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PTO's bingo prize bags stuffed with goodies

East Middle School's PTO will have a Thirty-One Bingo on Dec 6. at Pleasant Valley Fire Hall, with Thirty-One brand prize bags stuffed with goodies.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 7 p.m.

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Volunteer Beth Belfield said the school has held a bingo event for many years. "We've sold out every time," she said.

The cost is $12 in advance or $15 at door, if tickets are still available. The ticket price includes 20 games of bingo.

"We'll also have two specials and two raffles," said Belfield. In addition, the evening will include a silent auction with sports memorabilia from Great Moments sports store and a 50/50 raffle.

The kitchen will offer a variety of food, provided by the fire company's auxiliary.

"We do a lot to help the community and to help students within the school. It's a great family event," Belfield said. Proceeds will go toward special programs at the school.

The fire hall is at 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Pleasant Valley.

Call Beth at 443-605-9639 for tickets or more information.

Christmas bazaar
Deer Park United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas bazaar at the church from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7.
The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast, co-sponsored by the Deer Park UMC Men's Group and the Deer Park Lions Club, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. The meal will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and applesauce as well as hot and cold beverages.
The cost of breakfast is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for children 3 and younger.
Breakfast proceeds will benefit community charities and children's ministries of the church.
Look for a wide array of vendors and crafters at the bazaar. There's a Nearly New Room full of bargains and treasures, a Book Nook with books for sale, the Church Craft Room with homemade items, and a Greenery Room with fresh greens and Christmas decorations.
The bake table will feature homemade goodies, including cookies, candy and cakes.
A $1 donation will put you in a drawing for many items, including a queen-size quilt and gift and decorator items. The drawing will be at 1 p.m., at the close of the bazaar, and you do not need to be present to win.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will include at least five kinds of homemade soups, hot and cold sandwiches, snacks, drinks and desserts. Lunch overlaps the close of the bazaar by a half-hour, so you can stay to enjoy good food.
Ten percent of the proceeds from the Christmas bazaar will be donated to local charities, with the remainder supporting the missions of the church.
The church is at 2205 Sykesville Road, Smallwood.
For more information call 410-848-2313 or visit http://www.deerparkumc.net.

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Quilt being raffled
The Carroll Lutheran Village Friends of the Village is having its annual quilt raffle, with the drawing set for Dec. 7. The winner need not be present.
The "Baskets" quilt can be viewed at the Shop on the Square gift shop at 900 Mission Square, Westminster, in Carroll Lutheran Village Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. It was hand-quilted by Village Quilters members Dot Reise, Betty Heinrich, Helen Englar and Claire Nordeck, and it measures 100 inches by 102 inches.
Raffle tickets cost $1 each or six for $5.
Tickets can be purchased at the Shop on the Square gift shop, which is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets can also be purchased at the Village Corner Gift Shop, 300 St. Luke Circle, in Carroll Lutheran Village. It is open from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or call 443-605-1011 for tickets.
Non-Village residents should purchase tickets by Dec. 6.
Proceeds benefit the Carroll Lutheran Village Resident Assistance Fund, which supports residents of the Village who have outlived their financial resources.
Carroll Lutheran Village is a not-for-profit continuing-care retirement community in Westminster.

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