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Carroll County

Tourney at Harney field of dreams

The Harney field of dreams is coming alive again.

Representatives of the Harney Veterans of Foreign Wars, Harney Volunteer Fire Company and St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Harney will relive ball field memories by hosting a Class Low D softball tournament at the field from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sept. 14 and noon until 4 p.m. Sept. 15.

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"In 1946, 15 men from Harney and neighboring communities formed a baseball club known as the Harney Baseball Club Inc. On any given Sunday during baseball season, many baseball teams from neighboring communities played at the Harney ball field, located at Conover and Bowers roads in Harney. Friends and neighbors would turn out to support their favorite teams. Thus, the Harney ball field began and became a popular family fun day," Frank M. Rauschenberg, an event organizer, wrote in a media release.

In August 2001, the land where the field sits was deeded to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and the club disbanded. Last year, members of the Harney fire company, Harney VFW and the church banded together in restoring the field, the concession stand and bases.

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The entry fee for the softball tournament at the field is $125 per team.

Cash awards will be given to the final top three teams, and gift certificates will be given to all participating teams.

Proceeds from the event will go to a local family to help pay the medical bills of the 9-year-old daughter, who is being treated for a brain tumor.

Tournament spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

There is no admission charge. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Frank at 410-756-5444.

New website
The Taneytown History Museum has upgraded and redesigned its website for the first time since 2004, and has announced the launch of the newly redesigned website at http://www.taneytownhh.org.
Along with information on the museum, this website includes the Taneytown Heritage Committee, which was established in 1986. In May, the two groups officially merged.
The new site offers a clean, uncluttered look with nine sections: Home, About Us, Community Events, News, Links, Blog, Gift Shop, Donate and Contact.
The goal of the new website is to provide an easier way to navigate and learn about Taneytown History and Heritage, the museum and the area's heritage, what the groups do, what they offer, how to become involved and keeping up to date with planned events, including heritage committee meetings, which are open to the public.
Some new features to the website include information on the officers, a blog and the Gift Shop where site visitors may purchase items. Newsletters will be coming to the site in the near future. Facebook and Twitter have also been included.
The new e-mail address for information is taneytownhistoryandheritage@gmail.com.


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