Boonsboro briefs - May 7

May 07, 2012

Boonsboro renames four alleys

BOONSBORO — The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday approved names for four previously unnamed alleys in town.
Alley 1, which intersects with North Main Street and the Boonsboro Historical Park, is now Blecker View.
Alley 2, off Knode Circle, is now Josiah Lane.
Alley 10, which connects Reeders Alley and Sinnesin Drive, is now Nyman Place.
Alley 11, a “walking alley” off Park Drive, is now called Sgt. Rich Poffenberger Jr. Way, in honor of the town police officer who died unexpectedly in December.
The names of the other three alleys were chosen with a historical significance for various people in Boonsboro’s history, Councilwoman Janeen Solberg said.
Names, rather than just numbered alleys, are important for fire and emergency services, Mayor Charles F. “Skip” Kauffman said.

Boonsboro donates $600 to fishing derby

BOONSBORO — The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday approved a $600 donation for Saturday’s annual fishing derby for local youths.
The money will go toward purchasing equipment for the children, and any leftover funds will be given back to the town, organizer Ray Grove said.
The derby typically draws about 150 youngsters, organizer Richard Hawkins Sr. said.
Prizes, in the form of gift certificates for food from McDonald’s and Subway, as well to Toys R Us and more, will be given to every child who participates, Hawkins said.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources stocks about 400 fish for the event, which is open to those up to 12 years old, Hawkins said.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., Hawkins said.
Those up to 6 years old will fish from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., while those ages 6 to 12 will fish from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hawkins said.

Boonsboro donates $400 to local food program

BOONSBORO — The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday approved a $400 donation to Micah’s Backpack, a program through the South Washington County Food Pantry that helps feed underprivileged children in the community.
The program provides children who receive free or reduced-price lunches at school each day with a backpack every Friday containing six meals for Saturdays and Sundays during the school year, said Lisha Bikle, president of the food pantry.
Currently, 38 children benefit from the program at Boonsboro, Greenbrier, Fountain Rock, Pleasant Valley and Sharpsburg elementary schools, Bikle said.
About $10 is enough to feed one child for a weekend, including two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners, she said.
Children are identified by their school counselors for inclusion in the program, which has grown since it started in March, Bikle said.
So far, the program has served more than 1,500 meals to area children, she said.


— C.J. Lovelace

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