Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

February 08, 2006|by HARRY NOGLE

Ernie Gray retires from Eastalco

Ernie Gray of Rohrersville retired from Eastalco aluminum processing plant in Buckeystown, Jan. 1, after 32 years of service.

During his retirement, he plans to spend most of his time with his family, but leave some time for hunting and fishing.

Ernie is married to Donna Gray and is the father of two daughters. Daughter Tiffany Paugh lives in Sharpsburg with husband Steve and two children, Evan and Reagan. Daughter Ashley Gray is serving in the United States Army and is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Ernie's parents, Bill and Helen Gray, also live south of Sharpsburg in Antietam Furnace. Congratulations, Ernie!

Cline to sing with barbershop quartet

Tracy Cline of Sharpsburg will be singing in a barbershop quartet as part of the Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus' Annual Valentine Fundraiser.


For a $35 donation, the chorus, a nonprofit organization, will provide a barbershop quartet to sing two love songs, leave a memento, a valentine from the sender, and a photo of your special person taken with the quartet.

The quartets will be singing, at whatever location you wish, Monday, Feb.13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The ordering deadline is Saturday, Feb.11. Call 301-790-3178 (Maryland), 1-717-264-6155 (Pennsylvania) or visit their Web site at

Wallace, Catlett to speak at Lions Club

Edie Wallace from the Sharpsburg Historical Society and Lion Delancy Catlett will speak at Lions Club meetings during the month of February.

Lions are the youngest service club community-based organization, yet Lions Clubs have grown to be the largest. Lions are succeeding because they have embraced all those committed to building a brighter future for the world and for themselves.

Other regularly scheduled activities planned by the Sharpsburg Lions for the month of February are as follows:

Reeder's Pie Call (Feb. 7, 2 p.m.);

Fahrney-Keedy Sing-a-Long (Feb. 9, 7 p.m.);

Second regular meeting (Feb. 16, 7 p.m.): Lion Delancy Catlett to speak;

Regular meetings are held at the Lions' Den at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Main Street in Sharpsburg.

Educational TV Center seeksformer employees

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of educational television in Washington County Public Schools, a reunion is planned for Sept. 23, for all former employees of the TV Center. Please contact Downs Hewitt at 301-582-2837 for more information.

Church to hold pancake breakfast

Salem United Methodist Church in Keedysville will be having an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults; $4 for children ages 6-10; and free for children 5 and under. The breakfast menu consists of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, juice, coffee and tea.

Proceeds will go into the church building fund. For more information contact the church office at 301-432-4046. Salem United Methodist Church is at 25 S. Main St., Keedysville.

Church to hold Old Time Hymn Sing

The Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren will hold an Old Time Hymn Sing on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy some of your favorite old time hymns.

This is an annual event to raise money for Camp Shepherds Spring. Various soloist and area church choirs will be performing in this fun-filled, toe tapping event. Join us, won't you? You won't regret it. Snow date: Feb. 25. For more information about Camp Shepherds Spring visit on the Web.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren is at 123 W. Main St. in historic Sharpsburg.

Rohrersville Ruritan to hold supper

The Rohrersville Ruritan Club will hold an oyster, ham and turkey supper on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2: to 5 p.m. "Family Style" at the Ruritan School in Rohrersville. Bring containers for carry-outs. The supper will cost $13 (tax included) for adults and $6.50 (tax included) for children 6-12. Children under 6 are free. If inclement weather, call 301-432-5541. Call 301-432-8517 or 301-733-8741 for more information. The Ruritan School is off Md. 67, four miles south of Boonsboro and eight miles north of U.S. 340.

Church plans indoor yard sale

St. James Brethren will hold an indoor yard sale, breakfast, lunch and bake sale on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church at 17718 Lappans Road between Lappans Crossroads and the Downsville Pike.

Shrove Tuesday pancake supper set

The good cooks at St. Paul's Episcopal Church will host their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Please join us in the Parish Hall at the rear of the church for "All You Care to Eat" pancakes accompanied by sausage and a beverage. A free-will donation is requested to cover the cost of the meal. St. Paul's Episcopal Church is at 209 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg.

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