A vehicle owner polishes the Chrome on his classic Ford Mustang during the 2018 Autumn Harvest Collector Car Show. This year's show is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 in Manchester. Additional information about the show will be in an upcoming column.
A vehicle owner polishes the Chrome on his classic Ford Mustang during the 2018 Autumn Harvest Collector Car Show. This year's show is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 in Manchester. Additional information about the show will be in an upcoming column. (Harold Diehl)

Mark your calendars for Friday, Aug. 23 to have some fun for a good cause at the Designer Bag Bingo presented by Hailey’s Wish Inclusive Playground at Christmas Tree Park and the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company.

The doors open at 5 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. There will be extra packets, tearoffs, specials, raffles, and food available for purchase.


Some of the prizes include items by Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade and many more.

Bingo will be held at the activities building, located at 3297 York St. For more information or for tickets, call 443-277-8058 or email MVFDbagbingo@yahoo.com.

Crab Feast

Though summer is winding down, it’s never too late to enjoy those Maryland crabs.

Join the Hot Shots Fastpitch Softball organization for their Crab Feast, to be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company.

The event runs from 5 to 11 p.m., with food served 5 to 9 p.m. The all-you-can-eat menu includes steamed crabs, pit beef, pit turkey, pit ham, sides, dessert, draft beer and soda. Tickets are $55 per person. There will also be a DJ, games and an auction.

All proceeds benefit the softball program.

The fire company is located at 1341 N. Main St. For more information or tickets, call Mike Hernandez at 410-259-7426; Frank Ward at 410-977-9976; or Drea Pfoutz at 443-375-2816.

Sponsorship opportunity, golf tournament

A golf tournament to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the American Cancer Society will be held Sept. 16 at Oakmont Green Golf Course in Hampstead. The event is being hosted by Greenmount Station in Hampstead and is in its 23rd year.

For those interested in playing in the tournament, registration is due by Sept. 12 and the cost to play is $90 per golfer.

Registration the day of the event is from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., with lunch served from noon to 1 p.m., and welcome and rules being announced at 12:45 p.m. A shotgun start will be held at 1 p.m. for this Captain’s Choice tournament.

The fee includes lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and soda; dinner of steak, salad, chips and baked potato; course beverages consisting of beer, soda, and water; and the cart fee.

There will be contests throughout the day, including Four Closet to the Pin, Longest Drive (male and female); and tournament prizes for first, second and third. There will also be door prizes for each golfer; and there is a $5 mulligan — one per golfer and not permitted while putting. The 18th hole will have $5 for moving up to the red tee box; and there will be a 50/50 raffle.

In addition, the organizers are seeking sponsorships for the event, as well as door prizes and items for “swag bags.” Information for tax purposes will be provided to donors.

The various sponsorship opportunities include Post Play Dinner: your information on a banner in the dining patio where dinner is served, $350; Hole in One Contest: information on the tee sign for the $15,000 Par 3 Hole #6 contest, $300; Beverage Cart Sponsor, information advertised on one of the beverage carts, $250; Par 3 Hole in One Contest: information on tee sign at one of the other three hones in the contest, $150; Longest Drive Contest: your information on a sign at the drive contest site, $150; Hole Sponsorship: information advertised on a tee sign at one of the holes, $125; and Driving Range: information on a sign for all golfers to see as they are using the driving range and putting green, $100.


Checks may be made payable to Greenmount Station Restaurant and are due by Sept. 9. The golf course is located at 2290 Golfview Lane. If you’re interested, or need more information, email ChrisPattersonGreen@yahoo.com.

NESAP in need

The North East Social Action Program, aka NESAP, needs not only nonperishable food donations, but school supplies for the upcoming year as well.

Specific items they are looking for include large backpacks (17 inches or larger), medium backpacks (15-16 inches), different-colored composition books (only wide-ruled), dry erase markers (colors or black), various colors of highlighters, folders with no prongs (red, green, yellow, orange, blue), 1 ½- and 2-inch binders in various colors, USB flash drives, headphones (on ears, for elementary schools), and ear buds for middle and high school students.

Donations can be dropped off during thrift store hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursdays.

NESAP is located at 1046 S. Carroll St. in Hampstead. For more information, call 443-244-1496 or visit www.nesapinc.org.

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With school starting in just a few short weeks, parents’ calendars will be filling quickly with school programs, sporting events and so much more.

Is your school planning fundraisers that are open to the public? Be sure to send them to me. Any event that is free, nonprofit or benefiting a nonprofit — such as your school or PTA/PTO — is welcome.

Please send as early as possible and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Be sure to include the who, what, when, where and why when submitting press releases.


Hampstead Carnival: now through Aug. 17, nightly, Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company carnival grounds, 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. Parade, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.; Big money drawing Aug. 17; each night ride night 7-11 p.m. Free parking/admission.

Shiela Johnson covers Hampstead, Manchester, Lineboro, and neighboring communities in northern Carroll County. She can be reached at sastonejohnson@gmail.com or 410-412-6787.