Around Boonsboro

March 24, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Teens clean wetlands area

Several area teens continue to prepare for their journey to Jesus, Justice and Jazz, a national youth gathering of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The experience combines the opportunity to grow in faith with a mission experience in New Orleans in July.

The group is working to help clean, replant and reclaim areas of the city affected by recent storms and by ongoing rebuilding activities.

In an effort to serve in this manner locally, they spent the day Sunday at the Boonsboro schools campus working to ready the wetlands project for spring by picking up litter, removing refuse and sprucing up birdhouses.

They also marked several storm drains that access the Chesapeake Bay drainage system.

Those participating in the cleanup were Anna Olsziewski, Virginia Lefler, Katie Slifer, Elizabeth Leizear, Laurin Smith, Jacob Rockwell, Kyle Friend, Kristy Smith, David Adams, Chip Rockwell and Gabrielle Metz.


In addition to several service projects and monthly gatherings to prepare, the group has been involved in many fundraising activities.

If you would like more information on how to support this group, call 240-285-8894.

Indoor yard sale set for Saturday

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ will hold a ham sandwich sale and indoor yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also for sale will be baked goods, Rada cutlery and new Kitchen Artistry II cookbooks.

Revival services

Greenbrier Baptist Church will hold revival services at the church Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The services will continue Monday, March 30, Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1. at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Robert Morgan and the guest music leader will be the Rev. Jason Taylor, both from First Baptist Church, Joplin, Mo.

The church is at 20810 National Pike, Boonsboro. For more information, contact Pastor David Coblentz at 301-797-3475.

Class of 1977

The Boonsboro High School class of 1977 will take a cruise to celebrate their 50th birthday. The cruise dates ar July 17 to 24 from Baltimore to the Bahamas on the Carnival Pride. A passport is needed for the trip.

For more information, contact Diana (Ritenour) Ratliff at 717-309-7203 or by e-mail at

The next meeting will be Sunday at 5 p.m. at Barefoot Bernies.

Meeting today

The Boonsboro Historical Society will meet today at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St.

Bob Savitt will speak about "The Turbulent 1940s: A Multi-Media Review of the War Years and Their Aftermath."

Savitt will use slides, photos, music, audio excerpts and magazines to recall the tumultuous events of the decade. He is a graduate of Colgate University and did his post-graduate work at Georgetown University. He has served in the Department of Defense and State Department and was legislative director for a U.S. Senator. He has authored articles on historic and other topics for several publications and has lectured widely in the area on 19th and 20th century history.

Volleyball tournament

The Boonsboro Warriors volleyball team will host a grass doubles volleyball tournament Saturday, June 13, at Shafer Park. Advance registration is $40 per team, and includes a free T-shirt. The registration deadline is May 23.

All proceeds will go toward the Boonsboro High School volleyball program to help send the team to team camp and purchase equipment and apparel. For more information, call Coach Parry at 301-766-8022, ext. 75107 or via e-mail at

Summer fest

Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village will hold its fifth annual summer festival Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is now being reserved by craft vendors.

To obtain an application, call 301-671-5001 or 301-671-5000 or e-mail The deadline for submitting applications will be July 15.

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