The second annual Humane Society Benefit and Street Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, hosted by Hampstead Preowned.
The second annual Humane Society Benefit and Street Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, hosted by Hampstead Preowned. (Courtesy photo)

The second annual Humane Society Benefit and Street Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, hosted by Hampstead Preowned.

During the event there will be games, raffles, vendors, food, music and much more. Children will be able to visit Critter Connections and enjoy music by Mr. Hyson.


“Last year’s event raised over $900 for the Humane Society,” said Wendi Ely, Director of Community Campaigns and customer service manager at Hampstead Preowned, in a news release. “The business rounded the donation out to $1,445 for the HSCC. Plus, we had a nice truck load of supplies that we were able to send back with them.”

Last year’s attendance was around 200 people and they’re hoping to do much more this year. Double Dog Dare Rescue will be bringing adoptable dogs and Safe Haven Horse Rescue will be giving pony rides.

Hampstead Preowned is located at 1111 S. Main St., Hampstead. For information on the event, call 410-239-8765 or email

Field hockey clinics

The North Carroll Recreation Council Storm field hockey program will be hosting summer clinics, four evening sessions between July 16 and Aug. 13. The dates have yet to be determined. The league is open to those children entering grades kindergarten through eighth grade, and ninth-graders that do not play for any high school for the fall 2018 session.

Clinic sessions, per age group, will be held at either North Carroll High School or Leister’s Park, in Hampstead, to raise money for the program to purchase new equipment for the players and to develop skills for the new season. All experience levels are welcome. The cost is $30 for fall 2018 registered players and $45 for non-registered players. There are no refunds or pro-rated costs for the clinics and each player will need to have a field hockey stick, a mouth guard (cannot be white or clear), cleats, shin guards and regulation goggles.

North Carroll: Hampstead Ravens football and cheer teams getting set for season

The new season is ramping up for the Hampstead Ravens football and cheer programs. They’ve been out in the community sharing information and taking registrations.

Anticipated field locations/practice days are as follows and are subject to change: grades 1 and 2, Monday evenings, Leister’s Park; grades 3 and 4, Tuesday evenings, NCHS; and grades 5-9, Thursday evenings, NCHS. Coaches will let all age group participants know specific dates by July 8.

In addition, fall registration is open and there is a $10 early bird registration discount for those registering by 11:59 p.m. July 6. Any registrations received after 11:59 p.m. July 20 will be charged an additional $50 late registration fee and participants will not be guaranteed a uniform prior to the first game. No registrations will be accepted after July 31 and refunds for the fall season cannot be given for any reason after 11:59 p.m. July 20.

For more information on the program, schedules, costs, and more, visit

15th annual golf tournament

The Hampstead American Legion Post 200 will host their 15th annual golf tournament on Friday, July 27, at Oakmont Green Golf Course, located at 2290 Golfview Lane, Hampstead.

The event will be held rain or shine and is open to the public. Those 62 and older will tee from the senior tees; and the format is Captains Choice — Best Ball. Registration will be held at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. tee off.

Registration is $85 per person and includes green fees, cart, dinner, drinks on the course and range balls. The dinner consists of fried chicken, potato salad, fruit salad, rolls, chips, pretzels, soda, beer, and new this year, wine.

There will be a longest drive and closest to the pin prizes, putting contest and a hole in one contest as well.

Registration forms can be picked up behind the bar at the Legion (located at 4600 Legion Lane, Hampstead) or by calling Jerry Reese at 410-239-4946 or Dave at 443-375-8417. Checks may be made payable to the American Legion Post #200. All entries must be received by July 20; and walk ins will be accepted but will be paired with others.

In addition, the Legion is seeking hole sponsors and/or door prize donations for the event. To be a sponsor, it is a minimum of $50 or more donation and you receive a sign acknowledging your donation and/or business that will be placed on a tee box the day of the tournament. As for donations, the name of the donator and/or the company, will be recognized in the tournament flier. If you’d like more information on being a sponsor or submitting a donation, contact Jerry Reese.


Trip reminder

In a previous column, I mentioned the North Carroll Senior Center’s trip Ride the Rails in West Virginia. The cut-off to sign up for that trip is coming up, Aug. 8.

The trip runs from Oct. 9 through Oct. 11, and is $479 per person, double occupancy. It includes lodging, two breakfasts, a lunch, two dinners with entertainment, two trains in one day, visiting Seneca Caverns, Blackwater Falls State Park, a souvenir gift, luggage handling, taxes and meal gratuities, and motor coach transportation. Cancellation insurance is available upon request. There is a $50 deposit due, with the balance due by Aug. 8. There are limited spaces, so call Mary or Cliff Patterson soon, at 410-386-3900.


  • Manchester Fireman’s Carnival: July 2-7, 6-11 p.m., Manchester carnival grounds, 3297 York St., Manchester. Ride all night bands, $20; except July 4, $15. Information: or call 410-239-2286.
  • 26th annual Benefit Tournament: July 13, registration 12:30 p.m., start 1 p.m., Oakmont Green Golf Course, 2290 Golfview Lane, Hampstead. $75/per person before July 1; $80/person after July 1. Proceeds benefit the Northeast Rabbit’s Children’s Christmas Fund and more. Information: Rick Waltrup, 410-294-6418/
  • Hampstead Ravens Parade/Vendor Festival: Aug. 4, parade begins 9 a.m., followed by vendors at Hampstead Lions Club Ball Park, 4135 Hillcrest Ave., Hampstead. Games, crafts, food and more. No admission charge; ends at 2 p.m. Information/vendor information Niki Sanders, 559-719-5792 or