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September 09, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH

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Boonsboro High to mark
50th season with game Friday

It's a busy week at Boonsboro High School this week, as many sports teams kick off their home schedules. After defeating Owings Mills Friday, the Boonsboro Warriors football team will take on South Carroll at home Friday at 7 p.m.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of football at BHS, and this week the Warriors welcome local youth football players at the game.

Busy week in other sports

Other athletic events at home this week include both the boys soccer team and the volleyball team playing Tuesday with the JV beginning at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m.


Tanning salon has new digs

Local residents Lisa and Alvey Smith have increased their commitment to our local economy by expanding services in a new location for Rain or Shine Tanning in Auction Square Plaza west of Boonsboro. New services now offered include nails and waxing. Tanning specials are also available, and walk-ins and wedding parties are welcomed.

Way to go, girls

A group of 13 girls from the Boonsboro area competed recently in a preseason soccer tournament sponsored by the Linganore-Urbana Youth Athletic Association.

The team consisted of Marie Ankerstjerne, Jessica Doyle, Brittany and Megan Klosterman, Ashleigh Turnbaugh, Cortney Renninger, Molly Jones, Emma Lang, Hazel Wechsler, Ashley Williams, Mikaylah Hoy, Josie Carr and Jessica Reinhart.

The girls played against teams that compete in the Frederick County Youth Soccer League and teams that compete in the Washington Area Girls Soccer League.

Even though the team did not have time to practice prior to the tournament, the girls finished fourth in the U-12 division.

Remembrance parade for 9/11 set for Friday

The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro's annual Remembrance Parade will be held along historic Main Street Friday at 7 p.m. on the eighth anniversary of 9/11.

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

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

The parade is sponsored by the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro, and by the members of Boonsboro Station 6 and Rohrersville Sub-Station 8. The line-up for marching units and motorized units is 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 to Vernon Brown, parade coordinator, at 301-432-4772, (fax) 301-432-2438, or e-mail

Public meeting

The Citizens for the Preservation of Pleasant Valley will hold a public safety meeting Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. with the following public officials:

County Administrator Greg Murray, County Commissioner Kristin Aleshire and County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore.

Two invited guests, County Commissioner Bill Wivell and State Del. Christopher Shank are tentative, schedules permitting.

The panel discussion will be at the Rohrersville Ruritan Schoolhouse at 21023 Rohrersville School Road in Rohrersville from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Citizens will have the opportunity to participate.

CPPV is a nonprofit corporation set up by a group of citizens who are interested in preserving the quality of life in the Pleasant Valley and surrounding areas.

Refreshments will be served.

Chicken barbecue

The Boonsboro Fire Department will hold their next chicken barbecue Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Rohrersville Sub Station.

Class of 1984

The Boonsboro High School Class of 1984 will hold its 25-year class reunion Saturday at the Boonsboro American Legion., starting at 5:30 p.m. All classmates are invited to attend. Classmates who did not receive an invitation and are interested in attending, contact one of the following committee members listed below. In addition, the class of 1984 has extended an invitation to all Boonsboro High School alumni for an informal gathering at the Yellow House Friday at 8:00 p.m. The reunion committee is still seeking several classmates. If you can help, contact Pam (Holder) Deckert at 301-432-5930 or at or Bobbie Jo Violet at 301-416-2366 or at or Melody (Thompson) Lescalleet at 240-265-8869 or at

40-year reunion

The BHS Class of 1969's 40-year reunion will be held the weekend of Oct. 2 and 3. The reunion committee hopes to see classmates at the tailgate party Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Look for signs directing classmates to the first parking lot at the high school. A dinner/dance will be held Saturday, Oct. 3. starting at 6 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel in Hagerstown. Reservations are due by Sept. 10. Contact Elmer Ecton at 301-733-0254, Nancy Hammond Shank at 301-824-7229 or Patsy McCoy Holder at 301-432-2592.

Class of '65

The BHS Class of 1965 is planning its next reunion. A preliminary meeting will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the Red Bird in Keedysville. All interested classmates are urged to attend, and your input is appreciated. For more information, contact Linda Koontz Thomas at 301-791-2289; Judy Taylor Kerns at 301-432-5342; or Harry C. Grove III at 717-762-9470.

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