Girl Scout troops bury time capsule

June 10, 2013|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro
  • Girl Scouts from troops 40169 amd 40708 recently buried a time capsule. Front row, Lauren Barnes, Rylie Cataldo, Evelynn McGivney, Gina Gabianelli, Norah Keller, Ava Selby, Reagan Cataldo and Leah Peersen. Standing, Leader Fran Gabianelli, Lindsey Sparkman, Sarah Peersen, Leader Jen Keller, Reagan Pheulpin, Rachel Peersen, Kayla Ashby, Erin Bryce and leader Shawn Bryce.
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Boonsboro Girl Scout troops 40169 and 40708 signed, filled and buried a time capsule May 28 at Greenbrier Elementary School.

The capsule is filled with letters the girls wrote to themselves, patches, a 100th anniversary Girl Scout flag, empty Girl Scout Tagalong cookie box and other mementos from the girls.

The girls voted to bury the capsule for 10 years. Many of the girls will be in high school or college when it is reopened.

The troop leaders, Fran Gabianelli, Shawn Bryce and Jen Keller, would like to thank Principal Jennifer Scarberry-Price and past Principal Beth Allshouse for allowing the girls to have their meetings at the school and for allowing them to bury the capsule.

The girls were treated to a recent visit by Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen Taylor Ammons. Her platform is “Music Can Make a Difference,” and she worked on a music badge with the girls. The girls made a donation to her “Every Kid Deserves a Teddy Bear” project.

Sharpsburg to celebrate its 250th anniversary

The Sharpsburg Historical Society and the town of Sharpsburg, with the support of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association, invite the community to attend the July 7 celebration of Sharpsburg’s 250th anniversary.

All of the events including lunch, an ice- cream social and a band concert are free.

The celebration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the church bells ringing to mark 250 years. 

The organizers are asking those who have photos, documents and memories of the town to bring the items to share as part of the family registry project.

For more information, call 301-992-9767.

Class of 1966 to hold picnic

The Boonsboro High School Class of 1966 will celebrate its 47th annual picnic Saturday at 11 a.m. in the community center at Shafer Park. 

The meal will begin at noon.

If you are interested in attending and have not already submitted your RSVP, call Carolyn Albert Aycoth at 301-992-6107 or send an email to or call Jeannie Gonzalez at 301-639-8844 or send an email to

Horse show set for Sunday

Blue Ridge Riding Club, on Mapleville Road north of Boonsboro, will host an open horse show Sunday, starting at 8:30 a.m. The show will include classes for youth, adult, English and western. 

For more information, call 301-991-9130.

Class of 1953 to celebrate 60th reunion

The Boonsboro High School Class of 1953 will celebrate its 60th class reunion Saturday, Sept. 28. 

The reunion committee is looking for contact information for the following classmates:

Fannie Bachtell, Tom Coblentz, Shirley Doule Gearhart, Janice Gossard, Clyde Gregg, Kenneth Hoclman, Richard Humelsine, Donald Joy, Donald Koontz, Sarah Jane Rohrer Kline Arthur Grover Mason, Patricia Cross Peachy, John Redman, Leona Bowers Seville, Gloria Eavy Whetzel and Norman Potter.

If you can help the committee locate these folks, call Mary Lou Boyer at 301-432-8008.

Boonsboro Library news

 At Boonsboro Library this week: 

The Summer Reading Club kickoff is Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Participants can sign up for summer reading and plant their own vegetable. 

The Young Readers Book Club will meet Monday, June 17, at 5 p.m. to discuss “Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski.
The ABC meets Tuesday, June 18, at 3 p.m.  This month’s book is “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain.
The Cookbook Club meets Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m.  Call the library for cookbook theme selections. Recipes are due by Friday.

Track teams finish with honors

As school wraps up, congratulations to the Boonsboro boys track and field team for finishing second in the State 1A Championships, with individual titles to Gerick Allen in the discus, Nick Seabright in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and the 4 x 800 relay team of Ethan Allnutt, Bryan Letendre, Sean Snyder and Josh Testa. 

And congratulations to the Boonsboro girls track and field team for again winning the State 1A Championship, with individual titles for Maggie Sullivan in the 300 hurdles and Kortney Cunningham in the 1.600 meters.  

Boonsboro High School teacher honored

Accolades are also due for Ayako Shiga, Japanese language teacher at BHS, who  was chosen teacher of the year. She follows Christine Hammer-Atkins of BES who was chosen last year. 

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