The third annual Boonsboro Green Fest will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shafer Park.
The festival will feature more than 100 vendors of eco-friendly products, services and information, including children’s activities, speakers, demonstrations, music by The Yardslippers, a food pavilion, clothing and sports equipment swaps, a free water filling station, and more than 40 recycling collection stations in the drive-through, drop-off loop planned at the Community Center parking lot.
Guest master of ceremonies Tim Rowland, Herald-Mail columnist and local author, will preside over the opening ceremony beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the band stand. The event is sponsored by the Boonsboro Recycling Task Force. The event is free thanks to a host of volunteers and 45 sponsors.
For more information, go to www.boonsborogreenfest.com.
Karate class plans fundraiser
May 1 marked the second annual International Fanconi Anemia Day, and local survivor of FA, Devin Fales, and his karate class will help to raise awareness and funds for this often devastating disease with a karate demonstration during Boonsboro’s Green Fest. Devin’s life was saved with a bone marrow transplant in Minnesota a few years ago.
Master Michelle Vining will lead the demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you can’t make it, go to www.fanconi.org to donate online in honor of Devin and other FA survivors.
Fire department plans chicken barbecue
The Boonsboro Fire Co. will hold a chicken barbecue and yard sale Saturday, May 14, beginning at 7 a.m. Spaces are available to rent.
The event, which will be held rain or shine, will be held at the substation at 3417 Rohrersville Road.
For more information, call Jessie at 301-432-5515.
Also, the fire department will hold a pig roast and luau at the substation Saturday, June 25, from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and include a platter meal, soda, water and beer. Entertainment will be provided by a DJ. There will be tip jars and other games. For more information, call 301-432-5515.
Musical instruments sought by Boosters Club
Got an old saxophone from your youth? Does that trombone collect more dust than it should? Finished fiddling around with your violin?
The Boonsboro High School Band Boosters would be happy to take any off your hands.
At this year’s annual Boonsboro Green Fest event, the Band Boosters will have a booth where you can bring any old instrument and donate it to the school’s band program.
The Boosters will accept all donations of wind, brass, percussion or string instruments that might no longer have a purpose in your home.