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                 News from Town Hall         
                   21 N Main St   Boonsboro MD 21713    301-432-5141
                 E-mail: [email protected]   Spring 2005

Quarterly Calendar Of Events For Shafer Park

Bulk Trash Pickup
One Day-One Time Only

Boonsboro Volunteer Rescue & Ambulance Company Carnival

The Carnival begins Friday, May 27th and runs through Saturday, June 4th.  For more information contact the Ambulance Company at 301-432-6979.

Memorial Day Parade

The annual parade will be held on Sunday, May 29th.  Wreath laying ceremonies and memorial service at the monument in front of the library begin at 1:00 p.m.  The parade starts at 2:00 p.m., where it forms at the high school and ends at Reeder's Alley pm South Main Street.

Town Hall Holiday Closing

Town Hall will be closed on Memorial Day - Monday, May 30th.

Holiday Trash Pickup

Memorial Day schedule - Wednesday, June 1st and early on Saturday, June 4th.

NOTATION:  All trash, especially food must be put in plastic or papers bags before being placed in garbage cans.  Heavy-duty plastic trash bags may be used instead of garbage cans.  Do not over-load the bags so they tear or make too heavy for the trash hauler to lift.  These regulations are part of the Town's ordinance on garbage and refuse.  Remember you are not allowed to mix in any grass, yard debris or brush.

2005 Independence Day Celebrations

The third annual Boonsboro Independence Day Celebration will be held the evening of Sunday, July 3rd beginning at 5:00 p.m.  There will be no rain date this year.  Any non-profit organization that would like to participate should contact the Town Clerk, Barbara Rodenhiser at 301-432-5141 or send an email to Park Board Chairman, Joe Scalese via [email protected]

Deadline for participation is June 1st.



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Very early on Saturday, April 23rd, a special bulk trash pick up will take place by our regular trash hauling firm.

Your items should be placed at the curb on Friday evening.  Any objects not out at that time will have to be stored by the property owner until the next scheduled bulk collection in the fall.

Items that will NOT be collected are the following:

Appliances with Freon gas, such as air conditioners, freezers or refrigerators; large kitchen appliances, car batteries, tires, construction and/or remodeling items or toxic materials.

Cans of paint must be thoroughly mixed with sand or kitty litter and the lids must be securely sealed.

12th Annual Fishing Derby

The Town's fishing derby will be held in Shafer Park on Saturday, May 7th.  Registration for ages 1 to 6 is 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and they will fish from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.  Ages 7 to 12 registration is 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and fishing time is 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Fishing poles will be provided for any child who doesn't have one.  Prizes will be awarded.

Spring Rabies Clinic

The rabies clinic will be held at the County's Ag Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike on Wednesday, May 18th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Fee is $5 per animal.  Boonsboro's Shafer Park rabies clinic is scheduled to be held later this year in October.

National Pike Wagon Train

The wagon train will roll into Shafer Park on Sunday, May 15th around 2:00 p.m. for its final stop.  The Mt. NEBO Methodist Church Praise Team will be performing.