Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

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Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Md Troopers Assoc #20 & Westminster Md Fire Dept Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Ben Yingling presents a proclamation to the GFWC Jr. Women’s Club of Westminster

Westminster Council member Ben Yingling presents a proclamation to members of the GFWC Jr. Women's Club of Westminster, including co-president Maria Warburton recognizing the club's work with National Night Out at Dutterer's Park in Westminster. 7Aug2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Keep calm and “Fair on.” At the annual Carroll County Fair

Keep calm and "Fair on." At the annual Carroll County Fair. Yesterday, the animals have not arrived, but we greatly enjoyed the fair Friday evening, 27Jy2018. Today, we are looking forward to dinner. Today's menu is pork chops, baked ziti, garlic bread, cran/apple crisp, scalloped potatoes, FRESH Green Beans, and kraut! See you in the Dining Hall!

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.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday service at Grace Lutheran Church

Sunday service at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster with Vicar Phil Beck. In his message he discussed the difficult text found in Mark 6:14-29 when King Herod choose to do what was easy and expedient but failed to do the right thing when he had the opportunity… 15Jy2018

Monday, July 09, 2018

Gerald Fischman remembered by former Carroll County Times writers


Gerald Fischman remembered by former Carroll County Times writers

Many folks who worked at the Carroll County Times in the 1980s with Gerald Fischman attended his funeral service on Sunday, July 8, 2018.

Writers such as Doug Tallman, Peter Khoury, Debbie Funk, Dennis McCafferty, and Lloyd Batzler.

Tallman wrote for the paper from 1985-87. Tallman now writes for Montgomery Community Media. Khoury was a cops, courts, and crime reporter from 1986-88. He now writes with the New York Times. Funk wrote for the paper from 1985-87. McCafferty was with the paper from 1986-88. McCafferty was with the Carroll County Times from 1986-88. He later moved on the Atlanta Journal Constitution and is presently vice president of content at Welz & Weisel Communications.

Gerald Fischman funeral service - Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun: Olney, MD - 07/08/18 -- Mourners, including many current and former Capital Gazette colleagues of slain editor Gerald Fischman, walk to the graveside after the chapel service at Judean Memorial Gardens. Gerald Fischman was one of five staffers killed in a mass shooting at the Capital office in Annapolis on June 28


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Time Flies Dayhoff: In the aftermath of the Gazette murders, we must do better


Time Flies Dayhoff: In the aftermath of yet another mass murder, we must do better by Kevin Dayhoff July 4, 2018

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The world of journalism is a small world. In one way or another, we all know each other. Of the five, Gerald Fischman had a local connection. He was an editorial page editor for the Carroll County Times in the 1980s. He worked at the paper with several good friends.

One of those friends got in touch as the events unfolded and reminded me that he covered my work in the community in those days. I certainly did not know him well, but knowing him put a face on this tragedy. I worked on several environmental initiatives in the 1980s for county and state government.

In his capacity as a reporter and an editorial writer, he covered my work. He was a good guy who always got it right. Some of the initiatives that I worked on in those days were not really popular. Some of the public hearings and letters to the editor were difficult, but Mr. Fischman was always fair, meticulous, patient, and accessible – if not indeed supportive.




Find it here on the Carroll County Times Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cctnews/posts/10156744145357018. Many of my critics are amateurs compared to some of these trolls. 
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Your carefree beach days are numbered



Your carefree beach days are numbered BY MIYOKO SAKASHITA, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 07/04/18 


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There’s a pretty good chance you’ll encounter plastic litter or plastic pellets on the beach — junk that’s adding to the growing mass of plastic pollution in our oceans. And unfortunately the sunscreen you’re slathering on your body might contain two common chemicals, oxybenzone and octinoxate, that kill coral reefs.
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Saturday, July 07, 2018

The inaugural Westminster Pride Festival


The inaugural Westminster Pride Festival was a huge success. East Main Street was packed and the weather was great. 7Jy2018

Art Artists Culture Carroll Co, Community Foundation of Carroll County, Diversity, Diversity LGBQT+, Diversity LGBQT+ Pride Month, Westminster Pride Festival, 

Friday, July 06, 2018

Inaugural gay pride event planned for Westminster on July 7th, 2018

Inaugural gay pride event planned for Westminster on July 7th, 2018 By Kevin Dayhoff

Westminster, Md. June 4, 2018 - - After months of meetings and preparations, a group of Carroll County citizens have formed to develop plans to hold an inaugural gay pride event, The Westminster Pride Festival, in Westminster. The newly formed Westminster Pride Planning Committee is a consortium of civic, business, nonprofit, and church leaders who have joined together with community leaders and members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.
 
