Mission Carroll County Md. NAACP Branch #7014

Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

The NAACP works to educate all political candidates to support policies that improve access to quality education and economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, the environment, healthcare and youth empowerment, with a dedication to removing race-based hatred and discrimination from society.

For questions or more information, please contact me directly: kevindayhoff@gmail.com Kevin Dayhoff, Carroll County NAACP secretary. Thanks.

Carroll County NAACP Branch #7014 Executive Officers and Executive Board Nov. 10, 2016: https://ccnaacp7014.blogspot.com/2018/01/carroll-county-naacp-branch-7014.html

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccnaacp/

Friday, November 23, 2018

Westminster Md. Holiday Parade cancelled

Westminster Md. Holiday Parade cancelled

Westminster Maryland Miracle on Main Street Holiday Parade cancelled.

Friday evening, November 23, 2018

The annual Westminster Miracle on Main Street Holiday Parade hosted by City of Westminster Recreation & Parks Department has been cancelled.

The annual tree lighting will still occur at 6 PM in Locust Lane

The Miracle on Main Street parade scheduled for Saturday, November 24th, 2018 in Westminster has been cancelled. Unfortunately due to the worsening forecast we have cancelled the Miracle on Main Street Parade.

There is no rain date for this parade.

The Jingle Bell Run will have a modified run route at 4:55 PM.

The annual tree lighting will still occur at 6 PM in Locust Lane, with a modified ceremony. Right after the tree is lit for the season join us at the Westminster Library for free crafts & games and a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

According to the US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington, “The Winter Weather Advisory has been expanded further east to include most areas west of I-95. Rain will affect the region starting early Sat. Temps will be cold enough for areas west of the I-95 corridor to experience wintry precipitation which may cause travel difficulties.”

https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/westminster-md-miracle-main-street-holiday-parade-cancelled

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Westminster Fire Dept. Open House Oct. 13, 2018



September 12, 2018

By Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 Chaplain and PIO Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com  

Save the date: The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1 will host a public education, safety, and recruitment open house on October 13, 2018 from 12 to 5 p.m. More information to come…

Stop, drop, and roll on over to the fire department for a fun-filled day: Chick-fil-a sandwiches; Firehouse Subs; drinks; Activities for children; Junior Fire Fighter Obstacle Course; Fire Prevention; Health Department Booth; Museum Tours with antique fire equipment; …And much more!!
Westminster Fire Dept. 28 John Street, Westminster, MD 21157

When: Saturday, October 13th, 2018 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information call 410-848-1800




The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1, is dedicated to providing quality Emergency Services to our community through the combined team efforts of our members, the local government organizations, and the citizens of our community to enhance our ability to protect life, property, and the environment.
http://www.westminstervfd.org/2018/09/12/westminster-open-house-oct-13/
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

NAACP monthly meeting reminder – THIS Thursday, July 26, 2018

NAACP monthly meeting reminder – THIS Thursday, July 26, 2018

This month, our meeting will take place this Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. in 1st floor conference room Carroll Non-Profit Ctr on 255 Clifton Blvd.

Attached please find a membership application form. As the membership chair, John Lewis is fond of saying, “Membership is Power.” Print out the attached form and invite a friend to join today.

Monthly meetings are every 4th Thur. of the month at 7 p.m. in 1st floor conference room Carroll Non-Profit Ctr on 255 Clifton Blvd.

Posted by CC NAACP Branch 7014 Secretary Kevin Dayhoff. I can be reached at kevindayhoff@gmail.com for any questions. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Carroll County Food Sunday presents the 3rd Annual Farm to Table Brunch




Carroll County Food Sunday presents the 3rd Annual Farm to Table Brunch

July 5, 2018

CCFS announces the 3rd Annual Farm to Table Brunch at John Street Quarters, Westminster Saturday, July 14, 2018 Rain or Shine

The brunch will be held at John Street Quarters, the social hall for the Westminster Fire Company, 28 John St, Westminster, MD 21157, website: www.johnstreetquarters.com/

Westminster, MD - Carroll County Food Sunday has announced the return of the Farm to Table Brunch, a FUNdraising event to support CCFS's Veggie Voucher Program. The event will now be at the Westminster City Fire Department’s John Street Quarters, a climate-controlled venue with even more seating. 

