The Carrollton Police Department accepted the Autism Awareness Month Challenge from the New Rochelle Police Department in New York. The purpose of the New Rochelle Police Autism Patch Challenge is to promote autism awareness in every police department in the country during the month of April. Carrollton Police cruisers will bear a CPD Autism Awareness logo through end of the month.
Hannah Weedman, a second grade student at the Christian Academy of Carrollton, accomplished what a number of other budding young artists had not been able to with her win in the statewide Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contest.
The contest has been held for 73 years. In that time, Carroll County had not had an art contest winner, according to Carroll County Conservation District chairman David Rowlett.
Mary Ann Gentry Art Show 2017, “Naturally Mary Ann” open to the public, is accepting two items that have never been displayed in previous shows in categories: drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography until Wednesday April 19. The MAG show will be exhibiting a special selection of paintings by Mary Ann Gentry recently donated by her family at the reception Friday, April 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information please call: (502) 732-7020.
Sunday, April 9: National Library Week, stop in all week for a special treat.
The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.
Thursday, April 6: Cards, games and color therapy, 8 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping/ Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.
The Port William Historical Society met on March 28, at the Masterson House, with 17 people in attendance.
President Deborah Garrett called the meeting to order and introduced guest speaker Phyllis McLaughlin with “Twisted Roots” to speak about DNA for genealogy. With the use of a slideshow, McLaughlin spoke to the areas of DNA testing through ancestry.
Secretary Cassandra McBurney read the minutes of the Feb. 21, workshop and they were approved as read. Treasurer Sam Burgess gave the treasurer’s report and it was approved.
NorthKey Community Care in Carrollton received a check of more than $3,500 from the former Save Camp Kysoc committee. The money will be used to purchase activity supplies and equipment.
Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said Save Camp Kysoc was originally formed to prevent the state from declaring Camp Kysoc as surplus property. However, once the county bought the property in September 2016, the funding was no longer needed.
Caby M. Froman’s March meeting was held on March 3, 2017, at General Butler State Resort Park. President Sandra Thomas presided over the meeting and opened by welcoming all the members with the reading of the “Story of St. Patrick.” The Lord’s Prayer was recited by all.