The Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club will be celebrating two years of its Donation Banquet event, this May 14, when they will be awarding donations to nonprofits in the community.
Amy Giannakoulias, an active member of the Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club and one of the coordinators of the event, said in an email interview that the banquet is a great opportunity to bring the community leaders together and at the same time, showcase the strength of the club and the impact that it has in the community.
She also explained that the Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club hosts events and programs throughout the year, including the annual Rotary Oktoberfest of Carroll County, and then, they donate the funds collected to different organizations in the community.
According to Giannakoulias, throughout the event the members of the club will be able to talk to the recipients of their donations and hear how the funds have impacted the community.
“The mission of Rotary is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders,” Giannakoulias said. Giannakoulias explained that this is a social event, where the attendees will be able to enjoy a meal and at the same time, have the opportunity to network with local business leaders. Also, the attendees will have the opportunity to win a 50/50 raffle.
Throughout the event, they will be awarding donations to nonprofits in the community, including Ardent Folks/Grace Lutheran, Boys and Girls Club of Westminster, Carroll County Hospice, Carroll Hospital Foundation, CCC Foundation, CCYSB, Escape Ministries, Homework Club, the Sykesville fire company, The Arc of Carroll County, Change Inc., Carroll County Public Library, Access Carroll, and Tony Huyung from Tony’s Japanese Restaurant.
In addition, they will be awarding four scholarships each worth $1,000 for students in South Carroll. One of the scholarships, the Douglas E. Metz Scholarship, in named after one of their members who passed away.
“The Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club strives to raise funds and donate those funds to local charities and nonprofit organizations locally here in Carroll County and globally. We want to make a significant impact on as many who are in need as we can,” Giannakoulias said.
They will be serving the dinner at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and the event will be hosted in Room K100 at Carroll Community College, located at 1601 Washington Road in Westminster.
For more information, you may contact Giannakoulias at her email, email@example.com.
On May 17, the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting its Cash Bingo event that will include early birds, regular games, special games, a jackpot of $1,000, door prizes and dinner.
They will also have extra items available for purchase, including the winner-take-all, 50/50s, quickie games, holders, and additional cards.
The doors open at 5 p.m. and the dinner is from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., when the bingo will start.
Admission to this event is $30 in advance or $35 at the door, and the dinner is included in the ticket price.
All proceeds collected will benefit the fire company. To reserve your tickets, you may call 301-829-0100, Ext. 323, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, you may visit the fire department’s website, www.mavfc.org.
The event will be hosted at the fire company’s reception hall, at 1008 Twin Arch Road.
Garage and Plant Sale
On May 11, the South Carroll Lioness Lions Club presents their annual garage and plant sale to raise funds to support their programs in Carroll County.
Susan Bonura, the past district governor of District 22W from the South Carroll Lioness Lions Club, said in an email interview that they have been hosting the garage sale for four years now.
Bonura said the items that would be at the sale come from the members of the club and their friends, families, and co-workers.
“We have new and different items at each sale. This spring sale will include plants from my own yard,” Bonura said.
She also explained that the main purpose of hosting the sale is to raise funds for the scholarships they give to high school students every year and for their community assistance programs.
According to Bonura, some of the program that would be benefiting from this event are “adopting a family at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, Oakland Manor Assisted Living visits, diabetes research for a cure, Leader Digs for the Blind, disaster relief around the world and all other Lions causes such as vision, hunger, childhood cancer and the environment.”
Also, throughout the event, they will be collecting gently used books and they will also be accepting cash donations at the sale for their vision projects such as White Cane, Leader Dog and the Lions Vision Research Foundation.
The event will be hosted at 1743 Deer Park Road in Finksburg and will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, you may contact Bonura at email@example.com.