The buffet brunch will feature dishes created by award-winning chef Melissa Fordham from Blue Bistro Restaurant. Each offering will be made with ingredients grown or baked by local Farmers’ Market producers. Even the centerpieces will be from a local farm, with Tierra Blooms crafting the floral arrangements.

There will be 2 seating's, 9 AM and 11:00 AM, featuring culinary treats including:

Assorted Gourmet Quiche
Fresh Corn Pancake with bacon marmalade
Parmesan Stewed Tomatoes
Gazpacho
Balsamic Zucchini Cous Cous
French Toast Casserole
Southwest Sausage & Egg Tacos
Old Bay Potato Hash
Local Fresh Fruit Parfaits
Egg White Rosemary Frittata
Juice & Coffee

“We are excited to continue this event in support of Carroll County Food Sunday and its Veggie Voucher program, which facilitates the purchase of fresh produce to our community,” says Missie Wilcox, CCFS board member. “This farm to table event not only promotes Food Sunday’s amazing work, but it also showcases our community’s heritage of growing and eating local.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 10, and can be purchased online at CCFS's website: https://ccfoodsunday.org/. The event is sponsored by MarketWorks and Dr. Faye Pappalardo, with additional sponsorships available. For more information, contact Frank Baylor at baylorcad@comcast.net or 443.340.2061.

Proceeds from the Farm to Table Brunch will help support Carroll County Food Sundays nutrition efforts including the Veggie Voucher Program.

Thanks and come hungry and bring your friends!

BTW, Carroll County Food Sunday I will be at the Downtown Westminster Farmers Market 8:30 to noon on Saturday 7-7-18 and can register you there.

According to its website, Carroll County Food Sunday “distributes a weekly, nutritionally balanced grocery package that is predicated on household size and is meant to last 3-4 days. It includes meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, breads, and milk. Over 400 families a week are served at our Westminster, Eldersburg, and Taneytown locations.

In an email interview, Frank Baylor, a past president of Food Sunday said that Food Sunday “started around 1982 from the trunk of Mr. Jollie's car and has grown to the point where 8,000 lbs. of food are distributed each week. 250 to 400 families are aided each week…”

“For the sake of human decency, feeding the poor and the hungry people of Carroll County must be a concern for all of us who are not hungry,” wrote Jollie, according to the Food Sunday website. “To know hunger exists and to do nothing is the shame and bane of human life.” Jollie encouraged the religious community to collect food at their Sunday services for distribution through a county wide food bank network that was appropriately incorporated as “Food Sunday.”

The operating budget for CCFS is “supported by community fund-raisers and direct mail solicitation of county residents. We are grateful for the churches, individuals, school groups, and service organizations that raise donations independently on our behalf, and for the local grocers that donate baked goods. Carroll County Government provides donated warehouse space in Westminster and utilities….

“Food drives and food donations are also very important in helping us maintain a reliable inventory of nutritional items year round. We are constantly purchasing food from a variety of sources based on price and availability. Our Food Bank Coordinator compares bulk prices at local merchants with those available from Maryland Food Bank, a large wholesaler in the Maryland Region. When possible, we take advantage of special deals to stock up on essential food supplies that can be held in reserve until needed.

Carroll County Food Sunday is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives of all sectors of the community. Its daily operations are managed by two part-time employees – Dennis Fahey, Food Bank Administrator and Ed Leister, Executive Director.

Board of Directors

Lisa Monthley, President
Frank Baylor, Immediate Past President
Edward Leister, Executive Director
Steve Lambertson, 2nd Vice President
John P. Myers, Treasurer
Nina Fuhrman, Secretary
Dennis Fahey, Food Bank Administrator
Linda Roy, Information Systems
Gene Canale
Paula Harding
Steve Hollands
Byron Hollinger
Forest Howell
Kathy Menasche
Tom Moser
Dr. Faye Pappalardo
Martin (Marty) Radinski
Melissa “Missie” Wilcox
Zoa D. Barnes, Director Emeritus
Frances Bartlett, Director Emeritus
Roland Meerdter, Director Emeritus
Dotty Stottlemyer, Director Emeritus
Rev. Gerald D. “Jerry” Fuss, Director Emeritus

For more information about Food Sunday go to its website: https://ccfoodsunday.org/ or call 410-857-7926.

