Around Boonsboro

July 06, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH

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Community gift

Have you seen the latest improvement to our little town? Recently, South Mountain Day Spa paved its parking lot, and in a neighborly gesture, donated the paving of the adjacent town lot as well. Stop in and thank the Pistons for this act of community.

Way to go, Andrew

Baseball fans have been following the ups and downs of their favorite players this season, and I wanted to tell you about a local boy who has become a "boy of summer."

Andrew Himes of Boonsboro just completed a short season with a Challenger team. The Frederick Challenger Little League is an independent league established to provide an opportunity for players with physical or developmental disabilities to participate in baseball to the maximum of their individual abilities.


The league works cooperatively with the Little League programs throughout Little League's Maryland District 2 region. The area leagues offer support with the use of fields, volunteers and by referring players. Andrew played this season on the St. Clair team, and received a rookie backpack and a shirt identifying him as a team player.


The Boonsboro Fire Co. will hold a barbecue chicken event Saturday from 9 a.m. until sold out. The cost is $6 per half chicken. The firehall is on St. Paul Street.

Shafer Park concert

On Sunday, Lynn Routzahn and Spike will offer hits from the 1970s series of free concerts at the Shafer Park band shell. Bring your lawn chairs and a little nostalgia.

Outreach program

Mount Nebo Christian Preschool will host an outreach program at Shafer Park in Boonsboro on Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be a day filled with fun, games, food and music from local

Christian bands.

The preschool is hoping to reach people who are searching for spiritual awareness in their lives. The free event is open to the public.

Summer fest

Fahrney-Keedy Home is planning its fifth annual summer fest Aug. 1. The event will include food, arts and crafts vendors and a car show.

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