THE CARROLL COUNTY Chamber of Commerce will hold a Networking Breakfast at 8 a.m. Sept. 26.
The breakfast will be held at New York J & P Pizza in Mount Airy Shopping Center, and is sponsored by host BB&T; Bank.
This networking meeting is one of several stops the chamber will make during its "2000 Tour of Carroll County." This event is a partnership between the chamber and the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce.
Mount Airy Mayor Gerald Johnson will attend the breakfast and speak about business in his community.
Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended by Sept. 20. The cost is $10. Payments, with the names, addresses, company names and number of people attending, should be sent to the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 871, Westminster 21158.
Information: 410-848-9050, 410-876-7212, or send a request by fax to 410-876-1023.
Wyld Life will hold a spaghetti dinner and auction for middle school pupils and their parents from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Winfield Fire Hall on Route 26 next to South Carroll High School.
Wyld Life is a Young Life middle school program and a worldwide, nondenominational Christian organization to provide children with fun activities, fellowship and Christian guidance.
Admission to the dinner is free. Rick Beckwith, national director of Wyld Life, will be the featured speaker. Information: 410-795-1595, 301-829-9772 or 410- 876-3921.
Pet health clinics
Belquest Kennels and Cattery will hold two pet health clinics providing eye, heart and vaccination services.
An all-breed canine eye and heart clinic will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Dr. Nancy Bromberg will be the ophthalmologist and Dr. Eugene E. Musselman will provide cardiology services. Both are board certified in their fields. In addition to the eye and heart services, the clinic will offer pet identification through microchips and tattoos.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16, well-pet clinic vaccinations for dogs and cats will be offered by Dr. Daniel Pari. Pet identification tattoos and microchips will be available that day.
Microchip and tattoo pet IDs are important because it is against Maryland law for shelters and agencies to euthanize an animal with a tattoo or microchip. A lost pet with a tattoo ID is more likely to be returned to its owner.
The tattooing is provided by Certified Companion Animal Hygienists, takes a few minutes, and is of minimal discomfort to pets.
Reservations for both clinics are required. Belquest Kennels is at 18745 Penn Shop Road in Mount Airy. Information: 301-831-7507 or 410-795-8395 or e-mail to Belquest1@aol.com.
Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.