Softball catcher hopes for trip to Hawaii


MEAGAN TRACEY'S softball ability has earned her the chance to participate in an international softball tour in Hawaii later this summer.

But first the senior-to-be at Francis Scott Key High School must earn money to help pay for the trip.

Meagan, a catcher, has been selected to play for a regional team that will take on other regional teams from the continental United States, from Hawaii and from around the world in mid-August.

The event is organized by Sports Challenge International, one of several groups that set up competitions in various sports.

Donors' names (or the names of their businesses) will appear in local newspapers, and the contributions are tax-deductible as an advertising expense. Contributors of $150 or more will receive a souvenir T-shirt.

Meagan is making the rounds of local businesses and service clubs to raise the $1,750 needed for the trip. If you're interested in helping with a donation, please call Meagan or her parents, Dick and Diane Tracey, at 410-751- 1107.

A profitable walk

Students at Runneymede Elementary School had a most profitable walk-a-thon late last school year.

With strong support from businesses and individual donors, about 500 of the school's students raised $6,865 for Carroll County Food Sunday, the largest donation from a county school in the food bank's 15-year history.

Runneymede was honored by Food Sunday and by the State Department of Education for its efforts in a food drive last fall.

Kudos to the students, staff and contributors who helped with both events.

The sound of music

Free summer concerts are in vogue in many communities around the county, and northwest Carroll is no different.

In New Windsor, the Reisterstown Jazz Ensemble is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. Sunday at Main Street Park. Concertgoers should bring lawn chairs or blankets.

A second concert on Aug. 16 will feature the Dixiekats. The concerts are sponsored by the town.

Taneytown, meanwhile, continues its Concerts in the Park series with two events this month.

Fragile will perform Sunday, and Vincent John July 19.

Taneytown's concerts are at the Memorial Drive entrance to Memorial Park or the park area across from the football stadium. Signs will give directions to the location.

The concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end by 8 p.m.

Business breakfast

The July Fourth holiday pushed back this month's Taneytown Business Breakfast to 7: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Thunderhead Bowling Center on Old Taneytown Road.

County, state and city officials will talk about free services available for area businesses.

The breakfast is open to business owners and employees and potential business owners.

Information: 410-756-6431.

Pub Date: 7/09/98

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