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2014 Volunteers


VOLUNTEER HEADQUARTERS - Kathy Vesely (right), Green Fest volunteer coordinator, talks with some of her charges during the 2013 event. As many as 150 people of all ages volunteer their time and energy each year to put on the annual event. Kathy, a volunteer herself, has been the volunteer coordinator all  six years of the festival. (Photo by Barbara Wetzel)


Volunteers keep Green Fest


going smoothly every year


Many volunteers of all ages give of their time each year to put on the Green Fest.


There are the members of the Green Fest Committee - all volunteers - who work for months planning and coordinating the spring fesitval each year. And then there are the folks who donate their time on the day of the event by performing a variety of chores, including helping vendors set up their booths, passing out festival program guides, carrying signs and announcing program information, parking cars and helping clean up after closing.


If you have a few hours to spare, sign up to be a volunteer at the sixth  annual Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday, May 10,  2014, and we guarantee you will get more than you give!


Volunteers must register by April 28, 2014. All volunteers, including students needing SSL (Student Service Learning) hours must sign up in advance. Volunteers cannot register the day of the event, according to Kathy Vesely, volunteer coordinator.


6th Annual Gently-Used Clothing & Sports Equipment Swap & Sale
Click here to download the flier for more information







Record number

 

Vendors top 170;

features added

to May 10 event



BOONSBORO, Md. (March 14, 2014) - More than 170 vendors have signed up for the 6th annual Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday, May 10, in Shafer Park, according to Janeen Solberg, vendor coordinator and festival co-chair.

 

To be eligible, vendors must sell earth-friendly products or advocate for environmental issues or causes. The stated mission of the festival is "to promote conservation, recycling, and sustainable living within the community."

 

Other scheduled activities are taking shape, including the addition of the Health and Fitness tent, which will feature at least 10 stations set up for health screenings and information distribution by health and fitness professionals.

 

Plans are also being finalized for the new Wine and Beer Garden, featuring products of local winemakers and brewers. Proceeds from the special tent near the stage area will be donated to the Friends of Shafer Park and dedicated to a new aquatics center planned for the park.

 

An additional speaker has been added to the lineup of experts in the Speakers' Tent, bringing to six the number of special presentations with topics, including GMOs (genetically manufactured organisms), fracking, green careers, food as medicine for allergies, composting, and bees. The programs will be recorded for posting on YouTube, as were last year's speakers.

 

Other features scheduled include a recycling drop-off, drive-thru with 25 collection stations, children's activities all day long in the Kids' Zone, live music by local performing artists, and a well-stocked concession pavilion, in addition to at least three trucks serving food and refreshments.


Nearly 80 door prizes, donated by the vendors, will be awarded in drawings during breaks between musical acts.

 

The festival would not be possible without the generous support of more than 70 sponsoring partners, who have committed  monetary and in-kind contributions, according to Barbara Wetzel, the other festival co-chair.

 

An official event of the Town of Boonsboro, the festival is planned and produced by the all-volunteer, 18-member Boonsboro Green Fest Committee. 

 

On May 10, an additional 150 volunteers will be needed. All volunteers must sign up in advance, by April 28; no walk-ins will be allowed the day of the event, according to volunteer coordinator Kathy Vesely. Students may earn Student Service Learning hours at the festival.

 

There will also be volunteer opportunities to help with sorting items for the Clothing and Sports Equipment Swaps during the week before the festival at the Community Center in the park.

 

All volunteers must sign up online at www.boonsborogreenfest.com or by contacting Kathy Vesely by mail at PO Box 64, Boonsboro, MD 21713, by April 28.



  Green Fest 2014

  vendor deadline

  fast approaching


BOONSBORO, Md. (March 2014) - More than 150 vendors have registered to participate in the sixth annual Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday, May 10, in Shafer Park.


A final number will not be available until several days after the March 15 deadline, according to vendor coordinator and festival co-chair Janeen Solberg. "There has been such a flurry of applications as the deadline approaches," she said.


Vendors may make application online by filling out a form and paying the vendor fee via PayPal.


The final vendor deadline was moved up by two weeks this year to give volunteer organizers extra time for final preparations, such as updating the website with all the vendors and sponsors, assigning vendor spaces at the park, and producing the printed brochure, which will include the vendors and major sponsors, speaker and entertainment schedules, and children's activities.


Vendors making application by midnight on March 15 will pay a $40 fee for a 10-foot space. The fee was doubled after the Early Bird Special period expired on March 1. Those requiring access to electricity for their display space, must pay an additional $10. Sign up now.


150 volunteers needed

Volunteers must register by April 28, according to volunteer coordinator Kathy Vesely. All volunteers must sign up in advance; no walk-ins will be allowed the day of the event, she said. Students may earn Student Service Learning hours at the festival.


There are also times during the week preceding the festival where volunteers are needed at the Community Center in the park to sort items for the Clothing and Sports Equipment Swap and Sale. Sorting will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.

More than 4,000 items were swapped or sold last year. The Swap and Sale is held in Pavilion #1 next to the Community Center parking lot.

Other volunteer opportunities are listed on the Volunteer Registration Form.

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   Registration

   opens Jan. 1

   for '14 vendors

 

BOONSBORO, Md. (December 2013) -  Starting Jan. 1, 2014, prospective Boonsboro Green Fest vendors may begin applying online for the sixth annual Boonsboro Green Fest which will be held in May.

  

Organizations, businesses and individuals are eligible to be considered as vendors if they sell and promote earth-friendly products or advocate for environmental issues or causes. It is the stated mission of the festival "to promote conservation, recycling, and sustainable living within the community."

   

The Green Fest will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 -- the day before Mother's Day -- in the town's Shafer Park.

   

The final deadline for making application is March 15, 2014. A short, one-page vendor application form is available online at www.boonsborogreenfest.com.


Those filing applications before March 1 will qualify for a lower Early Bird registration fee of $20 for a 10-foot-square space; applications received between March 2 and 15 will be required to pay $40. Vendors requiring electricity for their booths will pay an extra $10 fee.

   

Registration fees and donations finance the festival which is planned and produced by the all-volunteer Boonsboro Green Fest Committee. There are eight original members who have served on the committee since the first year. On festival day, as many as 150 volunteers will help out.

  

Committee co-chair Janeen Solberg said the number of vendors will be limited to 160, so she suggests that those who are interested should apply as early as possible.


Last year, there were a total of 160 vendors, nearly double the number at the first Green Fest in 2009. With all the other planned activities, Solberg explained, "160 pretty much maxes out the prime vendor space in the park."

   

Plans again this year include a large drive-through recycling drop-off area, a Kids' Zone, a speakers' tent, live music and food concessions.


The committee, which has been meeting since October, is planning some added features, but is not ready to announce details at this time, according to Barbara Wetzel, the other co-chair.


Volunteers must register by April 28, according to volunteer coordinator Kathy Vesely. All volunteers must sign up in advance; no walk-ins will be allowed the day of the event, she said. Students may earn Student Service Learning hours at the festival.


