Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Rotary Club gives Cultural Arts Center a facelift

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At least 25 volunteers from the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek along with family members and friends spent an entire Saturday painting hallways and general areas at the Cultural Arts Center.

Located in the heart of downtown Frederick in a converted McCrory’s five and dime store location, the Cultural Arts Center is an arts venue where actors, dancers, musicians and artists of every discipline can affordably work, rehearse, perform, teach classes and conduct workshops.

Middletown Lions busy with activities

* The Middletown Lions Club recently welcomed two new members.

New Lions Nancy Kelley Bonde, sponsored by Lion Moe Bonde, and Ellen Cline Winzer, sponsored by Lion Iva Poole, were honored at a recent meeting.

* At a recent Middletown Lions Club meeting, Lion Janet Young introduced Dottie Engle from Middletown People Helping People. The Lions Club has donated money to MVPHP, according to a release from the group.

Engle shared with the Lions some of the many activities the organization is involved with. They include an exercise class held two days a week for seniors which is led by two certified instructors, Meals on Wheels, a school supply drive, rides for seniors without transportation for medical appointments, coordination of a holiday assistance program for needy families, a monthly senior citizen catered meal and program and assistance to people in need.

Middletown Valley People Helping People is a 501c3 organization started in 1998 with an all volunteer group of people. It is funded solely through private donations.

Thurmont Lions welcome new members

Melody Mundy and Sharon Windsor were inducted into the Thurmont Lions Club on Jan. 9 by Margarito Ochoa, a past district governor for the club.

Participating in the induction ceremony were Shirley Long, Larry Mundy, Paul Cannada and Joyce Anthony.

Membership in the club, which seeks to raise funds for community-improvement projects and advocates vision-related causes, is open to anyone older than 18. For more information, go to or call Shirley Long at 301-898-7004.

Knights hostspecial breakfast

The Thurmont outpost of Knights of Columbus, known formally as Council 11975, is having breakfast for supper at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Thurmont on Tuesday.

According to a press release from the Knights, the dinner is open to the public, and the proceeds will go to charitable projects. The dinner will be held in the parish hall from 5-8 p.m. and the price is going to be $5 for adults and $3 for children up ages 4-12.

Wolfsville Ruritanshost fundraiser

The Wolfsville Ruritan Club will sponsor a Country Butchering on Feb. 22 through Feb. 23. Pork products, including fresh pork cuts, uncured hams, sausage, pudding, and cracklins will be available.

To place an order, call Bob Condon, 301-293-1109 or Geraldine Miller, 301-293-2696 by Feb. 11.

The orders will be available or pick-up from 5-7 p.m., Feb. 22, and 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Feb. 23, at the Wolfsville Ruritan Community Park, Brandenburg Hollow Road, Wolfsville.