Annual carnival to benefit fight against illness CENTRAL - Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg


The 10th annual Muscular Dystrophy Carnival sponsored by the Westminster Recreation Department will be dedicated this year to the memory of Steven Schaeffer, a Westminster High hTC School student who died recently of muscular dystrophy.

The carnival runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the city playground and will feature games for children, face painting, grab bags, pony rides, raffled prizes and a bake sale.

All games and activities cost 10 cents to 25 cents, with the proceeds to benefit the fight against muscular dystrophy.

Information: 848-6962 or 876-1313.


* Westminster: A New Market, Pa., woman reported her wallet was stolen Tuesday while she was visiting the Carroll County library on East Main Street. She told police the wallet, which contained $31, was taken from her purse.

A vandal scribbled words on two buildings in the first block of Pennsylvania Ave., city police reported. The Avenue Tailors and Cleaners and an adjoining building were defaced Thursday, and a garage on Winter Street was spray painted the same day. Damage is estimated at about $200.


* Silver Run: Pleasant Valley responded for wires down on Humbert Schoolhouse Road at 9:16 p.m. They were out for one hour.

* Westminster: Westminster was dispatched for a car fire on Gorsuch Road at 12:34 a.m. They were out for 50 minutes.

Westminster responded for an auto fire on Poole Road at 10:16 p.m. Saturday and remained at the scene for one hour.

Westminster was dispatched to investigate a fire alarm sounding in a building on Barnes Avenue at 8:17 p.m. Saturday, but was canceled within two minutes.

Westminster and Reese investigated a fire alarm sounding in a building on Washington Road at 6:28 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 30 minutes.

Westminster was dispatched for a cleanup detail on John Street at 4:36 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 16 minutes.

Westminster and Reese responded for a fire alarm sounding in a building on Sullivan Avenue at 3:01 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 22 minutes.

Westminster responded to a trash container fire on Kate Wagner Road at 12:44 a.m. Saturday. Units were out for 39 minutes.

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