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Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

February 16, 2006|by HARRY NOGLE

Keedysville gets new town signs

The Keedysville Ruritan and the Town of Keedysville have combined their efforts to replace the dilapidated signs on Md. 34 (Shepherdstown Pike) at each end of the town.

To highlight the town's close connection with the historical events of the area, the new signs depict the nearby Smith farm which was the site of a field hospital for the Confederate wounded during and after the Battle of Antietam in September 1862.

Bonnie Kepler of "Graphics Tuna 2" in Williamsport used a photograph from a National Archives Web site to design the signs, which were then constructed by M.J. Designs. The signs will be used by the town and the Ruritan Club to announce coming events occurring in Keedysville.

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Catlett to speak at Lions Club meetings

Lion Delancy Catlett will speak at the regular Sharpsburg Lions Club meeting Feb. 16 sharing stories from his recent trip to Honduras.

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

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 www.shepherdsspring.com. The Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren is at 123 W. Main St. in historic Sharpsburg.

Rohrersville Ruritan plans supper Feb. 18

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-out. 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.

Slippery potpiedinner planned

District 12 Ruritan will be holding a chicken and ham slippery potpie dinner on Saturday, Feb. 18, from noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $6 for all you can eat. Carry-out is available. District 12 Ruritan is asking the community for donations of local memorabilia, Ruritan sponsored sports uniforms and pictures. Contact Carolyn Heimberger at 301-582-4775 for more information. The club is at the Tilghmanton Woods Community Park, on Manor Church Road, just east of Sharpsburg Pike.

Church plans indoor yard sale

St. James Brethren Church 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 Downsville Pike.

Pancake supper set for Feb. 28

Sharpsburg Christ Reformed UCC will hold a pancake supper on Tuesday evening, Feb. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. In addition to pancakes, the church will also offer chipped-beef, sausage and sausage gravy. Juice, coffee and milk will be available. The cost is $4 for adults; $2 for ages 6 to 12; children under 5 are free. The church is also selling peanut and coconut Easter eggs for 50 cents each. Call 301-432-8783 until Palm Sunday to place orders for eggs. Chances for a scalloped boutique Longaberger basket will be also be sold, with the drawing May 27 during the annual Memorial Day parade. Christ Reformed UCC is at 117 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg.

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 them 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.

Mardi Gras event planned

Everyone is invited to attend the Salem Lutheran Church Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner on Feb. 28, starting at 6 p.m. The Mardi Gras evening begins with a delicious pancake dinner with sausage and bacon on the side and homemade syrup. The church is fortunate to have the use of a member's "grandmother's pancakes" recipe. Fun, games, fish pond, cake walk and other delightful activities will be available to spend the evening after dinner. Salem Lutheran Church is at 16834 Bakersville Road, just west of Sharpsburg Pike.

Shrove Tuesday pancake supper

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