Elementary school starts year with ice cream social


THEY ALL SCREAMED for ice cream at Mount Airy Elementary School's Ice Cream Decorating Social on Thursday last week.

Teachers, faculty members, pupils and parents enjoyed chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream, more than 35 gallons of it. Many tasty toppings were also available.

The event was a back-to-school welcome to pupils and gave Mount Airy Elementary Principal Thomasina Piercy a chance to introduce new faculty members and welcome them into the community. They are: Assistant Principal Byron Moore; first-grade teachers Shelley Cooper, Crystal Arndt and Christine Moscianese; third-grade teacher Suzanne Colletto; fourth-grade teachers Matt Ruhlman and Lisa Staub; and Heidi Brewer, who teaches the extended enrichment program.

Guests included Mount Airy Mayor Jerry Johnson, Council President R. Delaine Hobbs and Fire Chief Dale Lowman.

During the festivities, kids, parents and staff got to know each other, enjoyed the ice cream sundaes and listened to music.

The event gave everyone a chance to meet others and bring in the school year in a fun way.

Calvary Church celebration

Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy, invites the community to a celebration of its new church addition from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow

The event will include tours of the new building, refreshments, exhibits and other festivities. The ribbon-cutting will be at 10 a.m.

Sunday, there will be a dedication service 10: 15 a.m.

Information: 301-829-0358.

Fire company buffet

The Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary and the Sugarloaf Mountain Antique Car Club of Maryland will hold a fried chicken and ham buffet-style dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The buffet dinner will be held at the Firemen's Activities Building on the carnival grounds at Route 27 and Twin Arch Road. The cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children under 12. No carryout will be available.

Information: 301-829-0100.

Horseback riding lessons

The Woodbine Recreation Council offers instructional and recreational horseback riding, and instruction in horse safety, grooming and caring for horses.

Instruction is from 10 a.m. to noon or 12: 30 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m. Sept. 18 and Sept. 19 Participants can choose which day.

Classes run for six weeks and are conducted at the Holniker Farm, 5220 Equestrian Drive in Eldersburg. Cost is $93.

Information: 410-795-3332.

Aerobic shaping classes

Join JaK Works Aerobic Shaping for a high-intensity, low-impact, fat-burning, muscle-toning and heart-strengthening workout offered by the Winfield Recreation Council.

This program consists of about 30 minutes of aerobic dance and 30 minutes of muscle toning with a cool-down. All routines are professionally choreographed with beginners to advanced students in mind.

The program runs for 20 classes and meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday and Thursday in the Winfield Elementary School cafeteria.

Cost is $35. The first class is Monday. Registration will be held then.

Come dressed to work out and have fun.

Information: Kathy McCormick, 410-875-9533.

Boys wrestling registration

Registration for boys' wrestling will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27 in the South Carroll High School lobby.

The program is for boys 6 to 15 and is sponsored by the Winfield Recreation Council. Cost is $50 per child or $75 per family.

Practices start early November.

Information: 410-875-0389.

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

Pub Date: 9/10/99

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