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West Carroll roundup: Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association gearing up for 2017 season

The Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association's 2017 season will start with a meeting on Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at Grace United Church of Christ Parish Hall, 49 W. Baltimore Street.

Guest speaker for the evening is Robert Reyes, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the W3R of Maryland (Washington-Rochambeau Revolution Route in Maryland and DC). Reyes will give a presentation on how General George Washington and French Commander General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau took their combined troops and marched from White Plains, New York to Yorktown, Virginia, passing through York, Pennsylvania, Taneytown and Frederick before moving on to Virginia.

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The Taneytown Museum, located at 304 E. Baltimore Street, will open for the season on Sunday, April 2. According to the museum's Facebook page, "Public education began in Taneytown in the 1865 and by 1870 a two-room school was built on York Street. Additions were made to the school several times and it served the community until 1925. The bell, from the building's cupola, was given to the Museum." It is now displayed on the front lawn of the museum and will be dedicated at 1 p.m. on opening day.

The Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to "keeping Taneytown's history alive." Anyone interested in becoming an association member can join with a $10 donation.

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Fans of the History Museum can follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TaneytownHistoryMuseum

For more information on W3R visit their website at: http://www.w3r-us.org/w3r-md/default.htm.

For more information on the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail visit the website at https://www.nps.gov/waro/index.htm.

Taneytown Lions to host pancake breakfast and seafood sale

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Welcome the impending spring season and get a great start to the morning while meeting up with family and friends Saturday, March 18, at the Taneytown Lions Club Spring Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast will be served at the Fireman's Carnival grounds, 43 Memorial Drive between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast menu includes eggs made-to-order, buttermilk pancakes, sausage patties, fried potatoes, and homemade sausage gravy. Should you still be hungry after all that, you can enjoy "puddin' and hominy", and fruit cup. Beverage choices include orange juice, hot chocolate, milk, coffee, and tea.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 6-12. Children under the age of six are free.

After you enjoy your breakfast, check out the Seafood Sale the Lions club is sponsoring right there in the parking lot. Sale will run from 8 A.M. to Noon. Refrigerated trucks loaded with your choice of oysters, crab, shrimp, crab meat, fish fillets and more all at reasonable prices.

Proceeds from the event benefit local sports programs including the Lions Little League. For more information call 443-918-8443.

Polish Pottery Bingo at New Windsor VFC

The Union Bridge Lions Club will be hosting a Polish Pottery Bingo Friday, March 17 at the New Windsor Fire Hall 101 High St., New Windsor. Tickets can be purchased for $15. Game winners receive Polish Pottery. John Laud, member of the Union Bridge Lions Club said Polish Pottery is stoneware made in Poland. The pottery is donated by various Union Bridge businesses. Proceeds benefit the Lions Club community service projects.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. There will be sandwiches, soup, snacks, desserts, and drinks available for purchase.

For more information or to reserve your seat, call John at 443-974-0228 or any Union Bridge Lions Club member.

Gabrielle Schoeffield covers Taneytown, Union Bridge, New Windsor and surrounding areas. Reach her at gabrielle.copeland.schoeffield@gmail.com.



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