South Carroll: Lions Clubs hosting golf tournament fundraiser; Taste of the Market in Mount Airy

Golfer Shawn Moxley won the putting contest at the May 25, 2018 Region IV Zone 3 Lions Golf Tournament held at Oakmont Green Golf Course in Hampstead. The contest prize was a “split the pot,” and Moxley won $90 for his successful putt.
Golfer Shawn Moxley won the putting contest at the May 25, 2018 Region IV Zone 3 Lions Golf Tournament held at Oakmont Green Golf Course in Hampstead. The contest prize was a “split the pot,” and Moxley won $90 for his successful putt. (Courtesy photo)

Six Carroll County Lions Clubs join forces to bring to you the Lions Fund Raising Golf Tournament this Friday, May 24, at the Oakmont Green Golf Course.

The six Lions Clubs are Deer Park, Freedom District, Greater Carroll, Roaring Run, South Carroll and Taylorsville/Winfield. They will be celebrating 18 years of hosting the tournament and at the same time, they will be honoring the past of International Director Richard Liebno.


Ron Kafchinski, golf tournament chair, said in an email that the golfers and sponsors come from Carroll County, other counties in Maryland and bordering states.

According to Kafchinski, they will have coffee and doughnuts available for all of the golfers early in the morning while they register.

Kafchinski also said that at the registration table the golfers will purchase mulligans to be used during their round as well as tickets for a putting contest and 50/50 raffle tickets.

He also said the golfers will have the opportunity to participate, during their round of golf, in a longest drive contest, which will include a prize for the longest men’s drive and the longest women’s drive.

In addition, Kafchinski said the participants will have the opportunity to win a 2019 Chevy, courtesy of Jeff Barnes Chevrolet, when they compete in the closest to the pin contests on two of the par-3s and on a third par 3, where they try to make a hole in one.

He also said the golfers will stop at a green between the 18th and 1st hole for a putting contest, where they will be awarding another prize to the winner.

Kafchinski emphasized that all golfers will get a door prize.

At the end of the tournament, he added, they will hold the award ceremony for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners with a fried chicken lunch at the park.

“These events bring attention to important causes throughout the county. Whether it’s a golf outing, entertainment, bingo, dinners or the many other events that we see in Carroll County, many are for very worthy causes,” Kafchinski said. “These events bring the County together for a common cause. Events like this also bring attention to the organization putting on the event. In our case, we hope it will lead to a few more people who are looking to join a volunteer organization, to join the Lions.”

The tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. Beverage carts will be available for the golfers.

This year’s proceeds will be donated to three of the causes supported by the Lions Clubs, including diabetes research, conducted by the American Diabetes Association; low-vision research and rehabilitation to minimize the disabilities caused by low vision and blindness, conducted by the Lions Vision Research Foundation Inc.; and the Lions District 22W hearing and speech action program.

Kafchinski explained that 100% of the funds raised will go to these three organizations. Last year, he said, they were able to raise $11,000 and over the 17 years of this tournament, they have raised $100,000.

The Lions Clubs invites everyone in the community to become a sponsor or to make donations of any kind for this event. All of the donors and sponsors will be recognized at the day of the event and in the Lion Clubs’ newsletters.

Please note that checks must be payable to Lions Club Zone III Fund Raiser and people can mail their donations to Lions Club Zone III Fund Raiser, c/o Lion Ron Kafchinski, 799 Iron Gate Circle, Sykesville, MD 21784.


For more information or to make a donation, you may contact Kafchinski at 443-536-1521 or

The Oakmont Green Golf Course is at 2290 Golfview Lane in Hampstead.

The Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market is pictured on Aug. 1, 2018.
The Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market is pictured on Aug. 1, 2018. (Alice Settle-Raskin/Courtesy photo)
Taste of the Market in Mount Airy

Enjoy the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market, this Wednesday, May 22, with a special theme: Taste of the Market.

Attendees will be able to have a nutrition tour of the market and taste samples from the many different vendors.

Alice Settle-Raskin, the market master at the Mount Airy Main Street Farmers' Market, said in an email that they have been hosting the market since 2007 and that this year’s activities will be focusing on healthy eating and active living throughout the season.

For Wednesday’s event, she said, participants will be able to taste samples of the seasonal, locally grown and/or produced foods brought to the market by the vendors. Also, the attendees will have the opportunity to taste the Pizza Llama's wood-fired "Market Pizza," made fresh and topped with items found at the market.

On the same day, Settle-Raskin added, customers will be able to participate in the food and nutrition demo hosted by Theresa Serio, the FSNE Market-to-Mealtime Food Educator. In addition, they will be offering the opportunity to take a 10-minute nutrition tour of the market that will be given twice during the market day.

Also,Settle-Raskin said Garrett Mabe, a local musician, will be performing live on the train station platform stage.

Settle-Raskin invites everyone in the community to be part of this market because they will have theme on each day and they will have activities for everyone to come out and enjoy their time and also learn about nutrition and nature overall.

She explained that some of the activities they will be hosting this season are mini-fitness workouts, mini-yoga sessions and nature walks along the nearby rails-to-trails. All of these events will be hosted by different organizations in the state.

According to Settle-Raskin, this year, the market has partnered with the Mount Airy Walmart to provide a Walmart Foundation grant for the patrons of the local food bank. In addition, they will provide Mount Airy Net, MAMSFM Nutrition Buck$ vouchers to enable them to enjoy nutritious, locally grown and produced foods.

She also added that to alleviate hunger, some of the market vendors will be able to accept SNAP, FMNP FVC, Senior FMNP, and Carroll County Veggie Vouchers.

Settle-Raskin also said they glean each market day to give to Calvary United Methodist Church’s God's Kitchen, where they host a weekly Thursday night dinner for everyone in the community to attend.

The farmers’ market will be hosted until Sept. 25, and there will be farmers and producers from the greater Mount Airy four-county region and beyond, within the 50-mile radius of the market, which includes Baltimore County and Adams County, Pennsylvania.

The farmers’ market will be hosted at the railyard behind the historic Mount Airy Train Station at 3 N. Main St.

This farmers’ market is brought to you by the Main Street Association and the Town of Mount Airy.

For more information, you may contact Alice Settle-Raskin at her email, and for weekly updates about the market, you may visit their website, and follow them on Facebook at @MountAiryMainStreet.

Music at the Eldersburg library

This June 1, enjoy some music in a different way at the Eldersburg branch library’s program, Music Together Demo Class by Syke’d Music.

The program starts at 10 a.m., and instructor Katie Garner will be hosting a demo class for the kids to enjoy music in a fun and interactive way.


This event is targeted to kids ages 5 and younger. You may register by visiting the Syke’d Music’s website at For more information, you may also contact the library at 410-386-4488.

The Eldersburg branch library is located at 6400 W. Hemlock Drive in Sykesville.