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Ray Bradbury
Timber Ridge burns its mortgage [Eagle Archive]

On May 16, a radical group of Carroll County community leaders got together to share some memories and celebrate more than 40 years of hard work. That celebration also included burning a stack of books and legal papers. The foundation of the board of Westminster Church Homes Foundation, dates back to the 1960s. But no draft cards or articles of clothing were burned during last month's gathering. Reduced to ash during that ceremony was the mortgage, taken out about 40 years ago, to help bring Timber Ridge, housing for the elderly, to Westminster. Although housing for the elderly is well-accepted in our society today, in the 1960s, this was a relatively radical, if not...