Volunteers and sponsors may register online at www.boonsborogreenfest.com.






An Official Event

of the Town of Boonsboro




More vendors, more features




Thousands
 
attend 6th
 
Green Fest


New attractions popular

BOONSBORO, Md. (May 10, 2014) - Other than a couple of afternoon showers, sponsored by Mother Nature herself, the 6th Annual Boonsboro Green Fest in Shafer Memorial Park went off just as planned today without even a hiccup.


Nearly 3,500 festival-goers were treated to live music performances by three accomplished local acts; a variety of foods and refreshments, including the new Wine & Beer Garden with local breweries and wineries; children's activities all day, featuring rock climbing; special guest speakers on current hot topics; a new venue for professional health and fitness providers, who offered tests and screenings; and 184 vendors, a record number.


Better than 80
sponsoring partners supported the festival with monetary, as well as in-kind, contributions. The Boonsboro Green Fest Committee served as the general sponsor.

The festival was an official event of the Town of Boonsboro, as it has been since its inception in 2009. Janeen Solberg and Barbara Wetzel served as general co-chairs for the fourth year.

Compliments like these abounded:

  • "This is the best one. Every year it just gets better and better".
  • "The Green Fest Committee needs to be congratulated for doing an outstanding job again this year."
  • "As a first-time vendor here, I have never seen a better organized affair. It is the best run festival I have attended."
  • "All of the green banners coming into town are a sight to behold!"
  • "This is the cleanest event I've ever seen. There is no litter anywhere. What a great crowd."


The festival opened at 10 o'clock with Boonsboro songstress Patti McTigue leading everyone in the singing of "This Land Is Your Land."

The sun shone brightly as the vendors opened up shop to throngs of  festival-goers looking for original art, crafty gifts, information on solar and rain gardens, jewelry made from sea glass and old silverware, tomato plants for their gardens, tote bags made from woven plastic bags, fresh vegetables, breakfast prepared by a local service organization, hummingbird feeders, or a "new" wardrobe at the clothing swap.

The Recycling Zone played host to hundreds of area residents dropping off articles at the 25 different collection stations. At times, the line of waiting vehicles stretched all the way out to Main Street. Zone coordinators Greg Solberg, Darrell and Amy Jones were assisted by Jack Nerlinger and Rick Schulman, parking supervisor, as well as many volunteers who signed up to help during the day.


More than 8,000 items were swapped and sold in Pavilion #1, the site of the Gently Used Clothing and Sports Equipment Swap and Sale. Proceeds from the sale were donated to Micah's Backpack program, which provides school children in South County with food items to take home over the weekend. The leftover clothing was donated to Children in Need of Washington County. Committee member Brigitte Schmidt coordinated the effort during all six Green Fests.


Committee member Kathy Vesely coordinated more than 100 volunteers throughout the day, as they assisted with setting up, passing out brochures, monitoring waste stations, and breaking down at the end of the event.



Festival goers shop for plants.


All areas of the park were bustling with activity when the first live music act, the Prophets of the Abstract Truth, of Hagerstown, began their set at 10:30 p.m. The Prophets were the first to perform. They were followed by Tony M. Music, of Martinsburg, W. Va., and Andy Carignan, of Mt. Airy. The smaller stage set-up was a little more intimate than in past years, because no more than three persons performed at any one time.

Not far from the stage was the new Wine & Beer Garden, featuring wines, beers and distilled ciders from local producers. The canopy provided much sought-after cover from the rain showers for festival-goers. They were able  to take a little break and try out some of the locally-produced beverages, while listening to the music from the nearby stage. The tent was coordinated by John Holmes of Antietam Spirits, who was also a major tent sponsor along with Big Cork Vineyards of Rohrersville.

The food concessions, coordinated by committee member Laura Schnackenburg, featured a variety of choices from Greek and German foods to pulled pork sandwiches, vegetarian selections to hamburgers and hotdogs to soft ice cream and brownies to hand-dipped cones. A water bottle filling station was also offered near the food pavilion.


More than 80 doors prizes were handed out to lucky winners in drawings between musical acts. Most of the prizes were donated by vendors and local businesses.


Another new feature was the Health & Fitness tent, which was filled with medical and physical fitness professionals who offered information, as well as testing and screening, including those for blood pressure, blood sugar, breast cancer, skin hydration, eye health, and substance abuse. The tent was coordinated by Mary Ellis, a supervisor with Diagnostic Imaging Services. DIS, of Hagerstown, was a major sponsor of the tent along with South Mountain Family Practice of Boonsboro.


Program topics in the speakers' tent included fracking, super foods used to fight allergies, composting, green jobs and bees. One planned speaker on GMOs was unable to attend due to a transportation problem, but a couple of Boonsboro High School advanced placement students in the audience led a lively discussion on the topic, which was one of the highlights of the day, according to speaker coordinator Rosemary James. Major sponsors of the speakers were Antietam Cable, Eby's Garage and Sycamore Run.


 

Young rock climber reaching
for the top.


The Kids Zone was busy all day with crafts, projects and puppet shows. One of the highlights each year is the creation of a huge bottle cap mosaic. This year's was outlined by art students at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. It will be on display at difference venues throughout the community. Sean and Leslie Haardt coordinated the children's activities.

 

Other major sponsors of the event were Michele R. Shaffer, CPA of Boonsboro, who sponsored the printed program; Turn The Page Bookstore, free shredding service and bookmark printing; Reese's Home Improvements, Inc.; DM Designs, design services; Bellwether Printing, printing services; Cochran Auctioneers & Associates, poster printing; Millennium 3 Energy, and Natural Fusion Hair Studio.

Prior to the event, Committee members Frances Lynch and Jennifer Guenther coordinated the distribution of posters and bookmarks, while graphic artist and designer Dan Murphy designed printed materials, t-shirts, refillable water bottles, signs, and banners.

In addition, Janeen Solberg coordinated the vendor sign-up and placement, while Barbara Wetzel was in charge sponsors, the website, and publicity, and Jill Reddecliff served as the announcer and coordinated advertising.

Tony Drury, the Washington County recycling coordinator, served as liaison on the committee again this year.


Scott McIlwee of Bee Landscaping
displays a working water feature.


Lamp-post banners, which are displayed along Main Street and in the park, were purchased this year by the Town of Keedysville, BodySense PT, Enkore Kids, Fit in Boonsboro, Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, High Tech Powder Coating, Dan's Restaurant & Tap House (2), Inn BoonsBoro, and Bee Landscaping.

Next year might be the last opportunity for awhile for businesses, organizations and individuals to purchase banners, as all the lamp-posts will be decorated with the addition of only nine more banners. The banners are used each year, so long as they might last.

Go to www.boonsborogreenfest.com for more information.





