Around Boonsboro

April 01, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

'We the People'

An AP Government Class at BHS, led by teacher Karri Ernst, has won the state "We the People" competition.

The competition tests the students' knowledge of our Constitution. This is the second year in a row that a team from Boonsboro has advanced to the national competition in Washington, D.C.

As with all things, though, the win comes with expenses. Ernst said the cost for the team to travel, stay and compete in the competition is nearly $15,000.

The team is in full fundraising mode. If you would like to support their efforts, please contact Ernst at 301-766-8022.

TOPS Chapter 459

Boonsboro Chapter 459 of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will install new leaders today at its regular meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro.


The meeting runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. each week. The new leaders are: Lauren Mora, leader; Audrey Tebbs, co-leader; Elizabeth Owens, secretary; Helen Foster, treasurer; and Connie Delosier and Marlyn Knowles, weight recorders.

New members are welcome at any time. Call Lauren at 301-465-0028 or Audrey at 301-432-4617.

Gospel sing

It's singing time again at Boonsboro Family Worship Center at 7605 Old National Pike.

The Center will host a Friday Night Gospel Sing Friday at 7 p.m. Guilford Station Bluegrass Gospel Band will be the featured group. Come enjoy a great evening of singing and fellowship. For more information, call Buddy Harne at 301-797-5287

Band members do well at festival

Boonsboro Middle School band students garnered a great deal of success at the recent Solo and Small Ensemble Festival Feb. 23 at North Hagerstown High School.

Trumpeters Kevin Day and Ryan Tucker played a grade two duet and earned a three grade. Flutists Lydia Winebrenner and Clarinetist Emily Moats played a grade one duet and earned a two grade. Rebecca Bushko, flute and Shelby Wallace, clarinet, played a grade two duet and earned a two grade. Saxophonists Alexis Harris and Chase Remsburg played a grade two duet and earned a two grade. Trumpeters Casey Strunk, Justin Waugh and Connor Dagenhart played a grade two trio and earned a two grade. Flutists Megan Siebeneichen and Alex Pantos played grade two solos and each earned a grade two. Flutists Rebecca Bushko and Courtney DeLosh played grade two solos and each earned a grade one, which allows them to go to the state festival. Zeyu Hao accompanied the trumpet trio and the four flute solos. A special thanks to him for sharing his talents with the other students!

Band program

The music and arts program at BMS will host a special information gathering meeting for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts on April 10 at 7 p.m. at Boonsboro Middle School, following the High School/Middle School Orchestra Booster meeting.

Anyone who wants to know more information about this special school is invited to attend this meeting.

Chicken dinner

The fire department will be busy this weekend as the firefighters continue to raise funds to supplement service to the Boonsboro area.

On Saturday, stop by the fire hall to pick up a chicken during their chicken roast. You can pick up half a chicken for $5, and eat all day.

Then on Sunday, the department will host a strictly cash bingo. Doors open at noon, games begin at 2 p.m., and tickets cost $35 for 50 games. Refreshments will be available for purchase, so no outside snacks will be allowed.

This is a nonsmoking event, but there will be breaks throughout the day.

Recycling tour

The Boonsboro Recycling Task Force has set up a free tour of the Washington County Forty West Landfill on Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m.

Harvey Hoch, the county recycling coordinator, has arranged for a bus to take participants around the landfill and explain everything to them - how things get recycled, how landfills are made, etc. The Environmental Club has been asked to attend as well.

If you are interested, call Kathy Vesely at 301-432-7807 before April 8.

BHS Class of 1988

The reunion committee for Boonsboro High School's Class of 1988 is seeking contact information on the following classmates:

Brenda S. Tritt, Charles H. Tucker Jr., Pamela S. Twigg, Michelle L. Walling, Lisa M. Wenner, Tonja N. Whipp, Lisa A. Wilson, Brian C. Woodring, Tammy Phillips and Jenny Smallwood.

If you can help assist in finding any of these former classmates, contact Shawn (Abbott) Burke at 301-432-6032 or Julie (Cline) Williams at 301-432-7329.

Chili cook off

It's that time again. The fourth annual Chili Cook Off will be at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 3. beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Community members are invited to enter their best chili recipe, and spend the afternoon savoring the secret spices of several special chili concoctions.

An open mike entertainment will follow the feasting in the social room. For more information, call 240-285-8894 or e-mail

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That about covers it for this week. Keep in touch via e-mail at or by calling 301- 432-8615.

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