The planned event, The Westminster Pride Festival is believed to be the first of its kind in our community. It will take place on July 7, 2018 from noon to 5 p.m. in the 200 block of East Main Street, between Church and Court Streets. Permits for the event have been issued from the City of Westminster.

All proceeds from The Westminster Pride Festival will be donated to the Westminster Pride Festival Fund, which is a fund of the Community Foundation of Carroll County. The fund is the very first LGBTQ+ fund at the Community Foundation with a specific focus on the LGBTQ+ community.

According to information from the planning committee, The Westminster Pride Festival seeks to raise the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community in Westminster and Carroll County. “It is time we showed our pride in our community,” said Jason Garber, who along with his husband Lance Garber have been planning this event with a core group of dedicated volunteers.

“We have made Westminster and Carroll County our home,” said Garber, a McDaniel graduate and former president of McDaniel chapter of Allies. “My husband and I enjoy living in this very close knit and accepting community, and we want to celebrate Pride Month with all the friends, family and allies we have.”

‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month’ - LGBT Pride Month is currently celebrated annually in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Inn civil unrest in New York City, otherwise known as the “Stonewall Riots,” that took place following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at 43 Christopher Street, in Manhattan. In subsequent years, marches, parades, festivals, and events have been scheduled in the spring to shed additional light on the civil rights of the gay and lesbian community.

According to various media accounts, ever since the initial Christopher Street Liberation Day on June 28, 1970 marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the participants have encountered very little resistance from onlookers.

This year, in Carroll County, it was decided by the organizing committee that in order to be respectful of other Pride events that are taking place in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Frederick, MD, The Westminster Pride Festival wanted to kick off its inaugural year with no calendar conflicts. “People do generally celebrate pride with more than one festival, especially on the east coast where it is easy to make it to various pride parades and festivals.” said Garber.

Founding sponsors of The Westminster Pride Festival include Random House Penguin, MerMaids, and Birdie’s Café. The committee is made up of over twenty volunteers, who have dedicated many hours to ensure the success of this event.

The mission of the Westminster Pride Festival, according to the planning committee, is 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.

According to the planning committee, The Westminster Pride Festival looks forward to creating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to express and affirm 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,” said Sherri Hosfeld-Joseph, owner of Birdie’s Café and founding member of the Westminster Pride Festival. “This is something our community is clearly longing for… We look forward to an outpouring of support from our community in support of our LGBTQ+ friends, family members and loved ones.”

Vendors will include local restaurants including Maggie’s, Bud’s at Silver Run, The Food Chick, Starry Night Bakery and many others.

Entertainment will be provided by local bands, Henry and the Big Sleazy, The Flying Faders, Brinjal Band, The Dune Flowers, Faceplant and DJ powerline.

Information on healthcare, counseling services, and resources for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies will be available as well.

Families are encouraged to attend with children to enjoy food, games, activities and a day full of information and affirmation. Merchandise commemorating the inaugural event will be for sale on the planning committee’s website as well as the day of the festival.

For more information on how to become a vendor or sponsor, email the planning committee at westminsterpridefest@gmail.com, or visit the website at www.westminsterpride.org or go to the Westminster Pride Festival Facebook page at @westminsterpridefest. Visit the site to obtain information about the festival schedule and events, vendor booth applications, sponsorship or donation opportunities, or to learn how to volunteer.


Related: “Organizer Jason Garber on the first Westminster Pride Festival” By Jon Kelvey Carroll County Times: On Saturday, July 7, downtown Westminster will host its first LGBTQ+ pride event, as the Westminster Pride Festival fills the 200 block of East Main Street between Church and Court Streets… Read much more here: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/cc-westminster-pride-qanda-20180608-story.html

Related: Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County, May 11, 2018 – updated June 27, 2018 https://wordpress.com/post/kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/771

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

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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

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Tuesday, July 03, 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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Even heartfelt, thoughtful commentary on the Gazette murders gets harassment by trolls.


