Mount Airy sanctuary to reap benefit from seed sale


ABIRDSEED SALE TO benefit Mount Airy's Audrey Carroll Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, off Old Annapolis Road, is being held this month.

Local volunteers, including Scouts and Linganore High School's Ecology Club, have donated their time to help the sanctuary promote environmental education, habitat restoration and preservation, and good stewardship of natural areas.

As part of the National Audubon Society, the goals of the Audrey Carroll Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary include conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Those interested in ordering seed for backyard feeders, and those who want to help the sanctuary, can pick up an order form at the Mount Airy public library or Mount Airy Senior Center on Ridge Avenue.

More information about the Audubon Society of Central Maryland and its programs is available at its Web site at http: // md/centralmaryland/.

Included on the Web site is a birdseed order form that can be printed out and mailed with payment to Audubon Society of Central Maryland, c/o Susan Polniaszek, 13816 Lakeside Drive, Clarksville 21029.

Available seed products include black oil sunflower, sunflower hearts, white millet, peanut hearts, safflower seed, thistle, plain suet and suet with sunflower seeds.

Seed ordered by mail will be available for pickup from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Prospect United Methodist Church's Social Hall, 5923 Woodville Road in Mount Airy.

Orders and checks must be received by Monday. People who don't pick up orders will receive a refund -- less a $5 handling charge.

Information: 301-831-5060 or 410-795-6546.

Post 191 dinner

American Legion Gold Star Post 191 will serve dinner from 5: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. today at the legion hall on Prospect Road in Mount Airy.

Dinner will feature fried chicken or broiled or fried catfish, green beans, parsleyed potatoes, corn, salad, rolls and butter, cake and beverages. Cost is $5.75 for the chicken dinner or $6.75 for the fish dinner.

Information: 301-829-9161.


Christian Joy Ministries will hold its Friday Coffee House at 7: 30 p.m. today.

The featured performer is Steve Petrovich, a psalmist, songwriter and guitarist.

Petrovich has ministered to the homeless in Baltimore, sung to teen-agers in public schools, and performed at many local churches.

Admission is free.

Christian Joy Ministries is in the 7-Eleven Shopping Center on Woodbine Road off Exit 73 of Interstate 70.

Information: 410-552-5600.

Boy Scout fund-raiser

A carpet remnant and yard sale to benefit Boy Scout Troop 428 in Mount Airy will be held at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

The event will be held at Watersville Road and Route 27 in Mount Airy.

New unbound carpet remnants, ranging in size from 6 feet by 6 feet to 12 feet by 15 feet, were anonymously donated to the troop.

Several families will set up tables for yard sale items.

All proceeds benefit Troop 428.

Information: Scoutmaster Tom Simon, 301-865-0323.

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

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