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Board of Education to host 'town meeting'

Carroll County Board of Education President Cynthia Foley and Superintendent Dr. Charles Ecker will host a town meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. at Westminster Elementary School. (This is a change in date and location from a previous school system announcement.)

Members of the community are invited to attend and ask questions or comment on school issues. For more details, call the Office of Community and Media Relations at 410-751-3020.

County hosts session on airport assessment

Carroll County will host an open house for an environmental assessment of the proposed expansion at Carroll County Regional Airport at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the County Office Building, Room 003, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

The public will have a chance to speak with project team members, ask questions, review exhibits and provide feedback, and gather information about the development plan and environmental considerations.

For more details on the study, go to ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/airport/EA.

Bartlett honored for Food Sunday service

The Board of County Commissioners this month recognized 21 volunteers at the inaugural Carroll County Volunteer Awards program at the North Carroll Senior and Community Center.

The overall award was presented at the Oct. 10 event to Frances Bartlett, recognizing her 50-plus years of volunteerism.

Bartlett has volunteered with Carroll County Food Sunday for the past 24 years. She is a volunteer coordinator there, ensuring there are volunteers to cover all shifts at locations in Westminster, Taneytown and Eldersburg.

Bartlett also gives her time and talent to Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality.

She received the 2007 Human Relations Award from the Carroll County Human Relations Commission, was a missionary in India for three years and a teacher in the Carroll County Public Schools for 21 years.

At the awards ceremony, Commissioner Michael Zimmer congratulated the 21 nominees. Each received a framed certificate, a Carroll County pin and a gift. Bartlett was also presented with a plaque from the Board of County Commissioners, a Governor's Citation and gifts donated by local businesses.

Halloween parade set for October 28

The American Legion Carroll Post 31 of Westminster will host its 64th annual Westminster Halloween Parade next Tuesday, Oct. 28, along Main Street.

Parade registration begins at 6 p.m. on Monroe Street in front of the Masonic Lodge.

The parade steps off at 7 p.m., and will proceed down Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street to Longwell Avenue, ending at Westminster city playground.

Prizes are awarded in various categories, including youngest child; cutest child; most comical; most symbolic of Halloween; most gruesome; best group (5 to 10 persons, 11 to 15 persons, and more than 15 persons); and more

No candy or food may be thrown from parade participants, but candy may be given to children by hand by walking participants.

For more information or to register to march, call 410-857-9927 between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m


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