Cards, toiletries and snacks being collected for troops

November 14, 2011|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

The South Washington County Military Support Group sends boxes of greeting cards and goodies to troops at Christmas.

Tens of thousands of troops will be serving away from home during the holiday season.

There are a few opportunities currently for local folks to help make this project a success. Help is needed to screen, read and count greeting cards on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Boonsboro. You can also write some cards of your own thanking the troops and bring the cards to the meeting, but please don’t put the cards in envelopes.

There will also be volunteer opportunities available Thanksgiving weekend.
The group is also collecting toiletries, snack foods, gum, lip balm, puzzle books, etc. No aerosol or glass containers are permitted. If you would like to help, please drop the items off at St. James. Monetary donations to support the efforts can be made payable to South Washington Military Support Group and mailed to Lynn Jones, P.O. Box 223, Keedysville, MD 21756.

It is also not too late to send the name and address of a service member who will be in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Kuwait or some other countries over the holidays — so he or she may get gift boxes from home.  
For more information, call Ann Corcoran at 301-964-5442.

Craft open house

Log Cabin Crafters will host its eighth annual holiday craft open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.    

Rug hooking, penny rugs, Santas, dolls and ornaments by Barbara Twigg and Beth Rockwell will be available, along with local soaps, pottery and jewelry. Local Civil War author Tim Snyder will be signing his book, “Trembling in the Balance.” The event will be at 21 Mount Hebron Road in Keedysville.  

For more information, call 301-432-2382.  

Thanksgiving dinner to be held at church

Boonsboro Bible Church will host a community Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. The dinner is free and open to the public.

The church is at 6741 Old National Pike in Boonsboro.  

For more information, call 240-818-8469.

Oyster dinner planned

Rohrersville Ruritan will hold its oyster, ham and turkey dinner Saturday from 1:30 to 5 p.m.    

The meal is served with mashed potatoes, green beans, sauerkraut, stuffing and gravy. It is an all-you-care-to-eat meal served buffet style. Carryout is available; please bring containers.

The meal costs $15 for adults.

Rohrersville Ruritan Club is on Rohrersville Schoolhouse Road, five miles south of Boonsboro on Md. 67.

For more information, call J.R. at 240-818-1038.

Coast Guard Academy representative to be at school

My daughter, Cadet Laurin Smith, 3rd Class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, will be at Boonsboro High School Tuesday, Nov. 22.  

Laurin, a 2010 BHS graduate, will be on hand to discuss the application process for the academy, along with the opportunities available at the academy in New London, Conn.

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