Upcoming Myersville Volksmarch Festival To Commemorate Local Track Coach

The Myersville Lion’s Club will be collecting donations for the event until August 10th.







Myersville, MD (KB) The Myersville Lion’s Club is hosting a Volksmarch Festival on September 11th, 2021 at the Ostertag Vistas in Myersville. That’s according to Sharon Boyer.

“This event is going to commemorate my husband, Don Boyer, who passed away two years ago,” Boyer explained. “He is well-known in the community — he taught and coached boys track and field and cross-country at Middletown High School for about 50 years.”

Boyer said throughout his time at Middletown High School, it’s possible he taught and coached thousands of students.

“I think number one thing that the kids say that he instilled in them is that they can do more than what they thought,” she said. “Just give it a try, and you’re going to do this.”

The Volksmarch Festival, according to Boyer, will be a fun day for the entire family.

“There’s going to be music, some food and some activities there, there will be a couple presentations,” she explained. “Even some of the local history from the Myersville area will be introduced that day.” There will also be a 5k or 10k walk.

Boyer said it will be a non-profit event. She said proceeds will go to Hospice of Frederick, the Community Foundation, and the Lewy Body Dementia Organization.

“The organization is looking for donations to be in by the 10th of August so we can get some planning complete, and the Myersville Lion’s Club would be the person or people to contact for your donations,” Boyer said.

She said checks can be made payable to ‘Myersville Lions – Volksmarch,’ and mailed to the following address:

Myersville Lions – Volksmarch
PO Box 265
Myersville, MD 21773

She said the Lion’s Club is mainly looking for sponsors and to local businesses for support.