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Last year's opening ceremony
The rain took a break as blue skies and blue t-shirts came out for eighth annual Boonsboro Green Fest at Shafer Park on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Close to 5,000 attended the day-long event. The opening ceremony at the Bandstand was delayed because some of the attendees, including master of ceremonies Tim Rowland, Herald-Mail columnist, were delayed because of a traffic accident on I-70.
Pictured (above) at the ceremony are (first row, from left) committee members (in blue shirts) Sean Haardt, Laura Schnackenberg and Amy Jones, Rowland, committee members Barbara Wetzel and Rosemary James, and Mark Widmyer, the governor's Western Maryland coordinator; (second row) committee members Renee Elias and Kathy Vesely, Washington County Commissioner Jeff Cline, Brunswick Mayor Karin Tome and committee member Janeen Solberg; (third row) committee member Brigitte Schmidt, Boonsboro council member Cindy Kauffman, sponsor Shannon Murphy of BodySense PT, Congressman John Delaney's representative Caitlin Ainge', Washington County Board of Education president Donna Brightman and sponsor JoAnne Grove of Turn the Page Bookstore; (fourth row) Boonsboro town manager Megan Clark, Boonsboro assistant mayor Howard Long, Boonsboro police chief Chuck Stanford, Boonsboro Middle School principal Gary Willow and Brunswick city council member Ellis Burress; and (back row) Charles "Skip" Kauffman, Washington County register of wills Jason Malott, county treasurer Todd Hershey, Boonsboro Economic Development Commission chair Dick Keesecker, Hagerstown mayor David Gysberts and Kai Hagen of Envision Frederick and former Frederick County commissioner.
Committee members not pictured included Leslie Haardt, Darrell Jones, Dan Murphy, Rick Schulman, Susan Simonson, Greg Solberg and county liaison Tony Drury, recycling coordinator, who were busy working in the park as the festival got under way.
The opening program that kicked off the all-day event included the singing of "This Land is Your Land", led by area singer-songwriter Tony M. Music. The Woody Guthrie song has been adopted by the Boonsboro Green Fest Committee as the festival's unofficial theme song.
Both Congressman Delaney and U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski sent resolutions of congratulations to the committee. New Washington County commissioner Wayne Keefer did not arrive in time for the ceremony due to the traffic accident.
Committee member Greg Solberg moves a load of Styrofoam.
Tony M. Music & committee member Sean Haardt (right) entertain youngsters in the Kids' Zone. Sean and his wife Leslie, also a committee member, have co-chaired the children's activities for the last several years.
Big electronic information sign on N. Main St., Boonsboro
Green Fest committee
readies for May 13 event
BOONSBORO, Md. (April 2017) - The countdown begins for the 9th annual Boonsboro Green Fest, set for May 13 in the town's Shafer Park.
All aspects of the festival are taking shape. The Green Fest Committee is checking off final preparations as the Saturday before Mother's Day fast approaches:
South County landscape
Have you ever taken a picture and said to yourself, "Wow, that's a prize winner"? It just might be if you enter it into the inaugural photo contest sponsored by the Boonsboro Green Fest.
The Green Fest is seeking photographs that highlight the beauty of Washington County's natural environment, such as landscapes, plant life and animal life.
The top three winning submissions will be displayed at the 9th annual Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Boonsboro's Shafer Park.
Judging the contest will be three Hagerstown professional photographers: Dale Swope, the founding owner of Photography by Dale, and the company's current owner, Mary Pat Kelly, along with Monika Wertman of Wertman Photography.
Photos will be judged on subject matter, focus, lighting, composition, creativity and photographic impact.
Photos must be digital and be taken within Washington County, Maryland, by amateur photographers who earn less than half of their income from photography.
Each photo must be accompanied by an entry form and photo release which may be obtained by emailing [email protected]
Only one entry per person will be permitted. All entries must be digitally emailed by May 3, 2017, to: [email protected] No photo may contain images of recognizable people.
The top three printed and framed photos will be displayed throughout the day at the Green Fest and then be presented to the winning photographers.
The contest originator and coordinator is volunteer Tom Ruhf of Rohrersville.