Boonsboro Town Council briefs

June 07, 2011

Relay for Life event suggested for Boonsboro area

BOONSBORO — A spokeswoman for a local American Cancer Society office suggested to Boonsboro Town Council members Monday night the possibility of having a Relay for Life event in the Boonsboro area.

Relay for Life is an international event that has raised $3.86 billion to battle cancer since it was started. People walk in the event to raise money, although money is raised through the event in other ways, like holding bake sales.

Cathy Beckley-Thomas is involved in a Relay for Life in Hagerstown and suggested the possibility of holding such an event in Boonsboro, since the southern part of the county has been growing.

Beckley-Thomas said she has been looking for a possible venue for a Boonsboro-area Relay for Life. That can be challenging because the event goes through the night and consideration of neighbors is an issue because of the noise, she said.



Community thanked for support of Green Fest

BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Town Councilwoman Janeen Solberg thanked the town and volunteers Monday night for their support of the third annual Boonsboro Green Fest, held May 7 in Shafer Park.

Solberg also showed council members various certificates of appreciation that organizers of the event received from public officials.

Solberg said this was the first year she co-chaired the event with Councilwoman Barbara Wetzel.

Boonsboro Green Fest is a free event promoting conservation, recycling and sustainable living, and is organized by the Boonsboro Recycling Task Force.


Boonsboro Police to give away firearm safety kits

BOONSBORO — The Boonsboro Police Department will give away a limited number of free firearm safety kits to local residents during the town's celebration of National Night Out on Aug. 2.

The kits, which will be distributed at the town's police department, include a gun lock, according to a press release from the police department.

There will be a limit of two locks per family, the release said.

The kits are being offered through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, which is a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

The program is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant and has resulted in the distribution of more than 35 million firearm safety kits throughout the country since 2003, the release said.

— Dave McMillion

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