Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

March 22, 2006|by HARRY NOGLE

Whylmenia Knight offers thanks

Whylmenia "Willie" Knight of Dargan would like to thank her family, friends and neighbors for their cards, calls, flowers and prayers during her recent illness with pneumonia.

One of the oldest residents of Dargan at age 85, Whylmenia is now recuperating at home under the care of her devoted and loving daughter, Doris Shoemaker.

Whylmenia, wife of the late Orville "Skunk" Knight, is getting along very well now.

Church to continue spring revival

The Samples Manor Church of God will continue its spring revival through Sunday, March 26, featuring the following speakers and special music nightly:


Today, 7:30 p.m. - Rev. Chuck Donivan preaching; music by Amos Shifflett;

Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. - Pastor Kenny Johnson preaching and singing;

Thursday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. - Rev. Ron Neff preaching; music by Fike and Cyndi Schriver;

Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. - Rev. Jeff Dissmore preaching and singing;

Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. - Rev. Bob White preaching; music by pianist Dolores Haugh;

Sunday, March 26, 7 p.m. - Rev. John Cook preaching; music by Dave and Cheryl Alter.

For directions, call 304-229-0172, 301-834-8694 or 301-432-8354. Samples Manor Church of God is at the intersection of Harpers Ferry and Chestnut Grove roads.

Keedysville to hold Lenten services

The annual Keedysville Community Lenten Services have expanded this year to include Trinity Reformed UCC in Boonsboro and Christ Reformed UCC in Sharpsburg. All services will be held at 7 on Wednesday evenings. The following is a schedule and location of the various services:

March 22 - Lenten service at Salem UMC, Keedysville;

March 29 - Lenten service at Mt. Vernon Reformed UCC, Keedysville;

April 5 - Lenten service at Christ Reformed UCC, Sharpsburg.

An ecumenical service will be held at Trinity Reformed UCC in Boonsboro on Good Friday, April 14.

Lions to sell country ham sandwiches

The Sharpsburg Lions will sell delicious country ham sandwiches for $2 by phone order until Monday, April 3. The sandwiches may be picked up Thursday evening, April 6, after 5 or will be delivered Friday, April 7. Call 301-739-8245 or 301-733-8874 to place your orders.

The Sharpsburg Lions Club will join with the Boonsboro club for the March 16 meeting.

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

Middletown Lions Club 75th Charter Night (March 27);

Tri-State meeting, Lovettsville, Va. (March 28).

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

Revival services continue tomorrow

The Sharpsburg Bible Church will continue revival services through Wednesday, March 22. The Rev. Neville West will speak. Services will begin at 7 p.m. The Sharpsburg Bible Church is at the corner of Antietam and Potomac streets in Sharpsburg.

Revival under way at Mt. Briar Church

The Mt. Briar First Church of God will continue revival services through Wednesday, March 22, at 7 each evening. Preaching and special music will be featured each evening:

Today - Pastor Mark Holiday, preaching; music by Kathy Gustafson and Donald and Helen Main;

Wednesday, March 22 - Pastor Ed Mack, preaching; music by Ernie Bradley and The Grassy Ridge Band.

Mt. Briar First Church of God is at 4643 Mt. Briar Road, Keedysville, at the intersection of Mt. Briar and Porterstown roads. All are welcome to the revival.

Pancake supper planned at church

Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes at the Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren Saturday, March 25, from 4 to to 7 p.m. Your first plate will be accompanied by Hoffman's sausage, orange juice and coffee. Save yourself the trouble of fixing dinner that evening and enjoy a home-cooked breakfast for dinner. The Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren is at 123 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg.

Battlefield plans spring cleanup

Antietam National Battlefield will be among 80 historic sites in 24 states to benefit from a volunteer effort Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Civil War Preservation Trust is recruiting volunteers to help clean and restore historic battlefields, cemeteries and shrines.

The one-day effort is being called Park Day. Volunteers are needed to clean up trails and stream banks, remove cedar seedlings and assist with other restoration projects.

Battlefield staff will provide any needed equipment. Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and gloves and wear sturdy boots.

Volunteers will meet at the Battlefield Visitors Center. In the event of bad weather, the effort will be held Saturday, April 8.

For more information contact Debbie Cohen at 301-432-2243 ext. 13, or via e-mail at

School to mark Maryland Day

Fourth-grade students at Pleasant Valley Elementary will celebrate Maryland Dayon Friday, March 24.

Students will bake, read Maryland literature, creat Maryland crafts, sing "My Maryland" and listen to a presentation by a Maryland legislative aide who will explain laws and the legislature at Annapolis.

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