On Oct. 27, Liberty High School invites one and all to the first Liberty Lion Food Truck & Duck Pluck, presented by the Liberty’s Instrumental Music Boosters, where everyone in the community is invited to eat delicious food from a variety of food trucks, adopt some ducks, donate to the school, and win prizes.
Karen Creutzer, the communications head for Liberty High School Instrumental Music Boosters, stated in an email interview that they have coordinated this event with the help of local businesses including Merritt Clubs, The Home Depto, Passarello Family Dental and Kit & Kaboodle Productions for everyone in the community to enjoy.
According to Creutzer, throughout the event, the attendees will have the opportunity to adopt a Lion Duck, an Alumni Duck, or a Cancer Awareness Duck and those who adopt will get a chance to win up to $1,000. The attendees may adopt as many ducks as possible to increase their chances of winning.
Creutzer stated that they will have a 3,284-gallon inflatable swimming pool on their parking lot, where all of the adoptable rubber ducks will be placed in, and throughout the day, three guest duck pluckers will jump in and pluck a winning duck.
During the event, she stated everyone will be able to enjoy a day with activities and games including face painting, crafts, a costume parade for kids 12 and younger, a fire truck to climb on, a petting zoo, and photo ops with props including an 8-foot tall rubber ducky.
She explained that they will also be offering “wacky events” like “Stuck a Duck,” “Super Duck Chuck,” and the four-person Flipper Relay Races, where the participants will be competing to win gift cards. They will also have giveaways during this event.
Creutzer stated that this event is held to help raise funds for the school’s Instrumental music program and also, the Liberty’s Instrumental Music Boosters will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the American Cancer Foundation.
The Tutoring Art organization will be hosting two art workshops to raise funds for the Thrivent Builds Habitat for Humanity International that will be traveling to the Dominican Republic this Nov. 10 to build or finish homes for many families in that country.
Please note that the winners do not need to be present in order to win. They encourage all the area businesses to come up with a team to participate in the event. You may adopt your family of ducks today by visiting their website, www.lhsimp.com.
The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. the event will be held in the school’s parking lot.
The school is located at 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.
Annual visitation at Holy Trinity Cemetery
On Oct. 28, the community is invited to the annual visitation at Holy Trinity Cemetery to learn about the lives of locals buried in the cemetery and learn about the early history of Eldersburg.
Ann Horvath, one of the coordinators of this event, stated in an email interview, that the visitation has been an annual event since 1991. It was initiated by Jim Purman, who was a retired Episcopal Minister, now deceased, who wanted to cleanup the cemetery and came up with the idea of the visitation to gain public interest and maintain the cemetery.
Throughout the program, they will be highlighting the elements of the early history of Eldersburg and the Freedom district. The attendees will gather around the graves and celebrate the lives of local citizens and family members buried at the cemetery.
“Having an appreciation of local history is important to help the community understand how it relates to the continued development of the area,” stated Horvath.
This is an annual event and it is held to raise funds to support the programs hosted by the Lions Club, such as loaning the durable medical equipment, the preschool vision screening, the hearing testing, and the See More Group, which is a group of blind and visually handicapped people.
The proceeds will also be used for monetary and advisory support for the Leo Clubs at Century and Liberty High Schools in support of their community projects and other programs.
They encourage the community to donate to local food pantries in the area by visiting the Lions website or by calling them. The participants may send a check or go online to donate a box of fruits that will be delivered to the local food pantries by the Lions volunteers.
“The Lions motto is, ‘We Serve’ and our Freedom District Lions Club is always seeking new ways in which to serve others,” stated Lion Ann Kramb, the chairperson of the Citrus Fruit Fundraising Committee, via email. “We thought that since we are trying to raise funds to continue helping others, why not make our fundraiser go further; raise funds and help others less fortunate by providing nutritious, fresh fruit to area food pantries by getting the community involved with such a worthwhile project.”
The fruits will be ready to be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the medical equipment building behind the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department located on Md. 32 and Freedom Ave.