Carroll County News

Lionesses seek to serve

The Hampstead Lionesses wants to give back to the community. One of the biggest ways they seek to do this is by offering three $1,500 scholarships, in conjunction with the Hampstead Lions Club, to graduating North Carroll High School seniors.

Applications for the scholarships can be obtained at the NCHS guidance office and are due by April 8. One of the scholarships is the H. Craig Snyder Memorial Scholarship and will be offered to a graduate of the Carroll County Career and Technology Center.


"The Lioness club is interested in community. They are all about doing things for the community," said Joan Bildstein, chairperson of the club's scholarship committee. "The amount of community service … when they tutor a child or participate in the church, helping, those are things that make a difference."

Bildstein said Lionesses and Lions hope that the students selected to receive scholarships will remember to give something back to the community, as they have received.


To help fund the scholarships, the Lionesses are currently selling Hampstead coverlets and Hampstead garden flags. "Right now everything we try to do is to raise money for the scholarships," said the club's treasurer, Arylene Linker.

The blankets feature some historic Hampstead buildings, with the town seal and the year the town was incorporated in the middle. These heavy, woven throws are about 5 feet by 5 feet and sell for $45.

The garden flags are approximately 12 inches by 18 inches and have a design that has part of the Maryland flag and part Hampstead colors, with an overall look of the Maryland flag, Linker said. They sell for $15.

Both the coverlets and the garden flags will be available as long as supplies last.

The club will also be buying a quilt and selling raffle tickets — at $1 each or six for $5 — to win it. Once the quilt has been purchased, members will have tickets for sale and leftover tickets will be offered at Hampstead Day in May.

The Lioness Club is also looking for members. Two women recently joined, but they would welcome more. "We do have a good time and we only meet four times a year," Linker said. Dues are $10 annually.

For more information about membership or the Lioness Club fundraisers, contact Linda Calhoun at 410-374-3056.

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The North Carroll Titans Football and Cheer program will have its annual bull roast from 7 p.m. until midnight March 14 at the Manchester fire company activities building, 3297 York St., Manchester.

The menu includes pit beef, pit ham, pit turkey, fried shrimp, steamed shrimp, Maryland crab soup, cream of crab soup, potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, green beans, pretzels, chips, vegetable and cheese tray, dessert, beer, soda and water.

Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Stinger.

A 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, silent auction, Jello-O shooters and more will be available throughout the evening.

Tickets are $40 and are for adults 21 or older. Tables can be reserved by request for parties of 10 or more.

For tickets, call Teresa Trump at 443-340-1174 or email Tickets can also be reserved through the Titans Facebook page,


Jill Murphy covers Hampstead, Manchester and neighboring communities in the North Carroll area. She can be reached at or 443-604-8619.