2014 Green Fest in pictures

Meet the people who make it happen


THE 2014 BOONSBORO GREEN FEST COMMITTEE

Members of the committee show off the 2014 edition of the festival's T-shirts and a new refillable water bottle decorated with the same design. Members are (front, from left) Sean Haardt, Rick Schulman, Amy Jones, Jill Reddecliff, Greg Solberg, Leslie Haardt, and Jennifer Guenther; (standing, from left) Barbara Wetzel, Dan Murphy, Darrell Jones, Tony Drury, Rosemary James, Kathy Vesely, Laura Schnackenberg, Frances Lynch, Janeen Solberg and Brigitte Schmidt. Committee member emeritus Harvey Hoch is not pictured.


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Scenes from May 11, 2013 Boonsboro Green Fest


Ribbon-cutting ceremony opens 2013 Green Fest...




Shopping for some tomato plants ...




Festival visitors carry off their purchases...




Youngsters create a giant bottle cap mosaic in Kids Zone...




Green building speaker Jeff Feldman makes presentation in speakers' tent...




Student volunteer hauls tree to ceremony...




Young visitor checks out gift at Maryland Department of the Environment and Boonsboro Environmental Commission's tent.




Prophets of the Abstract Truth perform on stage following rainstorm.




Vendor offers up lettuce boxes and other leafy plants...




Tony M. Music in the Kids Zone...




FINAL PLANNING MEETING FOR 2013 FEST - Members of the 2013 Boonsboro Green Fest Committee gather a couple days before the May 11 event to make final preparations for the 5th annual festival. They are (front, left-right) Laura Schnackenberg, Rosemary James, Brigitte Schmidt and Kathy Vesely; (back, left-right) Rick Schulman, Dan Murphy, county liaison Tony Drury, Sean Haardt, Barbara Wetzel, Amy Jones, Frances Lynch, Janeen Solberg and Leslie Haardt. The other committee member, Harvey Hoch, was not in attendance. (Photo by Geoffrey)




Ready to go in 2-0-1-4


6th Boonsboro

GREEN FEST

Saturday, May 10


Shafer Park  awaits 175 vendors,
new wine & beer, health & fitness tents


BOONSBORO, Md. (May 1, 2014) - Beautiful Shafer Park in Boonsboro will be filled to overflowing this year with a record number of vendors and special event locations for the sixth annual Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday, May 10.

 

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is planned and produced by the all-volunteer, 18-member Boonsboro Green Fest Committee, which works at least six months each year on the project. Both admission to the park and parking are free.

 

"I don't know how many more vendors we could fit in the park," said Janeen Solberg, vendor coordinator and general co-chair. "We're just about maxed out with 175." The number eclipses last year's record of 160 vendors, she added.

 

Special features added

Also helping to fill the park will be two new tented attractions, in addition to the features festival-goers in past years have become accustomed to seeing, such as the  extensive Recycling Collection Zone, Kids Zone, Speakers' Tent, live music, and the annual Clothing and Sports Equipment Swap and Sale, at which thousands of items are traded and sold.

 

A simple opening ceremony at 10 a.m. will replace the ribbon-cutting ceremonies held the first five years of the festival. In honor of singer and environmental activist Pete Seeger, who died this year at the age of 94, local vocal artist Patti McTigue, of Boonsboro, will sing "This Land Is Your Land", a folk song composed by Woody Guthrie in 1940. It became one of the trademark songs of Seeger's. The short ceremony will be held at the Bandstand.

 

Two new features this year

The Health and Fitness tent, which will be staffed by medical and fitness professionals, will offer screenings and tests for blood pressure, blood sugar, skin damage and hydration, balance, body composition, breast health, and eye conditions, and information on non-invasive health solutions, substance abuse and treatment, and leg vein laser procedure.

 

Participants are BodySense PT, Boonsboro Wellness Center, Diagnostic Imaging Services, Dr. Donna Acree, Family Medicine Center (office of Dr. Robert Guedenet), Fit In BoonsBoro, Green Bamboo Quality Skin Care, South Mountain Family Practice (office of Dr. William Bodenheimer), ophthalmologist Dr. Sunil Thadani, and the Washington County Health Department.

 

The other new venue is the Wine and Beer Garden, featuring products of six local wineries and breweries. Proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Shafer Park and designated for a new town aquatics center. Participants are Antietam Brewery (pourer BP Lesky Distributing Co., Big Cork Vineyards, Brewers Alley, Distillery Lane Ciderworks, Flying Dog Brewery, and Knob Hall Winery. The garden will be open from 12-5 p.m. only.

 

Plan to recycle just about everything

In addition to the Eco-friendly vendors and the new special venues, the festival also features the huge recycling zone in the Community Center parking lot, where more than two dozen stations will be ready to collect everything from old television sets (one per household and no consoles) to wire clothes hangers to bikes and old sneakers. For a complete list of items to be collected go to www.boonsborogreenfest.

 

Big swap and sale

One of the busiest places in the park will be the 6th annual "Gently-Used Clothing and Sports Equipment Swap and Sale" in Pavilion #1 where as many as 7,000 pieces of clothing and sports equipment will be either swapped for free or purchased for 50 cents each. Plans are for volunteers to collect and sort the items from 4:30-8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, May 6-9, and 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 7, in the Community Center at the park.

 

Proceeds from the sale will go to Micah's Backpack, which serves dozens of youngsters from South County each weekend with food items they take home from school. Tax slips will be available. Any leftover items will be donated to Children in Need of Washington County.

 

Kids Zone

Children's activities will be held all day in Pavilion #3. Ongoing activities include playing the Lawn Twister game, planting a flower, making a Mother's Day greeting card, making fish, turtle and lady bug creations from CD ROMs, learning how to measure the height of a tree, and helping other youngsters create a bottle cap mosaic.

 

Boonsboro Middle School students will present an educational and entertaining puppet show at four different times, on the half-hour beginning at 11:30 a.m. A special presentation will take place at 2 p.m. when Boonsboro Elementary School children will show off their bird feeders and bird houses, and discuss how they made them from recycled materials.

 

Speakers Tent

Special guest speakers will make presentations all day in the Speakers Tent behind the bandstand. They include programs at:

·         10:30 a.m. on Fracking by David Manthos of Sky Truth

·         11:30 a.m. on Super Foods used as medicines for allergies by naturopathic doctor Donna Acree

·         12:30 p.m. on GMOs (genetically modified organisms) by Nicole McCann of Green America

·         1:30 p.m. on Composting by master gardener and master composter Melanie Files

·         2:30 p.m. on Green Jobs by Tony Valente of Hagerstown Community College

·         3:30 p.m. on Bees by beekeeper Mike Austin of Duchess Honey

 

Live music

Three popular area musical acts will be featured throughout the day on a special stage erected near the concession pavilion picnic tables. The performances will be carried over the park's audio system, so attendees will always be within earshot of the entertainment wherever they are in the park.

 

Returning to the stage this year will be the alternative jazz and blues combo, Prophets of the Abstract Truth of Hagerstown, from 10:30-noon, and Tony M. Music, a songwriter-singer from Martinsburg, from 12:30-2 p.m. Topping off the afternoon will be acoustic rock guitarist and singer, Andy Carignan of Mt. Airy, from 2:30-5 p.m.

