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Photo | Pam Schipper Bar-T Mountainside’s zipline and giant swing were popular attractions at the Sept. 22 Family Fall Festival organized by the Southern Frederick County Rotary.

Photo | Pam Schipper
Bar-T Mountainside’s zipline and giant swing were popular attractions
at the Sept. 22 Family Fall Festival organized by the Southern Frederick County Rotary.

Fall Festival Raises Funds for Community Programs

The Southern Frederick County Rotary’s main fundraiser of the year, the Family Fall Festival, was held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Bar-T Mountainside. Hundreds came out for hayrides and pumpkin picking, ziplining and giant swing rides, live music from Lyndsey Highlander and Hammocks, tunnel slides, face painting and more. Proceeds from the festival will support the Rotary’s many community programs.

Local Scout Collects for Food Bank

Photo | Submitted Jackson Platner collects donations for the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank

Photo | Submitted Jackson Platner collects donations for the Greater Urbana Area
Food Bank

Jackson Platner, seventh grader at St. John’s and member of Boy Scout Troop 268, collected food for families receiving assistance from the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank. Platner created a flier, distributed it, collected and sorted donations and delivered the items to the Food Bank. He earned his Citizenship in the Community merit badge for his work. Troop 268 New Market leader is Eric Gissen. Platner’s merit badge counselor is Eric Legg.

Register for Educate Girls to Eradicate Hunger 5K

Urbana High junior Carolyn Pascal is organizing a 5K to end hunger in the Urbana community and across the world. The Educate Girls to Eradicate Hunger race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Monocacy Village Park in Frederick. A 1K Fun Run for kids will be held at 9:30 a.m., and the 5K Run will begin at 10 a.m. Visit educategirlstoeradicatehunger.org/5krace for more information. If you register by Oct. 26, you will receive a free t-shirt. Volunteers are needed for the registration desk and to act as course marshals. No experience is required. Volunteers will receive five hours of community service credit. Please contact Carolyn Pascal at EducateGirlsToEradicateHunger@gmail.com to volunteer.

Pastor Gauges Interest in Parkinson’s Boxing Classes

Pastor Mike McQuaid of Living Grace Lutheran Church in Ijamsville is trying to bring a Rock Steady Boxing program to Frederick. This non-contact, boxing-inspired program can reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. A potential class site just south of I-70, opposite Costco, has been identified. Before finalizing plans, Pastor McQuaid needs to determine if there is enough interest.
Please email him at pastorspike64@gmail.com or Earl Hopgood, boxing volunteer, at ehhopgood@icloud.com, if you are interested. You can learn more about the Rock Steady Boxing program at www.rocksteadyboxing.org.

Citizen Police Academy Planned

The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a six-week program designed to give interested persons an overview of the many functions of the Frederick Police Department. Classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The CPA is designed to give participants instruction in the many aspects of modern law enforcement such as uniformed patrol, criminal investigations, undercover operations, tactical operations and various other law enforcement functions. There are numerous interactive and hands-on segments such as defensive tactics demonstration and field sobriety.

For more information or an enrollment form, please contact Cpl. Kacie Strong at 301.600.7503 or at kstrong@frederickmdpolice.org.

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