Around Boonsboro

August 05, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Greetings, Neighbors!

Boonsboro will celebrate National Night Out tonight with a gathering in Shafer Park from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Bring the youngsters out to enjoy the beautiful playground, and say hello to neighbors old and new.

San Mar 

San Mar Children's Home is once again sending several residents to an adventures program in Colorado.  This program is a proven success in helping girls from troubled circumstances to break the cycle of negative thinking and poor self worth while building trust and problem-solving skills.  The cost of the trip this year is more than $20,000, and generous organizations and individuals have stepped up to make it happen.  However, fundraising efforts have fallen about $1,500 short.  If you would like to help make a difference for the future of a San Mar resident, contact Dan Day at or call 301-733-9067.

Lions Club 

The Boonsboro Lions Foundation has recently contributed $20,500 to the American Diabetes Association for diabetes research at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.


The University has a highly respected program of diabetes research. Additionally, the Foundation has contributed $2,000 to the Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation endowment fund at Johns Hopkins. This endowment has been established by Lions International with money raised by local clubs in a special long-term effort to support continued vision research and rehabilitation activity at that university.

 This money was bequeathed to the Foundation by Norma Itnyre, a longtime resident of Boonsboro and an active member of the local Lioness and Lions clubs for many years. She had designated the funds for diabetes and vision research. She had long experienced the difficulties of diabetes and had severe limitations of vision until she received help from one of the vision research doctors at Johns Hopkins.


A Kid's Back-to-School Bingo will be held Sunday at the Old Rohrersville School.  Tickets cost $5 per person, which includes 15 games of bingo, a hot dog, chips and a drink.  This event is intended for children ages 6 to 16, and parents are welcome.  Food will be available beginning at 1 p.m., and the games will begin at 2.

Note change 

 A note to young women planning to try out for cheerleading at BHS:  The times for preconditioning for tryouts have been changed.  The conditioning will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 11,12 and 13 at the high school.


The Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co. will hold a chicken barbecue on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the ambulance station on Old National Pike. From 9 a.m. until supplies are depleted, the company will offer chicken (halves only) and dinners with baked beans and applesauce.

Class of 1977

The Boonsboro High School class of 1977's family picnic will be Sunday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Family Recreation Center on U.S. 40. The event will be held rain or shine.  Please bring a side item to share.  A 50/50 drawing will be held, and there will be some discussion regarding a cruise next year to celebrate upcoming 50th birthdays.  Please RSVP to Terri (Tracey) Hollingshead by Monday, Aug. 11, at 301-416-2373 or 301-491-2023 (cell) or e-mail

Car show

 The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro and the Pleasant Valley Ruritan are sponsoring a car show, chicken barbecue and silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rohrersville Road Station 8.  Admission is free, but there is a $7 fee to register a vehicle for judging.  Entries must be a street rod, motorcycle, or a classic vehicle that is at least 25 years old.  Judging begins at 11 a.m., and prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m.  Prizes are sponsored by many local businesses.  All proceeds will benefit the fire department.  For more information, call Harry Wood at 301-606-0156 or Jeri D'Angelo at 301-712-6832.


Boonesborough Days is right around the corner, Sept. 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Craft demonstrators typical of 18th and 19th century tradesmen will include a broom maker, flax seed-to-fiber, flax processing and weaving, a soap maker, potter and blacksmith, a colonial beeswax candle maker and the Patuxents Encampment of Frontiersmen, who will share their knowledge. 

For more information, call the Boonsboro Historical Society at 301-432-5889.

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