Pictured, from left, are: Lori Patterson, Manchester United Bocce representative; Donna Wright, NESAP board member; and Donna Hanke, NESAP store manager, as a check for $700 is donated to NESAP from the June Bocceball tournament.
Pictured, from left, are: Lori Patterson, Manchester United Bocce representative; Donna Wright, NESAP board member; and Donna Hanke, NESAP store manager, as a check for $700 is donated to NESAP from the June Bocceball tournament. (Courtesy photo / HANDOUT)

For more than 10 years bocce players have gathered together in Manchester to play and raise funds for local charities.

Each summer there are three tournaments held on the two bocce courts at the DePalmer residence in Manchester. Through the years participation has continued to grow.

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According to a news release, the tournaments now have an average of 18 teams vying for the coveted championship. This year the program also held a food drive, which resulted in a donation 53 pounds of canned food and $53 to The Tree of Friends Food Pantry.

Local businesses contributed as sponsors and gift certificates.

The 2019 season results are that the June tournament benefited North East Social Action Program in Hampstead; and the winners are: first place, Brothers Pizza; second place, Rosebuds; and third place, Mario’s. The July tournament benefited Together We Own It; and the winners were: first place, Pallino Grigio; second place, Brothers Pizza; and third place, Pizza Garden. The tournament in August benefited The Chester Café and those winners were: first place, Del Bocce Vista; second place, Mario’s; and third place, Brothers Pizza.

The program is open to all, including individual registrants as well as teams.

Scout Fundraiser

Cub Scout Pack 790 will be holding its inaugural Full Moon Skate from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at Sportsman’s Hall in Upperco.

The cost is $13 per person and includes rental skates. There will also be a costume contest, face painting and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will benefit the troop.

The skating hall is located at 15500 Hanover Pike in Upperco. For more information, call 410-429-6030.

Reminders

Brent Donovan Golf Tournament: Oct. 11, South Hills Golf Course, 925 Westminster Road, Hanover, Pennsylvania. Shotgun start, 8 a.m. $85/golfer. Information: Keith, 443-829-7124 or Bobby, 443-375-9614. Trunk or Treat: Oct. 12, 5-8 p.m., Manchester Baptist Church, 2933 Manchester Baptist Church Road, Manchester. Information: www.manchesterbaptist.org/443-291-6317. Fall Yard Sale: Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Millers United Methodist Church, Picnic Woods building, 4224 Millers Station Road, Manchester. Information: Laura Geiwitz, 410-239-8935; Jean Mai, 410-374-5353. Fifth annual Kidney Walk Bingo: Oct. 12, doors open 4 p.m., games 5 p.m., Hampstead American Legion Post 200, 4600 Legion Lane, Hampstead. $30/advance; $35/door. Information/tickets: 410-218-9490. Harvest Happenings: Oct. 12, noon-6 p.m., Manchester VFD carnival grounds/activities building, 3297 York St., Manchester. Vendors, food, entertainment and more. Information: www.facebook.com/manchesterhappeningsmd. Webelos Weekend Troop 320 camping weekend: Oct. 12-13, Hull Farm, Manchester. Food, snacks, tent provided (if you don’t have a tent). Rain date Oct.19-20. Information: troop320manchester@gmail.com; or Walt Feezer, Scoutmaster, 410-984-4923 or coremedia@comcast.net.

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.

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