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August 13, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Andrew Griffith, Colby Martin do well in fishing tournament

Seems there are a few anglers among us. Not a typo, I really mean fishermen. On June 28, two local young men, Andrew Griffith and Colby Martin, participated in the New Jersey Youth Invitational Fishing Tournament at Lake Hopatcong.

Jim Kline, youth director for Maryland Junior Bass Club, was pleased to have these two local sportsmen represent our area in a field of 30 fishermen. There were five states and 30 fishermen competing in this invitation-only event. Andrew finished first overall by meeting a five-fish limit with a total weight of 10.43 pounds. He also won the big fish award with a 3.27-pound fish.

Colby finished 15th overall, taking two fish for a weight of 3.29 pounds. Congratulations to the Boonsboro Junior Bass Club for sending two of its six members to this prestigious event.

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Coffee house

This Friday, the Unfortunate Few Band will host a coffee house for young musicians at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro.

The event gets under way at 7 p.m. and will feature original and cover music from several local young talents, including Max and Jesse, and Erin Spring, Washington County's teen idol. Tickets cost $5 and are available at the door. The cost of admission includes refreshments. Please use the alley door to the social room. For more information, call 240-285-8894 or 240-285-8892.

Barbecue

On Saturday, a chicken barbecue will be held to benefit the Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Service at the ambulance station at 7619 Old National Pike. Hours will be 9 a.m. until sold out.

Chicken can be purchased by individual halves or dinners. Dinners include 1/2 chicken, baked beans, apple sauce, and roll and butter. To reserve orders, call 301-432-6979 and leave your name and phone number with an on-duty crew personnel, and it will be ready when you arrive.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Block party

Benevola United Methodist Church will host a community block party Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Join Benevola's celebration of 150 years of Christian fellowship. Activities include carnival games, horseshoes and face painting. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available. Please bring your family for the free fun and fellowship.

Class of 1949

The Boonsboro High School class of 1949 will celebrate its 59th class reunion on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 4:30 p.m. at the Western Sizzlin' Steakhouse in Hagerstown. If anyone can assist the committee in locating the following classmates, call the reunion secretary at 301-733-7816:

Jesse Foster Kephart, William Morgan, JoAnn Remsburg Smith, David Litton and Lorraine Olden Taylor.

An important item on the agenda will be the planning for the 60th reunion.

Yard sale

The Children's Ministry of Mt. Nebo UMC on Main Street is offering yard spaces for rent on Saturday Sept. 6. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available. Individuals are asked to bring their own tables and chairs. However, indoor spaces do include one table. For more information, call the church office at 301-432-8741.

Class of 1973

Final invitations have been sent out for the BHS Class of 1973's 35th class reunion set for Friday, Sept. 26, with a tour of the school/football game at 6 p.m. and dinner/dance at 6 p.m. at the Boonsboro Legion on Saturday, Sept. 27. Please send reservations to either Conda Slick or Denise Hall at address in letter by Sept. 1. As a reminder, if any classmate wants to attend the meeting, the next one is at Susan Glines' home at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Boonesborough Days

 Plans for Boonesborough Days are nearly complete.  This year, the festival welcomes returning participants:

o The Tri-State Astronomers have been selected by NASA to be a member of the Night Sky Network, a national coalition of amateur astronomers.  This year they will have solar viewing of sunspots (sky conditions permitting) for stargazers of all ages and educational astronomy videos.

o Master Gardeners of Washington County will have a plant clinic at the festival.  They will help you solve your yard and garden problems.  This year's theme is "What's Bugging You?" with lots of real bugs, good and bad and how to tell the difference.  Do you have creepy crawlies reeking havoc in your garden?  Take a sample to them and they will help you deal with the problem.  There will be lots of cool stuff for kids.  A fun experience for all ages.

o Other ongoing activities include, for Civil War enthusiasts, the artifacts and collections from the South Mountain Coin and Relic Hunters Association. There will be traditional crafts for sale as well as art from local artists working in watercolors, oils, pen and ink.

o Antique vendors will have collectibles for sale and area photographers will also capture the magic of the area's landscape and history.

o Additional activities for children include the ever favorite pony rides, sand art, wash off tattoos, Shafer Park's wonderful playground and much more!  For more information, call the Boonsboro Historical Society at 301-432-5889.

Class of 1977 cancels picnic

The BHS class of 1977 has canceled the family picnic scheduled for Sunday at Family Recreation Center.  Please share this information with anyone you know who may have been planning to attend.

Share your news

Ta-ta for now. Share your scoop at kristyathome@hotmail.com or call 301-432-8615.

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