Around Boonsboro

December 08, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

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Greetings and Merry Christmas! The snow sure brings the holiday spirit closer to the surface. I hope you and yours have been safe. There are many opportunities for seasonal cheer this week in our little town:

WyldLife Christmas party

Washington County WyldLife (the middle school branch of Young Life) is going all out with a Christmas party just for ages 11 to 14 on Friday from 7:33 to 9:03 p.m. in Rohrersville. There will be music, snacks, competitions, prizes and more.

To get there from Boonsboro, take Main Street to Md. 67 south for 3.5 miles. Go left on Locust Grove Road, then right to WyldLife at Friendship Hall. Follow the signs. Admission is free.


Christmas concert and dinner

Trinity Lutheran's fourth annual Christmas concert and dinner is Saturday. Doors to the social hall will open at 5:30 p.m. Light fare will be followed by music for the season and the soul beginning at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

All proceeds will benefit two families within the community with emergent needs. Tickets are available at the door for $10 for adults; $5 for ages 5 to 12; free for those younger than 4. A children's buffet will be available.

'And the Angels Watched'

New Covenant Fellowship Church, at the corner of Manor Church and Breathedsville roads in Fairplay, will present the Christmas production "And the Angels Watched" on Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at no charge. For more information or to order tickets, call 301-432-4232.

Curtain painting being unveiled

This Sunday, at the Rohrersville Cornet Band of Washington County's holiday concert, the public will have, for the first time, the opportunity to see the curtain painting by Sheere Kemp.

Kemp, a professional artist, is a member of the flute section and vice president of the band. She donated her time and talent to design and paint an image of Civil War-era instruments on the stage curtain.

The concert, under the direction of Holly Feather and Bob Sclater, begins at 3 p.m. at the Band Hall, Main Street, Rohrersville. Highlights will include seasonal favorites and Anderson's "Clarinet Candy," which features the band's clarinet section.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served at intermission. Rohrersville is five miles south of Boonsboro on Md. 67. For more information, call 301-992-9767.

Yearbooks on sale

Boonsboro High School will begin the first and most inexpensive sale for next year's yearbooks this coming week. Order forms have been distributed to all students.

Collectibles, Indian heads for sale

The Boonsboro High School Class of 1977 is selling "My Home Towne" collectibles of the old and new Boonsboro High School. The collectibles are handmade, detailed, screen printed in full color, reproductions made from wood. They cost $12 each.

Also available are ceramic hand-carved Indian heads for $10 each.

For more information, contact Sherry (Reeder) Bingaman at 301-432-5034 or Terri (Tracey) Hollingshead at 301-416-2373. Free hand delivery will be provided within a 30-mile radius of Boonsboro.

Historic ornaments

The Boonsboro Fire Co. now has the fourth edition of Historic Christmas Ornaments. This year features the band shell at Shafer Park. They cost $10 each and can be purchased at the Town Hall; or by contacting the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro at 301-432-2348 or Dennis at 301-432-6411.

Limited amounts of prior year ornaments - 2006 (Washington Monument), 2007 (War Correspondence Memorial Arch) and 2008 (Old South Mountain) are still available.

New address

I have moved. If you typically mail me your items, please give me a call to get the new mailing address. Keep in touch via e-mail at or by calling 301-432-8615. Have a great week!

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