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Tree takes center stage in Mount Airy


CELEBRATE AN OLDE Town Christmas from 6: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow in downtown Mount Airy.

The town Christmas tree, next to the municipal parking lot between Center Street and Park Avenue, will be the center of the holiday celebration.

Activities will include the tree-lighting by Mayor Gerald R. Johnson, a choral concert by Mount Airy Middle School pupils and caroling by local Boy Scouts.

The Lions Club will serve hot chocolate, and punch and cookies will be provided by Mount Airy Senior Center. Santa Claus will be on hand for the kids.

A story time is planned from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Town Hall. Merchants will be open for holiday gift browsing.

In the spirit of giving, Mount Airy NET will have a donation box near Town Hall to collect food for its emergency food pantry.

Toys for Tots will collect toys and gifts for youngsters.

Information: Town Hall, 410-795-6012.

Holiday blood drive

Mount Airy Chiropractic Center encourages everyone who can to donate blood from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at its office at 602 Center St.

Blood supplies run low during the holidays and donations are especially needed for children and newborns.

Tags will be available for donors to write notes that will be attached to teddy bears. The bears will be given to children in local hospitals this month.

Appointments for the blood drive are recommended.

Information: 301-829-1717.

Christmas choral concert

Choral groups from Glenelg, Linganore and South Carroll high schools will present the fifth annual High School Choral Concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy.

The concert will feature the Madrigal Singers from Glenelg High School under the direction of Nancy Buckle; the Linganore High School Concert Choir directed by Christine Stefanizzi; and the Madrigals from South Carroll High School directed by Kevin King.

The concert is sponsored by Mount Airy NET, an emergency assistance organization that provides food and other items to people in need.

Information: Althea Miller, 301-829-1775.

Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 12/04/98

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