Church youth group spends night outside

October 24, 2011|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro
  • A group from Trinity Lutheran Church spent the night outside recently. Front row, from left, Brice Davis, Matt Clipp, Tom Schnackenberg, Otto Solberg, Jared Tribett, Tristan Talhelm, Lexie Hoffman and Jessie Doyle. Back row, Chip Rockwell, Spencer Davis, Jacob Rockwell, Dan Schnackenberg, Mike Schnackenberg, Ana Solberg and Tyler Chupak.
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If you drove by Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro Saturday evening, you might have seen an interesting sight. The youth group (grades six to 12) participated in a Social Justice Night, designed to increase awareness and empathy for those less fortunate.  
The youth, under the supervision of Laura and Mike Schnackenberg, Chip Rockwell and Jacob Rockwell, slept in shelters they made from cardboard boxes.  
They participated in a soup kitchen-style meal and watched a film about homelessness. Although temperatures dipped to the high 30s, they spent the night outside. The group solicited sponsorships and donations, and raised $1,500 that will be donated to REACH of Washington County, which runs a cold-weather shelter.

Library news
The Boonsboro branch of Washington County Free Library has two programs planned this week.
Tweens and Teens, for those ages 11 to 17, are invited to a Halloween party today at 6 p.m. in the community room.  The event will include a movie, games and treats. The movie “Abracadabra-doo” will start at 6 p.m.
On Saturday at  11:30 a.m., the movie “Spooky Buddies” will be shown. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 301-432-5723.

Homecoming Sunday
Trinity Reformed UCC invites the community to a homecoming on Sunday. An anniversary worship service with guest minister the Rev. Douglas Griffin will begin at 10:30 a.m., and be followed by a covered-dish luncheon. A historical presentation and display by local historian Doug Bast is slated for 1 p.m.  RSVP lunch reservations to the church at 301-432-2247.

Halloween party
Trinity Lutheran Church will host its annual Halloween party Sunday at 6 p.m. in the social room. There will be costume judging, trunk-or-treating, games and snacks. Consider decorating your trunk/back of your van to distribute candy (individually wrapped candy, snack packs or small treats) to hand out to the children as they walk by your trunk. Prizes will be awarded for the top three vehicles.   

Trunk or treat
Boonsboro Bible Church will host a trunk- or-treat fall festival Monday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Trunk-or-treating will be held in the church parking lot.  
The event will include carnival games, a bonfire and hayrides. The church is at 6741 Old National Pike across from Cronise Market.  
For more information, send an email to

Oyster dinner
Benevola United Methodist Church will hold an oyster dinner Saturday, Nov. 5, from noon to 6 p.m. at the church.  
Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for those ages 10 and younger.  
The menu includes fried oysters, ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, assorted desserts and beverages.


The church is at 19925 Benevola Church Road in Boonsboro.Cheer team
A competitive cheer team is coming to Boonsboro.
TKO cheer and dance teams will provide athletes with skills including gymnastics and hip-hop dance.  
For more information, call 301-305-0816.

Fitness center opens
FitInBoonsboro is finally open. The gym, managed by local fitness expert Heidi Bodenheimer, is at 3 St. Paul St. in Boonsboro near the fire company.  
The gym offers memberships and a la carte services, flexible hours and a large menu of fitness classes for all levels and interests.  
For more information, stop in or call 301-432-5206.

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