Around Boonsboro

October 13, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

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Greetings, neighbors

Our little town will be abuzz with high school activities all week.

Showcase of Bands

Tonight is the annual Showcase of Bands at South High, and the Warrior Band will be in attendance. High school bands from throughout the county will present their competition or halftime field shows.

Powderpuff game

And now, let the homecoming festivities begin. On Wednesday, the much anticipated powderpuff football game will kick off at 7 p.m. Come and watch as young ladies in grades 9 to 11 take on the senior girls in a flag football game. Tickets are available at the gate, and cost $2 for students and $5 for adults.

Homecoming game

Friday night, the Warriors host Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) High School in the homecoming game beginning at 7 p.m. Prior to the game, a tailgate of food, fun and family activities will take place on the practice field from 4:30 p.m. until game time. Tailgate admission is free, and food and other goodies will be available for purchase. Tickets to the game cost $2 for students and $5 for adults.


Pancake breakfast

On Saturday, the BHS class of 2011 will hold a pancake breakfast in the high school cafeteria from 7 to 11 a.m. Breakfast costs $5 per person. Come and fill up before checking out the homecoming parade beginning at the high school at 10 a.m. and winding through the downtown area.

Cow bingo

Not to be outdone in the food department, the Boonsboro Athletic Boosters Club will hold the ever popular cow "pie" drop Saturday on Warrior Field beginning at 5 p.m. with a sandwich and drink.

The cow will make its appearance at 6 p.m. and the anticipation will begin.

Tickets cost $10, and many prizes will be awarded. If a "pie" lands in your square, the prize is $5,000. Prizes for the square farthest from the action, adjoining squares and splatter will also be awarded.

You need not be present to win. Tickets are available from boosters club members, at home sporting events and online at

To order by phone, call Wayne Lowery at 301-331-7484 or e-mail

Brown bag lunch

On Friday at 12:15 p.m., the Boonsboro Branch of the Washington County Free Library will host a brown bag lunch event as author Jean Libby discusses her work, "The John Brown Photo Chronology: Catalog of the Exhibition at Harpers Ferry 2009."

This exhibit is the detailed identification of 14 known photo portraits of the militant abolitionist. Some of the exhibition prints are versions of the original portraits, most of which were daguerreotypes. Bring your lunch and coffee; tea and cookies will be provided. To register, call 301-432-5723.

Chicken barbecue

The Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co. will hold its final chicken barbecue of the season Saturday from 9 a.m. until sold out. There will also be a soup and bake sale, all held at the ambulance station on Old National Pike. Chicken will be sold as halves only, and dinners will include baked beans and applesauce.

Recipe exchange

The Boonsboro Library is coordinating a holiday recipe exchange and tasting. Registration is open from Oct. 19 to 31, and the theme is finger foods and side dishes. For those cooks who want new ideas for the holidays, bring a recipe for a favorite "finger food" or "side dish" to the Boonsboro Library to register for the holiday tasting party. The event will be Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. (more details later). Each participant will receive a booklet containing all of the recipes that are collected.

For more information, call the library at 301-432-5723.

Burtner to perform

Meg Burtner, a 2004 BHS graduate, will perform with the Chamber Singers, a mixed choir group that performs a cappella.

The concert will be at Shepherd University Friday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. in the Franks Arts Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Burtner is well known in area churches and groups for her beautiful voice. The group's version of "Bless the Rain Down in Africa" is circulating on YouTube. Advanced tickets are not necessary.

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