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South Carroll: Mount Airy carnival set to begin on July 24

Carnival-goers pack the midway of the Mount Airy fire company carnival July 26, 2016.
Carnival-goers pack the midway of the Mount Airy fire company carnival July 26, 2016. (DYLAN SLAGLE/Carroll County Times)

Get ready for the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company's annual carnival, starting Monday, July 24 and running through Saturday, July 29. The annual carnival comes with great surprises and new activities.

Throughout the carnival, people will enjoy delicious foods and there will be rides, games, raffles, bingo, and also, free musical entertainment.

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The following bands will be playing at the carnival: Monday, July 24: The Rock and Roll Relics (Oldies); Tuesday, July 25: Half Serious (hits from last 4 decades); Wednesday, July 26: Southern Charm Band (Country & Rock); Thursday, July 27: Midnight Run (Classic Rock); Friday, July 28: Allen Brown & Friends (Country); Saturday, July 29: Debbie Williams (Country).

On July 27, the MAVFC will be presenting the Gala Parade starting at 7 p.m. and on July 29, there will be a fireworks display. Also, that night there will be a $5,000, $4,000, and $1,000 cash raffle.

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Attendees can obtain discounted ride-all-night tickets at Blossom & Basket Boutique or Mt. Airy Locker Co. from June 12 through July 23.

For more information, you may contact Dave Glenn at his email, dglenn@mavfc.org.

This event is sponsored by the Win Kelly Chevrolet Buick GMC, J&P Pizza, The Mt. Airy Inn, The Arena Indoor Sports Complex, Wally's Iron Works, Mt. Airy Coating, and Wellness Point Acupuncture.

The carnival will be hosted at the Fire Co. Carnival Grounds, located at the intersection of Md. 27 and Twin Arch Road in Mount Airy.

On Saturday, July 29, the Humane Society of Carroll County comes to the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library to show the importance of learning basic pet care, animal safety, and wellness.
On Saturday, July 29, the Humane Society of Carroll County comes to the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library to show the importance of learning basic pet care, animal safety, and wellness. (Submitted photo)

Humane Connection program set for July 29

Build your connection with pets at the Humane Connection program on Saturday, July 29.

The Humane Society of Carroll County comes to the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library to show you the importance of learning basic pet care, animal safety, and wellness.

Sara Szymanski, the coordinator of this program, stated in an email interview that this is the first time the library has hosted this program.

Szymanski stated that the Mount Airy library partnered with the Humane Society for this and other programs in the past and this particular one is part of the Summer Discovery. This year's theme is Build a Better World.

"We are hoping that the program will help improve community knowledge of pet care, animal safety, and overall compassion for animals," stated Szymanski.

This event starts at 1 p.m. and it is for all ages.

For more information about this program you may contact, Charles Brown, the executive director of the Humane Society of Carroll County at 410-848-4810 or call the library at 410-386-4488.

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The Mount Airy Library is located at 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy.

Art on Main Artist Showcase

This summer the Mount Airy community will have the opportunity to attend the art exhibition and at the same time, try amazing beer and wines.

This reception starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. and throughout it, people will be able to enjoy wine samples from Berrywine Plantations/Linganore Winecellars and beer tasting from Red Shedman Farm Brewery.

Admission to this event is free. For more information, please contact the Town of Mount Airy at 301-829-1424.

The showcase will be presented in Town Hall located at 110 South Main St., Mount Airy.

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



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