Yellow, Purple, Pink ones
BOONSBORO, Md.( April 22, 2016) – Youngsters attending the upcoming Boonsboro Green Fest will have a hand in creating a mosaic masterpiece, if, that is, there are enough yellow, purple and pink bottle caps available to complete the huge four-by-eight-foot project.
Todd Geiman’s art students at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown are creating the design outline on a large piece of ply board. Children of all ages will be able to glue the colorful bottle caps onto the outline, filling in the spaces much like what would be done when painting a picture-by-numbers project.
The design will be revealed at the eighth annual Green Fest on Saturday, May 7, in the Kids Zone pavilion at Boonsboro Shafer Park. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The mosaic will require more yellow, purple and pink battle caps than are on hand, according to Sean and Leslie Haardt, festival committee members and coordinators of the children’s activities for the last several years.
The mosaic project is done every other year at the festival. The last two designs were “The Scream” by Edvard Munch and “Lady with a Parasol” by Edgar Degas.
“If you are one of the many people who saves caps with hopes of reusing them in some fashion, our mosaic project will help you get rid of at least some of them,” says Sean Haardt, adding, “The dozens of kids who help complete the mosaic will be grateful.”
Clean caps may be dropped off at Turn the Page Bookstore, at 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Children will also be able to create a Mother’s Day card, make a Pledge to the Earth, plant seeds, explore Geo-caching, play lawn Twister and enjoy the music of singer-songwriter Tony M. Music, who also will be performing at the festival’s opening ceremony at 9:45 a.m. at the bandstand.
Students from Washington County schools will also be displaying clever green-themed arts and crafts projects for youngsters at the Kids’ Zone. Participating will be: Kim Brown’s art students from Pleasant Valley Elementary, Jordyn Himes’ students from Boonsboro Elementary, Sabrina Blair’s students from the Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview, and Lorna Burdick’s students from Rockland Woods Elementary, in addition to Geiman’s BISFA students.
The Green Fest features 200 Eco-friendly vendors, exhibitors and crafters who will share information about green products and offer demonstrations. In addition to the children’s activities, there will be live music, food, a wine and beer garden, a silent auction and a new Eco-transportation zone with vehicles of all kinds.
The popular drive-through, drop-off Recycling Zone in the Community Center parking lot will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature two dozen collection stations for everything from TVs (one per household, no consoles) and electronics, to wine corks, medical equipment, unwanted drugs, bikes, denim, wire clothes hangers, flower pots, batteries of all kinds, shoes, clothing swap including a walk-around fashion show, household goods, appliances, pet supplies, musical instruments and eyeglasses. The free paper shredding service, with a four-box limit per vehicle, will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only.
Admission is free and there will be free parking in the lot behind the gas station at the corner of North Main Street and Stouffer Avenue. For more information, go to www.boonsborogreenfest.com.
The all-volunteer Boonsboro Green Fest Committee is the general sponsor and producer of the annual spring festival, which is also an official event of the Town of Boonsboro.