Main Location
Citizens Services Building
10 Distillery Drive
Westminster, MD 21157

Mailing Address:
Carroll County Food Sunday
PO Box 2160
Westminster, MD 21157

Phone: 410-857-7926
Fax: 410-857-0418
Email: ccfs@qis.net

Non-profits CC Food Sunday, Carroll Co Community Events, Westminster community events, Food,



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County

Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County

May 11, 2018 – updated June 27, 2018
It was announced on May 11, 2018 that the Westminster Pride Festival is an official fund of the Community
Foundation of Carroll County.

It is “the very first fund at the Community Foundation in support of the LGBQT+ community,” according to a release by the Westminster Pride Festival.

According to a page for the fund on the Community Foundation website, “The Westminster Pride Festival Fund exists to assure the success of a yearly festival that includes information, support, music, art, food and overall acceptance and solidarity within the LGBTQ+ community, their allies, and the Carroll County community.

“The Westminster Pride Festival will create a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to express themselves, increase visibility and foster respect for those who want to express their own sexual and gender identity. We endeavor to make this a yearly event that will ultimately lead to scholarships for the education of LGBTQ+ students.”

For more information or to make a donation, go here: http://www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/funds.asp?fund_id=360
For more information find a website for the Westminster Pride festival here: www.westminsterpride.org

Follow the Westminster Pride Festival on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/westminsterpridefest/

Follow the Westminster Pride Festival on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/westminsterpride/

A fund for the Westminster Pride Festival has been established at the Community Foundation here: http://www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/funds.asp?fund_id=360

For additional questions contact the Westminster Pride Festival here: westminsterpridefest@gmail.com



Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County https://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2018/06/westminster-pride-festival-announces.html 27Je2018

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2nd Annual Carroll County Public Schools Cultural Expo

2nd Annual Carroll County Public Schools Cultural Expo

Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster, Md. 21157  

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Friday. August 24, 2018

CCPS Employees register through the Professional Development Portal: https://ccpsportal.ccps.wan/professionaldev/class/1954

Non-CCPS Employees register by emailing Cindy Patterson at capatte@carrollk12.org

At our June 28, 2018 monthly Carroll County NAACP meeting member Terry Whye asked to have a flyer on the 2nd Annual Carroll County Public Schools Cultural Expo distributed to the membership.

I asked at the meeting if this was a continuation of the Carroll County Public Schools annual National Inclusive Schools Week program in which I participated. Find an article about that program, “Westminster Eagle: 4th Annual National Inclusive Schools Week”, here: https://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2004/12/westminster-eagle-4th-annual-national.html

Terry said that the Cultural Expo was a different event.

In a recent email Terry reported that she asked Pamela A. Mesta, the CCPS Supervisor of ESOL/Nonpublic Liaison, for more information and that Ms. Mesta said that specific event is just in its second year.

Terry also reports that the predecessor was an annual event just for school teachers. Now, it is an event that is open to the public. You can register using the info at the bottom of the poster. No costs, no sign ups for the various presentations. First come, first seated until maximum capacity is reached for each room. We do not have to stay at our tables the whole time unless we want to. They encourage everyone enjoy the stage entertainment and programs.

Find an article about last year’s event here: “Inaugural CCPS Culture Expo uses music, conversations to celebrate diversity,” by Emily Chappell here: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/education/cc-ccps-culture-expo-20170817-story.html

On Wed., June 13, 2018 member Erin Snell, Carroll County Public Library Outreach Services, distributed an email to Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality friends, in which she reported “the 2nd Annual Culture Expo which will be held at Winters Mill High School again this year. Please consider attending this engaging event. This event is organized and hosted by the Carroll County Public School system. The public is invited to attend. Please see the registration information at the bottom of the flyer. Look for the Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality booth at the event! We hope to see you there!”

Carroll County NAACP secretary Kevin Dayhoff 3July2018


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Westminster Fire Dept. and MTA Lodge #20 Chaplain and PIO
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Carroll One Book: African American Heritage Tour



Carroll One Book: African American Heritage Tour


Time is getting short to get your African American Heritage Tour tickets!

