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LHS hosting tribute to armed forces

Honoring military service members and veterans through music has become a tradition at Liberty High School.

Liberty's Instrumental Music Department will present its annual "Salute to the Armed Forces" Pops Concert at 7 p.m. May 1 in the school's Schnorr Auditorium.


The school's instrumental music groups will present a variety of patriotic music and other musical selections that evoke reminiscences from the Civil War to modern day.

"I try to plan so we have variety, and there's something new every year," said Brandi Jason, Liberty's instrumental music director. "You'll find things that you won't find in a typical concert."


The Jazz Ensemble will be focusing on Big Band and World War II-era music.

The Orchestra will play "In the Mansions of the Lord," which was written for the Vietnam-era war movie "We Were Soldiers."

The Wind Ensemble will perform "Inchon." That piece of music relates the paratrooper landing at Inchon during the Korean War.

The concert will also feature guest artists, who will play certain selections. The featured guests are Elaine Bryant on harp, David Kreider on piano, Nick Reider on trumpet, and Andrew Spang on tuba.

At the end of the concert, a special recognition will be given to all active-duty service personnel and veterans in attendance. They will receive a small United States flag and a small gift.

Admission is $12 per person. The ticket price includes a complimentary dessert and beverage after the show.

Bring along extra money to buy raffle tickets for the deluxe gift baskets that will be on display in the lobby. The raffle drawings will be part of the event.

Proceeds from the concert go to support the purchase or maintenance of instruments, equipment and music for the Instrumental Music Department.


Liberty High School is at 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.

For more information, contact the school at 410-751-3560.

Re-Gift Extravaganza

The Re-Gift Extravaganza is returning to Liberty High School.

The Liberty High School Instrumental Music Boosters have scheduled the sale for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, in the school's lobby and cafeteria at 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg.

"Re-Gift Extravaganza is like a yard sale, but all items are new or like-new," event co-chairman Mary Llewellyn wrote in an email. "Items are priced at less than half of their original price!"


Bargain shoppers will be able to find gift cards, household goods, electronics, clothes, toys, books, accessories and more. The sale will also offer once-worn formal wear.

This sale is cash only.

All proceeds will benefit the Liberty High School instrumental music program.

If you need more information, call Kathy Naviasky at 410-241-2515 or Mary Llewellyn at 410-804-3482.

Having a Spring Fling

Feeling festive? It's time for the Spring Fling at the Sykesville-Freedom District fire company.


From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2, the fire company grounds at 6680 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, will be a beehive of activity. The main focus will be on the many spaces devoted to crafts, vendors, flea market items and local businesses.

The fire company will be offering up "attic treasures," what some might call "yard sale stuff." Ellen Dix, who is managing the attic treasures, said that the first 15 people who come to her and say "fire department" or spend $5 or more will get to pick a free item from anything available, excepted the reserved (high-ticket) items.

Admission is completely free, but you'll want to bring along some money for shopping and eating.

There will be a variety of food concessions.

Fire company volunteers will be serving up hamburgers and hot dogs. The Freedom District Lions Club and the fire company will be making a joint effort to serve up roadside-style barbecued chicken with applesauce, a roll and butter. The chicken will be available for eat-in or takeout.

Although you probably won't be eating them on-site, you'll be able to buy bags of Vidalia onions from the Freedom District Lions Club.


The Road Runners Auto Club of Maryland will be "Cruisin' at the Spring Fling." All car enthusiasts are welcome to come and go throughout the day.

Entertainment and a moon bounce will also be on hand.

If you have something to sell or promote, now's your chance: Spring Fling still has 24-foot by 24-foot spaces available for $25 per space, and there's still time to make a reservation.

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If you would like to get a space, contact Paula Buck at 443-375-6645 or You can also contact Ellen Dix at 410-549-2748 or

Sale at senior center

The South Carroll Senior and Community Center, at 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg, will have its community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2.


The rental price for spaces is $25 each, and you will need to provide your own tables.

All proceeds will benefit the South Carroll Senior Center Site Council.

To reserve a spot or to get more information, call the center at 410-386-3700.

Nancy McKenzie covers Berrett, Eldersburg, Flohrville, Gaither, Gist, Johnsville, Louisville, Marriottsville and Sykesville. Contact her at 410-848-2260 or