Around Boonsboro

July 22, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Greetings, neighbors

Hope all is well with you.

We had a special treat this week with an invitation for a day of sailing on the Raven, a beautiful boat owned by Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sharff of Annapolis.

We enjoyed the sun, the water, a lovely seafood lunch (thanks, Frank and Terry!), and enough wind to make it a great day. Isn't it grand to have such friends?

Fahrney-Keedy Home plans summer fest

On Friday, I was invited by Kelly Lichtenberg to visit Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village for a sneak peek at its upcoming summer festival.


In its fourth year, the festival serves as a method to expose the community to the campus and raise money for the residents who can no longer afford to pay for their own care.

This year, activities are geared for children and include games, crafts, food and even a mini water park.

Several staff members were also enjoying the preview, including Cassandra Weaver, senior director of administrative services, and Nancy Burger, cook, who enjoyed the fish toss game.

All of the staff were enthusiastic and supportive, but according to Weaver, Lichtenberg was the catalyst for the festival this year and has worked very hard to ensure a successful event.

Please plan to stop at Fahrney-Keedy on the big day, Aug. 2, and bring the youngsters.

More cooling scarves for troops to be made

On the heels of a successful first try, the Washington County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is hosting another workshop, during which it will make cooling scarves to send to the troops serving in hot climates.

Recently, a group of volunteers gathered and prepared more than 600 of these valuable accessories for the soldiers, but did not deplete donations received for the project. The goal is to make at least 2,000. If you would like to help, for yourself or in honor of the military person in your life, drop in to the Friendship Hall of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Rohrersville on Monday, July 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 301-733-8741.

Church taking orders for cookbooks

Trinity Reformed UCC at 33 Potomac St. is now taking orders for "Kitchen Artistry II," a cookbook containing more than 700 recipes. It contains many of the original recipes from the original "Kitchen Artistry" published in 1980, as well as many new additions. Each book sells for $20. Cookbooks are available from any church member or by calling the church office at 301-432-2247. Additionally, they will be sold at a stand during Boonesborough Days.

Profits benefit the restoration of the 1908 Moller Tracker organ, which has been removed from the sanctuary to undergo an extensive restoration.

The organ is expected to return home by late summer. This lovely instrument could quite possible be the only remaining Moller Tracker organ of its size and generation. It is a true treasure in the Boonsboro community. A centennial anniversary celebration in honor of the organ is planned for December.

Gospel sounds set for Aug. 8

On Friday, Aug. 8, Boonsboro Family Worship Center will have an evening of gospel music by Household of Faith, featuring Scott and Sharon Shepherd from Hedgesville, W.Va. For more information, call 301-797-5287.

Vacation Bible schools

o Beginning July 28, and running through Aug. 1, Trinity Reformed UCC at 33 Potomac St. in Boonsboro will host a Vacation Bible School. Kids will find Jesus' miraculous power bubbling over at the Power Lab. Games, music, crafts, snacks and Bible stories will be part of each night's adventure. Come be a part of the fun from 6 to 8 each night. For more information, call the church office at 301-432-2247.

o The children at the Boonsboro Family Worship Center at 7605 Old National Pike in Boonsboro are packing their gear, and preparing to set sail to learn how to live God's Unshakable Truth on Outrigger Island. They will be setting sail for adventure at 6:30 p.m. nightly the week of July 28 through Aug. 1.

For more information, call the church at 301-432-0707.

Off to the lake

Ta-ta for now. Have a great week! We are off to Jennings Randolph Lake for a few days of fishing and relaxing while our daughter sails the bay. Share your scoop at, or call 301-432-8615.

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