Even heartfelt, thoughtful commentary on the Gazette murders gets harassment by trolls.
 
July 2, 2018

Okay – so you want to know what it is like to be a journalist these days? Read the comments on Carroll County Times Editor Wayne Carter’s poignant editorial, “Carter: My worst nightmare realized in Annapolis,” posted on Facebook Monday, July 2, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/cctnews/posts/10156731217172018

You simply cannot make this stuff up.

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“Commentary Carter: My worst nightmare realized in Annapolis” by Wayne Carter July 1, 2018 http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/opinion/columnists/cc-op-carter-20180629-story.html

It’s been my worst nightmare since my earliest days as a journalist: Someone, for whatever reason, takes exception to something you’ve written and decides to violently take it out on you, your co-workers, or your family.



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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Sunday services at Grace Lutheran Church


Sunday services at Grace Lutheran Church at 21 Carroll Street in Westminster. Another great message by Pastor Kevin - Being a good Christian often comes at the most unexpected places and times. The Gospel lesson for the day is from Mark 5: 21-43.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

A big thank you for the sponsors of this year’s Corbit’s Charge events.

A big thank you for the sponsors of this year’s Corbit’s Charge events.

155th Anniversary of Corbit’s Charge Civil War Encampment

I attended as many of the events todays as possible. The first commemoration was mentioned today several times. I have fond memories of the first event. And I miss Tom LeGore, one of the great historians of Corbit’s Charge, Civil War, Westminster, and Carroll County history. Mr. LeGore passed away last year. His passing left many of us sad.

Corbit's Charge: The Civil War in Carroll County
155th Anniversary Civil War Encampment
1838 Emerald Hill Ln, Westminster, MD
June 23-24th, 2018

Location:  Emerald Hill Mansion, Historic Westminster City Hall, 1838 Emerald Hill Ln, Westminster, MD




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Brief Summary of the Event, according to the Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table website: https://pipecreekcivilwarroundtable.weebly.com/corbits-charge-encampment.html June 23, 2018

Each year during the last weekend in June, the Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table (PCCWRT) and other historical groups commemorate the tragedy of war that took place on Westminster’s streets and within surrounding Carroll County, MD. The annual event exhibits a great experience for visitors of all ages by providing children’s activities, concerts, military demonstrations, vignette skits, skirmishes between the armies, and presentations by living historians. Traditional artisans, such as blacksmiths and tinsmiths, will be present at the event. There are also guided tours of Westminster detailing the historic landmarks of the city and battle. Authors, local historic societies, and historic artifacts will be featured inside the Emerald Hill house.   

The paramount activity will be a memorial service on Saturday June 23rd located at the Corbit’s Charge Monument at 200 Willis St. which recognizes the sacrifice of the Civil War era civilians of Westminster as well as the soldiers of both the Union and Confederate Armies. This memorial service concludes at the graveyard of Westminster’s Ascension Episcopal Church located at 23 N. Court St. with the laying of two wreaths on the graves of 2 Civil War Veterans: 1st Lt. John Murray, Co. E 4th Virginia Cavalry (Confederate, killed during Corbit’s Charge) and Samuel Butler Co. C 32nd Inf. U.S.C.T. (Union)

So, please join the Pipe Creek Civil War Roundtable and fellow historical groups in attendance at the 155th Anniversary Corbit's Charge Encampment to honor and commemorate the Civil War history in Carroll County, MD.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan attends this year’s annual Maryland State Firemen’s Association Convention


Longstanding Westminster Fire Co. member Fred Plunkert helps welcome Md. Gov. Larry Hogan to this year's annual Maryland State Firemen's Association Convention Mon. morning, 18June2018. Gov. Hogan has been a great supporter of first responders in Maryland and it was good to see him at the convention.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

‘Social Media in the fire service – A double edge sword.’ Presented by Dave Stater


A great class on 'Social Media in the fire service – A double edge sword.' Presented by Dave Stater, STATter911 Communications; at the Md. State Firemen's Association convention. 19Je2018. "Today PIOs are reporters." "Building reputation equity through social media." "Become a trusted and valued source of information in your community."

