The Lineboro Manchester Lions Club and the District 22-W Lions Clubs have sponsored the American Heritage, Preservation and Patriotism essay contest since 1967. The theme focus is on national unity and patriotism. The contest is open to elementary, middle and high school students.
Students presented their essays at the Board of Directors dessert meeting held April 3 at the North Carroll branch library.
The theme for elementary students is “What does it mean to be a good citizen in America?” and for middle school it was, “What are the major components of being a patriotic American and what are our responsibilities as citizens?”
For the high school theme, it was “Being the first generation born in the new century, you may have a different perspective on patriotism in America. Explain why learning our historic successes and failures make us strong patriots. How do we learn from our mistakes?”
Manchester Valley High School winners were Jon Allen, first place; Aiden Neal, second place; and Carter Wohlschlegel, third place.
Winners from North Carroll Middle School were Preston Haubert, first place; and Bradley Livesay, second place.
The first-place elementary school winner was Lily Brown, of Manchester Elementary School. Brown was also selected as the District 22-W elementary school winner and presented her essay during the districts’ cabinet meeting April 13.
Designer Bag Bingo
Get out of the house and have some fun in Hampstead. A Designer Bag Bingo will be held Friday, April 26 at Shiloh Middle School.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the games begin at 7 p.m. There will be specials, multiple bingo games, a 50/50 raffle and food for purchase. Prizes include purses, wallets, book bags, messenger bags and more.
Admission is $20 per person in advance; and additional game books can be purchased for $5. If tickets are available the day of the event, tickets are $25 at the door. Proceeds from the event benefit the PTA, which helps cover needs of the students and teachers.
Dance the night away
The Hampstead volunteer fire company is hosting a dance on Saturday, April 27 at the fire hall.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the dance runs 7 until 11 p.m. Tickets are only $15 each. Classic rock will be the music of the night as Cheap Sneakers performs live.
The fire department is located at 1341 N. Main St. in Hampstead. For more information, visit www.HampsteadVFD.org or call 410-259-0888.
Lineboro to host Sportsman’s Bingo
The Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Sportsman’s Bingo on Saturday, April 27.
Attendees can enter at 4:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. The menu for the night includes pit beef, pit turkey, baked beans, green beans, salad, rolls, dessert, soda, water and coffee.
Admission is $40 per person. Additional jackpot games for gun prizes, small games of chance and a 50/50 raffle will also be available. Some of the prizes include a Ruger 10/22, a Mossberg 500 .410, and a Remington 870 EXP 12GA. To see a full list, please visit www.lineborovfd.org/content/sportsmanbingo/.
The fire department is at 4224 Main St. in Lineboro. To purchase your tickets, for more information, call Shannon at 410-596-5083 or the fire company at 410-374-2197; or email Mindy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orioles tickets fundraiser
Orioles tickets for the June 2 game are being sold by Northeast Social Action Program as a fundraiser. The tickets are for seats, under cover, in Sections 77 and 70 on the third base side of the ball park.
The first game they are selling for is the June 2 game versus the San Francisco Giants, at 1:05 p.m. Seats are in Section 79 and are only $24 each. Tickets must be purchased before April 24.
For each ticket sold, NESAP earns $5 for their assistance programs. For more information or to purchase your tickets, call Lynn Sheavly at 443-952-0097.
Have a student getting ready to finish high school and move on to college? Need a little help with the tuition costs?
The Carroll County chapter of the Maryland Municipal League is offering three $1,000 scholarships to Carroll County high school students. The applicants must have been accepted into a college or university or Carroll County students currently enrolled in a college or university, in a graduate or undergraduate program. Preference will be given to students preparing for a career in governmental or public service.
They must meet the criteria, live in one of the eight incorporated municipalities of Carroll County, complete the application, prepare a written essay on the specified topic, and have a municipal official/representative certify that they resident within in the limits of the municipality.
Applications can be downloaded at www.hampsteadmd.gov, under News & Announcements, and under Helpful Links & Documents, as well as at your high school guidance office or local town office.
Applications must be sent no later than May 3 to Councilman Dave Unglesbee, MML Scholarship Chairperson, Hampstead Town Office, 1034 S. Carroll St., Hampstead, MD 21074.
For more information or questions, call Unglesbee at 443-289-6009 or email email@example.com.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 200 Bake Sale: April 19, 9 a.m., Hampstead American Legion, 4600 Legion Lane, Hampstead. Baked goods, lunch for sale, and more. Proceeds benefit the Girls State Program. Information: Beverly Martin, 410-374-4063.