, strollers, cribs, changing tables, nursery decor, safety equipment and toys. Items that have been donated will be sold tax-free.
September 25, 2005
Habitat for Humanity in Carroll County had planned to use funding from Westminster's annual Fallfest, which ends today, to start building a second home in the area. But plans changed after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, destroying 99 Habitat homes and damaging hundreds of others. Now the organization will use some of the money to gather materials to create a "home in a box" to be shipped from Carroll to affiliates in the Gulf, said Marcia Weller, executive director. "We have had so many calls since the disaster from people wanting to help," Weller said.
September 18, 2005
The 28th annual Westminster Fallfest, a welcome to autumn, opens with a parade today and several new events during the week. Fallfest provides thousands of dollars to nonprofit organizations each year. This year's charities are Carroll Hospice, Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County, Missions of Mercy and Residents Attacking Drugs. The first new event is a Fallfest Road Mile Race starting at 4 p.m. just before the parade. The Central Maryland Athletic Club is hosting the race along the parade route from Monroe Street to Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street to East Middle School on Longwell Avenue.