Back to School Car Care Clinic – 2018 Recap

On Saturday, August 18th, 2018, we held our first Back to School Car Care Clinic at C&A Automotive in Eldersburg.

Adam started the day with a young lady who was getting ready to hit the road for college. The vehicle was an older Honda Civic. We started by teaching Molly how to check the oil in her car. It’s a good thing, the Honda was 2 ½ quarts low on oil. This engine only holds Four quarts. Chances are if the oil was not checked before she left, the car would not of made it to school. Molly did great. We handed her 2 ½ quarts of oil and a funnel and she did the rest. Adam and Molly spoke about how her car must be using oil and the importance of pulling the dipstick every other time she gets gas. Before we were done Adam put two quarts of oil in a box and stuck it in Molly’s trunk. Once everything under the hood was taken care of, we moved to the spare tire. Molly loosened her lugnuts, jacked up the car, and changed a tire. At the end of this session everyone felt that Molly was ready to hit the road. 

Al started his day with Conner and a Toyota 4-runner. When we went to the back of the truck to get spare tire tools, we found they were missing. At some point someone had removed them and never returned them. There was no way to jack up truck or lower spare tire. Al walked through the process with a floor jack and tools from the shop. 

Next was a family with a Chevy Traverse. Conner from the 4-runner joined this team with Madi and Will (whom are twins) so that he could go through the whole process using the tools that would usually come with the vehicle. Adam started by popping the hood and showing all three how to check the oil. Next we went through all other important fluids to check under hood. When we finished here we moved to changing a tire. Everyone did great. Madi, Will, and Conner all had a chance to jack up the truck, remove lugnuts, remove the tire, and bolt up the spare. We also covered lowing the spare tire and checking tire pressures.

Before everyone left we enjoyed some pizza and garlic knots from Frank’s Pizza. Everyone who participated in the event received a t-shirt, glass breaker and seat belt cutter, and signal flares.

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August 24th, 2018|Categories: Community, News|

Back to School Car Care Clinic

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Parents & Students – Bring your student’s car or truck by Saturday, August 18th at noon for our free Back to School Car Care Clinic.

We’ll have pizzas, drinks and a focus on car care and emergency preparedness. Many of the cars that come in with flat tires found their spare tire to be flat too.

We’ll show your student how to:

  • Change their tire
  • Check their oil
  • Check their tire pressure
  • Assemble a tool kit
    & more

We’ll have time to answer their questions and help them check their vehicle to make sure they have what they need to drive safe.

Please RSVP so we’ll know how many vehicles we’ll have coming by. And share with friends – there’s no charge and it’s a great excuse to get together, have some lunch and talk cars!

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August 7th, 2018|Categories: Community|

Glyndon Area Players

C&A is a proud sponsor of Sacred Heart’s Glyndon Area Players’ production of Hello Dolly! at Sacred Heart Parish.

Hello, Dolly! is a 1964 musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart. Based on Thornton Wilder’s 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers (which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955), the musical follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi (a strong-willed matchmaker), as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the miserly “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. In doing so she persuades his niece, his niece’s intended, and Horace’s two clerks to travel to New York City.

The Theatre Company Built on a Dream

Sacred Heart’s Glyndon Area Players (GAP) is the theatre-in-residence at Sacred Heart Parish. Founded in 1998, GAP was established as a creative outlet to showcase the talent of Glyndon, Reisterstown, and the surrounding Maryland communities. To accomplish this, every GAP show encourages and embraces participation by all groups in the local, and (now) greater Baltimore community, both on-stage and behind the scenes.

Since its humble beginning, GAP, has grown to be one of the premier theatre companies in the Baltimore region. Each year, thousands come to see the lively, professional shows that are its hallmark. With incredible casts ranging in number from thirty to eighty and in age from eight to eighty, expansive and authentic sets, professional sound and lighting, GAP brings family favorites, as well as cutting-edge shows, to life each August, making GAP a truly unique and affordable theatrical experience. The very generous support of the Sacred Heart Parish in Glyndon, Maryland provides a permanent home for GAP’s productions, ensuring a stability few other local theatre groups can claim.

