The Carroll County Career and Technology Center partnered with the Volunteer Emergency Services Association to build a 9/11 Memorial at the Public Safety Training Center in Westminster. The Memorial features a steel I-Beam from the Twin Towers. Career and Technology Center teachers and students from multiple programs including masonry, welding and electrical construction helped with the design and construction of the memorial. “We’re excited and proud to be a part of it, it turned out so beautifully,” Carroll County Career and Technology Center Principal Bill Eckles said. “So many people pitched in and helped, it was really a school-wide accomplishment.” The memorial was dedicated this spring in a ceremony with local officials. Carroll County Public Training Center, 50 Kate Wagner Road, Westminster
The Manchester-based Tree of Friends Foundation is hosting the 2nd annual Bed Derby to raise funds to provide beds for Carroll County children transitioning from homeless shelters to their own homes. The Derby requires five-person teams to transform a twin bed into a racing vehicle. Vehicles must have four wheels, no means of propulsion other than human power and can be decorated and/or themed. One person rides on the bed (with a helmet) and the other four push the bed to win the race. The event will take place at the Buck Miller Arena at the Carroll County Agricultural Center during the annual 4-H Fair. Bed check in is at 6 p.m. and the race will begin at 7 p.m. The cost to register is $50 per bed and there must be five members to a team. Trophy categories include fastest, wackiest, bed decoration, most likely to break down and people’s choice/best all-around. For more information visitwww.treeoffriends.org.