Around Boonsboro

August 25, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

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Car show

On Saturday, First Hose Co. of Boonsboro and Pleasant Valley Ruritan will co-host a car show and chicken barbecue at Rohrersville Road Station 8, on Md. 67 south of Boonsboro.

The event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes a car show, flea market/yard sale, raffles and tip jars.

Cars, trucks, street rods and motorcycles are welcome with a fee of $7 per vehicle entered. Spectators will be admitted free.


Vehicles competing for the 3 p.m. awards must be 25 years or older (excluding motorcycles and street rods), and be on the show field by 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in 11 classes. For more information, contact Harry Wood at 301- 606-0156 or Jessie Wachter at 240-313-3907.

Summer concert

Sunday marks the next in the series of summer concerts brought to you by the Boonsboro Park Board. The Unwashed Band, Trinity Lutheran's contemporary choir, will perform at 7 p.m.

Exercise classes

Washington County Recreation Department will offer exercise classes at the Boonsboro Fire Hall on St. Paul Street from Sept. 8 to Dec. 10. Classes cost $45 for county residents, and $55 for out-of-county residents. There will be a discount for senior citizens.

Certified instructor Beth Shifler teaches the low-impact aerobics class, and adds muscle toning and stretching to complete the exercise experience. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Boonsboro Fire Hall from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please bring a towel or mat for floor exercises. For more information, call 240-313-2805 or go to

Remembrance Parade

First Hose Co. of Boonsboro will host its annual Remembrance Parade along Main Street on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.

The parade is held in memory of the fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel who lost their lives on 9/11.

The fire company will also honor the men and women in the military who have lost their lives, as well as present and former military personnel.

The event is sponsored by First Hose Co. and by the members of Boonsboro Station 6 and Rohrersville Sub-Station 8.

Lineup of marching units and motorized units will be at 6 p.m. at the Weis Market complex near the intersection of Alternate U.S. 40 and Md. 68.

Fire and rescue companies, military and veteran units, and other interested participants are asked to RSVP by Sept. 8 to Vernon Brown, parade coordinator, at 301-432-4772.

Yard sale planned

Reservations for tables are being accepted for an indoor/outdoor yard sale at Trinity United Church of Christ on Potomac Street in Boonsboro on Sept. 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces rent for $10 per day. For more information, call 301-432-2247.

Lacrosse program

The newly created Boonsboro lacrosse program will host a golf tournament Monday, Sept. 28, beginning at 7:15 a.m. at Beaver Creek Country Club at 9535 Mapleville Road north of Boonsboro.

A shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. will launch a scramble format tournament with awards for first-, second- and third-place finishes. Awards will also be given for the longest drive and closest to the pin. The tournament costs $75 per golfer or $300 for a foursome. For a $20 donation, a team will get four mulligans, and for $5, a player can use a lacrosse throw on a par 3 hole. Lunch is included in the cost, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the lacrosse program at BHS. For more information, call Ken Tucker at 301-714-0733.

Class of 1974

The BHS class of 1974 will hold its 35-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 5, at Pen Mar Park, pavilion No. 1 at 3 p.m. Catering is by Savoy, with dinner being served at 4 p.m. For more information, call Sue Egloff Reeder at 301-432-2643 or Cindy Boyer Burtner at 301-432-5363.

Class of 1969

Attention BHS class of 1969, the 40-year reunion will be held at the Plaza Hotel in Hagerstown Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at 6 p.m. An informal tailgate party is planned for the home football game Friday, Oct. 2, starting at 6 p.m. Letters were mailed in July. If you have not received an invitation, contact any committee member.

Addresses for the following classmates are still needed:

Harry Clarke, William S. E. Craig, Carl Ellis Dewease, Lois Fauble Welty, Charles Holland, Gary Howell, David W. Kindle, Connie Kline Fields, Gary Lapole, Teresa Porter Ensore, Gregory Shafer, David Wayne Smith, Barbara Starliper Mallott, Dennis Tinney and Eileen Webber Kline.

For more information, call Elmer Ecton at 301-733-0254, Nancy Hammond Shank at 301-824-7229 or Patsy McCoy Holder at 301-432-2592.

'Nifty Fifties'

BHS classes of the 1950s are planning a "Nifty Fifties" reunion and dinner dance at the Clopper Michael American Legion in Boonsboro Saturday, Oct. 24.

Tickets are available for classes from 1950 to 1959. Letters to classmates have been mailed. For more information, call Ed Ridenour at 301-432-7004.

Weight-loss program

The Washington County Health Department will offer a new program to help individuals struggling with weight issues. The Solution Method for Weight focuses on the root of the obesity problem: stress. Individuals who learn how to retrain their brain to ease stress and have more joy in their life find it easier to make lifestyle changes that last. The method is science-based and conducted by certified providers.

Classes will be held at the Eugene C. Smith Community Center in Shafer Park beginning the first week of September on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, call 240- 313-3360.

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