 

Win a door prize

In between the musical acts, more than 80 door prizes will be awarded in a series of drawings. Door prize entry blanks will be handed out beginning at 10 a.m. Entry must be taken to the Environmental Commission's tent prior to 2 p.m. Prize winners names will be drawn from 12-12:30 p.m. and from 2-2:30 p.m. and prizes will be awarded only to winners in attendance.

 

 Volunteers make it work

As many as 150 volunteers will be helping out in all the areas from early in the morning until the park is cleaned up at the end of the day. Recycling, composting and trash will be collected at special stations where volunteers will help festival-goers dispense with unwanted items.

 

Volunteers will also be stationed at various entry points to the park to hand out brochures, door prize entry forms, and "I Love Green Fest" lapel stickers.

 

Free Parking

Free parking will be available in the First Hose Company of Boonsboro's vacant lot adjacent to the north end of the park, along Stouffer Avenue. Volunteers will help with parking vehicles.

 

The festival is an official event of the Town of Boonsboro. For information, visit www.boonsborogreenfest.com.




Door prizes 2014

2014 Door Prizes


Drawings for door prizes will be held on the stage during afternoon breaks between musical acts.


Registration for door prizes will take place at the Green Fest tent, near the Food Pavilion (#15 on the brochure map). YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.


The Green Fest Committee thanks all door prize donors for their generosity. Below is the list of door prizes that will be given away:


M&D Gift Art - Recycled CD clock, $17 value.

Boonsboro Bucket - Green Fest-themed Boonsboro Bucket, $20 value.

Creekside Candle Company - Gift basket, $50 value.

Bittersweet Farm Soy Candles - Gift basket, $50 value.

Gourds by Daphne - Hand-painted gourd, $30 value.

FireRobin Pottery - Bowl, $30 value.

Second Chance Glass - Spoon rest, $24 value.

Lydia, Oh, Lydia! - $5 gift certificate, on anything in booth.

Millhouse Candles - Nine-inch tapers, $7 value.

Garden Spires - Garden ornament, $30 value.

Anna's Paperworks, LLC - Journal and pendant, $50 value.

Josie's on Main - Coupon for 50 percent off Paint Class at Josie's, $63 value

Whiskey Bottom Candle Company - Scented soy candle in recycled wine bottle and pack of scented soy tarts, $42 value

Keepsake Glass - Drinking glass made from bottle, $10 value

Melted Memories, Fine Bottle Art - Platter or bowl, $15 value

Sleepy Hollow Lights - Large lantern

Norwex - Basic package of cleaning system. $40.22 value

Euterpe's Pleasure - Print of original painting, $15 value

The Silver Kat - Bracelet, $20 value

Fawn & Sea - Handmade sloth plush doll, $34 value

Frannie Phillips - Set jewelry, $25 value

Tenfold Fair Trade Collection - Recycled sari quilted throw, $88 value

Liza Jan's Designs - Nuts-and-Bolts earring and bracelet set, $18 value

Crafty Ladies - Yarn item, $10

River & Trail Outfitters - Shenandoah Tube Trip for two, $67.60 value

The Moonshine Forge - (tba)

Leafkey - (tba)

Upcycle Joy - Pillow, $30 value

It's Mystical - Fused glass/silver necklace strung on rosary, $65 value

Vintage SilverWear - Earrings, $20 value

Beneath the Leaf - Necklace, $40 value

Three Simple Treasures - Sterling silver and gemstone bracelet, $55 value

Bushtail Creek Unique Gifts - Bat house, $40 value

Megan Webber - Five ornamental salvia plants, $30 value

United Poultry Concerns - Cookbook: "Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless 'Poultry' Potpourri", $13 value

Bluebell Ridge Nursery - $20 gift certificate

Farm of Peace - One week CSA produce delivery, $30 value

Catseye Studio - Book: "The Gourmet Garden" by Virginia Hayes, $20 value

Landscape HMO - Landscape plant, $8 value

Washington County Department of Business Development - Gift goodie bag filled with local products, $50 value

Bee Landscaping, LLC - Four-light LED package, installed

Palmyra Farm Cheese, LLC - Cheese gift box, $25 value

Faerie Springs Farm - Honey, $10 value

Boonsboro Green Fest Committee - Green Fest t-shirt

Washington County Soil Conservation District - Birdhouse, $20 value

mtvSolar Mountain View Solar - T-shirts and caps

Connelly Geothermal - $100 gift certificate for Dan's Restaurant & Tap House

Viridian Energy (Empower, LLC) - $25 www.restaurant.com gift card

Home Energy Team of WMD - Six, $100 comprehensive home performance audits, one drawing each hour from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at booth

Enkore Kids - Eight, $5 gift certificates

Green Acres Toys - $10 gift certificate

Memory Crafts - (tba)

Living & Loving Barefoot (Barefoot Books) - Kid's Garden Card Deck, $19.99 value

Potomac Valley Audubon Society - Book or t-shirt, $10 value

doTERR Essential Oils - Wild Orange Essential Oil, $12 value

For the Love of You - Book: "There's Always Help; There's Always Hope" by Eve A. Woods, MD, $14.95 value

Terressentials - Products by Terressentials, $50 value

Wild Rose Soap Co. - Three handmade soaps and loofa, $20 value

Jodi's Soapbox - Three-pack of soaps, $21 value

The Parsonage Handmade Soap - Assorted soaps, $20 value

Cedar Ridge Soaps - Three bars of soap and soap dish, $20 value

The Tasteful Cup (The Real Tea Experience) - The Perfect Cup Brewing System and tea, $39.95 value

Renaissance Lavender - The Holy Grail, a lavender condiment, $8 value

Natural Fusion Hair Studio - Hair care and haircut, $150 value

Green Bamboo Quality Skin Care - Custom facial, $65 value

Fit In BoonsBoro - Five-visit pass to Fit In Boonsboro, $160 value

Little Antietam Press - Book: "Royers of Renfrew III -Fabric of Life", $14.95 value

Studio 3 Photography with Thirty-One Gifts - $50 studio gift certificate

Pet Pals Plus - Pet basket with treats, scarves, and three free pet-sitting visits, $60 value

Pop Pops Kettle Corn of Maryland - Made in the USA decorative tin filled with kettle corn, $15 value

Marcel's Catering Service - Homemade cheesecake, $40 value

The Randy Radish - Branded tote bag and t-shirt, $15 value

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ - Church cookbook, vegetable peeler and turnover, $18.25 value

Habitat for Humanity of Washington County ReStore - $50 gift certificate

Author William Sells - His children's book "Leaf", $14.95 value






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RECYCLING COLLECTION


More than two dozen recycling collection stations will be set up in and around the Community Center parking lot on festival day, Saturday, May 10.