Sites on the tour include: Historic Colored Schoolhouse, Henryton Hospital, White Rock Church & Cemetery, Pipe Creek Friends Meeting House, and Bowen Chapel.

Tickets are $10 and are on sale through May 18. Click for tickets. https://bit.ly/2jlFTMY

06/02/2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ET

Admission: $10.00
Location: Meet at Robert Moton Center
300 South Center Street
Westminster, MD

Description: Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9am - 3pm

Tickets $10 - Last day to register is May 18.

Join us for a bus tour of the Carroll County African American Trail. The sites and stories along the trail paint a picture of Carroll County's history and its changes through the years. The tour will help bring history to life and put a name and a face on local places and events. Examples of sites on the tour: Historic Colored Schoolhouse, Henryton Hospital, White Rock Church & Cemetery (includes lunch), Pipe Creek Friends Meeting House, and Bowen Chapel.

Depart from and return to Robert Moton Center at 300 South Center Street, Westminster. For ages 14+.

For more information, contact Val Dennis at vadenni@carrollk12.org or 410-386-1673.

Sponsored by the Learning Advantage Partnership. Buses are sponsored by a Choose Civility Grant.

#AfricanAmericanHeritageTour #InCarriesFootprints #CarrollCountyMaryland #BusTour


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Friday, March 30, 2018

April 7, 2017: “Dayhoff: Pastor Marty Kuchma honored by the Carroll County Human Relations Commission”


April 7, 2017: “Dayhoff: Pastor Marty Kuchma honored by the Carroll County Human Relations Commission”

It was a year ago that I wrote: “Dayhoff: Pastor Marty Kuchma honored by the Carroll County Human Relations Commission” April 7, 2017 find it here: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/features/ph-cc-dayhoff-040917-20170403-column.html   

“Paul's United Church of Christ pastor The Rev. Dr. Marty Kuchma was named as the 25th recipient of the Carroll County Human Relations Commission's human relations award at its annual awards dinner on March 27.

“St. Paul's Consistory President Ben Rogers wrote in the March church newsletter ‘Highlights,’ that Kuchma was ‘recognized for his many efforts in addressing homelessness, diversity, inclusion, and other important issues with which we are faced in Carroll County.’ He further noted that Kuchma ‘represents us so well in St. Paul's efforts in making the world a better place.’’”
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Diane and Sam Foster stop for a picture at the 26th annual Carroll Co. Human Relations Commission awards dinner.

This year the award was presented to Taneytown Mayor ProTem Diane A. Foster. This year the dinner is taking place at McDaniel College. 26Mar2018






Many local officials attended the Carroll County Human Relations Commission 26th Annual Human Relations Award Dinner Monday, March 26, 2018 at McDaniel College. 

Taneytown Mayor ProTem Diane Foster was honored. 

From left to right: Taneytown City Manager (and former Taneytown Mayor) Henry C. Heine Jr.; Carroll County Human Relations Commission member Jackie Thomas; Taneytown Mayor James McCarron, Myra McCarron, Carroll County District 1 County Commissioner Steve Wantz, Kathy Wantz, and Taneytown Councilmember Joe Vigliotti. 

Not pictured: Taneytown Councilwoman Judy Fuller and Taneytown Economic Development Director Nancy McCormick were also in attendance. Photo by Kevin Dayhoff March 26, 2018.


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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018 Carroll County BoEd meeting will discuss flag issue


President Jean Lewis has asked that the membership be made aware of an upcoming Carroll County Board of Education meeting in which the display of the Confederate flag in public schools, will be discussed.

At the Wed., Feb. 14, 2018 board meeting the “Legal opinion on restricting school dress” is agenda item number 7. Find a copy of the agenda attached.

According to 1st Vice President Dr. Pam Zappardino, “The Carroll County Board of Education will again take up the issue of Confederate flag clothing and other articles in the schools at its meeting on Wednesday, February 14 at 5pm in the Board Room at the Public Schools Central Office Building at 125 Court Street Westminster.

