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Lineboro fire company to hold Big Money raffle

The four wheels raffle organizers spin to determine winning ticket numbers at Lineboro fire company's cash raffles are shown at last year's fall event held Nov. 21, 2015, at the fire company in Lineboro.
The four wheels raffle organizers spin to determine winning ticket numbers at Lineboro fire company's cash raffles are shown at last year's fall event held Nov. 21, 2015, at the fire company in Lineboro. (Submitted photo / Submitted photo)

Lineboro fire company will hold its annual Summer Big Money raffle from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the fire company, at 4224 E. Main St., in Lineboro. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and include four numbers for the drawings plus light fare such as hot dogs, barbecue and pizza, and drinks including beer, wine, sodas and water.

Ticket buyers must be age 18 or older.

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John Krebs, co-chair, said the company has done a similar raffle in the fall for about a decade and began doing the summer event about five years ago.

Krebs said the prizes for the summer raffle are smaller than the fall raffle but that they sell fewer tickets for the summer raffle, increasing the chances to win. He said the summer raffle gives away more than $6,000 throughout the evening.

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Each of the 2,500 tickets for sale has four numbers randomly printed on it.

"Every ticket's in a sealed envelope so you don't know what the ticket numbers [are] until you open the envelope," he said.

The first drawing is for a $1,000 prize, Krebs said. After that, there is a drawing every 10 minutes for a prize of at least $50. Drawings on the hour and half-hour award larger prizes.

Winning numbers are determined with four number wheels. Each wheel is numbered zero through nine and the game organizers spin the wheels to determine the winning four-digit number.

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"Every hour, usually, we rotate the wheels around," Krebs said. "We'll ask the crowd what wheel they want where and we … move the wheels. [For example,] the third wheel may go to the fourth position."

Each ticket's four numbers can win more than one drawing.

The grand prize is $3,000 and will go to the person holding the ticket that matches the winning numbers in that night's Maryland Lottery Pick 4 drawing, held just before 8 p.m.

In addition to the wheel drawings, the event will offer a variety of other games of chance with different prizes, such as smaller cash prizes and Orioles items.

Krebs said tickets have been selling well again this year.

"We usually sell out the day of the event," Krebs said. "People will come in and want to by a couple more. We've sold the thing out every year we've had it. We've always had good luck."

Proceeds support the Lineboro fire company.

Tickets are available at the fire company and through fire company members and local businesses in the northeast part of the county, such as R.F. Warner in Lineboro and Dutch Corner Restaurant in Manchester.

For more information, call the firehouse at 410-374-2197.

Dessert fundraiser supports NESAP

Snickerdoodles Bakery and Coffee House will host the final stop in the North East Social Action Program 2015-2016 frequent diner program from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at 903 S. Main St., in Hampstead.

Snickerdoodles will donate 10 percent of the purchase price of drinks or ready-made desserts if you present the Snickerdoodles fundraiser program flier when making your purchase. The donation applies to ready-made and drink orders only; it does not apply to special orders.

The Snickerdoodles fundraiser concludes the second year of NESAP's frequent diner program, which saw several northern Carroll County restaurants donate a portion of guests' purchases to NESAP during the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

"This is the first year for Snickerdoodles," said Lynn Sheavly, NESAP executive director. "We incorporated some new restaurants [this year] and I'm anticipating for the 2016-2017 frequent diner program to incorporate even more."

You can pick up a flier at the NESAP Thrift Store, at 1046 S. Carroll St. in Hampstead, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, or 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. You can also print the flier online from the link on NESAP's website, www.nesapinc.org.

NESAP is a nonprofit that provides clothing, food, financial and other assistance to Carroll residents in need.

For more information, call Sheavly at 443-952-0097 or Snickerdoodles at 410-239-6077.

Artists' exhibit extended at Hampstead Town Hall

Three artists are extending their current exhibit at Hampstead's Town Hall through Aug. 31.

The work of Carroll County Artists' Guild members Ray Hartland, Barbara Schnell and Jim Spies, on display since March 1 and originally scheduled to end June 1, will remain on display through Aug. 31.

The artists will change out some of the pieces on display to freshen up the exhibit, said Lorena Vaccare, the town's administrative assistant who coordinates the rotating exhibits.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Town Hall is located at 1034 S. Carroll St., in Hampstead.

For more information or to find out how local artists can participate in future exhibits, call Vaccare at 410-239-7408 or email hampstead@carr.org.

Donna Mortensen covers Hampstead, Manchester, Lineboro and neighboring communities in northern Carroll County. She can be reached at DonnaNeighborhoods@gmail.com or 443-547-6507.

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