Around Boonsboro

April 29, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Hi, Neighbors!

How many times have you had to mow this last week? When you curse the rain, remember how badly we need it! And also, ask the gloomy weather to move along before the weekend, as Boonsboro will be a busy place.

Scott heads stadium drive

Coach Dwight Scott, a Boonsboro favorite, is heading up a committee called Stadium Addition Fund Effort.

Their goal is to raise $60,000 toward the building of locker rooms on the Boonsboro High School Stadium field. His hope is to have the locker rooms ready for the fall 2009 season, the 50th anniversary of football at BHS.

The committee has been selling commemorative bricks and football highlight films to help defray the cost. These sales will end on June 1.


Anyone wishing to place an order for either one must do so before that date. Purchases can be made by contacting Coach Scott at 4905 Teen Barnes Road, Frederick, MD 21703 or through his e-mail address at millscott@com

Other donations are also welcome, and can be arranged with Coach Scott or George Messner. George can be reached at 301-739-2111.

There are numerous opportunities to support this project. Please help enhance the Boonsboro High School Athletic Complex for future generations of Warriors.

Chili Cook-Off

Trinity Lutheran Church, at 64 S. Main St., invites you to attend its fourth annual Chili Cook-Off, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

A variety of chili choices, hot dogs, drinks and desserts are included in the ticket cost: $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Those younger than 5 will be admitted free.

Chili judging will take place at 5 p.m., and an open mic format of entertainment gets under way at 6:30. Tickets are available at the door, or by calling 301-432-8615.

Spring concert

The Boonsboro High School band will present music selections from their spring repertoire on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the bandshell at Shafer Park. This event is free and open to the public.

Ice cream social

The Children's Ministry at Mt. Nebo UMC will have an ice cream social with the residents at Reeders Nursing Home on Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m.

Please mark your calendar to join this uplifting visit.

Pottery event

Allison Severance will hold her annual pottery sale and craft festival May 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at her home, Searchwell, 18839 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro. A selection of wood-fired, salt-glazed from spring firings will include the work of Severance, Nadette Boughton, Debbie Williamson and David Williamson.

Guest craftspeople include jewelry and folksy paintings by Diane Wilkinson; beadwork carved walking sticks and silver jewelry by Frankie Buhrer of Fly's Exclusives; hand-crafted soaps and lotions by Joanie Taylor of Cedar Ridge Soaps; hand-made beeswax candles by Diane Putnam of Millhouse Candles; garden accessories, heirloom herbs and tomatoes by Roostervane Gardens; and one-of-a-kind fabric accessories for individuals and their homes by Judy Williamson of JRW Creations.

Searchwell is one of the featured stops on the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage that day. There is a $15 charge to tour the house or $35 for the complete tour of homes. All tour proceeds benefit the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum. There is no fee to visit the craftspeople and the gardens. There is no house tour or admission charge on Sunday. For more information, go to or

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