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Swaps, shredding & drug turn-in

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Recycling by Collector

(Drive-Thru Drop-Off Area)


Apple Valley Waste - Single-stream Recycling including plastics #1-7 and plastic bags

ARC of WC - Cardboard, newspapers and aluminum

BHS Band Boosters - Musical instruments

Bikes for the World - Bikes and sewing machines

Booksavers - Book, magazines, textbooks & encyclopedias

Boonsboro Lions Club - Eyeglasses & cases

Catspaw Organic Farm - Plastic flower pots & nursery trays

Conservit - - Scrap metal recycling, appliances including AC units/refrigerators

Cotton from Blue to Green - Used denim jeans, jackets, etc.

Crazy Crayons - Crayons (wrappers on, made in USA)

Green Fest Committee - Ink cartridges, cell phones, handheld electronics

Earthworks - Gift cards, store cards, credit cards (may be shredded)

FCPS Technical Education Department - CD’s/DVD’s (no cases)

Horizon Goodwill - Computer, monitors, & other computer items for recycling

Horizon Goodwill       -  Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes

Keefauver’s Dry Cleaners - Wire clothes hangers

MOM’s Organic Market - Wine corks

Nike - Sneakers (all brands, any condition)

Pet Pals Plus for Wash. Co. Humane Society - Pet supplies:  beds, crates, collars, toys,      used towels and rugs, unopened pet food

Purr Haven Cat Rescue - Car, tractor, mower batteries

ReStore Hagerstown - Electrical, plumbing, hardware, full/nearly full paint cans

Terracycle - Old toothbrushes and empty toothpaste tubes  

Turn the Page Bookstore - Packing peanuts and air pillows, clean shipping supplies          

Turn the Page Bookstore/All-Shred - Paper shredding from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. only (4-box limit)

Unicorp for Wash. Co. Recycling - TV’s and electronics (1 TV per household)

Valley Co-op - Canning jars/lids and egg cartons

Veterinary Clinics - Prescription bottles (labels removed)

Washington Co. Recycling - Rechargeable batteries, block Styrofoam, string lights

Washington Co. Sheriff's Dept. - Prescription & OTC medications from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. only



Recyclables by Category


1. Containers, packing material, flower pots

2. Medical equipment, eyeglasses

3. Rechargeable batteries ONLY

4. Books, magazines, newspapers

5. Aluminum, scrap metal, appliances

6. Jars, pull tabs, medicine bottles

 7. Bikes, band instruments, corks, etc.

 8. Clothing, hangers, sneakers

9. TVs, computers, electronics, phones, cartridges, CDs, VHS tapes

10. Household recyclables

11. Building materials, appliances, furniture






Early Bird deadline March 1


Vendor sign-up deadline March 15


Commit early, save on registration fee


If you, your company or your organization is interested in becoming a vendor at the May 10, 2014, Boonsboro Green Fest, please submit your application as soon as possible and take advantage of the Early Bird special.


Although the final deadline is March 15, Early Bird vendors whose applications are received by March 1 will pay only $20 for a 10-foot-square space. Those received from March 2 to 15 will be required to pay $40 for a space.


This might be the first year the Green Fest Committee will have to cut off registrations because of space limitations. A total of 160 filled Shafer Park last year. 


Vendors requiring electricity will be charged an additional $10 fee. Spaces with electricity access are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.


To make the application process more convenient, vendors may email applications and pay registration fees using PayPal. Follow the instructions on the application form.



Completed applications, along with payment, may also be mailed to the following address:

Boonsboro Green Fest

PO Box 64

Boonsboro, MD 21713-0064


If you have any questions, please email us at info@boonsborogreenfest.com .


To see last year's Vendors, go to 2013 Archives under News under logo at the top of the page. 




2014 Recycling Zone


Working in the Recycling Zone





Harvey Hoch (top photo, left) and Jack Nerlinger rest after loading up sets of encyclopedias in the Recycling Collection Zone during a past Green Fest, while Rick Schulman (bottom) packs up some of the collected electronic recyclables. Hoch and Schulman are members of the Green Fest Committee. The Community Center parking lot serves as the Recycling Zone for the day-long event. Volunteers are need all day to receive and pack recyclables. (Photos by Barbara Wetzel)


List of recyclables


to be collected


at Green Fest May 10


More than two dozen recycling collection stations will be set up in and around the Community Center parking lot on festival day, Saturday, May 10.

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Swaps, shredding & drug turn-in

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Items listed below will be collected May 10.


1. Containers, packing material, flower pots

2. Medical equipment, eyeglasses

3. Rechargeable batteries ONLY

4. Books, magazines, newspapers

5. Aluminum, scrap metal, appliances

6. Jars, pull tabs, medicine bottles

 7. Bikes, band instruments, corks, etc.

 8. Clothing, hangers, sneakers

9. TVs, computers, electronics, phones, cartridges, CDs, DVDs

10. Household recyclables

11. Building materials, appliances, furniture


Recycling by Collector

(Drive-Thru Drop-Off Area)


Apple Valley Waste - Single-stream Recycling including plastics #1-7 and plastic bags

ARC of WC - Cardboard, newspapers and aluminum

BHS Band Boosters - Musical instruments

Bikes for the World - Bikes and sewing machines

Booksavers - Book, magazines, textbooks & encyclopedias

Boonsboro Lions Club - Eyeglasses & cases

Catspaw Organic Farm - Plastic flower pots & nursery trays

Conservit- - Scrap metal recycling, appliances including AC units/refrigerators

Cotton from Blue to Green - Used denim jeans, jackets, etc.

Crazy Crayons - Crayons (wrappers on, made in USA)

Green Fest Committee - Ink cartridges, cell phones, handheld electronics

Earthworks - Gift cards, store cards, credit cards (may be shredded)

FCPS Technical Education Department - CD’s/DVD’s (no cases)

Horizon Goodwill - Computer, monitors, & other computer items for recycling

Horizon Goodwill  -  Wheelchairs, and metal walkers, crutches, canes

Keefauver’s Dry Cleaners - Wire clothes hangers

MOM’s Organic Market - Wine corks

Nike - Sneakers (all brands, any condition)

Pet Pals Plus for Wash. Co. Humane Society - Pet supplies:  beds, crates, collars, toys, used towels and rugs, unopened pet food

Purr Haven Cat Rescue - Car, tractor, mower batteries

ReStore Hagerstown - Electrical, plumbing, hardware, full/nearly full paint cans

Terracycle - Old toothbrushes and empty toothpaste tubes  

Turn the Page Bookstore - Packing peanuts and air pillows, clean shipping supplies          

Turn the Page Bookstore/All-Shred - Paper shredding from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. only (4-box limit)

Unicorp for Wash. Co. Recycling - TV’s and electronics (1 TV per household)

Valley Co-op - Canning jars/lids and egg cartons

Veterinary Clinics - Prescription bottles (labels removed)

Washington Co. Recycling - Rechargeable batteries, block Styrofoam, string lights

Washington Co. Sheriff's Dept. - Prescription & over-the-counter medications from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. only

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Please go to ARCHIVES for recycling information

from Green Fests in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013




2014 About

Recycling Task Force bows out a winner

 

Green Fest Committee takes over

as general sponsor for fifth year

 

Shortly after the establishment of the residential curbside recycling program in mid-2012, the Boonsboro Recycling Task Force was phased out, as it had accomplished its primary mission of advocating for the establishment of recycling in the town of 3,300. 

