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When schools are closed or close early due to inclement weather, all recreation and parks activities for that day are cancelled.
For weekend activities, if the snow emergency plan is in effect after 8pm Friday or anytime Saturday, all Saturday activities are cancelled. If the snow emergency plan is in effect after 8pm Saturday or anytime Sunday, all Sunday activities are cancelled.
This includes activities that occur at school sites, nature centers, New Windsor Community Room, South Carroll Senior & Community Center and the Robert Moton Center.
The purpose of the Freedom Area Recreation Council is to build a public recreation program using public school buildings, grounds, parks and facilities, volunteers and local organizations, both public and private to stimulate interest in promoting and furthering the cause of recreation.
The current elected Officers and Board Members of FARC:
President Ken Whalen, Vice President Steve Delman, Secretary Tracy Cox, Treasurer John O’Donoghue
Members at Large:
Sue Podobnik, Curt Weise, Kirk Engle
The Freedom Area Recreation Council is comprised of Elected Officers, Board Members, Program Representatives and interested individuals who share a common interest in recreational activities in the South Carroll area. All members are volunteers except for the Community Coordinator who serves as a liaison with the Carroll County Bureau of Recreation. The Freedom Area Recreation Council works in cooperation with the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks.
Current FARC Information Flier January – March 2015
The Freedom Area Recreation Council oversees the general operation of all programs sponsored by or affiliated with the Council. The Community Coordinator schedules all school and athletic fields for our recreational use.
Program fliers are distributed in Carroll County Public Schools in September, December, April and June. Copies are available in the Eldersburg Library or by e-mail by sending a request to FreedomRecCoordinator@gmail.com
Freedom Area Recreation Council reminds you to park only in designated areas and obey “NO PARKING ZONES” at all school and park facilities.
To All Parents of children participating in FARC events and programs. Please remember that use of school/public facilities is a privilege allowed us by the individual school principal. Please ensure that your children are supervised at all times, especially siblings of program participants. All children must be escorted into and out of the building.
Carroll County Commissioners No Smoking policy states that the use of tobacco products is prohibited, within 50 yards of the playing field or site, immediately before, during, or immediately after a recreation council sponsored youth activity. No smoking is allowed inside or on school property. Your cooperation will assure our continued use of school/public property.
Programs are held in the community at the following locations:
Carrolltowne Elementary, Eldersburg Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Piney Ridge Elementary, Linton Spring Elementary & Community Room, Oklahoma Road Middle School, Sykesville Middle School, Liberty High School, Century High School, South Carroll Senior Center and Community Center, Carrolltown Mall, Fairhaven Park, Freedom Park, Hodges Park, Old Liberty Road Park
The Freedom Area Recreation Council meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00PM at the South Carroll Senior Center & Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Rd., Eldersburg
Future FARC meeting dates: January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, 2015
ADA STATEMENT: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact Madeline M. Morey, The Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 410.386.3800, 1.888.302.8978, MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.