Around Boonsboro

May 24, 2006|by KRISTY SMITH

Long yard sale

Hi, neighbors. It is official. Our little town is welcoming summer, as the first round of bargain hunters hit the yard sales this past weekend. More will be coming next week, I am sure, to take advantage of the additional carnival traffic.

The Historic National Road Yard Sale will begin in Baltimore and end in St. Louis. This event will take place between May 31 to June 4 from dawn To dusk. The yard sale will encompass a distance of approximately 824 miles and will traverse six states!! The historic National Road (U.S. 40) is America's first interstate. This year is especially important, because it commemorates the 200th anniversary of this highway. For more information, contact Patricia McDaniel, the event coordinator at 765-478-4809 or go to

Carnival time

Speaking of the carnival, plan now to spend an evening supporting the efforts of our local rescue squad next week at Shafer Park. Even if you aren't much on rides and games, the food is always enticing, and it is loads of fun to catch up with the long losts in your life while strolling the midway. For carnival and entertainment information, contact the Boonsboro Rescue Company at 301-432-6979.


Parade is Sunday

Another sure sign of summer's arrival is the annual Clopper-Michael Post #10 Memorial Day Parade, which will be held Sunday, May 28 A wreath-laying ceremony and memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. at the World War I monument in front of the library, and the parade will begin at 2 p.m. The parade forms at the school complex, and ends at Reeder's Alley on South Main Street. Many interesting and talented units will be participating. Watch for someone you know!

Band concert

The Boonsboro High School Warrior Band will present their spring concert on May 30 beginning at 7 p.m. in the high school Auditorium. The concert is open to the public, so don't miss it!

Prior to the final performance of the season, a family banquet will be held to say goodbye and good luck to senior band members. The meal, open to band students and their families, will begin at 6 p.m. Contact a band booster member for more information.

Reeders yard sale

Don't forget to call the Friends of Reeders at 301-432-5457 to reserve a spot for their upcoming yard sale extravaganza. There will also be a silent auction and country lunch items and baked goods will be on sale. They are also planning an antique car show. The date of the event is Friday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will directly benefit the residents of Reeders.


Likewise, Fahrney-Keedy Home Auxiliary will hold a food and bake sale on Saturday, June 10, beginning at 10 a.m. In addition to soup, sandwiches and baked goods, a large selection of antique and out-of-print books will be available for purchase.

Turn the Page

The Turn the Page Bookstore and Caf Book Club selection for this month is "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. The club will meet on Wednesday, June 14, at 1 p.m. and continue to meet every second Wednesday. Book Club participants receive a 20 percent discount on the club selection at Turn the Page.

Warriors in action

Today, Tuesday, our own Boonsboro Warrior baseball team is competing for the regional slot for the state finals. Keep your fingers crossed, and be sure to check the box scores tomorrow. Good luck, sluggers!

Share your news

Keep in touch by calling 301-432-8693 or via e-mail at Ta-ta for now. Have a great week!

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