 

As a consequence, the Boonsboro Green Fest Committee has taken over from the Task Force as the general sponsor of the annual Green Fest.

 

Serving on the committee are: co-chairs Janeen Solberg and Barbara Wetzel, corresponding secretary Kathy Vesely, treasurer Laura Schnackenberg, and members Rosemary James, Amy Jones, Sean and Leslie Haardt, Frances Lynch, Dan Murphy, Brigitte Schmidt, and Rick Schulman, and county liaison Tony Drury.

 

 

Green Fest's original sponsor 

   
 Boonsboro Recycling Task Force

2007-2012

 

Editor's Note: Task Force members in 2012 were Chair Rosemary James, Secretary Amy Jones and members Sean and Leslie Haardt, Frances Lynch,  Brigitte Schmidt, Laura Schnackenberg, Janeen Solberg, Kathy Vesely  and Barbara Wetzel. County liaison was Tony Drury. (Bold type indicates founding member)



T
he Boonsboro Recycling Task Force (BRTF) was created in August 2007 to promote recycling and conservation efforts within the Boonsboro community through service and education.


The initial impetus which put the 10-member Task Force into motion was the loss of the residents’ only means of recycling in the community -- a dumpster provided through a Washington County program. The town government had been forced to discontinue hosting the bin because the remote site was being used as a dumping ground for much more than recyclables.


The group's first goal was to work with the town to reinstate the county's recycling bin program by finding a suitable location for the dumpster. That was done in short order, however, it was a different story for the second goal -- a residential curbside recycling collection program for the 1,200 households in town. 

 

Recycling returned - On Dec. 22, 2007, some four months after that first BRTF meeting, recycling was returned to Boonsboro, as the recycling dumpster was put into operation at a new, more visible site. Two years later, in November 2009, a second dumpster was added to help take care of the overflow at the very busy site near the intersection of Routes 40 and 67. 

A common site at the recycling area before the second dumpster was added. Recycling increased more than 40 percent in 2010, the first full year the site operated with two bins.

 

To help ensure that the site would not be overrun again with refuse, the members of the BRTF offered to regularly monitor the dumpster site. The group kept its promise and a member visited the site each day for more than two years, until February 2010, when the town government took over monitoring duties on weekdays, with the Task Force checking the site on weekends. 

 

Recycling increases but still no curbside  - The recycling tonnage at the two dumpsters increased more than 40 percent in 2010, as the additional capacity encouraged more residents to use the facility on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the household waste going into the landfill did not decrease, as  1,200 tons of the town's waste ended up in the county's landfill west of Hagerstown. In 2010, the county charged a $50 tipping fee for each ton deposited in the landfill by a municipality.  The fee was increased to $52 in 2011.

 

Curbside  program starts   - Almost five years after the Task Force had begun its advocacy efforts, the Town Council approved a curbside recycling program. During the five-year span, three Task Force members were elected to the Council. 

 

On July 1, 2012, every-other-week recycling collections began, while twice-a-week trash collections were retained. It was hoped that the second year's program could include once-a-week collections for both recycling and trash.

 

 

Of the nine municipalities in the county, seven  -- Hagerstown, Boonsboro, Williamsport, Smithsburg, Clear Spring, Keedysville, and Hancock -- have curbside programs.(Washington County provides no curbside recycling services anywhere in the county; households outside of the municipalities are serviced by private haulers only.)

 

Washington County provides drop-off recycling services at the 40-West Landfill, at staffed transfer stations, but discontinued unstaffed bins, such as the ones that were in Boonsboro, coincidentally, at the same time Boonsboro's curbside program began in July 2012. Residents, who do not live within municipalities offering curbside service, must contract individually with haulers to collect their recycling or take it to the staffed drop-off sites which charge a $35 annual fee to recycle.

 

Legacy of Outreach & Education


Survey - In late 2007, a door-to-door survey

(Click here to view the survey) was conducted by Task Force members to determine who and how residents were recycling at the time and how many would be interested in the town’s starting a curbside recycling program. Of the nearly 500 households surveyed, more than 86 percent were in favor of adding curbside services. The town, however, has not as yet initiated a curbside program. The town's sanitation contract, however, will go out for bids this spring and hopes are high that curbside recycling will be added to the solid waste pickup schedule.
 


Other community programs

While the BRTF pushed for more recycling services in the town and beyond, members  became involved in other educational and outreach programs to improve the community:


Green Fest - Planning began in early 2009 for the first Boonsboro Green Fest. The day before Mother's Day --  the second Saturday in May -- was selected and members began to work on attracting exhibitors, sponsors and food vendors, and on promoting the event throughout the region. The event was so successful, with 84 vendors and thousands of attendees, that the committee immediately vowed to make it an annual affair. The Task Force acted as the Green Fest's general sponsor the first four years; the Green Fest Committee took over that moniker for the May 11, 2013 event.


Education - Environmental Clubs were started at both Boonsboro High School (March 2008) and Middle School (September 2008). The Middle School club has grown to more than 30 members and has continued to be active in a variety of projects.


Green Cleaning - A demonstration on how to make eco-friendly cleaning products was presented by BRTF founding chairperson  Janeen Solberg to groups throughout the community.

 

 

Information - A recycling how-to information sheet (Click here to view the how-to sheet) was produced by the BRTF and distributed throughout the community and mailed with the residents’ town utility bills in 2008. A refrigerator magnet detailing what and where to recycle was also distributed.The Task Force produced a flyer listing a wide variety of recyclables being collected by various agencies, groups and individuals throughout the county. Many items are collected each year at the Green Fest's drive-thru, drop-off site.


Special events recycling - BRTF members have collected recyclables during most all of the major events since 2008 in the town's Shafer Park. Initially, the recycling containers were borrowed from a neighboring municipality for each event. The Task Force, however, felt that the town should have its own containers so they would be more accessible. The Mayor and Council agreed and the 15 new containers were debuted at the first annual Green Fest. More containers and other equipment and supplies have been  purchased by the Green Fest Committee.

 

The special event containers have been used to collect recyclable bottles and cans during all of the major events at the park, at the South Mountain Little League baseball fields on Monroe Road throughout the baseball season and at other special events. The Town buys the special collection bags and the Task Force members set up, monitor and collect the recyclables to be placed in the recycling dumpsters at the Park-n-Ride, next to Thompson Gas. Hundreds of extra-large, see-through bags have been filled with recyclables that otherwise would have ended up in the county landfill.

 

TREASURES IN 'THEM THAR' LOCKERS - Task Force members Rosemary James (left) and Kathy Vesely sort the contents of the Boonsboro High School lockers during one of the locker clean-outs Kathy initiated at the high school. Hundreds of notebooks, paper, pencils, books and a myriad of other reusable materials have been saved from being dumped in the county landfill. The recovered supplies are then made available to students at no cost. The founder of the school's Environmental Club, Kathy is also served a term as the chair of the Washington County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, which reported to the County Commissioners. A group of students, earning their Student Service Learning (SSL) hours, collects recyclables each week from the classrooms. 


