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Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

April 26, 2006|by HARRY NOGLE

Sharpsburg resident presents books to elementary school

American Legion Auxiliary 236 member Audrey Moore Spencer presented books to Sharpsburg Elementary School in memory of her deceased husband, James W. Spencer, on Thursday, April 20.

James Spencer served in the United States Air Force in the Vietnam War. Mrs. Spencer wants her husband's book collection to be preserved and a resource for young readers.

Some of the titles in Mr. Moore's collection are "The Amazing World of Nature," "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom," "A Military History of World War I, World War II and the Korean War," "Great Adventures of the 20th Century" and "The U.S. Air Force Anatomy of Aircraft."

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Mrs. Moore and her grandson, Zachary Moore, presented the collection to Sharpsburg Elementary librarian Paula Ruddy and Principal Carl Stark.

Kelsey Pittsnogle honored by school

The fourth grade teachers at Sharpsburg Elementary School have chosen Kelsey Pittsnogle as April's Community Partnership Character Counts! nominee.

Carol Brunner, Kelsey's teacher, nominated her for demonstrating the traits of responsibility, respect and good citizenship. Mrs. Brunner states that Kelsey helps her classmates and teachers everyday. She is always prepared for class and tries hard on every assignment.

Women's Ensemble to present concerts

The Antietam Women's Ensemble will present spring concerts on Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg.

The singers will perform musical settings of great poetry: Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll and more, including a hilarious version of "Fair Warning," the poem which inspired the Red Hat Ladies movement.

Admission is $5, and a portion of concert ticket proceeds will benefit local literacy efforts and the rebuilding of New Orleans public libraries. For more information, see www.antietamwomensen semble.org.

Crop Walk meeting to be held in Keedysville

The first planning meeting for the Oct. 1 South County Crop Walk will be held Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 53 N. Main St., Keedysville.

Parking is available in the rear of the church and you should enter through the back door. Planners need input and will be discussing the route and format for the walk. The money raised by Crop Walks around the country and distributed through Church World Service and its partners helps to save lives worldwide.

Remember Jesus' words in Matthew 25:45: "Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me."The need is greater this year than ever before so won't you please help to make this year's walk a success.

Sharpsburg singers to be part of concert

Sharpsburg residents Gordon Sanders, Connie Sanders and Beverly Shriver will perform in the Hagerstown Choral Arts concert "Poems, Prayers, and Promises" on Saturday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Kepler Theatre at Hagerstown Community College.

Featured on the program will be selections from the song cycle "Frostiana," which includes the poetry of Robert Frost and music of Randall Thompson, several madrigal settings by Thomas Morley and a humorous selection by P.D.Q. Bach.

Other composers represented on this concert include works by Mozart, Daniel Gawthrop and Aaron Copland.

Hagerstown Choral Arts has invited several musical guests to be part of this concert; Jennifer Manuel, a sixth-grade flutist from Clear Spring Middle School; soprano Angela Holsinger oboist Gregory Starliper, both music majors from Shepherd University; and pianist Dr. Scott Beard, chair of the keyboard division at Shepherd.

The chorus will round out the evening with the wonderful music from the Broadway play and film "The Producers," which features lyrics and music by Mel Brooks.

Advance tickets are available at Music and Arts Center 1337 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown and at the Washington County Arts Council Gallery, 14 W. Washington St. Hagerstown.

Tickets will also be available at the door just prior to the concert. Additional information is available by calling Hagerstown Choral Arts at 301-665-9424.

Lee Stine to speak to Historical Society

Lee Stine will speak on the Marker Rifles, a rifle built in Sharpsburg in the early 19th-century, at the Thursday, May 11. meeting of the Sharpsburg Historical Society. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Sharpsburg Town Hall, 106 E. Main St. (above the library). All are welcome.

Legion to hold money bonanza

The Boonsboro American Legion Post 10 will hold a Money Bonanza on Saturday, April 29, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. A meal of fried chicken, ham, mashed potatoes with gravy and cole slaw will be served at 6:30 p.m. Someone will win $30 every 10th number drawn, $50 on the 50th number drawn and $100 on the 100th number drawn. The final number drawn will be good for $1,000 (or amount based on number of tickets sold).

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