South Carroll: Running 4 Kids fighting against juvenile diabetes

The Run 4 Kids event from June is pictured.
The Run 4 Kids event from June is pictured. (Courtesy photo)

This Wednesday, Sept. 13, support the Running 4 Kids organization and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at their 5th annual fundraising event hosted at Buffalo Wild Wings.

That day, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of all pre-taxed food sales, except for alcohol.


According to Bob Sommerville, one of the coordinators of this event, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser is held every September.

Sommerville also stated in an email interview that they have other fundraising events throughout the year hosted exclusively by Running 4 Kids. On June 2, 2018, they will be hosting their 6th annual Run 4 Kids Challenge for the fight against pediatric cancer.


"People should donate because 100 percent of their donation is used to help the children. We do not use any donations to pay for administrative items. It is also tax deductible," stated Sommerville.

In addition, Sommerville stated that Glory Days Grill will be hosting the fundraising for the entire of month of September and they are located at 1348 Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

Other Buffalo Wild Wings locations in and outside of Carroll County will be participating, including Hagerstown, Westminster, White Marsh, College Park, Bowie, Urbana, Rockville, Owings Mills, Annapolis, Arundel Mills, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Columbia, and Laurel.

The event starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.


Also, people are welcome to donate by mailing a check to P.O. Box 469, Sykesville, MD 21784 or by dropping it off at Tri Sport Junction on Main Street in Sykesville.

To learn more about this fundraising event and other events and programs coordinated by the Running 4 Kids organization, you may visit their website, www.runningforkids.net. You may also contact Sommerville by email at run4kids@verizon.net.

For more information about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, you may visit their website, jdrf.org.

Mount Airy fire company dinner set for Sept. 22

A delicious dinner will be hosted at the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, this Sept. 22. This serves as an opportunity to support the auxiliary and to enjoy a great time with family and friends.

Ben Gue, chair of this year's dinner, stated in an email interview that people will enjoy delicious homemade food.

He stated that they will be serving fried chicken, fried shrimp, mac and cheese, green beans, stewed tomatoes, and cole slaw. The dinner will also include applesauce, and roll and butter. They will be serving iced tea and coffee.

Gue stated that people should come out to support the auxiliary because this will also help the community.

The program starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. and it will be served buffet style.

Admission is $15 for adults, kids from 6 to 12 years pay $8 and kids under 5 eat for free. People are welcome to do carry out for an extra $1 fee. Also, attendees will be able to purchase dessert throughout the dinner.

For more information, you may contact Ben Gue at 301-829-2112.

The Friday Night Dinner will be held at the Mount Airy Reception Hall located at 1008 Twin Arch Rd, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

Calvary Lutheran Church beginning blood drive

This Sept. 26, everyone is welcome to come to Calvary Lutheran Church to donate blood for the Red Cross.

This time Calvary Lutheran Church is joining forces with the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department and the Red Cross to host this event for our community.

Donations start at 7:30 p.m. and it will be held at the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department Community Hall located at the Lisbon/Woodbine exit off I-70 in Lisbon.

For more information, you may contact the church at 410-489-5280.

Sharina Taveras Lopez covers Eldersburg, Sykesville, Mount Airy, Winfield, Taylorsville and neighboring communities. Reach her at st008@connections.mcdaniel.edu.

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