 

Report - To let the community know about its goals and accomplishments, the BRTF produced a report (Click here to view the report) of its first year’s activities and made a presentation to the Boonsboro Mayor & Council in September 2008. 

 

  

  

LANDFILL TOUR - The Task Force sponsored an eye-opening tour of the Washington County 40 West Landfill in the fall of 2008. County Recycling Coordinator Harvey Hoch (left) led the tour. Harvey retired from his "day job" in early 2010, but he remained an active member of both  the BRTF and the Green Fest Committee through 2012. Committee members have also toured the Montgomery County recycling processing center in Rockville.

 

 

Members reach out to help community - Members of the Task Force are very busy with families, work, and other civic, school and religious activities. And the enthusiasm to treat Mother Earth kindly carries over into the community. One of many examples occurred when member Brigitte Schmidt initiated a soccer equipment and clothing swap (see photo below) during the start of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) season in September 2009. More than 30 players were outfitted with gently used cleats and 20 players received soccer balls, while several others received shinguards, socks and shorts. A sports equipment swap joined the clothing swap at the Green Fest in 2011.

 

SOCCER SWAP - The BRTF and the local youth soccer organization teamed up to sponsor a soccer equipment and clothing swap during two Saturdays in September 2009. Showing off some of the gently used items are (from left) Brigitte Schmidt, a BRTF founding member and originator of the swap, Keith Juedemann, regional commissioner for AYSO, and Paul Kadin, assistant regional commissioner.

 

BRTF meeting topics varied - The Task Force played host to a wide variety of resource people discussing many topics of interest to the community. Topics have included recycling, solar energy systems, safe food preparation for large gatherings, advantages of purchasing produce from a certified organic farm and how to reduce your carbon footprint. In addition, members and guests have viewed the movie "Trashed" (http://trashedmovie.com/trailer.html) during a special movie night.




2014 BGF Gear


 2014 Boonsboro Green Fest Poster
    Designed by Daniel Paul Murphy


Green Fest tee-shirts - 2014  Edition

New bright green t-shirts and reusable metal water bottles will be available for sale at the Boonsboro Environmental Commission's tent during Green Fest, on May 10.


The tent will be located at Space #15 near the footbridge closest to the concessions (Pavilion #2).


This year's poster design, created by local artist and graphic designer Daniel Paul Murphy, is carried over in the design of both items.


Some shirts from previous years will also be available for purchase. Colors include green, dark brown, natural, and yellow.










2014 Events

Green Fest 2014 Schedule


Kids Zone Schedule

Programs held in and around Pavilion #3


Ongoing Activities

●Lawn Twister - Games played throughout the day.

●Mother's Day Card - Create a card for your mom.

●Bottle Cap Mosaic - Help create a giant masterpiece, design by students from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.

●Plant-a-Flower Station - Get started on a spring garden.

●Fish & Turtle Creations - Boonsboro Middle School students help kids make animals with recycled CD ROMs.

●Make a Ladybug - Create cute bug with recycled CD ROMs.

●How High is That Tree? - Figure out how to measure the height of the trees in Shafer Park.

Special 2 p.m. Show

Boonsboro Elementary School students will display and describe how they made bird feeders and birdhouses out of recycled materials.

 4 Puppet Shows in Kids Zone

Boonsboro Middle School Students

Present Educational & Entertaining Puppet Show

11:30 a.m.● 12:30 p.m. ● 1:30 p.m. ● 2:30 p.m.

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Speaker Schedule

Programs held in tent behind Bandstand/Gazebo


Six outstanding speakers


to present exciting programs


at sixth annual Green Fest


The Boonsboro Green Fest Committee is pleased and proud to present this exciting list of guest speakers for the upcoming sixth annual Boonsboro Green Fest, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Speakers' Tent in Boonsboro's Shafer Park.


These dedicated environmentalists are experts in their fields and willing to share their knowledge and passion in order to make the Earth cleaner, greener, and safer for all its inhabitants.


10:30 a.m.

David Manthos

Environmentalist & Communications Director for SkyTruth 

“The Paleozoic Era and You: Fossil Fuel Extraction in the Mid-Atlantic and Potential Impacts on Central MD” - A unique opportunity  to learn about the evolution of extraction techniques such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and mountaintop removal mining, the threats posed by our continued dependence on coal for power and the risks of converting to natural gas as a primary energy source. The implications of drilling and fracking in Western Maryland will also be discussed, along with some individual actions that can be taken to become educated about the issues and mitigate the impacts.


11:30 a.m.

Dr. Donna Acree

Board Certified and Licensed Naturopathic Doctor

“Food as Medicine for Allergies” - Join Dr. Donna for a lively and interesting discussion about food as medicine for allergies. Discover the top 10 foods you can eat to reduce chemicals of inflammation and reduce common allergy symptoms. Learn the connection between environment and food allergies. Dr. Donna will discuss easy and delicious ways to add these super foods to your daily diet.



12:30 p.m.

Nicole McCann

Director of Green America’s GMO Inside Campaign

“What are GMOs? How can concerned consumers avoid them?” - Genetically Modified Organisms are made of DNA from a variety of species creating combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature.  More than 64 countries have placed restrictions, labeling laws, or outright bans on GMO products. However, the United States is not among them. Come to this presentation to learn how we can take action to avoid GMOs and remove them from our communities and our food supply.


1:30 p.m.

Melanie Files

Master Gardener and Master Composter

“Advanced Residential Composting” a.k.a “Composting: Proof of Life After Death”  - Most gardeners already practice composting of some type. This program will review and enhance knowledge of residential composting practices and will cover some of the science behind successful composting. A list of websites and books for resources will be provided to participants. A question and answer period will address problems that plague all composters.


2:30 p.m.

Tony Valente

Lead Instructor of Hagerstown Community College’s Alternative Energy Program

“Green Jobs - Student Success Stories and Skills” - Over the last four years, students from around the tri-state area have attended HCC to pursue an education in green technologies. Area businesses have taken many of these students as interns and then kept them on as employees. In some cases, students were hired directly from the program.  This session shares these success stories, as well as conveying to the public the skills businesses seek in green technology. If you or someone you know is interested in a green career, do not miss this presentation.


3:30 p.m.

Mike Austin

Beekeeper, Duchess Honey, Shepherdstown, W.V.

“The Problem with Bees” - Bee expert Mike Austin will discuss how bees have become an essential part of our economy and culture, an important aspect of modern agri-business, and our overall food production, in terms of both quality and quantity. What does the declining number of bee colonies mean for our environment?  How are bees handling the pressure of changing farming methods, and an increasingly globalized world economy, as well as naturally occurring threats from disease and predators? Don’t miss this presentation.  It is all the buzz!

