Around Boonsboro

April 22, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH


Greetings, neighbors. Hope you haven't floated away!

Welcome home

My first order of business is to welcome home all of the Maryland-based soldiers who have returned from Iraq. As can be seen by the yellow ribbons all over town, we are glad to have you home!

Scholarship in Ellis' name

From sad things, good things sometimes happen, and the parents of Joe Ellis, BHS Class of 2004, have created an endowed scholarship in his memory with the Community Foundation of Washington County.

The award will support the educational plans of a graduating senior at Boonsboro who demonstrates a commitment to community service record.


Joe's dedication to the service club, and community service, was exemplary. Thanks to the support of Sally Poole, the initial award will be available to this year's graduating class.

If you have someone in your life who may be eligible for this award, please contact Mrs. Poole at the high school.

Blood drive May 10

Kendra Barnhart, a senior at BHS, is sponsoring a blood drive through the American Red Cross as part of a scholarship program.

The event is in honor of Darlene Householder who lives with the diagnosis and treatment ramifications of lymphoma, and Terri Tucker who is in the midst of chemotherapy.

The drive will be at Valley Grace Brethren Church in Halfway on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anyone who would like to donate blood or be scanned for bone marrow (free of charge) should call 301-432-5626 or drop in during the drive.

Musicians were awesome

If you missed the coffeehouse for young musicians Saturday night at Trinity Lutheran Church, I'm sad for you.

Nine different performers ranging from solo instrumentalists to four-member bands presented covers and original tunes to a pretty full room.

Money raised will support a June 2009 trip to New Orleans for high schoolers at Trinity.

The coffeehouse will be back, by popular demand, in a few months.

Cub Scouts receive award

On Thursday, March 13, members of Cub Scout Pack 20, Webelos Den 7, received their Arrow of Light at the monthly pack meeting, which was held at Benevola United Methodist Church.

This is the highest award that any Cub Scout can receive and is the only award from Cub Scouts that can be carried into Boy Scouts.

Authors to be on hand for signing

Big doings at Turn the Page Bookstore and Caf Friday as they once again host the Washington Romance Writers' mega-signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Authors will include Victoria Alexander, Kresley Cole, Mariah Stewart, Nora Roberts, Donna Kauffman, Sophia Nash, Kathryn Caskie, Sally MacKenzie, Gail Barrett and Mary Burton.

Turn The Page is at 18 N. Main St. Boonsboro. Call 301-432-4588 for more information.

Chili Cook-off set for May 3

On Saturday, May 3, Trinity Lutheran Church will host its fourth annual Chili Cook-off. The event will take place rain or shine, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Advance tickets cost $8 per person, $5 for children 5 to 10. A family pack of four tickets costs $25. The cook-off is open to the public - eaters and chili cookers, and will be followed by an open mic format of entertainment.

For more information, please e-mail or call 301-432-8615.

Class of 1958 planning reunion

In reunion news, the class of 1958 is looking forward to its 50th reunion this year, and is seeking contact information for the following people:

Delores Hamilton Marshall, Mary Lou Hill Gladhill, Edwin Lee Shaffer and Betty Conway Muncy.

If you know how to get in touch with any of these classmates, call Audrey Poffenberger at 301-432-8272.

Class of '78 member seeks reunion info

Turnabout is fair play, and a member of the BHS Class of 1978 is looking for reunion information.

If you are on the committee for this event, please contact Charles Bailey at to share the plans.

Class of 1973 planning reunion

The BHS Class of 1973 recently held a class reunion meeting to plan its 35th Hometown Class Reunion on Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27.

On Friday evening, attendees will meet at Boonsboro High School for tour of the school and a walk down memory lane. Saturday will bring a dinner and dance with a live band.

The committee is preparing a slideshow of old photos and memories, and will be sending submission information out soon to classmates.

The committee is still trying to locate classmates:

Karen Shobe Herring, Michael Kendle, Mary Naille Alter, David Miller, Frances Greathouse Goss, Marvin Baer, Nellie Umbaugh Glover, Diane Hagan Moats, Connie Diane Johnson Bowers, Jeanne Gibson Martin Stotler, Karen Ecton LeMaster, Larry Zientek, Gregory Hartle, Charles Dickey, Gary Morris, and Martha Green Hall.

If anyone knows of their whereabouts, please contact Conda Slick at 301-432-5925 or Denise Hall at 301-791-0963. The next planning meeting will be Wednesday, May 14, at the home of Susan Glines at 7 p.m. Classmates interested in helping out are welcome to attend.

Class of 1988 seeks classmates

The reunion committee for the BHS Class of 1988 is still seeking contact information for several classmates. If you think you may be able to help with the search, please contact Shawn (Abbott) Burke at 301-432-6032 or at or Julie (Cline) Williams at 301-432-7329 or at

Share your news

Ta-ta for this week. Hope to see you out and about. If not, feel free to share your scoop at, or by calling 301-432-8615.

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