North Carroll: Lions Club offering discounted pool memberships; scholarship offered to Carroll high-schoolers

Special Olympians enjoy the Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club Community Swimming Pool in 2015.
Special Olympians enjoy the Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club Community Swimming Pool in 2015. (Submitted photo)

I am hoping that by the time this column has published my daffodils won’t be so confused and will be fully open enjoying some sunshine and warmth.

The warm weather of spring is a signal for all things outdoors and spending more time with neighbors.


If your organization has an upcoming event that you want to share with the community, please be sure to send to me as soon as possible.

Pool membership

The Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club, which is celebrating its 62nd year serving the community, is again offering discounted pool membership prices to the community for the 2019 season.


If your registration is received or postmarked by May 14, the cost is only $300 for a family or $150 for an individual membership. For those registering May 4 through May 26, the cost is $325 per family and $175 for individuals; and after May 27, registration is $375 for a family membership and $200 for individuals.

There will also be an opportunity for early registration from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on May 4 at the pool.

The pool will open Memorial Day weekend and run through the summer, closing on Labor Day. It will be closed Monday through Friday, open only on weekends while school is in session, and will be open noon until 7 p.m.

Daily admission prices for those without a season pass are $8 for adults, or $5 after 5 p.m.; children ages 3 to 12 are $5, or $3 after 5 p.m.; ages 2 and younger are free; and for those that are non-swimmers, $2 each.


They are also offering swim lessons for the season in three sessions. The first is June 24-28; July 8-12; and then July 15-19. There are two times for each date group, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., and from 11:15 until 11:45 a.m. The cost is $50 for pool members and $60 for nonmembers. For more information, call 410-374-2570 or email lineboromanchesterpool@gmail.com.

The pool is at 3372 Victory St. in Manchester. For more information, call the pool at 410-374-2570, email lmactivities@lmlions.org or contact Roger Stultz at 443-289-6463.

Scholarship offered

The Dr. Saleem A. Shah Memorial Scholarship is being offered for those majoring in mental health, in the amount of $1,000. The scholarship is sponsored by Catherine’s Cause and is open to students from any Carroll County high school.

Students who will be attending Carroll Community College in the fall have until the end of the week to apply for scholarships, according to the school.

Dr. Shaw, a psychologist with the National Institute of Health, was hit head-on in November 1992 by a drunken driver and was killed. His daughters are regular volunteers with Catherine’s Cause, an anti-drunk driving organization, and are strong advocates working to alert the public of the dangers of drinking and driving.

To apply, the original application must be fully completed; copies of a sealed high school transcript, a college acceptance letter, and two letters of reference are required. There should be one letter from a teacher and one from a non-family member. Parents and legal guardian signatures are mandatory to be eligible and type or print legibly. Applicants must have earned a GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application.

More information can be obtained in your high school guidance office. The closing date of application is postmarked no later than April 19.

Easter breakfast

Looking for some place to take the kids to see the Easter bunny? Head over to the Arcadia fairgrounds from 8 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13.

There will be a full breakfast buffet, crafts, an egg hunt for kids, fire engine rides and, of course, a visit with the Easter bunny.

Admission is a donation to the fire company. The event is at 16020 Carnival Ave. in Upperco.

Bake Sale

The Hampstead American Legion Auxiliary Unit 200 will host its annual Good Friday Bake Sale on Friday, April 19. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. and last until about 2 or 3 p.m., or until the baked goods sell out, whichever happens first.

There will be a large variety of baked goods, dyed eggs and crafts. In addition, lunch items will be available for purchase. Some of the menu items include chicken noodle soup, cold-cut subs, tuna salad and chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, pickled eggs, and vegetable lasagna. Carryout is also available.

In addition, there will be Rada Cutlery, cookbooks, military bracelets and 3-by-5 nylon embroidered star American flags for sale. The flags are $20 each.

All proceeds will benefit the nonpartisan Girls State Program, which teaches young women “responsible citizenship and love for God and country,” according to a news release. High school girls, who have completed their junior year, spend a week of study and working together.

The legion is at 4600 Legion Lane in Hampstead. For more information, call Beverly Martin at 410-374-4063.

Reunion to be held

The annual Hampstead School Reunion will be held for anyone who attended Hampstead School between 1919 and 1985, beginning at noon, on Saturday, June 1 at the Hampstead fire hall.

Social time will be held from noon until 1 p.m., and dinner will be served by the Hampstead Auxiliary at 1 p.m. The cost is $25 per person for alumni and guests.

The fire department is at 1341 N. Main St. in Hampstead.

If you didn’t receive receive an invitation, or know someone who would like one, call Lee Stansfield at 410-374-1770 or Jane Alban at 410-374-4454.

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