Brothers enlist

March 07, 2011|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

Two young men from the same family will soon be wearing uniforms.

Joe and Broc Kline, former athletes at Boonsboro High School, have enlisted in the U.S. Army, leaving on March 16 and April 5, respectively.  

The brothers will go through basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., before moving to Fort Gordon for further training.  

Food pantry

For one day only, the South Washington County Food Pantry will operate Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at First Christian Church on St. Paul’s Street in Boonsboro.

Normally, the food pantry is in the basement of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Church plans Fiesta Friday

The youth of Trinity Lutheran Church, at 64 S. Main St., will host Fiesta Friday, a family dinner of tacos and treats Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the meal, which will be held in the social hall.

If you would like to attend, call 240-285-8894 to make a reservation.

Lions Club plans pancake breakfast


On Saturday, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, hosted by the Lions Club of Boonsboro, will be served in the social room of Trinity Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main Street from 8 to 11 a.m.  

Admission is by donation, and used eyeglasses will be collected.

Pick up some baked goods for weekend enjoyment at the bake sale.

Money bonanza

The Boonsboro Athletic Boosters are holding a money bonanza/silent auction Saturday to raise money for the school-wide scoreboard project. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the meal is at 6:30 p.m.

This project involves replacing all the school’s scoreboard’s (football, baseball, softball, track, and an interactive display board in the gym.)

The goal for this fundraising event is $5,000. Purchase of an event ticket admits two people for a catered dinner, music and dancing, silent auction, and the chance to win up to $1,000.  

Silent Auction items include professional and local sports memorabilia, golf packages, gift certificates, and other items. Tip Jars and 50/50 raffles will also be available.

For more information, go to or call Jen Poffenberger at 301-988-6626 for tickets.

Class of 1977

Boonsboro Class of 1977 will resume its monthly dinner get-togethers to discuss plans for the 35th reunion in 2012. This month’s dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at Bulls & Bears, 38 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.  RSVP to Terri (Tracey) Hollingshead at

Coming up at the library:

• The Doctor is in … at the library.  Dr. William F. Bodenheimer will address “Depression and Anxiety” in a presentation on Tuesday, March 15, beginning at 6 p.m.

• The monthly book share program will be held on Thursday, March 17, at 6 p.m. in the community room.

• ”Megamind” (rated PG) will be shown Saturday, March 19, at 11:30 a.m.

Call 301-432-5723 to register for all library programs.

Basket bingo

Last week I told you about a basket bingo to benefit the Franklin E. “Wimp” Hamburg Scholarship that is scheduled for Sunday, March 20, at 11:30 a.m., but I didn’t let you know where it would be held. 

The event will be held at the Clopper Michael American Legion in Boonsboro, and the cost is $25 per person.  All attendees must be 18 or older.  For tickets, call Christi at 301-432-2758, Dean at 301-992-7228 or Rose at 301-432-6103.

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