Sharpsburg briefs

May 04, 2004|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

Memorial Day parade slated for May 29

SHARPSBURG - The Town of Sharpsburg will hold its Memorial Day parade Saturday, May 29, starting at 1:30 p.m., Mayor Hal Spielman said at Monday's Sharpsburg Town Council meeting.

Spielman said the parade will be preceded at 11 a.m. by a ceremony in Town Square honoring World War II veterans from the southern part of the county.

Spielman and Vice Mayor Ralph Hammond said a number of veterans have expressed interested in attending the ceremony, although he said many are expected to opt instead to attend the dedication ceremony for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., also scheduled for that day.

"If half the veterans show up, we'll have a full bus load," Hammond said. "We don't have a clue how many are coming for sure."


Spielman said final details, including transportation arrangements for veterans who attend the parade, will be discussed at the final parade planning meeting to be held at 7:30 Monday at Town Hall.

Fishing rodeo set for Saturday

SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg Town Councilman J.W. Eichelberger said the town's annual fishing rodeo "will go on as scheduled" at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Town Pond off South Church Street.

Eichelberger said the Maryland Department of Natural Resources decision to stop donating fish to community events will not go into affect until next year.

Mayor Hal Spielman said the event is open to any student from Sharpsburg's school district.

In past years, prizes have been given to the top finishers in multiple age categories for catching the longest trout, the smallest fish, the biggest fish and the most fish.

Cable rates to rise

SHARPSBURG - Mayor Hal Spielman said local cable customers will pay more for the service within the next several weeks.

Spielman said at Monday's Sharpsburg Town Council meeting that Adelphia Cable sent a letter to the town outlining its new rate structure for services.

According to the letter, the new prices will go into effect during the June billing cycle.

Adelphia's price for the cable broadcast package will be $17 per month, compared to the former price of $15.50 per month; expanded basic will be $24.25, compared to the former $22.49; and the price for both options will be $41.25, instead of $37.99.

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