Greetings, neighbors

July 31, 2012|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro
  • The Washington County Show Kids team recently won an array of awards in regional, state and national twirling competitions.
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Hope all is well at your house.

For the first time in my driving life (30-plus years), I hit a deer yesterday. Watch for them when you are out and about, and if you see one carrying a headlight for a silver Explorer, let me know.

Local twirling group captures honors

In April and May, the Washington County Show Kids, under the direction of Brenda Cauffman, competed in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals and the Miss Majorette of Maryland Pageant/ Maryland State Competition, both held at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. Four dance twirl teams competed, and all four captured regional and state titles in the beginner division.

On July 15, all four teams headed to South Bend, Ind., to compete in the America Youth On Parade Nationals at Notre Dame University. More than 4,000 competitors and their families were in attendance. Three area teams placed in the top 10 of the beginner division. The Small Junior team placed fourth, the Large Junior team placed eighth and the Large Pre-Teen team placed 10th.

Also, nine twirlers competed in individual competition. Placing in the top 10 were Tasha Kane, fi rst, Novice Super X; Megan Heller, fourth, Beginner Super X; Hailey Shelton, third, Novice Solo, and seventh, Beginner Super X; Avery Covert, eighth, Novice Solo; Meagan Sheehan, second, Beginner Solo; and Kaitlyn Wassel, second, Novice Solo.

Also competing in individuals were Megan Langmyer, Harley Wenner and Tiena Walker. Thank you to friends, families and local businesses for donations that helped these young ladies make a successful trip to the nationals.

Trinity church has spaces for Boonsboro Days sale

The Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Boonsboro has indoor and outdoor yard sale spaces available for Boonsboro Days. Spaces are available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, and Saturday, Sept. 8.

The cost is $15 per day. You may reserve your space for either or both days by calling Debbie in the church office at 301-432-2247, or Audrey at 301-432-8367. Spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis. The church is located at 33 Potomac St. near the park.

Boonsboro Library schedules teen movie

Boonsboro Library will be screening a back-to-school movie for teens, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” (rated PG-13, 129 minutes) on Thursday, Aug. 9, beginning at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Boonsboro Class of 1982 to hold 30-year reunion

The Boonsboro High School Class of 1982 is holding its 30-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 8, on the Spirit of Baltimore dinner cruise at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Rooms have been reserved at the Renaissance Hotel in the Inner Harbor (right across from the USS Constitution).

Call Gina Smith at 301-432-4677 or Lori Shumaker Smith at 301-432-2105 if you haven’t received information.

Civil War book author to visit library

Author Scott Hipp will visit the Boonsboro Library on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. to discuss his new book, “Old Line Divided: Maryland in the Civil War: Volume I: Antebellum to 1862.” Hipp will speak about unit histories (regiments) in Confederate and Union service that were raised from the Washington County area.

Turn the Page book club meetings scheduled

At Turn the Page Bookstore, the book club meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 8, will include discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. In September, the book will be “My Name is Mary Sutter” by Robin Oliveira. The bookstore is located at 18 N. Main St. in Boonsboro, and the book club is free.

Car show, flea market set for Saturday

This Saturday, the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro and the Pleasant Valley Ruritan will hold a car show, fl ea market and chicken barbecue at Station 8 on Md. 67 south of Rohrersville. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and spectator admission is free.

The fee to enter a car in the show is $10, and cars must be on the field for judging by 11 a.m.

Ta ta for this week. Share your scoop at, or by leaving a detailed message at 301-432- 8615.

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