“The legal report should be completed. Please be there to support the removal of these symbols and to let Supt. Steve Guthrie and the Board know they have your support in doing so. We need folks to turn out!”

According to a recent release by the Carroll County Board of Education:

Board of Education Meeting – Wednesday, February 14

The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street, Westminster. The public is encouraged to attend. There will be time for citizen participation at this meeting.

Citizen participation will be held following administrative items and presentations. Citizens who wish to address the Board during Citizen Participation are encouraged to check the agenda prior to the meeting to determine what time the public comment portion of the meeting will begin. 

The agenda and back-up materials for the meeting can be found by going to the school system’s website at www.carrollk12.org and clicking on Agendas and Documents under Board of Education.

The meeting will be streamed live on the Carroll County Public Schools website at www.carrollk12.org. Click on CETV under News and Media at the bottom of the home page or go directly to:


The Board meeting also will be broadcast live on Channel 21, with rebroadcasts on Thursday, February 15, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 17, at 9:00 a.m.; Sunday, February 18, at 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday, February 18, at 8:00 p.m.

Any questions, please contact President Jean at jjlewis2@comcast.net

Dr. Pam Zappardino may be reached at pzappar@aol.com



Monday, February 12, 2018

Carroll Community College Observes Black History Month


Carroll Community College Observes Black History Month

Westminster, Md., Feb 8, 2018
 

In support of diversity awareness among students, faculty and staff, and the community, Carroll Community College (Carroll) is observing Black History Month by offering events in recognition of the commemoration.

According to Carroll Community College spokesperson Trish McCarthy Carroll, “Black History Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions and achievements of African Americans as well as important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.”

In a recent news release. Ms. McCarthy Carroll provided a rundown of upcoming events:

“Black History Month Exhibit: Monday, February 12-Friday, February 16, 2018
8 am-10 pm in the Babylon Great Hall

“Black History is happening now! This interactive display, presented in collaboration with the Community Media Center of Carroll County features local documentaries highlighting the African American experience in Carroll County along with clips from the Center's Oral History Project. Learn about and hear from current and past local figures whose work has influenced our community and the world.

“On Monday, February 12, 2018, Carroll will hold a documentary screening in the Babylon Great Hall that is open to the public. Local filmmaker Patricia Mack-Preston’s documentary titled “Robert Moton: The Hope of a Community” was produced in 2013 in collaboration with the Community Media Center of Carroll County (CMC). The event’s agenda is as follows:

          10:30 a.m. Guests arrive
          11:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions
          11:05 a.m. Documentary presentation
          11:30 a.m. Filmmaker comments and panel presentation
          12:00 p.m. Question and answer session with panel
          12:20 p.m. Conclusion

“This documentary highlights the experiences of local African Americans who began their studies at one of Carroll County’s segregated schools, later transitioning to integrated schools following Brown v. Board of Education. 

“‘Carroll Community College joins the nation in celebrating Black History Month with reverence and dedication,’ said College President Dr. James D. Ball. ‘We recognize and reflect upon the contributions of the individuals who collectively developed the important moments in black history which shape our world today. We draw great meaning from the experiences shared by local African American citizens who lived during segregation in Carroll County.’

“Mack-Preston will join a panel of former Robert Moton students as they share with Education students their experiences during the late 1950s and beyond. The featured members of the panel/discussion will include Sally Green; James Purnell Hammond; Delores Jones Mack; Ronald Hollingsworth; Sharon Jones; and William “Billy” Hudson.

“The link to access the entire documentary:

“‘This is an exciting opportunity for Education students to hear first- hand accounts about segregation and integration in Carroll County—where we live-- from former students of the Robert Moton School,’ said Susan Sies, division chair of education transitional studies & academic services.

“‘This discussion will help students connect the academic content with real life experiences. Living history! I had a wonderful professor at Morgan State University, Dr. Maurice Taylor, who thoroughly engaged me in the study of the history of de-segregation of American public schools. I want to encourage the study and discussion as he did.’

In addition to the Mack-Preston’s documentary screening, the College will host a Black History Month Exhibit opening at 9 a.m. in the Babylon Great Hall between Monday, February 12 and Friday, February 16.

