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Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

June 10, 2006|by DARLENE FORD

Pen Mar Park

The Pen Mar Park 2006 Summer Concert will be featuring Arrow Trio, which will provide big band-era ballroom dance style music this Sunday.

The trio is from Alexandria, Va., under the direction of Jan Varner. Arrow Trio has been a regular at Pen Mar Park for several years. They play a variety of big band music; and will also take your requests. Come on up to the beautiful park to enjoy the scenery and the wonderful music from 2 to 5 p.m. For further information, contact the American Federation of Musicians, Local 770, Hagers-town, at 301-791-1551 or 301-416-7149.

London Fog reunion

A Boonsboro London Fog reunion is being planned for August. If you are a former Boonsboro London Fog employee and would like to get together with former coworkers/friends for a dinner and conversation, call one of the following numbers: Cheryl Heimbuch at 301-797-9082; Wanda Boyer at 301-797-9815; Delores Myers at 301-293-2860; Shelva Lohman at 301-432-6269; Connie Milburn at 301-432-7001; or Debbie Martz at 301-432-5564.

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Senior site

The Smithsburg Senior Site calendar is as follows:

Monday, June 12 - Exercise at 9:30 a.m. My Favorite Poem (readings) at 10 a.m. Happy birthday to Ellen Bowman!

Tuesday, June 13 - Van stop at shopping center at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 14 - Flag Day; "Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month" and Exercise with Helen House at 10:15 a.m.

Thursday, June 15 - Bingo at 10 a.m.

Friday, June 16 - Memories of My Dad at 10 a.m.

Cascade Elementary

A+ School Rewards - Here is a final report card for Cascade Elementary through this program. As of April 22, our school has earned $215.83. Anyone who shopped at Martin's Food Markets and was registered in the A+ Program under Cascade Elementary, a portion was accumulated for our school.

There were nearly 1,200 schools participating in several states. Thanks to all families who registrates. Thanks to all families who registered in this program. As of now, it has not been determined whether the program will be available next school year, but let's hope.

Character Counts! at CES! Those children chosen who displayed the pillar of Caring in their respective classrooms during the month of April are as follows:

Kindergarten: Ms. Redden - Danyeal Mascoll and Clara Seipler.

Grade 1: Mrs. Black - Dylan Messersmith, Graham Morrison and Cameron Scott.

Grade 2: Mrs. Keller - Angel Devore, Tanner Minnick and Hunter Smith.

Grade 3 - Ms. Reis - Anthony Forrest, Justin Messner, Duncan Roberson and Katelin.

Grade 4: Mr. Novinger - Kwynn Johnson and James Shifler.

Grade 5: Mrs. Trader - Jacob Howard, Johua Reed amd Stacy Staples.

Old Forge Elementary

Messages from Mr. Festerman:

"Continuation from Nine Winning Practices Column for Educators ... The phrase 'out of the box thinking' is commonly used today as an expression to encourage looking at a problem in a creative and unique way.

"I recall the first time I was confronted with the exercise from which this expression is drawn. Three rows of dots were arranged in a pattern comprising a square. The task was to connect the nine dots by drawing four lines. I was not allowed to lift the pencil off the paper. I struggled and ended up asking for the solution.

"The solution involved drawing a line that extends beyond the perimeter of the square of dots. The solution required thinking 'outside of the box.'

"I had incorrectly assumed that the four lines were to be drawn within the permeter of the square and, by making this assumption, limited my options to correctly solve the puzzle. How does a person come to think that he or she can choose to do something that is 'outside of the box?'"

Smithsburg Middle

School is out but we still have lots to tell about our past year.

Congratulations to the sixth grade band and eighth grade band for participating in the Washington County Large Ensemble Festival held on March 30. Both bands received a superior rating, which is the highest rating possible. Great job!

Congratulations to Miss Everett, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Souders, who were nominated for Washington County Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Souders was selected as one of five finalists and was announced as the winner at the annual Educators of the Year Banquet on Wednesdy, April 26, at Fountainhead Country Club.

Correction from a previous column: SMS History Day Competition. Devon Little and Brenton Wagaman also won at the county competition for Group Documentary.

Sonfest planned

The ninth annual Sonfest is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Smithsburg Fire Company carnival grounds.

This festival of contemporary Christian music will include Christian bands from the Tri-State area and will feature the group 3 Days Journey from South Central Pennsylvania.

Additional activities will include a huge yard sale beginning at 9 a.m. and a children's program with crafts and other activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as area craft vendors.

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