'Shopping in Sharpsburg'

April 10, 2012|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

Vernell Doyle, president of the Sharpsburg Historical Society, invites the community to the Monday, April 16, meeting as it presents “Shopping in Sharpsburg.” 

A panel of local residents who worked in the six general stores will talk about the old days before supermarkets. 

All are invited to come to share memories and help preserve the history of the stores that carried almost everything needed for home and garden.

The little stores are gone, but the buildings about town still show evidence of their existence. 

The meeting will be in Town Hall starting at 7 p.m. 

For more information, call 301-992-9767.

Yard and bake sale

Benevola United Methodist Church will host a yard and bake sale Saturday, April 28, from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church.

The church is at 19925 Benevola Church Road, between Boonsboro and Funkstown off Alternate U.S. 40. 

Community yard sale

The student council at Boonsboro High School will host a community yard sale Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the high school parking lot. 


To rent table space, call Karri Ernst at 301-766-8022.  The cost of a table is $15 with additional tables at $5 each.

Purple bows

Have you noticed all of the large purple bows that are lining Main Street in Boonsboro? On March 24, several residents “Painted Boonsboro Purple.”

The bows were put there to remind everyone who sees them that on June 22 and 23 the American Cancer Society will sponsor a Relay For Life walk at Washington County Agricultural Education Center off Sharpsburg Pike.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. on June 22 and end at 7 a.m. on June 23.

During that time, participants will walk as teams to raise money for cancer research. Participants will walk through the night, because cancer does not sleep. Everyone is encouraged to come out and walk or support the cause with a donation. 

For more information, call Cathy Thomas at 301-733-8272 or go to

Fitness challenge

Fit in BoonsBoro has wrapped up its first community fitness challenge.

The top two finishers for total inches lost were: second place, Angela McNamara; and first place, Donna Wilder. 

The top three finishers for percentage of body weight lost were: third place, Kiki Moore, who won $100; second place, Nikki Kanfield, who won $200; and first place, Bethany Ridgely, who won $500.

Congratulations to all who participated and finished the challenge. The group jointly lost 710.5 pounds.

Cornet Band

The Rohrersville Cornet Band of Washington County will celebrate its 175th birthday at its spring concert.

The concert will be in the band’s 1916 rehearsal/concert hall on Main Street in Rohrersville. The Sunday, April 22, concert will begin at 3 p.m.

The program features music from the band’s extensive library and highlights eras from the mid-19th century to the present. The concert is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 301-992-9767.

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