North Carroll: Bingo at Bartholomew’s; Manchester Valley High putting on 'The Little Prince'

On April 9, the Hampstead Lions Club recognized "Community Heroes,” from left: Dwayne Burke, Melissa Istvanic, Mackenzie Greenwood, Hampstead Lion Leslie Guarino, Lew Keyser, Cpl. Brant Webb, and Lioness Arylene Linker.
On April 9, the Hampstead Lions Club recognized "Community Heroes,” from left: Dwayne Burke, Melissa Istvanic, Mackenzie Greenwood, Hampstead Lion Leslie Guarino, Lew Keyser, Cpl. Brant Webb, and Lioness Arylene Linker. (Courtesy photo)

St. Bartholomew’s Church will be hosting its 22nd annual Vera Bradley Bingo on Friday, April 26 at the Hampstead fire hall.

The theme for the event is Carnival! Come join the fun for this fundraiser; the profits will be used for the mortgage reduction of the church.


The doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $15 for 20 games of regular bingo, and you can win filled Vera Bradley bags or accessories. There will be special games and raffles as well, and food and desserts will be available for purchase.

All seats are reserved and assigned.


The fire hall is at 1341 N. Main St. in Hampstead. For more information or tickets, call Edie Foster at 443-340-5189 or email rejfoster@gmail.com.

Manchester Valley theater production

The Manchester Valley High School Honors Theater Production Class is presenting “The Little Prince” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at the high school.

Admission is free and donations are accepted.

The school is located at 3300 Maple Grove Road in Manchester.


Manchester Sportsman’s Bingo

The Manchester fire company and the United Coon Hunters Association will hold a Sportsman’s Bingo event on Saturday, May 4 at the fire company’s activities building.

The doors will open at 4 p.m. with dinner served at 4:30 p.m., followed by bingo at 7 p.m.

The cost is $40 per person and includes dinner and bingo. There will be 10 games for $200, 10 games for guns and two jackpot games (which will be sold separately). Some of the prizes include, but are not limited to, a Winchester XPR 270 WSM, a Browning A-Bolt 30-06 and a Ruger AR-15 1811 Heavy Barrel.

The activities building is at 3297 York St. in Manchester.

For more information or tickets, call Richard at 410-984-1404 or Jerry at 443-201-6959; or you can pick them up at Car Quest or True Value Hardware, both in Hampstead.

Essay winners announced

The Hampstead American Legion Auxiliary hosts an annual essay contest for students in grades three through eight. This year’s topic was “How Can We Address and Prevent Veteran Homelessness in Our Community?”

Three awards in each of the age groups were awarded; each winner was present to read their essays at the Auxiliary’s April meeting, where they were each presented with a certificate and check.

The winners from Ebb Valley Elementary School were Alivia Miller, Abigail Ebberts and Reed Diffendeffer; and from North Carroll Middle School, the winners were Joey Rumbaugh, Monica Blanton and Natalie Canfield.

‘Community Heroes’ recognized

On April 9, the Hampstead Lions Club recognized our “Community Heroes” during a recognition dinner held at the lliano’s J&P restaurant in Hampstead.

This award, according to a news release, was presented to citizens who go above and beyond to make this the “Best Town in America.” Lion President Dennis Sew and Lion and Del. Haven Shoemaker, were the co-masters of ceremonies for the event.

Honored were Dwayne Burke, general manager for Len Stoler Automotive, who was recognized for continued support the Hampstead Lions club fundraising activities; Melissa Istvanic, a teacher at Shiloh Middle School, for her outstanding service for the children in the community; Mackenzie Greenwood, founder of Hampstead’s Little Free Pantry; Hampstead Lion Leslie Guarino, centennial Lions award for membership; Lew Keyser, a volunteer for the Hampstead Lions Club, who has given countless hours of service to the Lions Club; Cpl. Brant Webb, a member of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, who has risked his life many times for the citizens of the county; and Lioness Arylene Linker, a member of the Hampstead Lioness Club, who has given many hours of service to our community.

Poppy distribution

During the month of May, the Hampstead American Legion Auxiliary will place poppy donation canisters in local businesses in and around the area.

First proclaimed in 2014, the fist Saturday in May was named Poppy Day in Hampstead by Mayor Christopher Nevin. The poppies are typically distributed at many times throughout the year, but May and November are the most popular months — coinciding with Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

The red crepe paper poppies are assembled by veterans and auxiliary units around the country and, according to a press release, “have been given out as a reminder of the sacrifices of our military since World War I.”

The poppy was made the official memorial flower of the American Legion in 1920 and the American Legion Auxiliary in 1921.

This year, the Auxiliary Unit 200 will be handling them out at its 10th annual Car Show, to be held May 11 at the Legion Auxiliary, at 4600 Legion Lane in Hampstead; on May 24, National Poppy Day; at Hampstead Day on May 25; during the Memorial Day Service on May 27 at the Hampstead War Memorial; and in November for Veterans Day.

One hundred percent of every donation received goes to the veterans and their families.

Golf tournament

The inaugural Carroll Gymnastics Parent Organization Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at Oakmont Green Golf Course.

Check-in will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The format is Captain’s Choice Scramble, and the cost is $85 per golfer. There will be a beverage cart during the tournament and a 50/50 raffle, and after the tournament a dinner and awards ceremony will be held.

There will be contests for the longest drive (men and women); putting and closest to the pin; and first, second and third places.

For more information or tickets/registration, please email Alex Buckingham at alex.buckingham44@gmail.com. The golf course is at 2290 Golfview Lane in Hampstead.


Designer Bag Bingo: April 26, Shiloh Middle School, 3675 Willow St., Hampstead. Doors open 6 p.m., games 7 p.m. $20/advance; $25/door. Tickets: shilohmiddlepto.ticketleap.com/2019bingo or email ShilohMiddlePTO@gmail.com. Dance: April 27, doors 6 p.m., dance 7-11 p.m., Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company, 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. Band: Cheap Sneakers. $15/person. Information: www.HampsteadVFD.org/410-259-0888. Sportsman’s Bingo: April 27, doors 4:30 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m., games 7 p.m., Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department, 4224 Main St., Lineboro. $40/person. Prizes: www.lineborovfd.org/content/sportsmanbingo/. Tickets: Shannon, 410-596-5083 or LVFD, 410-374-2197; Mindy, sportsmansbingo@lineborovfd.com.