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Boonsboro organizations participating in book drive

September 09, 2013|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

The Gaggle, a local women’s group, is participating in its Second Annual Community Book Drive, sponsored by the Hagerstown Rotary Club, Hagerstown Area Religious Council and the United Way of Washington County.

The drive, which runs through September, has a goal to raise 10,000 children’s books for readers from infant to age 11. Books can be new or gently used. Book contributions will help children learn to read, and might be the first book a child has ever owned.

Other participating sites in Boonsboro are the high school and Susquehanna Bank, and books can be dropped of at your convenience.

For more information or to be included as a collection site, call 301-842-4272 or email kathy.harc@gmail.com.

Remembrance Parade slated for Wednesday

Don’t miss the 9/11 Remembrance Parade honoring the memory of first responders lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and saluting all first responders and military personnel who serve so selflessly.

The parade is scheduled to leave the school complex at 6:30 p.m. and proceed down Main Street.

Congratulations and thank you to the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro for continuing this meaningful tradition.

Distribution of products to needy slated for Tuesday

Bountiful Blessings, a distribution of personal care and cleaning products to those in need, will take place today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Benevola United Methodist Church just west of Boonsboro.

For more information, contact Katie at 301-432-6126.

Yard sale, food sale slated at auxiliary

The Fahrney Keedy Auxiliary has scheduled two fall events this weekend.

A yard sale will run Friday and Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.  The sale will be under the tent near the gazebo and includes one antique and two electric organs.

Additionally, a food and bake sale is scheduled Saturday  beginning at 10 a.m. in the dining room and lobby. Soups, sandwiches and sweets will be available.

Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village is at 8507 Mapleville Road north of Boonsboro.

Mount Nebo church to host Bible study

Beginning Sunday, Mount Nebo United Methodist Church will host an evening of Bible lessons, Bible study and fellowship time for folks of all ages.

The time together begins at 6 p.m. and will run until about 7:30 p.m. Classes and activities for all ages are planned. Mount Nebo United Methodist Church is at 134 S. Main St.

For more information, call 301-432-8741.

Boonsboro library has fall activities

The Boonsboro branch of the Washington County Free Library has a great deal of offerings this fall.

A Lego Club will meet Wednesday and Sept. 25, at 4:15 p.m.  for a Lego building challenge.

Thursday, the Pinterest Club, ages 10 and older (adults welcome), will meet at 6 p.m. to share Pinterest ideas, crafts and other activities. This week, the craft will be making pumpkins from old books.

The Young Readers Book Club meets the third Monday of the month at 5 p.m. On Monday, Sept. 16, the book will be “Curveball: The Year I Lost my Grip,” by Jordan Sonnenblick.

The ABC (Afternoon Book Club) will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. to review the One Maryland One Book selection, which this year is “King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village” by Peggielene Bartels.

Boonsboro High School alumni to meet

The Boonsboro High School Class of 77 alumni invite all classmates to their monthly dinner party.

This month, the class will meet on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Supreme Buffet Hibachi Grill & Sushi on Dual Highway in Hagerstown at 6 p.m.

RSVP to Terri Hollingshead by calling 301-491-2024 or by emailing ptholling@myactv.net.

Mount Nebo plans dinner, fun night

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, at 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro, invites the community to attend an evening of good food and fun on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Board game fun is planned after the meal for all ages. Bring your friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome.

Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information, contact the church at 301-432-8741.

Boonsboro boys soccer to host youth night

Boonsboro High School Boys Soccer has scheduled a youth night at the game on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The junior varsity game kicks off at 5:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7 p.m.

Youngsters wearing their jersey to the game will receive free admission with a paying adult. Come out and support the high school’s Boys Soccer Program.

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