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Shafer Park plans discussed

August 19, 2013|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro
  • Members of the Boonsboro Park Board recently attended a meeting of the Boonsboro Environmental Commission to discuss plans and projects at Shafer Park. Pictured are, from left, Brigitte Schmidt, chairwoman of the environmental commission; Laura Schnackenberg, Park Board representative and member of the environmental commission; guest speaker Mike Hunninghake, program manager for Sustainable Maryland Certified; Megan Clark, town planner; and Kathy Vesely, vice chairwoman of the environmental commission.
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Members of the Boonsboro Park Board recently attended a meeting of the Boonsboro Environmental Commission to discuss plans and projects at Shafer Park.

Those attending included Brigitte Schmidt, chairwoman of the environmental commission; Laura Schnackenberg, Park Board representative and member of the environmental commission; guest speaker Mike Hunninghake, program manager for Sustainable Maryland Certified; Megan Clark, town planner; and Kathy Vesely, vice chairwoman of the environmental commission.

Members of the two town boards discussed park projects involving pet waste stations, stream naming and restoration, and recycling at events held in the park.

Hunninghake, who works at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland, discussed how Boonsboro’s Green Team can begin working on and documenting projects that earn credits under the Sustainable Maryland Certified program. Boonsboro is registered in the program.

Some members of the Green Team were also in attendance. Members of town boards, commissions and staff, as well as other town residents, will comprise the Green Team. Interested citizens can apply by going to www.town.boonsboro.md.us/ and clicking on “Town Commission,” then “Community Volunteer Form,” or by sending a letter of interest to Green Team, Town Hall, 21 N. Main St., Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Green Team members must live in Boonsboro to qualify.

Last summer concert

The last summer concert will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at Shafer Park. The U.S. Navy Band Country Current will perform bluegrass and country music. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawns chairs.

The concerts are sponsored by the town park board.

Bikle to give talk

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m., the Boonsboro Lions Club will host  Lisha Bikle, president of the South County Food Pantry, who will give an update on the food pantry.  The club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Boonsboro American Legion.

Car show planned

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, south of Boonsboro on Md. 67, will host a car show Saturday, Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Awards will be given for first-, second- and third-place and best of show. 

Yard sale tables and other vendors can display their wares.

All donations will support the missions and outreach team in sponsorship of Haley Dagenhart, who will travel to the inner city of Dublin, Ireland, to work with youth and the homeless. 

For more information, call Lori Dagenhart at 301-992-6590.

Class of 1993 planning reunion

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The Boonsboro High School Class of 1993 is planning its 20th class reunion Saturday, Aug. 31, at Boonsboro American Legion Post 10.

Tickets cost $25 per person. Tickets will be available at the door. 

Social hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing and dessert will follow.

For more information, call Amy Wescott at 301-465-9429.

London Fog reunion

Time is running out for London Fog alumni to make reservations for the reunion set for Saturday, Sept. 14. 

All former employees of the Boonsboro plant or the Hagerstown cutting facility are invited to attend.
 
To make reservations, call Sharon Smith at 304-263-2659; Wanda Boyer at 301-797-9815; Debbie McDermott at 301-745-3335; Connie Milburn at 301-432-7001; Cheryl Heimbuch at 301-797-9082 or Debbie Martz at 301-432-5564.

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