Benefit planned

March 04, 2013|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

Benevola United Methodist Church members will travel to Haiti on a mission trip in April.

Tuesday, there will be a fundraiser at the Bob Evans restaurant on Dual Highway in Hagerstown.
The restaurant will donate 15 percent of meal bills to the church to help cover team members’ cost of their mission trip.

The event runs all day with breakfast, lunch or dinner to guests presenting a flier, which will be available at the restaurant.

Spaghetti dinner

The BHS and BMS band programs will host a spaghetti dinner/band performance Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. 

The menu includes spaghetti served with salad, bread and beverage. Baked goods will be available for purchase.

Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and those ages 8 and younger, and are free for those younger than 3. Tickets will be available at the door.

Dinner planned

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, at 134 S. Main St., invites the community to dinner Saturday in the church’s Family Life Center. 

The dinner is open to all and at no cost. 

The meal includes ham and sauerkraut, potatoes and vegetables. A children’s menu will also be served. There will be a dessert table and an evening of entertainment for children and adults. 

Church members will be available for child/infant care. The dinner will be served between 5:30 and 7 p.m. with two hours of square dancing  to follow.

Money bonanza

The Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co. will host a money bonanza Saturday, April 6. 

Tickets cost $35 per ticket. The event will be held at the Boonsboro American Legion and is for adults who are 18 and older.

For tickets, call Brenda Kretzer at 301-491-0139.

Library anniversary

The Boonsboro Free Library will celebrate its fifth birthday Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The library staff and volunteers are planning a day of entertainment and snacks, including cupcakes. A magic show will be performed at 11 a.m. by Michael T, followed by a reading of his new children’s book, “Jelly Bean Soup and Grilled Candy Sandwiches,” which will be available for purchase.

Pancake breakfast

The Boonsboro Lions Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast Saturday, March 16, from 7 to 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 64 Main St. Boonsboro. 

Donations will be accepted at the door. The Lions Club is also accepting donations of old eyeglasses. All proceeds go to support the community.

Stream cleanup

The Boonsboro Environmental Commission will host a Shafer Park, stream cleanup on Saturday, March 23, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The event is in honor of World Water Day, which is March 22.

World Water Day was established by the United Nations in 1993. World Water Day encourages events that promote a clean and sustainable water supply. The event is listed on the World Water Day website at

Many local service groups will participate and volunteers are welcome.

The cleanup event will be held before the spring growth starts. It will be easier to find and pick up the trash and debris. The group will be concentrating their efforts on the part of the stream that runs in the new section of the park, from the Scout Hut to behind the library. It is very marshy in some spots. Volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately, and park on the playground side of Shafer Park. Participants should bring a water bottle, and any spare tools, such as rakes or pitch forks.

For more information, call Laura Schnackenberg at 301-432-0136 or send an email to

Historical Society

The Sharpsburg Historical Society’s general meeting is slated for Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, 106 E. Main St., Sharpsburg. 

The group will discuss the July 7, 2013, commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the town’s founding with a presentation about the colonial frontier. 

Raleigh Boaze, living history interpreter of the period between 1754 and 1775, will discuss the events surrounding  Joseph Chapline’s 1763 chartering of Sharpsburg. 

 The town of Sharpsburg and the Sharpsburg Historical Society will mark the July founding of the town with ceremony and events including a wreath laying at the Chapline family burial plot in Mount View Cemetery, an ice cream social and a band concert by the Rohrersville Band, whose founder G.W. McCoy was from Sharpsburg.  The program is open and free to the public.

For information about the program or the anniversary commemoration, call 301-992- 9767.


Sharpsburg Little League girls’ softball tryouts and late registration for girls ages 7 to 14 will be held on the following dates: Wednesday for 7 and 8 year olds (5:30 p.m.); Thursday for 9 and 10 year olds (5:30 p.m.); Friday for 11 to 14 year olds (5:30 p.m.) ; Saturday for 10 and 11 year olds (10 a.m. to noon); 9 to 12 year olds (noon to 2 p.m.); and 7 and 8 year olds (2 to 3:30 p.m.)

For more information, call Dave Dyer at 301-676-1782 or go to

Congratulations, Boonsboro

We have much to be proud of in our little town. Recently, at the Hagerstown Washington County Annual Business Awards, many familiar faces were on the list of finalists, and one local business brought home a trophy.
Local businessman Stu Mullendore was a finalist for Businessman of the Year, and Inn Boonsboro was a finalist for the At Your Service Award.
Cronise Market and the Olde Home Place was named Small Business of the Year. 

The award is given to a Washington County business that has demonstrated any or all of the following: product or service quality, job creation, innovation, strong community involvement, high standard in business practice, commitment to Washington County and the community. 

Stop in and congratulate the folks at Cronise and Olde Home Place this weekend as they hold a spring open house.

Young people

In the “next generation,”  several teens among us have also experienced some recent success. Paige Dutrow, daughter of Greg and Diane Dutrow,  was named Ms. Washington County Scholarship Pageant recently. Paige is a 2012 graduate of BHS, where she was named valedictorian, and is a mathematics education major at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. We wish her the best in the Miss Maryland Pageant.

Boys track team finishes second at state meet

Boonsboro High School’s Boys Indoor Track Team finished second in the Class 1A Championship.  Special recognition to the following guys for wining state titles at this meet: Nick Seabright, high jump; Gerick Allen, shot put; Ethan Allnutt,  and Tom Kersting, Josh Testa and Alex Thaggard, 4-by-800 relay. The guys also brought home four silver and three bronze medals.

Girls track team repeats as state champs

Boonsboro High School’s Girls Indoor Track Team repeated as the 1A State Champions on Feb. 25.  Individual State Champions included Sara Zielinski, 1,600 meters and Maggie Sullivan, 55 hurdles. The girls also brought home six silver and two bronze medals.  Special recognition to Coach Becky Walter and her staff for the accomplishments of both teams.

Band members participate in All County Band Concert

The Boonsboro High School Band was well represented at the All County Band Concert with the following students: Sara Zielinski and Maria Rochford on flute; Rebecca Bushko on oboe; Dan Getka (again first chair); Graham Blair (second chair); Allison Davenport on clarinet; Chase Remsburg on alto sax; Tyler Guttry on baritone sax; Steven Kurapathy on trombone; and Nick Zielinski on tuba.

I have a soft spot for the incredible work of the BMS and BHS band programs. Congratulations to these talented and well-taught musicians.

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