MOUNT AIRY MIDDLE School is planning for its 1999-2000 Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) fund-raisers and is looking for business partners to support its efforts.
In 1997-1998, PTSO fund-raisers bought a 20-bin collator that cost $5,775. In 1998-1999, fund-raisers bought a sound system for $5,849.
Under the leadership of Robin Radoci, 1997-1999 PTSO president, the school's video initiative was begun. Through the perseverance of Larry Van Sant, money was collected to buy televisions, brackets and a camera.
Mount Airy Middle School wishes to thank its business partners: Mount Airy Rotary, Union National Bank, FCNB, Van Sant Plumbing, Farmers & Mechanics Bank, Cathy Hobbs, New York J&P; Pizza, and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Moran for their generous contributions.
Anyone who wants to become a business partner in the video initiative can drop off or mail a check to MAMS PTSO, 102 Watersville Road, Mount Airy 21771, or call the school at 301-829-1314 or 410-795-1756.
Nearly new sale
St. Paul's Nearly New Shop will hold a bag sale from noon to 3 p.m. today and tomorrow, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 9-11. The Nearly New Shop is at Bob's Barn, 15420 Frederick Road in Woodbine.
Volunteers are needed to staff the thrift shop. St. Paul's encourages youths who need to fulfill the community service requirements for school to contact the church at 410-489-4411.
Simpson Church revival
Simpson United Methodist Church, at 16901 Hardy Road in Mount Airy, will hold a revival service at 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Clarence Davis.
The church will also present a musical program at 6 p.m. tomorrow and will hold its annual homecoming 11 a.m. service Sunday, with the Rev. Gregory McNeil. A 3 p.m. service with the Johnson Male Chorus also will be presented Sunday.
The Counties Four Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10076, at 111 S. Main St., will hold a dinner and dance Sept. 11. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. and will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, lima beans, stuffing, gravy, desserts, coffee and tea.
Music will be provided by a disc jockey from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and door prizes will be awarded.
Tickets are $7.50 a person in advance or $8 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at the post canteen. Advance purchase is recommended. The event is open to the public.
Library animal stories
Registration begins today for the Mount Airy Public Library's "Four-Legged Friends" story program scheduled for 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1: 30 p.m. Sept. 17.
Children can hear stories and songs about horses, puppies, kittens and other four-legged friends. Participants should take a favorite stuffed animal to share.
Registration is required. Information: 410-386-4470 or 301-829-5290..
Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.