Community comes together at high school

February 12, 2013|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

On Jan. 31, the Let’s Come Together Luncheon was held at Boonsboro High.

It included community leaders from Keedysville Town Council, Boonsboro Town Council, Pleasant Valley Ruritan, Boonsboro Environmental Commission, Green Fest, Sharpsburg Lions Club, Volunteer Washington County and Mount Moriah Baptist Church.

Also present were student leaders representing organizations in the BHS community.

The group came together to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on the service opportunities in the Boonsboro school district. 

The group thought about King’s question, “What are you doing for others?” Those on hand discussed how rich our community is with a deep history of service organizations and caring individuals who give of themselves to support the community in a variety of ways.

There are many opportunities to get involved in helping South County be a strong, healthy and engaged community. When citizens care, they can accomplish great things. Many thanks to Sally Poole, student service learning adviser, for sharing this information.

Shrove Tuesday

Trinity Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St. in Boonsboro, invites one and all to its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

A free will offering will help defray expenses. 

Ash Wednesday

Trinity will also observe Ash Wednesday with a service of Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The community is invited.

Oyster dinner

Rohrersville Ruritan Club will hold an oyster, ham and turkey dinner Saturday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Rohrersville Schoolhouse Building, 21023 Rohrersville School Road, off Md. 67 in Rohrersville.

Tickets cost $15 for adults for the buffet-style, all-you-care-to-eat dinner. Carryout is available for those bringing containers. 

For more information, call J.R. at 240-818-1038.

Class of 1977 plans dinner

The BHS Class of 1977 alumni continues to make efforts to stay in touch. A monthly catch-up dinner will be Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse, 120 S. Edgewood Drive in Hagerstown. 

RSVP to Terri Hollingshead at 301-491-2024 or  send an email to

Relay for Life to plan for event

The South Washington County Relay for Life is preparing for its 2013 relay season. The group will begin holding its monthly team rallies Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at Mount Nebo United Methodist United Church, 134 S. Main St. in Boonsboro.

Parking is available behind the church.

The group will discuss how to combat cancer as a part of Relay for Life, which will take place at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center June 21 and 22. Since this is the month of love — members are showing  their “Love for Relay” by dressing in purple. There will be prizes awarded to the person dressed in their best purple outfit.

Chili cook-off set for April 6

Trinity Lutheran’s ever popular chili cook-off and open mic/talent extravaganza will take place Saturday, April 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Chili cookers, eaters and entertainers are welcome to share their talents and taste buds. 

Bakers willing to share a few dozen cookies or brownies are welcome. Door prizes will be offered.

For more information, send Kristy Smith an email at

Library news

At the Boonsboro Branch of the Washington County Free Library this month: 

The ABC, or Afternoon Book Club, meets Tuesday, Feb. 19, to discuss “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” by Deborah Moggach. 

A general book share session will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, and Young Readers Book Club takes their turn with “The Apothecary” by Maile Meloy on Feb. 25.

The library also offers a variety of toddler and infant programs, as well as teen activities and movies for all ages.

To register, call 301-432-5723.

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