Carroll County Times

Lions, alumni partner for benefit golf tourney

It's time for golfers to hit the links and work out those winter kinks.

The Libertytown-Unionville Lions Club, in partnership with the Linganore High School Alumni Association, is hosting its annual Liberty Open Golf Classic at The Links at Challedon in Mount Airy on April 26.


This charity golf tournament benefits the scholarship funds of both sponsoring organizations.

Since its start in 1996, the Liberty Open has raised more than $35,000 awarded in scholarships to local high school graduates for higher education. Lion Sue Ensor said that while the alumni association's scholarship award goes to a Linganore High graduate, the Lions club scholarship can go to students from any local high school. "Anyone can apply. We have given it to students at South Carroll and [Francis Scott] Key High," Ensor said.


The entry fee for the Liberty Open is $85, which includes a round of 18 holes with a golf cart, a continental breakfast, a buffet lunch catered by Mountain Gate Restaurant in Thurmont, free beverages during play, a commemorative team photo, a courtesy raffle ticket, a goodie bag, and range and practice balls.

Ensor said several fun contests during play are included for the golfers. These include a $10,000 hole-in-one contest, $250 shootout, longest drive, closest to the pin, and awards for first-, second- and third-place teams. Other chances and items can be purchased, such as a 50/50 raffle chance, a double-or-nothing hole, and mulligans and powerballs. There will also be a silent auction with many items on which to bid.

Although the tournament is open to the public, if you are a Lions club member there are chances to compete for a special $300 prize. Any foursome with at least two Lions from their club and a third Lion can have any other fourth player and can compete for this "Tournament within a Tournament" prize.

To register or for more information, visit

or call Sue Ensor at 410-967-0770 or Anita Kent at 301-606-4593. Registration is requested by April 19.

The Links at Challedon is at 6166 Challedon Circle, Mount Airy.

Midweek meal

Leave the cooking to the ladies auxiliary of the Winfield fire company on Wednesday.

Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall, and will include all-you-can-eat spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, tossed salad and breadsticks.

Dinner costs $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 3 to 10, and $9 for carryout.

Home-baked goods will be available for purchase. There also will be a raffle to win two free spaghetti dinners and desserts.

The fire hall is at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

Call 410-795-9889 for more information.

Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia is turning 50. Many will remember the literal-minded maid who puts actual sponges in a sponge cake from our favorite childhood books.

Kids ages 4 to 10 can come to the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library at 1 p.m. Monday to help celebrate her birthday with a variety of crafts and activities. Refreshments will be served.

The library is at 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy.

Call 410-386-4470 for more details.