Around Boonsboro

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

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Greetings, neighbors

So, the weather kept us all from enjoying the homecoming festivities last weekend. Congratulations just the same to Shelby Pendergraft, the 2009 Boonsboro High School homecoming queen.

Basketball program holding registration

Boys in middle school are invited to sign up for the Boonsboro Middle School basketball program today at the middle school between 6 and 7 p.m. There is no registration fee. No costs are due until the player is invited to join the program.

San Mar plans bull roast, open house

San Mar Children's Home, at 8504 Mapleville Road in Boonsboro, will hold a bull roast and open house fundraising event Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. The popular event returns after a six-year absence.


The event will include dinner, a silent auction of original artwork created by San Mar's Expressive Arts students, face painting and pumpkin painting, and guided tours of the Jack E. Barr Therapeutic Group Home, the Dr. Henry and Florence Hill Graff Shelter, the Anna K. Findlay Large Group Home and Treatment Foster Care Program, the Edward and Pauline Anderson Transitional Living Home and the administration building, which houses historical photos and artifacts from San Mar's 126-year history.

Each student who has created artwork for the auction will receive a percentage of the sale of her artwork, with the remainder going to support the arts program.

Fall festival

Rohrersville Ruritan will host a fall festival Saturday on the Ruritan grounds just off Md. 67 in Rohrersville. Soup and sandwiches will be for sale, and a straw maze, pumpkin painting and hayride will be on tap for the young and young at heart. For more information, call 301-791-2369.

Luau and pig roast

Auction Square Market Place, west of Boonsboro on U.S. 40, will be the site of an anniversary luau and pig roast Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by Rain or Shine Tanning Salon.

In addition to baked goods, raffles, tanning specials and door prizes, the 106.9 prize wheel will also appear. Curves for Women will also be open for free tours, figure analysis and giveaways.

Fire company news

The Boonsboro Fire Co. is sponsoring two upcoming events.

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, Station 8 on Md. 67 near Rohrersville will host a family festival and open house from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is free and will include games for the kids and a haunted hayride.

On Sunday, Nov. 1, the department will hold a money bingo at Station 6 on St. Paul Street. Doors open at noon, and the games begin at 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30, and extra packs and tip jars will be available for purchase. Food and drinks will be sold on site; no outside refreshments will be allowed. For more information, call 240-313-3907.

Nonperishable food items will be accepted at both events to support needy families in our community.

Lacrosse league forming in town

By popular demand, lacrosse is coming to Boonsboro. Plan now to eat out Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Greene Turtle on Shank Farm Lane in the Stone House Square shopping center off Leitersburg Pike.

The restaurant will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from that day to the Boonsboro Athletic Boosters to support the efforts of the budding lacrosse program.

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