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Taylorsville-Winfield Lions plan May 17 Spring Swing for Diabetes fundraiser

As a Spring Swing for Diabetes event, the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club will host a dance from 8 p.m. until midnight May 17 at the Winfield Fire Hall.

Featured will be music by Ashtin Golt Showtime Band, which plays classic songs from the '50s, '60s and '70s while specializing in classic rock, country and dance music.

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Proceeds from this dance will send diabetic children to Camp Merrick in southern Charles County.

"The Lions club always raises money to help parents send their diabetic children to camp. The cost is $850 per child, due to the supplies and attention provided for the children. Hopefully this dance fundraiser will help the Lions send at least three to four children to camp to help them improve their health and learn more about how to care for themselves," said Lion Tom Harney.

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"The band has already donated half of their normal fee to help fund the cause. Please try to find the time to attend," said Harney.

The cost is $20 per person. This is a BYOB event; setups will be provided, along with chips and pretzels.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle and tear-offs available.

For additional information and tickets, contact Lion Tom Harney at 410-875-9445 or

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The fire hall is at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

Youth fishing derby

The Mount Airy Lions Club will have the 22nd Annual Clyde F. Gibson Youth Fishing Derby May 3 at the pond in Prospect Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and fishing is permitted from 8:30 until 11 a.m.

The fishing derby was recently renamed "The Annual Clyde F. Gibson Fishing Derby" in memory of Clyde Gibson, a Mount Airy Lions Club member who passed away in 2010 and who ran the event for 17 years.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will stock the pond with rainbow trout.

The contest is free and open to participants from the tri-county area - Carroll, Howard and Frederick counties - ages 2 to 16.

Prizes will be awarded to the angler who lands the biggest fish in length, second biggest fish in length, smallest in length and the most combined total weight of fish caught.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation as well as a gift.

Each child should bring his or her own pole, fishing gear and a large bucket to hold the fish caught.

No fishing license is required for this event.

Younger children should be assisted by someone who can help safely bait and remove the fish from the hook. All fish will be returned to the pond.

The Lions club will have refreshments for sale. Proceeds from the food sale will benefit next year's fishing derby.

The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information, contact the Lions club at 301-829-LION.

Prospect Park is at 107 Prospect Road, Mount Airy.

Help a Horse Day

Mount Airy Southern States will host Help a Horse Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue, located in Mount Airy, will have a few of its gentle giants for you to meet as well as popcorn, cotton candy and face painting. Cassandra Diamondidis, Miss Teen Frederick United States 2014, will be attending the event.

You will have the opportunity to learn about horses from the volunteers who assist at the Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue.

The event and refreshments are free; however, donations to the nonprofit would be appreciated.

For more information about this event, call Jan at 301-221-6929 or visit http://www.gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.com.

Southern States is at 1312 S. Main St., Mount Airy.

Spaghetti dinner

Morgan Chapel United Methodist Church will offer an all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church hall.

The menu will include spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and beverages.

The cost is: adults, $7.50; 3- to 12-year-olds, $3.50; and children younger than 3, free.

A bake table will also be available at an additional charge.

Morgan Chapel UMC is at 6750 Woodbine Road, Woodbine.

Call Virginia Fleming at 410-795-0380 for more information.

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