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Winfield fire prevention ambassadors chosen

When the Little Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Winfield Fire Prevention contests were held July 7 during the Winfield fire company's annual carnival, the contestants had to make a presentation on a fire prevention or safety topic and then on stage they answered fire prevention questions in front of a large audience and a panel of judges.

Once the judges returned, it was announced that Kelsea Cimabue was chosen to be Miss Winfield; Stephanie Broussard, Junior Miss Winfield; and Jillian Shade, Little Miss Winfield.


Kelsea said, "I ran for Miss Winfield to help out my local fire department any way I can. They have always provided great service for our community and I'm glad I get to be a part of that now. This year I hope to learn more about fire prevention and help educate others on the importance of it".

Stephanie said, "I enjoyed being Little Miss last year and wanted to try running again this year. I really enjoy helping at the fire hall with events they have."


Jillian said, "I wanted to run and I like helping out, and I think it will be a really good opportunity."

The emcee for this event was Becky Logue-Ruckman. The judges were: Brittany Hill, Maryland State Firemen's Association's Miss Fire Prevention Runner-Up 2014-2015, and Brittany Roop and Nicci Patterson, who both served as Miss Fire Prevention ambassadors in past years.

While the judges deliberated, the outgoing Miss Fire Preventions gave their farewell speeches.

Those chosen will assist at fire department events throughout the year and help to teach the Winfield community about fire safety.

Organizers of this event were Sandy McKenzie, Kim Legore, Clarice Sykes and Becky Logue-Ruckman.

Treasure Sale

The CAMP HOPE (Christian Appalachian Mission Project Helping Other People Enthusiastically) ministry of Ebenezer United Methodist Church will have a Treasure Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in the air-conditioned church social hall.

The sale will feature a variety of household items, furniture, books and more, all donated by church members.


CAMP HOPE is a new mission program started at Ebenezer last year by Paul and Nancy Thompson and their son David. Each summer, a team of youth and adult chaperones spend a week in Western Maryland helping to repair housing for elderly, mentally and physically challenged individuals, and low-income families.

This year, a group of six 13- and 14-year-olds and four adults spent July 6-12 in Cumberland repairing the home of a young woman with health issues. The group rebuilt the front porch and steps, and finished putting siding on the back of the house.

"The woman's father got three sides of the house done before he passed away," said Nancy Thompson, "so we finished the back siding, along with the porch and steps."

Proceeds from the Treasure Sale will go toward next year's trip, which costs several thousand dollars for the group to be housed and fed during the weeklong stay.

Ebenezer members also support the CAMP HOPE week by preparing and taking a meal one night for the group.

For additional information, call 410-795-6136 or email


Ebenezer UMC is at 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield.

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The Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library will host a discussion of poetry, letters and times of one of this country's most fascinating literary figures, Emily Dickinson, from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26.

Refreshments will be served at this free program.

Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

No registration is required.


The library is at 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy.

For more information, contact the library at 410-386-4470.

Debbie Gartrell-Kemp covers Mount Airy, Taylorsville, Winfield, Woodbine and Lisbon. Contact her at 410-861-6058 before 9 p.m. or