“The interactive display called ‘Black History is Happening Now!’ will highlight other local documentaries from CMC’s collection including the African Trailblazers series, along with clips from the Center’s Oral History Project. Visitors to the College’s exhibit are encouraged to learn about and hear from current and past local figures whose work in education, politics, and community advocacy has influenced Carroll County and beyond. Documentaries and interviews from CMC's Oral History collection will also air on Channel 19 throughout the month of February. For more information visit:


“‘The Community Media Center is Carroll County's resource for learning how to create your own documentary and provides access to professional level production equipment,’ said Community Media Center Executive Director, Richard Turner. ‘The CMC is dedicated to empowering local voices so they can tell their own story. We are pleased that Patricia's documentary continues to be shared with new audiences.’

“As part of Black History Month, Carroll Community College will also provide special lunches called “A Taste of Africa” on Wednesday, February 14, Thursday, February 22, and Tuesday, February 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Café. Guest chefs from the African Culture Club will feature samples of some of their favorite dishes while providing learning opportunities about their homelands.”

For more information, contact Becki Maurio at 410.386.8641 or rmaurio@carrollcc.edu

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Kevin Dayhoff writer’s note: This information was provided by Carroll Community College Public & Corporate Relations Officer Trish McCarthy Carroll. In full disclosure this writer has worked with both Ms. Maurio and Ms. Maurio in numerous writing and artistic capacities.



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Carroll Community College celebrates Black History Month


Carroll Community College celebrates Black History Month

This February Carroll Community College will celebrate Black History Month with a number of events:

Pop-up Trivia
Wednesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 8, 2018
11 am-1 pm in the Café
Stop by for prizes and fun as you test your knowledge of people, places, and events in celebration of Black History Month. 

Black History Month Exhibit
Monday, February 12-Friday, February 16, 2018
8 am-10 pm in the Babylon Great Hall
Black History is happening now! This interactive display, presented in collaboration with the Community Media Center of Carroll County features local documentaries highlighting the African American experience in Carroll County along with clips from the Center's Oral History Project.  Learn about and hear from current and past local figures whose work has influenced our community and the world.

Lunch Special: A Taste of Africa
Wednesday, February 14; Thursday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 27 11 am-1 pm in the Café
Join guest chefs from the African Culture Club to sample some of their favorite dishes while learning about their homelands. 

For more information, contact Becki Maurio at 410.386.8641 or rmaurio@carrollcc.edu






Monday, February 5, 2018

Carroll County District 5 Delegate Scholarship available – Deadline is April 1, 2018


Carroll County District 5 Delegate Scholarship available – Deadline is April 1, 2018

February 4, 2018 - Member Patricia Mack-Preston has called to our attention that a Carroll County District 5 Delegate Scholarship is available:

February 4, 2018 – From Delegate Susan W. Krebs:

Through the Delegate Scholarship Program, I have the opportunity to award scholarships to hard-working District 5 students. I encourage all graduating high school seniors who live in District 5 to apply.

Please use the link to confirm you are a District 5 resident, and will be attending an in-state Maryland college or university (this is a must!) to apply.

The deadline for the scholarship application is April 1, so you must hurry!

The Scholarship Application Instructions can be found here. (Please Read!)

The following materials must be included in your application submission:

1. 2018 Delegate Scholarship Application (Deadline April 1 - ALL applications must be typed-not hand written)

2. An official sealed high school transcript that includes grades (both weighted and unweighted), SAT/ACT scores, class rank (both weighted and unweighted), and attendance.

3. A short letter (one page maximum) explaining your career goals, why you should receive a scholarship and any special circumstances or needs.

4. Student Excellence Profile (page 2 of the application).

Please mail the completed scholarship form along with items 1 through 4 to:

Legislative Scholarship Committee
C/O Delegate Susan W. Krebs

Thursday, February 1, 2018

4th Annual CC African American Read-In Feb. 6, 2018 Carroll Arts Center

The 4th Annual Carroll County African American Read-In will take place on Tuesday, February 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center. https://ccnaacp7014.blogspot.com/2018/02/4th-annual-cc-african-american-read-in.html

All CCPS high schools, as well as students from Silver Oak Academy, will be participating. http://bit.ly/2n8srhE

The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street in Westminster, Maryland. The “snow date” is Tuesday, February 13.

