MARK YOUR calendars for Basket Bingo sponsored by the Sulphur Springs Lions Club.
The women's group, 32 members strong, is sponsoring the event to raise money to offset medical expenses for Matthew Meek, 16, who was seriously injured in a dirt-biking accident last fall. The bingo is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 12 at New Windsor Fire Hall.
Organizer Dorothy Lawrence has been using her powers of persuasion to get donations from businesses and grocery stores to fill the sought-after basket prizes.
Baskets will be filled with Baugher's fruits, coffees, teas and soup beans from the Brethren Center, and gift certificates and cash from area merchants.
A raffle of a large umbrella basket donated by Darlene Blacksten of New Windsor will be held. Door prizes also will be offered -- stoneware mugs filled with flowers and candy, one of Mary Kroh's coconut-layer cakes, and a hand-painted sweat shirt by Dale Hooper.
"I hope the winners like what they get," said Lawrence.
Much of the community is pitching in for the fund-raiser. New Windsor firefighters are lending the hall, members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the New Windsor Fire and Hose Company are cooking dinner, and men from the New Windsor Lions Club will serve the meal.
Tickets are $10 for three cards of bingo, with extra cards available.
If you can't make it to the bingo, but would like to contribute to the fund-raiser for Matthew, send your donation to Dorothy Lawrence, assistant treasurer, Sulphur Springs Lions Club, 3330 Hawks Hill Road, New Windsor 21776.
Teen-agers to fast
Liz and Ron Arthur know something about teen-agers. The Uniontown couple, who have two teen-age boys, advise the New Windsor Youth Cluster, a group of teen-agers affiliated with northwest Methodist churches.
This weekend, the Arthurs will supervise 14 teens in a 30-hour fast. The youths will have a last meal at 1 p.m. tomorrow and break the fast with 40 pizzas at 7 p.m. Saturday.
They're doing the fast to honor the world's hungry. Another part of the goal is to raise money for World Vision, an international outreach organization focusing on health and children.
Liz Arthur said the teens are enthusiastic about the event. They watched "The Sudan" and were so moved by the famine and civil war depicted in the movie that they've challenged themselves to raise $2,000 to send to World Vision.
That's an ambitious goal, but the youngsters will solicit neighborhoods throughout Carroll this weekend in hopes of raising the money, as well as collecting canned goods for Carroll County Food on Sunday.
The teen-agers will have plenty of other things to do to keep their minds off empty stomachs.
They'll be playing late-night sports tomorrow at the Westminster Recreation Center, and then will head to the YMCA in Westminster for swimming and playing ball Saturday.
Participants from New Windsor are Dave and Chris Stavely, Karen and Sarah Saw, Manda and Katie Philpott, Jason and Jeremy Roop, Crystal Rowe, Becky Hook, Rebecca Harris, Marcie Sebastian, Sean Meckel and Scott Kraus.
Judy Reilly's Northwest neighborhood column appears each Thursday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.
Pub Date: 2/25/99