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War re-enactors to encamp at Farm Museum


This weekend, Civil War buffs will have the opportunity to relive a part of that historic time when North clashed with South, as the 19th Georgia Infantry opens its Civil War Encampment on the grounds of the Carroll County Farm Museum.

The encampment will begin Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and feature activities and scenes for the public to enjoy until 9 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

Dottie Freeman, administrative marketing specialist for the Farm Museum, said, "This will be the fourth year we have had the encampment on our calendar. It's quite an event. The costumes worn by the participants are as original as possible."

The site of the Farm Museum played a role in the War between the States: both Union and Confederate troops camped on the grounds surrounding the Farm Museum on their way to Gettysburg.

Men, women and children will play a part in this year's encampment.

Activities scheduled for Saturday include drilling, firing and signal demonstrations, a skirmish, a cake walk and a ladies' tea in the flower garden.

Another skirmish and a fashion show will highlight the events slated for Sunday.

Visitors to the encampment will pay the general admission price for the Farm Museum.

The cost is $3 for adults; $2 for those 12 to 18 and 60 and older; those under 12 are admitted free.

Information: 876-2667 or 848-7775.


Many older Americans are finding that a fulfilling life includes continuing their employment.

Some choose to keep working because they enjoy their jobs and the benefits they receive.

Companies value older workers, too.

They find that older workers are typically very dedicated and take very little time off.

Tomorrow and Wednesday, the Days Inn in Westminster will hold a job fair and health festival from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The fair will focus on connecting businesses with older workers.

Some 15 local businesses that want to hire older workers will accept resumes and conduct interviews for part- and full-time workers.


Softball is the name of the game as the Westminster Jaycees holds its second annual Classic Softball Tournament this weekend at the Carroll County Sports Complex outside Westminster.

A coed tournament will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday with teams consisting of five men and five women.

Registration is required; the cost for a team to participate is $150.

A men's double elimination tournament is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Registration is also required for this tournament and the cost per team is $75.

All proceeds will benefit the Carroll County Therapeutic Recreation Council and summer programs at Hashawha Environmental Center.

To register or for more information: 857-8563.


Sunday, the Ag Center in Westminster will go to the dogs.

The Carroll Kennel Club will hold its 32nd semiannual AKC-sanctioned dog show from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Some 120 breeds of dogs will show their stuff at this year's show.

A buffet breakfast and snacks will be available for purchase.

Parking fee is $2.

Information: 876-3219.


Pull out that two-wheeler and help the Association of Retarded Citizens of Carroll County Inc. make its 22nd annual Ride-A-Bike event a success.

Sunday, bikers and walkers can help the nonprofit organization raise funds to benefit Carroll County residents with developmental disabilities.

Registration begins at noon, and the ride will start at 1 p.m. from the Albright Building at 180 Kriders Church Road in Westminster.

Three routes will be geared for participation at different activity levels.

Sponsor forms may be obtained from the association offices.

Information: 848-4124 or 876-2422.

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