Carroll County Times

Holiday of Trees returns to Taneytown

The Taneytown History Museum will be decking the halls with the seventh annual Holiday of Trees Dec. 2-15.

"It's more than just trees. It includes trees, centerpieces and wreaths," said Elaine Hoover, publicity chairwoman for the museum.

Items are submitted from local individuals, community groups or businesses.

Due to the closure of the building occupied by the museum, this year the event is being hosted at the New Windsor State Bank at 222 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown. "We are very grateful and appreciative that we could have it there. The bank is very generous," said Hoover.

All entries will be on public display the following dates and hours:

Dec. 2 - Special reception, 1 to 4 p.m.;

Dec. 3-6 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

Dec. 7 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

Dec. 8 - 9 a.m. to noon;

Dec. 9 - closed;

Dec. 10-13 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

Dec. 14 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and

Dec. 15 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During these times, the public may vote for their favorites or bid on items in a silent auction that benefits the Taneytown History Museum.

Voting is conducted by coin collection. A box will be positioned by each item, and monetary donations will be used as the voting system. Example: one penny equals one vote, a nickel equals five votes, a quarter equals 25 votes, $1 equals 100 votes. You can vote every time you visit.

In addition, at the opening reception on Dec. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m., light refreshments will be available and a special raffle prize will be awarded.

The voting and silent auction will conclude at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15. Winners of the decorating contest will be announced at 11:45 a.m. Raffle prize winners will be drawn immediately following the presentation of awards.

There will be three winners in each category: four-foot tree, centerpiece, miniature tree and wreath. The first-place winner - the entry with the most money - will receive a plaque. Second- and third-place winners will each receive a certificate.

Winning auction bids will be announced at 11:45 a.m. Winning bidders must pick up and pay for their items on Dec. 15, between noon and 1 p.m.

For more information, contact the event coordinator, Jennifer Helm, at 443-398-1654.

Flag awarded

The American Legion Auxiliary of Hesson-Snider Post 120, at 9 Broad St. in Taneytown, recently participated in a project intended to develop, implement and monitor programs and activities contributing to the practical, emotional and social well-being of military service members and their families.

Auxiliary members chose a local business they felt was supportive of the community and presented the owner with an American flag. No Anchovies Pizza, the business recognized, is owned and operated by Tim Chiaruttina.

"Tim had donated money to the American Legion and auxiliary to support various activities. He's also given discounts for pizza orders," said Debbie Frazier, vice president of the auxiliary.

For more information on auxiliary projects or to join, call Nancy at 443-375-6368, Debbie at 410-259-6735 or the Post 120 home at 410-756-2219.