Give PIOs flexibility and help.
Use all tools and platforms.
Don't wait to send out timely info.
Monitor social media
Train
Provide info or someone else will.
Accuracy versus speed. "This is the best information we have at the time."
Streamline approval process.

"Be a trusted and valued source of instant information at a time of crisis in your community."

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Members of the Reese Vol. Fire Co.

Members of the Reese Vol. Fire Co. prepare to attend the annual memorial service at the Md. State Firemen's Association annual memorial service. 17June2018.

Sander Cohen is remembered at the MSFA annual memorial service

Sander Cohen is remembered at the Md. State Firemen's Association annual memorial service. 17June2018 "A heroes home is in heaven. We love them, we weep, and we mourn. And their legacy left, is then passed along…"

Worship services at the Maryland State Firemen’s Association

Worship services at the Maryland State Firemen's Association led by our own Deacon Charlie Barnhart, Ellen Nash-West, Sandy and Dave Miller, from Carroll Co. 17June2018.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

2018 winners of the annual Mike Eaton scholarship announced

2018 winners of the annual Mike Eaton scholarship announced

The Historical Society of Carroll County announces the 2018 winners of the annual Mike Eaton scholarship.


Since 2011 The Historical Society of Carroll County has been awarding the Mike Eaton Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor the memory of William Granville “Mike” Eaton, an English teacher at Westminster High School from 1935 to 1971. He also directed plays and advised the Key Club. He inspired his students to challenge and improve themselves in many ways. He always believed in the great potential of his students to excel, and they have proven him correct.

Mr. Eaton brought panache to his classroom with his deck of index cards from which he pulled the targets of his well-placed questions. The cards brought their share of insecurity to the ill prepared, but Westminster High School seniors began to discover something, Shakespeare wasn't so bad after all. Mr. Eaton commanded the classroom. Heading the Drama Club at Westminster High School, he also commanded excellence in theatrical offerings.

Mr. Eaton was born in Centerville, Maryland and passed away from cancer in 1995. He graduated from Western Maryland College in 1930 and subsequently went on to earn his Master’s degree at Columbia University in New York.

For over three decades, Mike Eaton was Thelma Hoffman’s star boarder at Hoffman’s Inn, now owned by the Historical Society of Carroll County and known as Cockey’s Tavern, its name from when it was built in 1820.

The Mike Eaton Scholarship has been established through the Historical Society of Carroll County to recognize inspirational teachers, like Mr. Eaton, in the lives of the current graduating class of Westminster High School. The winning students wrote an essay about their most inspirational teacher.

Two Mike Eaton scholarships were awarded this spring to graduating seniors from Westminster High School. The teachers in the winning essays were also recognized at the Westminster High School awards ceremonies on June 4, 2018.

The two winning students were Margie Spann and Richard Folderauer. They each received a $500.00 scholarship and their most influential teacher received an engraved school bell.

Mr. Folderauer named Mrs. Melissa Purdy as his most influential teacher. Ms. Spann named Mrs. Kim Saltsburg as her most influential teacher.

Like Mr. Eaton, Mrs. Purdy is the Westminster High School drama teacher. According to Mr. Folderauer, every year Mrs. Purdy puts her heart, mind, and soul into three productions. She is a director, mentor, and friend to her students. She teaches kids from all walks of life the importance and the joy of performing. By doing that, she gives her students a love for performing and has inspired Richard Folderauer to inspire others with that love of performing.

Ms. Spann called Ms. Saltsburg an inspirational teacher whom she said was energetic, humorous, and beaming. She made interactive lessons that inspired Spann to anticipate going to class, look forward to studying for tests, and yearn to learn more. All of this happened in Mrs. Saltsburg’s Human Anatomy and Physiology class. While she introduced many to the pungent smell of formaldehyde; in the process she helped Margie Spann flourish in class and introduced her to the medical field, as she now plans to become a doctor.

Mr. Folderauer and Ms. Spann will both be attending the University of Maryland, College Park.

The Historical Society is pleased to be sponsoring this scholarship in memory of Mike Eaton who was an influential and memorable teacher at Westminster High School for over 35 years.

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Historical Society of Carroll County
210 East Main Street, Westminster MD 21157
(410) 848-6494

For more information, contact Caroline Babylon or the Historical Society of Carroll County at 410-848-6494



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