The Read-In is sponsored by Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll County Public Library, the Carroll County Arts Council, and the Carroll County Branch of the NAACP. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. A reception with jazz music will be held from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Readings and performances of African American literature will be presented from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.


The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tribute to Jim Reter

Tribute to Jim Reter

February 1, 2018

Longstanding Carroll County NAACP member Jim Reter passed away on January 2, 2018. 

For those who are not aware, Jim was one of the first members of the Carroll County NAACP when the branch reformed in May 1999, after an absence from the community since 1993.

Jim was a firefighter, an Army veteran of the Korean War and Delegate Nancy Stocksdale’s brother.

On Jan. 20, 2018, Carroll County NAACP member Larry Helminiak wrote, “Remembering Jim Reter”

When I think of the Republican Party in Carroll County, I think of Jim Reter. I remember going to vote at the polling place and seeing Jim Reter passing out Republican literature. I remember going to Republican dinners and seeing Jim Reter's name on table signs.

In 2002 I became a member of the Carroll County Republican Central Committee. Jim Reter was there.

What I'm saying is that every time I went to anything Republican, Jim Reter was there.

A few years ago my son and I attended an NAACP fundraising dinner and saw that Jim Reter had a table.

Turns out that Jim was an NAACP member, and convinced me to join. I have been a member ever since.

Jim was a great person and a great Republican and will be sorely missed.

Larry Helminiak
Chairman
Carroll County Republican Central Committee
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January 7, 2018

With heavy hearts, the Carroll County Republican Central Committee CCRCC reports the passing of a great Carroll County Republican, Jim Reter. Recently, Mr. Reter's years of service were recognized by the CCRCC with the Reese Starner Award. Join us in praying for God's comfort for Jim's beloved family and friends as they mourn his loss.

Obituary for James Ellsworth Reter

James Ellsworth "Jim" Reter, 86, of Westminster, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Levindale Hospital in Baltimore.

Jim was born on October 24, 1931 in Baltimore and was the son of the late William Henry and Susie Rebecca Reter. He was the long-time companion of Louise Black of Westminster.

Jim was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a Corporal during the Korean War, from 1951 to 1954.

He was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1948; and Western Maryland College in 1957 with a Masters of Business Administration in Economics. Jim began his working career at his family's store, "Reter's Groceries,” in Glyndon.

He was the Comptroller for Carroll County Public Schools, and during retirement owned his own tax business, James E. Reter Company, Inc., until 2016. Jim was serving as a current elected official for the Carroll County Republican Central Committee.

Jim was a volunteer fireman at Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department for many years, and was honored as Firefighter of the Year in 1986.

He was actively involved in numerous organizations including the Kiwanis Club where he served as past president, V.F.W. Molleville Farm Post #467, Westminster, and American Legion Carroll Post #31…

Westminster, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1381, Korean War Veterans Association Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313, Historical Society of Carroll County, Carroll County Arts Council, the Board at Parrs Ridge Community, and the Church of the Ascension in Westminster. Jim enjoyed traveling and politics.

Surviving him are sons Ron Reter, William Reter II and wife Kathy, Thomas Reter and wife Susan all of Westminster; brother Calvin Reter and wife Betty of Reisterstown; sister Nancy Stocksdale of Westminster; 6 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.



Feb. 17, 2018 annual Carroll County Republican Party Legislative Breakfast

Feb. 17, 2018 annual Carroll County Republican Party Legislative Breakfast

On Jan. 20, 2018, the Carroll County Republican Party sent out the following information:

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Carroll County Republican Party invites you to "Make Breakfast Great Again"

Join us on Saturday, February 17, 2018 for a breakfast with great guest speakers including Carroll County's delegation to Annapolis.  Topics include the latest news from the Maryland General Assembly, the 2018 election, Maryland's sanctuary state status, and more.

Best Western Hotel
451 WMC Drive in Westminster
8:30AM to 11AM
$40 per person

Please RSVP by calling 410-707-9063 or emailing us at carrollmdrepublicans@gmail.com


We accept checks and cash at the door, and will be able to accept online payments soon.


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