The North East Social Action Program (NESAP) is still selling the 2018 Community Discount Cards, at a cost of $5 each. The cards feature discounts to local businesses such as Outlaw BBQ, Dutch Corner, Greenmount Station, Matthews Tire, Spargos, and many more. The card is good through Dec. 1, 2018.
If you’re interested in purchasing a discount card, you may visit the NESAP Thrift Store. For those looking to place a bulk order, call 443-952-0097.
The Giving Tuesday program raised $10,300 in sponsorships and matching donations were $16,520. These funds will go toward the programs of NESAP that help those in crisis.
There was a great turnout in donations for the food pantry that helped NESAP make food sets for Thanksgiving and for Christmas. Currently the pantry is very low, or out, of the following items: paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, cleaning products, liquid dish detergent, laundry detergent, bars of bath soap, and size 6 baby diapers.
NESAP is working on events and fundraisers for the 2018 year – keep your eyes on my column for more information as it becomes available.
The thrift store is located at 1046 S. Carroll St., Hampstead. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and closed on Sundays.
Lioness Club news
The Hampstead Lioness Club still has beautiful Hampstead Coverlets for sale. These coverlets feature pictures of the important and historical buildings in Hampstead. The cost is $45 each and are available at the Petals Flowers and Gifts, located at 928 S. Main St., Hampstead.
A Paint Nite fundraiser for the Lions-Lioness Scholarship fund will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 at the Old Town Grill. The cost is $45 each and all ages are welcome.
Proceeds from this event will benefit scholarships for students at Manchester Valley High School. Three $1,500 scholarships will be given to graduating members of the 2018 Class of MVHS, who live in the Hampstead 21074 ZIP code area.
Registration can be done online at www.paintnite.com or by calling Brenda Miller at 410-916-4084.
The OTG is located at 832 S. Main Street, Hampstead, at 7 p.m.
Fun at the library
The North Carroll branch of the Carroll County Public Library has a couple of events scheduled to round out the 2017 year. On Thursday, Dec. 28, you can take the kids to the Beauty and the Beast Holiday Festival. It begins at 1 p.m. and is for all ages.
There will be crafts and other activities, as well as a ball that will be held at 1:45 p.m. for those who want to enjoy a song as old as rhyme.
Then, on Saturday, Dec. 30, end the year by getting ready for the new year and Create a 2018 Calendar. The program begins at 1 p.m. and you should call to see if you can still register.
The event is open to those 8 years old and older. A blank calendar will be provided for you to decorate anyway you wish using rubber stampers, stickers, and much more.
The library is located at 2255 Hanover Pike, Hampstead. For information, or to register, call 410-386-4480. For other upcoming events, be sure to visit their website at library.carr.org.
Dance into the New Year
The Hampstead Coon Club will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party and Dance on Dec. 31. The evening will feature music by Revolver and costs $45 per person to attend.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and all those attending must be 21 or older. It is an all you can eat event.
The Coon Club is located at 2855 Coon Club Road, Hampstead. For tickets, call Brad at 410-984-5289 or Phil, 443-812-4961.
Start the year out right
Here’s to a New Year and a fresh start for all! It’s been another whirlwind year and I’ve enjoyed meeting so many new people and contacts. It has been my pleasure working with the community to get your events and news out there for others to read. Don’t forget to send me your information any time — if you’re not sure it’s something I can use, give me a call or shoot me an email and I’ll help anyway I can.
I hope you all have a very healthy and happy New Year!
New Year’s Eve Dinner/Dance: Dec 31, 2017, doors open 5:30 p.m., Manchester Volunteer Fire Department activities building, 3297 York St., Manchester. $40/person, advance; $50/person, door. Information/tickets: Jeff, 443-340-0886/Bill, 443-547-1745.
4th Annual Holiday Train Garden: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Jan. 6-7, Manchester Volunteer Fire Department, 3209 Main St., Manchester. Information: www.manchestervfd.org.
Sight & Sound trip: North Carroll Senior Center, March 22, 2018, JESUS at Sight & Sound, leaves NCSC, 10:45 a.m. & returns 7:30 p.m. $99/person. RSVP starting Jan. 23, 2018. Info. /RSVP: Mary or Cliff, 410-386-3900.