Leisure Expo is just one of many events scheduled for the fall season


Hope you used your Labor Day to rest up for what promises to be an exciting prefall and fall season.

Over the next few weeks, I will do my best to keep you posted about the many events taking place in central Carroll County.

Plan for the fourth annual Leisure Expo '94, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cranberry Mall on Saturday.

The expo is sponsored by the Department of Recreation and Parks and will feature a variety of displays outlining leisure activities available to Carroll County residents.

"In the past we have had 30 to 35 groups that have come out and displayed at the mall," said Jeff Degitz, bureau chief for the county's Department of Recreation and Parks. "This year we sold out, and we will have 35 displays. There will also be groups coming in to do demonstrations and live performances" such as aerobics, ballet and martial arts.

Mr. Degitz encouraged families to bring their children to the expo because some organizations will hold registration for fall activities.

& Information: 857-2103.


The Junior Woman's Club of Westminster is looking for qualit children's clothing, accessories and baby equipment.

Club members are planning their annual Kids' Consignment sale, which will take place Sept. 16 and 17 from 8 a.m. to noon, at First United Presbyterian Church, 65 Washington Road in Westminster.

The sale will feature all types of children's school and dress clothes, shoes, boots, snowsuits, coats, car seats, strollers and toys.

Consignors will receive 60 percent of the sale price on their items.

The Junior Woman's Club will donate all proceeds to programs focused on the prevention of child abuse in Carroll County.

If you are interested in consigning merchandise or need more information, call 857-5353.


Pleasant Valley will be a happening place Saturday, as StMatthew's Church of Christ will hold its annual Pleasant Valley Fall Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pleasant Valley Fire Hall.

Featured throughout the day will be a flea market and yard sale white elephant table, rummage sale, fresh produce wagon, flowers and plants, book sale, toys, baked and canned goods, quilts, a silent auction and a quilt raffle.

Food for sale includes homemade soups, hot sandwiches, pies and soft drinks.

Live musical entertainment will be provided by the Alesia Band from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The proceeds from this fund-raiser go to benefit the maintenance of St. Matthew's.

For information or to inquire about flea market/craft spaces, call 876-8817 or 775-7742.

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