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Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

March 01, 2006|by HARRY NOGLE

Pleasant Valley kids raise $10,031

Pleasant Valley Elementary School students participated in the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart. The students raised $10,031 to help fight heart disease. This is the second year in a row that Pleasant Valley Elementary has passed the $10,000 mark. This year's top money raisers were Rebecca Warren (third grade) and Maeve Windsor (fourth grade) who each collected $360.

Church to hold pancake supper

Sharpsburg Christ Reformed UCC will hold a pancake supper this evening 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 are available. The cost is $4 for adults; $2 for ages 6-12; and 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.

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Shrove Tuesday dinner planned

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. this evening. 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 freewill donation is requested to cover the cost of the meal. St. Paul's Episcopal Church is at 209 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg.

Pancake dinner set for this evening

Everyone is invited to attend the Salem Lutheran Church Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner this evening, 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, a fish pond, cake walk and other delightful activities are available to spend the evening after dinner. Salem Lutheran Church is at 16834 Bakersville Road, just west of Sharpsburg Pike.

Shrove Tuesday supper is today

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, will hold a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, this evening from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The meal will include pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. St. Mark's is at 18313 Lappans Road, just east of Sharpsburg Pike.

Ash Wednesday services to be held

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, will begin the Lenten season on Wednesday with Ash Wednesday services at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and a special child-friendly supper and service at 6 in the Parish Hall.

In addition, St. Mark's will provide a spiritual Labyrinth during the first week of Lent for worshipers to walk the way of Jesus. A spiritual labyrinth is a sacred walk to help worshipers reflect on their lives, to create order out of chaos and to draw worshipers closer to God. The Labyrinth is open Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday morning, March 5, from 7 a.m. to noon. St. Mark's is at 19313 Lappans road, just east of Sharpsburg Pike.

Keedysville Lodge collects for soldiers

The Master, Wardens and Brethren of Antietam Lodge 197 A.F.&A.M. of Keedysville will be, in conjunction with the Keedysville Community Center, collecting during the month of March for the Chaplains' Canteen Relief Organization for soldiers in Iraq.

Many items that are in short supply in the field and you can do your part to help in this worthwhile endeavor. The program is part of the newly formed Masonic LandSeaandAir Lodge1Iraq under the sponsorship of the Grand Lodge of New York. The following items are needed and may be donated during the center's open hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.: blankets, sheets, towels, foot powder, baby powder, white socks, powdered drink mix, hair gel, razors, shaving cream, hard candy, hand sanitizer, wipes, Q-Tips, toothbrushes, mouthwash, shampoo, lotions, deodorant, coffee, sore throat drops and shower shoes, sizes 9 to 12. A collection box will be placed in the auditorium for your convenience. In addition, any children's books that could be read on camera by the servicemen and women to record for their children at home will be accepted. Either English or Spanish language are acceptable. If you would like to make a monetary contribution, please send it in care of Antietam Lodge 197, 17830 Davidson Drive, Sharpsburg, MD 21782-1701.

Last chance to sign up for girls softball

The Washington County Girls Softball League will hold one last registration at Dick's Sporting Goods at the Centre at Hagerstown on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee is $40. For information, call Dwayne Bowlus at 301-766-7477 or Steve Danfelt at 301-223-9078.

'Mending Creation' workshop planned

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, will host a workshop called "Mending Creation" on the prevention of child sexual misconduct at the church on Wednesday, March 8.

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