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Natural decorations highlighted in contest

The New Windsor Heritage Committee had a May Day Door Decoration Contest on May 12. The first-place winner, shown here, was at 312 High St.
The New Windsor Heritage Committee had a May Day Door Decoration Contest on May 12. The first-place winner, shown here, was at 312 High St. (Sharon Burleson Schuster photo , Carroll County Times)

The New Windsor Heritage Committee sponsored a May Day Door Decoration Contest on May 12. "There were multiple entries, where participants were to use all-natural materials hung on the front door," said contest Chairman Jim Williams. "Fresh flowers and leaves were used along with bark, reeds ... Fresh fruit was an eye-pleasing surprise to all the judges."

The contest was open to residents within the town limits of New Windsor. Williams said the first-place winner, 312 High St., presented a "simple but elegant design" which made the decision unanimous.

Second- and third-place winners were 318 College Ave. and 306 Church St., respectively. Cash prizes were awarded to the winners.

Williams said, "The New Windsor Heritage Committee, in all their activities, takes pride in [promoting] the town's heritage through educational activities that are fun, interesting and memorable."

On Sept. 22, the New Windsor Heritage Committee will present Clark Taggart, floral design manager in Colonial Williamsburg, who will lecture on creating floral arrangements from your own backyard. Details on tickets and location will appear in a future Neighborhoods column.

The New Windsor Heritage Committee maintains the New Windsor Museum and Fountain Shoppe at 207 Main St. It is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays or by appointment.

For more information, call 410-635-2602.

Flea market planned

Edgewood Church of the Brethren will have a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2, rain or shine.

The venue will offer household furniture, gently used clothing, toys, puzzles, books, CDs, tools, plants and more. Snack food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the flea market will go toward the purchase of vacation Bible school materials for VBS at the church July 23-27.

The church is at 15025 New Windsor Road, five miles south of New Windsor on Md. 31.

Call 410-635-2506 for more information.

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Carnival week

Be sure to support the Union Bridge firemen's carnival, which will open at 6 p.m. Monday.

Also at 6 p.m. Monday will be the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8806 Memorial Day service at 115 Penrose St., Union Bridge.

The carnival runs through Saturday, June 2, at 8 W. Locust St. Proceeds from the event help the Union Bridge fire company provide services to the community. Enjoy rides, food, games and nightly entertainment.

The parade will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

For more details, call 410-775-7422.

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