Fire department thanks community

October 22, 2012|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

The Boonsboro Fire Department, Rohrersville substation, would like to thank all those who participated in and supported the Friday night cruise-ins held at Next Dimensions over the summer.

Proceeds benefited the station, and the community’s support is appreciated.

Organ donor symposium planned

On Saturday, the Boonsboro and Sharpsburg Lions Clubs will join together for Make A Difference Day, encouraging people around the state to consider the gift of life.

The program will take place at the Boonsboro American Legion and will allow local communities to learn the value of organ donation. 

Organ donor designation cards will be available.  

The free program starts at 9 a.m. and the public is invited. 

There will be a light breakfast and drinks provided to all attendees.  

Several guest speakers, including a representative from the Living Legacy Foundation, will discuss the way lives can be touched through the organ donor program.  

Rachel Powell to perform with dance group in Frederick

Don’t miss the chance to see Boonsboro graduate Rachel Powell and the Duquesne University Tamburitzans. The dance group performs Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md. 

For ticket information, call 301-416-8016, or send an email to

Fall festival at Mount Nebo Methodist Church

Mount Nebo Methodist Church, at 134 S. Main St. in Boonsboro, will host its fall fling festival Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Various craft and direct sales vendors will be on hand, as well as a children’s craft activity. Lunch food will be sold.

The event is sponsored by Mount Nebo United Methodist Women.

Basket bingo

St. James’ Catholic Church of Boonsboro will hold a Thirty-One Bag and Longaberger basket bingo Sunday, Nov. 4, at St. Joseph’s Riggie Hall on Virginia Ave. in Halfway. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m.

 Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
For tickets, call Karen at 301-432-2887. For more information, go to

 Proceeds will go to the church’s ministries and its religious education program.

Remembrance candles

The Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village Auxiliary is selling Christmas remembrance luminarias in honor or in memory of family, friends and associates of Fahrney-Keedy.

The cost is $5 per light and reservations and payment is due by Nov. 10.

For those unfamiliar with a luminaria, it is a paper bag filled with two inches of sand and a candle placed in the middle of the bag. Upon nightfall, the candles are lit and the lights shine in memory or in honor of the designated persons.
For more information, go to and see the link under “News and Announcements” for an order form. 

The display will be Saturday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Band tag day set for Saturday

On Saturday, the Boonsboro Marching Band will be out and about for its third annual Tag Day fundraiser. 

The band students will go door to door between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Boonsboro school district to ask for donations to support the bands.  

The students will wear their uniforms so you can tell they are part of the music program. 

If you won’t be home and would like to mail in a donation, you can mail it to the school. Make checks payable to Boonsboro Band Boosters and mail them to Boonsboro Band Boosters, C/O Boonsboro High School, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro, MD 21713.  The fundraiser benefits the Boonsboro Middle School and Boonsboro High School music programs.

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