Rex Barney to emcee Community Jubilee Day at Farm Museum


Rex Barney, the announcer at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, will emcee the annual Community Jubilee Day at the Carroll County Farm Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

The event honors Older Americans Month. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of senior citizen centers in the United States.

About 1,000 people attend the annual event, said Dottie Freeman, Farm Museum spokeswoman.

The Retiree String Band of North Carroll will perform at 10:30 a.m. and noon.

The Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus will sing at 11:30 a.m.

Everyone will be invited to participate in a session of armchair aerobics at 11 a.m. or line dancing at 12:30 p.m.

A tap dance demonstration will be staged at 1:30 p.m.

Visitors may indulge in free bingo from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.

Costumed guides will lead tours of the Farm Museum and its 1852 farmhouse throughout the day.

Artisans, including a blacksmith, a tinsmith and quilters,will demonstrate skills from the late 1800s.

Food, including fried chicken, barbecue, apple dumplings, crab and chicken-corn soup are just some of the culinary favorites to be offered.

Crafts, plants and white elephant items will be on sale all day. Tarot card readings will be done from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hayrides will round out the day's events.

The Farm Museum is located at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Admission is $1 for people over age 12. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

The Carroll County Bureau of Aging, the Carroll County Farm Museum and the Senior Planning Council are co-sponsoring the event.

Information: 848-7775 or 876-2667.

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