2018 showtimes are:

Friday, August 3, 2018
8:00pm — Opening Night

Saturday, August 4, 2018
12:00noon AND 8:00pm
6pm Pre-Show Dinner (must be purchased in advance)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018
12:00 Noon AND 8:00pm

Sunday, August 12, 2018
1:00pm — Final Show

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July 8th, 2018|Categories: Community|

Liberty Street Rods

C&A is a proud sponsor of Liberty Street Rods 29th Annual Rod Run on Sunday, June 24, 2018. From 9am to 3pm at the Winfield Fire Company Carnival Grounds – rain or shine!

There will be a coffee & pancake breakfast, fired chicken lunch, door prizes and games for all ages. Liberty Street Rods is a great local organization providing scholarships and tools for Carroll Community Career and Technology Center graduates and a top sponsor of the Winfield Volunteer Fire Department.

June 11th, 2018|Categories: Community|

6th Annual Henley Open

C&A is proud to sponsor a hole for the 6th Annual Henley Open at The Links at Challedon on Friday, June 1st with registration starting at 11:30am with a shotgun start at 1:00pm. Its a four person best ball and limited to 144 golfers. Price includes green fees, carts, range balls, beer, soda, water & hot dogs. Dinner will be provided by Convenience Catering after the tournament and will include awards, prizes, 50/50 raffle and much more.

Come out to swing your clubs, laugh with friends, drink some cold ones, and pull together as the amazing community that you are! This year we are raising money for an oncology camp CAMP SUNRISE – that runs through Johns Hopkins. This camp is a week long camp that Bohde absolutely LOVED!!! The people are amazing and the kids are smiling the entire time (literally). The camp is for children going through treatments as well as survivors. Children can get their treatments here and then head out to the craft tent or the sports field or where ever their group is.

Oncology doctors and nurses donate their time to be out with these kiddos. They have a pool as well as a “dance” for the children. As you would typically get your hair done or paint your nails or wear fancy clothes for a dance, these kids don’t typically have hair. So they cover their head with wigs or even spray their noggin with color and sparkles. Both the boys and girl paint their nails (why not right?!) Bohde liked his toes painted. They are blue right now, lol. The counselors are survivors themselves. It is an amazing organization that is full of love and support and “normalcy”. Normalcy is something that everyone is looking for during all of this.

A local family member- Nathan, will be presenting the proceeds to Camp Sunrise this year. He is a young survivor himself. Nathan is volunteering as a camp counselor this year. He is an amazing and strong and loving individual that attended this camp as a patient a few years back. Nathan and Boh were in treatment together at Hopkins. Boh called him “The Big Kid”. They would go to the play room on 11S (in the onc wing) and play Nintendo DS together. They would sit together and do their thing. “Momma is the big kid here today?”

I do not know the reason why people are dealt the cards they are dealt, but i do know I am so very grateful for the friendships that we all have made through all of this. All because of the amazing children that God has given us. We hope to see you there!

Contacts: Doug Baum (410-913-8891), Mike Johannes (443-277-6691) & Jami Henley (443-865-8598)

Event Information

This event is hosted by Bohde’s Place — a playground to be built in Woodbine, MD at Krimgold Park in honor of Bohde Henley.

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April 26th, 2018|Categories: Community|

Winfield Youth Softball

C&A is a Platinum Level Sponsor of this years Winfield Youth Softball Organization‘s 2018 spring season.

The WYSO is open to girls of the greater Winfield/Taylorsville & South Carroll areas between the ages of 5 to 15 with the goal of providing an opportunity to learn & play fast pitch softball at a cost that is within the economic means of their families.

Have a great season girls!

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April 13th, 2018|Categories: Community|