The winning foursome from the Freedom District Lions Club who won a separate contest of low score by a Lions Club team at last year's tournament.
The winning foursome from the Freedom District Lions Club who won a separate contest of low score by a Lions Club team at last year's tournament. (coiurtesy photo)

Six Lions Clubs in Region IV/Zone 3 are joining forces to host a golf tournament to benefit their mission to help the community in many areas, especially health, on May 26 at Oakmont Green Golf Club in Hampstead.

Lion Gary W. Buchman, Lions Region IV/Zone 3 Chairperson, stated in an email interview that it is very important that people attend this event because all of the proceeds will benefit three "extraordinary" programs: the American Diabetes Association; the Lions Vision Research Foundation; and the Lions District 22-W Hearing & Speech Action Program.


"The sponsoring six Lions Clubs do not receive any funds from this golf tournament," explained Buchman.

According to Buchman, the American Diabetes Association helps 30 million people living with diabetes and helps alert millions of other who have signs of pre-diabetes in the United States. Also, he stated that the The Lions Vision Research Foundation is a sponsor of the Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital and their main focus is to improve the lives of those suffering from low vision.

Buchman also explained that the District 22-W Hearing & Speech Program has been supporting the community in Carroll County by hosting two free hearing screening events. Because of all the work they do for the community and the work they need to continue to do, they are hosting the tournament.

He stated that this year the golf tournament has been renamed in honor of Lions International Director (ID) Richard "Dick" Liebno of the Deer Park Lions Club. Buchman said this is a way to recognize Liebno's efforts to bring the six Lions Clubs together to benefit these organizations.

"ID Richard Liebno is completing his two-year term as one of only 34 Lions International Directors who, along with the International President, oversee the largest service organization in the world with 1.4 million members in over 200 countries," Buchman said.

The six clubs consist of the Deer Park Lions Club, Freedom District Lions Club, Greater Carroll Lions Club, Roaring Run Lions Club, South Carroll Lioness Lions Club, and the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club. He also stated that they welcome any donations that people would like to make for their cause.

"We have been fortunate to have the support of 'financial sponsors' representing businesses, contractors, lawyers, doctors, dentists, etc., in our community," stated Buchman.

Buchman is also very proud of the work that the volunteers from all six Lions Clubs have been doing to put together this event. Buchman said they will offer a continental breakfast for all golfers, the golf tournament, lunch, and at the end they will have an awards ceremony.

He stated that the golfers will have the opportunity to win a new car with a hole-in-one on a special hole at the tournament.

"… This golf tournament is taking place in our community; it helps support people in our community; and brings the community together for a day of fellowship and friendly competition at a beautiful golf course," stated Buchman.

The event takes place at Oakmont Green and begins at 7:30 a.m.

Also, Buchman stated that if a business or individual would like to sponsor the tournament or would like to play, they can contact him at his email gary.buchman@gmail.com or phone 410-795-8174. The registration is due with payment by May 18.

Church hosting mother-daughter banquet

Calvary Lutheran Church is hosting their 46th annual Mother-Daughter Banquet. This May 20 starting, at 6 p.m., the Calvary Lutheran Church encourages everyone in the community, especially women to attend this fun event for moms.


The church, like every year, is presenting a skit. This year they are hosting "Ms. Central Maryland Pageant," which is a fun skit that they expect everyone will love and the skit is presented by the women of the church.

The meal will be catered by the men. Admission to this event is $15 for people 12 years and older, $12 for children 5 to 11 and children younger than 5 are free.

Please contact Robyn Embrey for tickets at 410-795-3846 or at her email rjembrey@comcast.net.

The banquet will be held at the Calvary Methodist Church in Mount Airy. For more information about the church and their future events, contact them at www.calvarylutheranmd.net or 410-489-5280.

Neighborhood yard sale

Come and join the Taylorsville United Methodist Church for a neighborhood yard sale on May 27 with great items from many different vendors.

The Neighborhood Yard Sale starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. The rain date is Monday May 29.

All proceeds for this event will go towards the women's mission programs.

The Taylorsville Church is at 4356 Ridge Rd, Mt Airy, MD 21771.

For more information, please contact Jean Knill at 301-829-1367 or at his email farmerknill@gmail.com.

Sharina Taveras Lopez covers Eldersburg, Sykesville, Mount Airy, Winfield, Taylorsville and neighboring communities. Reach her at st008@connections.mcdaniel.edu.