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July 21, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

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Food safety program planned for Aug. 19
by Recycling Task Force

Anyone involved with food preparation for family reunions, church dinners, community gatherings or concession stands will be interested in this program on food safety sponsored by the Boonsboro Recycling Task Force.

Christopher Herrmann, an expert in food safety, will present an hourlong program titled, "Cooking for Groups - A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety" from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Boonsboro Community Center in Shafer Park.

His presentation will help community volunteers safely prepare and serve food for large groups. Some of the topics to be covered include the importance of clean, planning for the event, shopping tips for safety, proper storage of foods, preparation safety, cooking essentials, chilling hot food, transportation of hot and cold food, reheating food, and presentation and serving food.


The task force is sponsoring the program as part of its mission to serve the community through education and outreach. Besides promoting recycling in the community, members have also presented the first annual Boonsboro Green Fest in May and started environmental clubs in both the middle school and high school, among other things.

Following the food safety program, participants are welcome to stay for the task force's regular monthly meeting.

For more information, contact Barbara Wetzel at 301-791-1291.

Youth group heads to conference

At the crack of dawn this morning, nine teens and two adults affiliated with Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro embarked on a six-day journey to New Orleans for Jesus Justice Jazz.

The program is a national youth gathering, worship and mission experience where the expected attendance is greater than 30,000.

The team has spent a year in study, community service and fundraising, and is grateful to Trinity's congregation and the Boonsboro community for making this a reality.

Pray for safe journey, open hearts and open minds.

Christian bands to perform Saturday

Mount Nebo Christian Preschool will host an outreach program at Shafer Park in Boonsboro Saturday 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 event is free.

Barbershop chorus to sing at park Sunday

The Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus will perform Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Shafer Park in Boonsboro. The performance is free and will be for about an hour. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of four-part harmony in traditional barbershop style.

Altar Servers Appreciation Day

St. James Catholic Church in Boonsboro and St. Augustine Catholic Church in Williamsport will treat their altar servers to a day of fun at Adventure Park U.S.A. in New Market, Md., Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The group will meet at St. James Church at 9 a.m. and return around 1:30 p.m. All permission and release forms need to be completed and returned to the parish office or Pam or Chris Deckert by Aug. 1.

For more information, call 301-432-5930.

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