Festivities are planned for Flag Day in Mount Airy


THE TOWN of Mount Airy has a full day of activities planned tomorrow in honor of Flag Day.

The daylong event begins with a 5-kilometer race at Mount Airy Elementary School. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the race scheduled to begin about 9: 15 a.m.

Activities then move to Watkins Park, where a flag-raising ceremony is scheduled at 10: 30 a.m. Lt. Col. Richard Schnell will deliver a speech, and "America the Beautiful" will be sung by Mount Airy resident Catherine Ditman.

A Classic and Custom Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A human flag will be displayed, and a gymnastics team will perform throughout the day.

A formal flag disposal ceremony will be held at 1: 30 p.m. Old, worn flags will be burned and replaced with new flags.

End the day with a picnic at the park's main pavilion.

A chicken barbecue dinner, with cole slaw, rolls and a drink, will be offered for $6.

Information: Town Hall, 301-829-1424.

Oriole Bird visits library

Baseball fans of all ages are invited to meet the Oriole Bird from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 22 at the Mount Airy branch library, 705 Ridge Ave.

The Oriole mascot will be available to sign autographs and pose for photographs. Registration is not required.

Information: 410-795-1010 or 301-829-5290.

New board members

The Mount Airy Jaycees swore in new board members at the group's yearly awards banquet last month.

New board members are: Rebecca Linn, president; Denise Morgan, management vice president; Cathy Sugg, management director; Richard Muller, membership vice president; Sherri Coeburn, membership director; Marsha Gibney, individual development vice president; Ruth Muller, community development vice president; Susan Kroll, community development director; Linda Richmond, treasurer; Judyth Badaki, secretary; Adam Linn, state director; and Gary Hymiller, board chairman.

Some of the many awards given at the banquet were: first-year Jaycee of the Year, Frannie Crawmer; Jaycee of the Year, Denise Morgan; U.S. Jaycee Ambassador, Gary Hymiller; and Maryland Militia, Scott Elliott.

Carnival next month

Plan to attend the Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department's annual carnival, which will be held July 6-11 at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road.

Featured will be food, rides, games and bingo. Free entertainment will be provided nightly. A buffet dinner will be offered from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily in the air-conditioned firehouse.

The Miss Winfield Fire Prevention Queen contest will be held July 6. The community fire parade will be held at 7 p.m. July 7.

Ride-all-night for one price July 6, 7 and 8.

Information: 410-795-4640.

Scholarship winners named

American Legion Gold Star Post 191 is pleased to announce its 1998 academic memorial scholarships.

All four winners of the $1,500 scholarships are graduating seniors from South Carroll High School.

Winners are: David Henley, Kellyn Mitchell, Matthew Cordani and Michael Harrison.

Time to say goodbye

This is the last Southwest Neighbors column I will write. I recently returned to work full time, and I have discovered, as most do, that there don't seem to be enough hours in the day to work both jobs and spend time with my family.

I feel honored and privileged to have had the opportunity to write this column the past 2 1/2 years. Thanks to all of you who have contacted me with community news and events.

I'll miss the many phone calls and stacks of mail that kept me in touch with the goings-on in this southwest corner of Carroll County. Please continue to pass your community news along to the new correspondent. I'm looking forward to keeping up on the local news with the rest of you.

The Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 6/12/98

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