Around Boonsboro

July 01, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH

Greetings, neighbors!

Picnic season is in full swing, and if I learned anything this past weekend, it is the value of bug spray!

Story time

Celebrate America with a Sparkling Story Surprise sponsored by the Nora Roberts Foundation. The Authentic Community Theatre will present live performances for children in four locations throughout the county: Shafer Park, Boonsboro, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday; Staley Park, Funkstown, 11 a.m. Wednesday; Byron Park, Williamsprt, 1 p.m. Wednesday; and Antietam Battlefield, 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.

Cooling Scarves

The Washington County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is hosting an event July 7 at the Friendship Hall, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Rohrersville in which you can provide Cooling Scarves for troops serving overseas.


The project will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., and all hands are welcome and needed as these scarves are prepared for soldiers serving in hot climates. For more information, call 301-733-8741 or 240-420-1977.

Book club

The next meeting of the Turn the Page Book Club will be Wednesday, July 9, at 1 p.m. The club will discuss "Marley & Me," by John Grogan."

The August book will be Mary Lawson's "Other Side of the Bridge."

Turn the Page Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. Feel free to jump in at any time.

First Hose Co.

First Hose Co. in Boonsboro is working to raise the funds necessary to continue to protect the community. Over the next three months, a series of community yard sales/flea markets are planned in conjunction with chicken barbecues. The first one is July 12, and the flea market will be held in the firefighters' parking lot adjacent to Shafer Park, behind the convenience store downtown. The sale will begin with an early-morning setup at 5:30 and run through 6 p.m. Spaces measuring 10 by 30 feet are available for $10. Tables are not included. Other dates are Aug. 9 and Sept. 13. The firefighters will hold a chicken barbecue on the same dates at the fire hall. For more information or to rent a space, call Pat Warner at 301-964-1193.

Yard sale planned

The Boonsboro Family Worship Center is also hosting a yard sale and flea market on July 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Breakfast sandwiches, soup, steamers, hot dogs, homemade cakes and pies will be for sale. They are seeking vendors and the cost is $10 per table. For more information, call 301-432-0707, ext. 100.

Lions Club news

The Boonsboro Lions Club is the last surviving service club in our little town and boy, have they been busy!

Installation of new officers and directors was held June 23 with Nancy Itnyre becoming the new president. A special thanks goes to outgoing president Bill Garrison for a job well done.

This year, the club will have an information table at the Independence Day celebration on July 6. Stop by and say hello to the membership chairman, Joe Layos, and president Nancy Itnyre and see what the club has on display. Unneeded eye glasses may also be dropped off there as well. So far this year, the club has collected 236 pairs of glasses for the Lions' Sight Conservation effort. Lion Emma Jean Robertson is the person to see if you have any old glasses to donate to the club.

Club members will again this year provide volunteers to assist the San Mar Canal Bike Ride and the Washington County Ag Expo in July.

Class of 1988 

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

Andrew M. Amor, Sean P. Burgess, David L. Dameron, Kimberly D. Fann, Renee C. Faulders, Krista J. Fulk, Bonnie J. Geotz, Melissa A. Haller, Stella E. Herche, Julie W. Hoover, Williard G. Kerns, Rebecca J. Kline, Travis W. Lewis, Paula K. Long, David D. Moeller, Shannon M. Mullendore, James T. Nichols, Charlene L. Poffenberger, Robert E. Rockwell, Osmond T. Snavely, Ronda L. Souders,  Angela D. Stover, Alice M. Tolbert, Charles H. Tucker, Jr., Lisa A. Wilson and Jenny Smallwood. If anyone can assist in locating any of these people please contact Shawn Abbott-Burke at 301-432-6032 or or Julie Cline-Williams at 301-432-7239 or

Two jobs

Beginning today, April Dietrich will be pastoral associate for two Washington county parishes, St. Augustine Parish in Williamsport and St. James Parish in Boonsboro.

At St. Augustine, her primary responsibilities will be the Adult Faith Formation program, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children, and Confirmation. At. St. James, she will oversee the parish youth ministry program, family ministry, parish outreach and confirmation. Both parishes are led by the Rev. Steve Hook.

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