The mayor of Westminster and two county commissioners are expected to attend the celebration that will open a Little Caesars pizza franchise in Westminster today.
Mayor W. Benjamin Brown and Commissioners Elmer Lippy and Julia Gouge have been invited to cut the ribbon at 5:30 p.m. The party and reception are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The new Little Caesars site is at Route 140 and Gorsuch Road, next to the Hess service station. It will open for regular business at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
Fest raises $10,000 for Carroll Transit
Westminster's annual Fallfest celebration, Sept. 23-26, raised about $10,000 to be donated to Carroll Transit, city Recreation Director Carol Donovan reported.
Carroll Transit is a private, nonprofit organization that provides van service on-call primarily to senior citizens and disabled individuals.
CCC student wins speaking contest
Carroll Community College student Kelly Flaherty recently won first place in the persuasion category of the Bloomsburg (Pa.) State College annual "Through the Looking Glass" novice speech tournament.
Her topic was on drug needle exchange programs slowing the spread of the AIDS virus.
She competed against 18 students from three other institutions in her category. Ms. Flaherty joined Carroll's speech team in September after enrolling for classes.
"I was surprised to walk away from such heavy competition as a winner, especially since this was my first competition, and I was very nervous," she said.
Ms. Flaherty is a full-time student at the college majoring in political science and working as a student employee in the Career Center. She lives with her parents, Patrick and Julie Flaherty, in Westminster.