North Carroll: Hampstead-Manchester Business & Community Expo set for March 16

David Thomen of D s Magic performs at the Hampstead-Manchester Business & Community Expo in 2018 at Manchester Valley High School.
David Thomen of D s Magic performs at the Hampstead-Manchester Business & Community Expo in 2018 at Manchester Valley High School. (Courtesyphoto / BSMG)

The third annual Hampstead-Manchester Business & Community Expo will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Manchester Valley High School.

There are nearly 50 vendors signed up and the organizers are expecting close to 100 vendors in total. The MVHS Student Government Association will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the school.


Proceeds from the Expo go toward the purchase of an electronic sign for the school. The snow date is April 6. There is numerous returning, and new vendors, that will be in attendance from the community and surrounding areas.

For information, contact Tom Rhoads, chair of the MVHS Advisory Council, at drtomrhoads@gmail.com.


Fundraiser for Hotshots

The recreational organization, Hot Shots, is hosting a fundraiser for their annual scholarship award. The award is given to a senior that has played for the Hot Shots organization.

The $1,000 scholarship is in honor of Makenzee George. George was a member of Hot Shots who lost her life a few years ago as a result of a car accident. She was also a student at Winters Mill High School.

The scholarship is an essay “How softball has impacted your life” and is awarded at their annual Crab Feast in September.

On March 19, you can dine at Greenmount Station in Hampstead, present a flier and 15 percent of the sales will go towards the scholarship fund. Greenmount, open 11 a.m. until 1 a.m., is located at 1631 N. Main St., No. 4, Hampstead.


For more information, or a flier, email Jennifer Lettau at nchsfastpitchsoftball@gmail.com.

Taste of Spring

NESAP’s annual Taste of Spring event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at Crossroads Community Church.

The event will feature food, music and a silent auction., Food samples from local restaurants such as Bertucco’s Bakery, Snickerdoodles, and LunaZul, to name a few will be available; and background music will be performed by Manchester Baptist Church worship leaders. A diversified collection of auction items will also be on hand for the silent auction. Some of the items for the auction include a Ravens and an Oriole gift basket, an area rug donated by Towne Pride, and an Elvis gift basket, to name a few.

All the proceeds benefit NESAP’s assistance programs, which in turn, help those in need in the community.

Tickets are two for $25, or $15 each and can be purchased at NESAP, Towne Pride, or Matthew’s Tire, all in Hampstead.

The church is located at 1041 S. Carroll St., Hampstead.

For more information, please call NESAP at 410-374-9099, or email nesap.thriftstoremgr@gmail.com.

NESAP in need

NESAP is seeking the following items for their store: gently used or new children’s coats and men coats.

They need times to make food sets for Easter meals and can also use $20 gift cards to Weis for clients to purchase entrees. They are seeking cranberry sauce, stuffing, corn, macaroni and cheese, fruit, plain rice, baked beans and other canned beans, cake mix, frosting, tuna, instant potatoes, green beans, peas, gravy, muffin mix, flavored noodle mix, spaghetti sauce, pasta, soup, cereal, jelly, juice and oatmeal.

NESAP also needs personal hygiene items such as liquid dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste, and bars of bath soap.

Donations can be dropped off at their location between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and Friday; and from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Organizations combine

The Hampstead Ravens program has merged with the North Carroll Titans to form the North Carroll Colts.

At this time if you would like to register your child for the upcoming fall cheer season, registration is open and you can do so by visiting www.stonealley.com/Program/NorthCarrollColts.

There may also be an additional need for coaches. If you, or someone you know, is interested, email Niki Sanders at nikisanders.ravenscheer@gmail.com. Please kindly note that head coaches must be at least 18 years of age and assistant coaches can be in high school or older.


  • Boy Scout Troop 380 auction: March 2, 8 a.m. registration table, runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Snyder’s Auction House, 4112 Mott Ave., Hampstead. Proceeds benefits troop and their activities. Information: Traci Siegler, troop380auction@gmail.com; or bsatroop380.webs.com/scoutauction.htm.
  • Gun & Cash Bingo: March 2, doors 5 p.m., dinner 5-6:30 p.m., games 7 p.m., Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company, 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. $40/person. Must be 18 or older. Information: Jaclyn, 410-236-8369/Justin, 717-965-2097.
  • Crab Leg & Shrimp Feed: March 9, doors open 5 p.m., dinner 5-7 p.m., dance until 11 p.m., Manchester VFD, 3297 York St., Manchester. Information/tickets: 410-984-1404.Drawing & Dinner: March 16, doors 4 p.m., dinner 5 p.m., Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company, 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. $35/person; $10/guest. Information/tickets: SportsmanDrawingHVFD@gmail.com.

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