Boonsboro briefs

March 07, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

Shafer Park road to cost $1.2 million

Construction of a forked road branching off into the east and west sections of Shafer Memorial Park will cost the Town of Boonsboro $1.2 million.

The town council voted Monday to approve the road. According to Councilman Richard Hawkins, the council liaison to the town's park board, a road extending in only one direction would have cost $900,000. The other branch will access the park's multipurpose field and the new library and new pond, he said.

Heritage plan being submitted to state

A Civil War Heritage Area Management Plan that could open up grants for Boonsboro's historic district will be submitted to the state, according to a Town Council vote Monday night.

"All of Boonsboro proper will be designated as the Civil War heritage area," Town Manager John Kendall said.

The council voted to submit the plan and a grant application as part of a program recognizing the town's historic significance.


According to Kendall, if the town's Civil War Heritage Area Management Plan is approved, the town could qualify for grants of as much as $100,000. He said the designation will not restrict what property owners can do buildings within the town's targeted investment zone - the business district in downtown Boonsboro - but could make them eligible for tax incentives.

The council also agreed to apply for a one-time grant of $50,000. The money would be used for the establishment of a museum, Kendall said after the meeting.

Doug Reed to speak on preservation effort

KEEDYSVILLE - Doug Reed of Preservation Associates will explore the beginnings of the aircraft industry in Washington County at the Keedysville Historical Society meeting on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Keedysville Town Building/Library.

Entitled "The Little Green Shed," Reed's talk will focus on Hagerstown's first airplane factory, which opened in a former shoe shop and operated from 1926 to 1931.

Church youth plan spaghetti dinner

BOONSBORO - The youth of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church will host a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the social room.

The menu will feature Rocco's spaghetti sauce (with or without meat), bread, salad, and drinks.

A bake sale table will be available.

Carryout and delivery in the Boonsboro area also will be available. Delivery orders can be placed by contacting the church during the dinner at 301-432-8741.

The cost for the dinner will be $5 for adults and $3 for those aged 5 to12. Children 4 and younger will eat free.

Proceeds will benefit Mount Nebo Youth Ministries and Missions. The church is at 134 S. Main St. in Boonsboro.

For more information, contact Rob and Toni Wetzel at 301-432-5763.

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