North Carroll: Fundraising efforts for Spring Garden Elementary continue

Santa will be coming through Lineboro, in Carroll County, on Saturday, Dec. 15 after 6 p.m.
Santa will be coming through Lineboro, in Carroll County, on Saturday, Dec. 15 after 6 p.m.

Spring Garden Elementary School is continuing its efforts to raise funds for their new playground. They just wrapped up a Texas Roadhouse gift card fundraiser and are rolling out this month another card fundraiser.

They are currently selling cards for Papa John’s that are $15 each and entitle you for a free pizza for every large pizza you purchase at regular menu price. The card can be used as many times as you’d like now through December 2019 and is valid for carryout for more than 150 locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Checks can be made payable to SGE PTA with “Playground” written in the memo section. Part of the proceeds from these cards will go to the playground fund. The cards will be available for purchase through January 2019.


As mentioned in a previous column, they will be hosting a golf tournament Saturday, May 18 at Oakmont Green Golf Course. The tee time is 7:30 a.m.

There will be a luncheon, 50/50 raffles, on-hole contests, mulligans for sale, and much more. Registration is as follows: Early Bird Special, $340 for a foursome by March 1, 2019; after March 1, 2019, it is $360 for the foursome; and $90 for an individual.

In addition, they are seeking sponsorships as well. If you sign up as a sponsor, your organization or family name will appear as outlined:$500 Platinum Sponsor (beverage cart sign, hole sign, electronic ad, playground dedication sign, and tournament program); $250 Gold Sponsor (hole sign, playground dedication sign, electronic ad, tournament program); $150 Silver Sponsor (tournament program and electronic ad); and $100 Bronze Sponsor (tournament program).

Payments may be mailed to Spring Garden Elementary, Attn: Golf Tournament, 700 Boxwood Drive, Hampstead, MD 21074. Checks may be made payable to SGE, and in the memo line, Golf Tournament.

The course is located at 2290 Golf View Lane, Hampstead.

Other fundraisers are being planned as well, and more information will be shared as it is available.

If you’d like to purchase a discount card, or more (they make great stocking stuffers!) or have questions regarding the golf tournament, you may call the school at 410-751-3433 or visit

Christmas Eve-Eve Service

Pleasant Grover United Methodist Church is hosting a Christmas Eve-Eve Family service from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23.

The night will include singing Christmas carols, many Christmas songs and videos, and the children will participate in the telling of the Christmas story.

This year, the Grannies of Carroll Vista will be presenting their Christmas puppet show. Christmas punch and cookies will be offered afterwards. All are invited.

The church is located right over the line at 15300 Dover Road, Reisterstown. For information, please call 410-429-5080.

Santa is coming to town

Santa will be coming through Lineboro, in Carroll County, on Saturday, Dec. 15 after 6 p.m. The route can not be disclosed for his travel route because not every home in the coverage area can be visited and we cannot guarantee any of the visitation times.

All Lineboro VFD apparatus will remain service, therefore, there is the potential that they will need to respond on calls, per a press release. Listen for the sirens for the jolly guy’s arrival.

Food collected

NESAP’s A Can for the Van brought in much needed food donations for local families in need. They brought in six tubs of food and a $5 monetary donation. Per an email from NESAP, each can and box of food, as well as the monetary donation, will put food on a local kitchen table.” This was the first type of food collection for NESAP.


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Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 15, 7-11 a.m., Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company, 1341 N. Main St., Hampstead. Admission: donation to Hampstead Junior Fire Company. Bring camera; Santa to arrive.