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May 10, 2006|by HARRY NOGLE

Church to hold soup, sandwich sale

The Ladies of Burnside First Church of God will hold a soup and sandwich sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. until all goods are sold.

Homemade ham and bean, chicken noodle, chicken corn and vegetable soups will be available, as well as steamers, hot dogs, chicken salad and country ham sandwiches. Homemade pies, cakes and baked goods will also be for sale. Lunch is available and take-out containers will be available.

For Mothers' Day, one lucky lady will win a cake at the drawing at the end of the day.

Burnside First Church of God is at 3904 Mills Road, off Burnside Bridge Road, south of Sharpsburg.

Mothers' Day flowers for sale at church

Mt. Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ, Keedysville, will be selling Mother's Day planters, window boxes, and hanging baskets on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Red Byrd Parking Lot (Md. 34) next to the park.


Prices will be from $12 to $35. Sales will benefit outreach projects such as the Honduras Mission and disaster relief.

Mt. View Cemetery begins cleanup

The annual Memorial Day cleanup begins at the Cemetery on Friday, May 19. Please remove any grave items no later than Thursday, May 18. Unfortunately, any decorations left on graves after May 18 must be discarded.

The volunteers on the board of trustees appreciate your assistance. Please note that the cemetery will be closed to vehicles beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, parade day. Access will continue to be available on foot. Prohibiting cars on this day is necessary because of increased traffic on small confined roads and because some people have used the cemetery as a parking lot in recent years.

Donations to the cemetery's Perpetual Care Fund (principal of the fund is held in trust and only the interest is used to provide perpetual care) are always appreciated and needed. Checks may be mailed to Mt. View Cemetery Nonprofit Corp., P. O. Box 103, Sharpsburg, MD 21782. Mt. View is run by volunteers who do their best to keep the cemetery a dignified final resting place for your loved ones and theirs.

Christ Reformedto hold soup stand

Christ Reformed U.C.C. of Sharpsburg will hold a food stand in front of the church on parade day, Saturday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Church members will sell country ham sandwiches, hot dogs, soft drinks and water. Church members will also sell homemade candy and cookies. This year the church will be selling raffle tickets at $1 each or six for $5 for a Longaberger Scalloped Boutique basket set. The raffle will be held at 3 p.m. on parade day. Christ Reformed is at 117 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.

Auxiliary to sell Mother's Day flowers

Sharpsburg American Legion Auxiliary 236 will host a Mother's Day flower, sandwich and bake sale on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, at Sharpsburg Town Square on Main Street in Sharpsburg.

Sales of flowers, potting and bedding, chicken salad, hot dogs and steamers and baked goods will start at 9 a.m. Raffles will be held, too! Proceeds will benefit veterans programs and community activities.

Sharpsburg Lions plan May activities

Regularly scheduled activities planned by the Sharpsburg Lions for the month of May are as follows:

Hagerstown Lions 84th Charter Night (May 9);

Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home Sing-A-Long, 7 p.m. (May 11);

Boonsboro's 75th Charter Night (May 13);

New Market District Charter Night (May 15);

Regular Meeting (May 18);

Multiple District Convention-Virginia Beach, Va., (May 18-21);

White Cane Banquet at Westminster (May 25);

Memorial Day Parade and hot dog stand (May 27).

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

Legion Auxiliary collecting worn flags

Spring has arrived and yard cleaning has begun, and it is an ideal time to replace tattered, torn and worn American flags.

The American Legion Auxiliary, Antietam Unit 236, has placed a collection barrel in front of Sharpsburg Town Hall until May 15 where persons may place their worn American flags for proper disposal by unit members.

Antietam Unit 236 reminds all patriotic Americans to display an American flag in good condition for the upcoming patriotic holidays of Armed Forces Day (May 20), Memorial Day (May 29), Independence Day (July 4), Flag Day (June 14), Labor Day (Sept. 4), Patriot Day (Sept.11) and POW/MIA Recognition Day (Sept. 15).

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. at Sharpsburg Town Hall, 106 E. Main St. (above the library). All are welcome.

Memorial Day concession stand

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren will provide a concession stand on Saturday, May 27, starting at 11 a.m. during the annual Sharpsburg Memorial Day Parade.

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