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Entertainment


  
Live music all day long

A variety of music will be presented all day on the covered stage in front of the large grouping of picnic tables near the food pavilion. In addition, the music will be carried over the park's sound system. 


Prophets back in 2014

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. -- Prophets of the Abstract Truth conjure a mystical blend of blues, bossa nova and Latin-tinged modern jazz standards. In addition, the combo plays jazzy covers of Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers and even Beatles. The musicians sing and play sax, guitar, a variety of basses, and hand percussion, as they provide unique interpretations and spirited arrangements from a broad cross-section of the musical spectrum.


Tony M. Music returning in 2014

12:30-2 p.m. -- Tony M. Music, songwriter-singer from Martinsburg, W.Va., has started a campaign to "Put Something Good in the World." He has put some very good music into the Green Fest World for several years. Besides performing on stage, Tony will be entertaining the kids during the children's activities at the Kids' Zone pavilion.


Andy Carignan is new to Green Fest in 2014

2:30-5 p.m. -- Andy Carignan, solo acoustic rock, guitarist and singer from Mt. Airy, Maryland. Andy has a large and faithful following in the tri-state area and he promises to be a popular addition to the Green Fest family in his first appearance at the Green Fest.

 






2014 Sponsors

(Scroll down for list of Sponsors)


Lamp-post banners adorn the town


Town employees Greg Huntsberry (left) and David Lewis carefully install a new banner to a lamp-post in front of Inn BoonsBoro at the Town Square during Green Fest Week 2012.





Sponsor a lamp-post banner once for $150 and have your name, your company's name, or your organization's name displayed each year during Green Fest Week, for as long as the banner remains in good condition. The banners are attached to the decorative lamp posts throughout Boonsboro. A total of 47 banners from the four years of the program will be displayed during the 2014 festival week. There are 51 lamp posts on Main Street and along Park Drive leading into the original section of Shafer Park, in addition to banner brackets on poles inside the park itself. Ten newer lamp-posts have been installed along the access road off of Potomac Street into the new park addition, but those do not as yet have banner brackets. The Green Fest Committee hopes to have all of the lamp posts and banner brackets (on the poles in the park) adorned with the banners by the 2015 festival. (Photos by Barbara Wetzel)


2014
Sponsoring Partners

Green Leaf ($300 & up)


Michele R. Shaffer, CPA (301-432-7227)

Brochure Underwriter

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Antietam Cable (Website)

Speakers' Underwriter

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Cronise Corporation, General Contractors (Email)

Music Underwriter
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Turn the Page Bookstore (Website)

Shredding & Bookmark Underwriter

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Reese's Home Improvement,
John Reese, Owner

(301-667-2246)

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DM Designs (Website)

Graphic Designer

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South Mountain Family Practice, LLC (Website)

Health & Fitness Tent Underwriter

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Bellwether Printing

Printing Services

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Bee Landscaping, LLC (Website)

Banner and Sponsorship

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King Road Associates - Sycamore Run (Website)

Speakers' Underwriter

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Donna Brightman, Horticulture Consultant (Facebook)

Music Underwriter

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Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS)

(Facebook)

Health & Fitness Tent Underwriter
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Ryan Homes
Builders of Sycamore Run (King Road Associates) in Boonsboro



Gold Leaf ($200-$299)


Cochran Auctioneers & Associates (Website)

Poster Underwriter

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Eby's Garage (Website)

Speakers' Underwriter

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Antietam Spirits (Website)

Wine & Beer Garden Underwriter

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Millennium 3 Energy (Website)

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Natural Fusion Hair Studio (Website)

Banner and Sponsorship

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Lamp-post Banner Sponsors ($150 each)


Town of Boonsboro (Website)

Town of Keedysville (Website)

(2) Dan's Restaurant & Tap House (Website)

Inn BoonsBoro (Website)

Fit In BoonsBoro (Website)

Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village/Pelton Marketing

 (Website)

*Bee Landscaping, LLC (Website)

*Natural Fusion Hair Studio (Website)

Encore Kids (Website)

BodySense Physical Therapy (Website)
High Tech Powder Coating (Website)
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*Also made donation


Silver Leaf ($100-$199)

Catseye Studio (Email)

Tenfold Fair Trade Collection (Website)

Shepherd's Spring (Website)

Jason A. Malott, Register of Wills (Website)

AC&T (Website)

Western Maryland Solar, LLC (Website)

Marcel's Catering Service (Website)

mtvSolar Mountain View Solar, LLC(Website)
Home Energy Team of WMD (Website)
How-To Sound
(Website) - Audio Services
Washington County Department of Business Development 
(Website)
Connelly Geothermal
(Website)
Milestone Solar Consultants
(Website)
Flynn & Son Electric (301-790-1632)
Boonsboro Pharmacy (Website)

D. M. Bowman, Inc. (Website)


Bronze Leaf ($50-$99) (Not included in brochure)

Mid Atlantic Door Group, Inc. (Website)

Cronise Market Place & Olde Homestead (Email) 

Boonsboro Buckets (Email)

Josie's on Main (Website)

Kelly Moore Sheds (Website)

Boonsboro Historical Society - PO Box 213, Boonsboro, MD 21713

George & Vickie Messner

Terressentials (Website)

Cedar Ridge Soaps (Website)
Green Bamboo Quality Skin Care (Website)


Patron ($10 to $49) (Not included in brochure)

FireRobin Pottery (Website)

Second Chance Glass (Website)

Millhouse Candles (Website)

Knotty by Nature(Website)

Fawn & Sea (Website)

Pineline Poultry & Meats (Website)

Palmyra Farm Cheese, LLC (Website)

Green Acres Toys (Website)

Living & Loving Barefoot (Barefoot Books) (Facebook)

Pop Pops Kettle Corn of Maryland (Email)


Door Prizes

(Please go to Door Prize Page)

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Sponsoring Partners help sustain


the Green Fest movement each year


Generous sponsors and energetic volunteers are the backbone of the annual Green Fest. Without their support, the festival would be impossible to produce.


The Green Fest Committee is grateful for all who donate time, energy, funds and services to make the festival one of the most successful events of its kind in the region.


Sponsoring partners' monetary and in-kind donations, the all-volunteer committee, and the event-day volunteers make it possible to present an event free of charge to the public. 


If you would like to make a donation of any kind to the Green Fest, please fill out the Sponsor Form and mail it with your donation to: Boonsboro Green Fest, PO Box 64, Boonsboro, MD 21713-0064.


Sponsors donating by April 1, 2014 are listed on this webpage and in the program brochure available at the festival. The sponsor categories are:

  • Green Leaf ($300 & up)
  • Gold Leaf ($200-$299)
  • Silver Leaf ($100-$199)
  • Bronze Leaf ($50-$$99) (Not included in brochure)
  • Patron ($10 to $49) (Not included in brochure)
  • Banner Sponsor ($150 ea.)


You may also donate a door prize by filling out the Sponsor Form. Drawings for door prizes will be held during intermissions in the live music and will be announced from the stage.

The Green Fest Committee

and the community

thank you for your support




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