Church reaching out

October 08, 2012|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

Benevola United Methodist Church is offering two regular outreach programs. 
All are welcome to a free community breakfast the third Saturday of each month. The meal is a full breakfast, and there is no charge. 
On the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, the church celebrates Bountiful Blessings by offering personal care, hygiene and cleaning products to those in need. Both events take place at the church at 19925 Benevola Church Road, off Alternate U.S. 40 between Boonsboro and Funkstown.

Barbecue planned
The Boonsboro Lions Club will hold a barbecue Saturday next to Columbia Bank on Main Street in Boonsboro, beginning at 9:30 a.m. 
The chicken will be cooked with a special blend of spices. All proceeds will be used for the benefit of the local community. 

Fit In Boonsboro
Fit in Boonsboro will mark its one-year anniversary Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon with three complimentary classes that day; piloxing (combines pilates and boxing) at 9:15 a.m.; yoga at 10:15 a.m.; and belly dancing at 11:15 a.m.
 The fitness club also will offer membership sign-up specials. 
In addition, the last Thursday of every month is Community Day. The facility and classes are free that day.

Blessing of the animals
Mount Nebo United Methodist Church on Main Street in Boonsboro will host a blessing of the animals Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. 
The community is invited.
There will be many animal-related activities, including a free “beauty” station, homemade pet treats, Ask the Vet, and the blessing by Pastor Ray Robertson. 
All types of animals are welcomed in a secure carrier. Dogs must be on a leash.

Recycling program
The Boonsboro Recycling program continues to be a success, netting 65 tons in its first quarter. Each household in Boonsboro recycled more than 16 pounds of material during each collection from July through September, according to the town’s sanitation hauler.
As more household waste is diverted from the landfill through recycling efforts, the more the town will save in landfill fees. Recyclables are collected at curbside every other Monday. Trash is collected on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Town cleanup
The Boonsboro fall cleanup will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several Dumpsters will be available in the parking lot at Shafer Park for residents to dispose of unwanted items. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 20. 
Citizens must show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or a town utility bill. Residents unable to transport large items can call Town Hall at 301-432-5141 by Thursday to request a pickup. 
Town employees and volunteers will be available to help unload and sort items for donation, recycling and trash.    Usable items will be salvaged and be available during the day for free to town residents. 
Freedom Electronics Recycling Inc. will collect computers, printers, stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players, PDAs and cell phones. 
Horizon Goodwill will collect books, bags of clothing, computer monitors and other usable items.
Also collected will be metal appliances, including those with Freon, scrap metal, bicycles, car batteries, furniture, TV sets (no consoles), carpet (rolled and tied), mattresses and box springs, and block Styrofoam.
Leftover paint must be mixed with sand or kitty litter and lids must be securely attached. 
Tires, toxic materials, and construction debris and remodeling items are prohibited.

Rohrersville Band to mark anniversary
The Rohrersville Band is 175 years old.
The oldest community band in Maryland will celebrate its 175th anniversary by presenting a concert Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Band Hall on Main Street in Rohrersville.
Holly Feather, band director, will share the podium with four other directors as the band performs favorites from its large music library in addition to a premiere composition that reviews musical styles popular over the band’s existence.
G. Washington McCoy founded the band in 1837.
The concert is free and the public is welcome.
The band is also scheduled to appear at the South Washington County CROP Walk in Keedysville Sunday at 1 p.m. 
For more information, call 301-992-9767 or 410-489-7336 or go to

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