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Local briefs 5/16

May 16, 2002

Battlefield to present a ranger-guided bike tour


Antietam National Battlefield will present a ranger-guided bicycle ride along the Union perimeter of the battlefield from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

The tour begins at the Visitor's Center. Riders should park their cars in the grassy area south of Dunker Church.

Cost is $3 per adult or $5 per family. Those under 17 are admitted to the park free. The ride is not suitable for children under age 12. Riders should bring water.

Antietam National Battlefield is located north of Sharpsburg, on Md. 65.

For information, call the park at 301-432-5124.

Cemetery to hold Memorial Day event


Rest Haven Cemetery will hold its annual Memorial Day Celebration at 11 a.m. May 27.

More than 300 American flags will be flown throughout the day to honor the veterans. Musical performances will be held at the top of the hill adjacent to Rest Haven's Funeral Home and Chapel. In case of rain, the performance will be held in the chapel.

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Rest Haven is located at 1601 Pennsylvania Ave.

For information, call 301-733-3575.

Graduates, guests asked to donate food, books


Graduating students and their guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item and/or children's book to Hagerstown Community College's graduation on May 23 at 7 p.m. in the ARCC.

The donations are for "Project Graduation ... Feed a Body, Feed a Mind," an initiative organized by the Pi Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at HCC to help alleviate hunger and illiteracy in the community.

Collected books will be sent to Eastern Elementary School and canned goods will be sent to Food Resources Inc.

For information, call chapter adviser Loretta Thornhill at 301-790-2800, ext. 481.

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