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Brownies pursue their Quest patch in Taneytown

Members of the Glen Hollow Pony Club stand with their horses prior to a March 25 horse show. From left: Daisy and Dani Fox, Chrissy and Morgan McGrain, Thunder and Allison Stoner, Princess and Casey Bounds.
Members of the Glen Hollow Pony Club stand with their horses prior to a March 25 horse show. From left: Daisy and Dani Fox, Chrissy and Morgan McGrain, Thunder and Allison Stoner, Princess and Casey Bounds. (Submitted photo, Carroll County Times)

The Brownies of Troop 1312, in Taneytown, have been hard at work earning their Quest patch.

"The Quest patch involves three keys: discover, connect and take action. As part of this patch, the girls had to work together to come up with an idea on something they would like to see changed or improved in their community," said Tina Ledford, troop leader.

"The girls then were to write a letter to the mayor expressing their concerns. The letter included topics such as the incinerator, recycling and the chicken farm," Ledford said.

On March 19, the girls hosted Taneytown Mayor James L. McCarron Jr. at a potluck dinner at Grace United Church of Christ's social hall. Before the dinner, they presented their letter to the mayor in a formal patch ceremony. The troop members shared thoughts of recycling more and saying no to plans for an incinerator.

"Now that they have written the letter and addressed the mayor, they will have to take action. The girls will be holding a cleanup day where they will pick up trash in the local parks and plant a few trees," said Ledford.

For more information on Brownies or Girl Scouts, visit gscm.org.

Tack sale

If one horsepower is all you need, then Glen Hollow Pony Club has an event that may interest you.

The club will have a tack sale at the Rockland Equestrian Center, 154 Rockland Road, Westminster, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 7.

"The core values of the club are horsemanship, organized teamwork, respect, service and education," said Kathy Stoner, club secretary. "The focus is really learning about horses, the proper care of horses, and safety is big."

Items available for sale include but are not limited to new and used English and Western tack, walking horse equipment, and Breyer horse collectibles.

Vendor spaces are still available for $10, and individual item consignment is available.

Food and drinks will also be for sale.

All proceeds will benefit the Glen Hollow Pony Club, which meets near Frizzellburg.

For more information on Glen Hollow Pony Club, its sale or to be a consignor, call Kathy at 443-398-0478.

To learn more about Pony Club, visit http://www.ponyclub.org.

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Easter services

You're invited to start your worship early on Easter morning by attending the sunrise service at Emmanuel Baust United Church of Christ on April 8. At 6:30 a.m. the worship, conducted by the church youth, will take place on the hill in the cemetery, weather permitting. A light breakfast will follow in the Parish Hall.

The regular scheduled morning worship service will begin in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. and include the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

The church is at 2950 Old Taneytown Road, Tyrone.

Call 410-857-0416 or email office@ebucc.com for additional information.

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