Mount Airy to host birthday party, camp night

Slim Harrison performs at last year's camp night in Mount Airy.
Slim Harrison performs at last year's camp night in Mount Airy. (Submitted photo , Carroll County Times)

The Town of Mount Airy will have a birthday party celebrating its founding 119 years ago and host its annual camp night Aug. 10 in Watkins Park.
This free event is open to all.
For those wishing to camp overnight, tent setup may begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 10.
There will be a music festival from 3 to 6 p.m. "The music will consist of half-hour sets from a pool of local talent," said Melissa Hoyle, with the Town of Mount Airy. "The public can just show up and enjoy the show." Ambassador Girl Scout Elizabeth Hushour put the entertainment together as part of her Gold Award Project.
A complimentary hot dog dinner will be served at 6 p.m. There will be picnic tables for dinner seating.
Slim Harrison and the Sunnyland Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. and the movie "Babe" will be shown at 8:30 p.m. A campfire is also planned for 8:30 p.m.
Mount Airy resident and amateur astronomer Tony Falletta will discuss the wonders of the night sky beginning at 7 p.m. for anyone interested. At dark, he will get out his telescope and all are welcome to view the heavens.
Falletta, who is second vice president of the Westminster Astronomical Society and an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 460 in Mount Airy, will be offering the Astronomy Merit Badge to any interested Boy Scout and the Astronomy Belt Loop for any interested Cub Scout.
"I did this at last year's family camp night and it was a lot of fun," he said. "The weekend of the 10th is the start of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. The peak night is actually on the 11th and 12th but we might be able to glimpse a few on the 10th."
A Dutch oven dessert cook-off will be offered by Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 81670 of the Nation's Capital Council. The cook-off was started as a badge requirement but was such a success at last year's camp night that the girls decided to offer it again this year. Contestants bring their supplies, including a Dutch oven, and make everything right on site. After everything is done, judging begins; prizes are given for first, second and third place. Then everyone who wants to take part will be served a small sample of the various pies, brownies and coffeecakes. If interested in participating, email Mary Hushour at meshour@yahoo.com.
The morning of Aug. 11, a complimentary cold breakfast and hot coffee will be available from 8 to 9.
If you have an August birthday, the Town of Mount Airy invites you to bring your cake and guests to this event as well, and the hot dog dinner, table and entertainment will be provided to you and your guests free of charge.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets to the event.
You must preregister by Aug. 8 to celebrate your birthday or to camp. For more information and to download the registration forms, visit http://www.mountairymd.org or call 301-829-1424.
Watkins Park is at 210 E. Main St., Mount Airy.

Ladies football
The inaugural Football 101 Clinic for Women will be held from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at South Carroll High School, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. Enjoy a ladies night out as you learn about the fundamentals of football from the South Carroll Cavalier football coaching staff.
All ladies are welcome: You do not have to have a child in the South Carroll football program to participate.
Ladies will first learn the fundamentals of football from the coaching staff at South Carroll High School, then move to the stadium to practice light field drills, and finally head to neighboring Winfield Fire Hall to enjoy wine and refreshments.
Raffle drawings available that evening include a 50/50, pedicure gift certificate, wine basket and La Bella Medispa gift certificate.
Ladies are encouraged to wear casual clothing.
Admission is $25 per person. An event T-shirt is guaranteed for those registering by Aug. 9.
All proceeds will help support South Carroll's football program.
Attendees must be 21 or older.
The registration form is online at http://www.sccavsfootball.org.
For more information, contact Toni Nardo at Tnardo06@yahoo.com or 301-606-8474.


Golf tournament
The Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department will have its 19th Annual Oscar & Ricky Warner Sr. Golf Tournament on Sept. 6 at The Links of Gettysburg, 601 Mason-Dixon Road, Gettysburg, Pa.
The start time is 8 a.m. A buffet lunch and awards presentations will be held after the tournament.
The cost is $100 per golfer or $400 per foursome, with all proceeds benefitting the Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department.
The deadline for registration and payment is Aug. 30. For more information, contact Ricky Warner Jr. at 443-336-7885.