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Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

May 24, 2006|by HARRY NOGLE

Sharpsburg teachers choose Sialea

The fourth-grade teachers at Sharpsburg Elementary School have chosen Sialea Strong as May's Community Partnership Character Counts! nominee. Sialea's teacher, Cynthia Weaver, nominated her for demonstrating the Character Counts! pillar of Responsibility.

According to Mrs. Weaver, Sialea completes her assignments on time and makes sure they are submitted in a qualitative manner. She is also noted as being kind to others and always willing to help. Sialea's picture is on display on the front entrance bulletin board at Sharpsburg Elementary School.

Sharpsburg pre-K program planned

Sharpsburg Elementary School will have a pre-kindergarten program during the 2006-07 school year. Any child born between Sept. 2, 2001, and Sept. 1, 2002, is eligible if they meet the income guidelines and are in the Sharpsburg School district.

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To register for kindergarten, a child needs to be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2006. Early registration helps the school to better prepare for children and their needs. Parents or guardians can register the child or children anytime on or before July 12. For more information, call Sharpsburg Elementary at 301-766-8321.

Salem Lutheran welcomes Torrence

Margaret Torrence joined the membership of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bakersville, on Easter Sunday, April 16. Ms. Torrence hosted a Ladies Hat Tea on Sunday, April 23, with a demonstration of drying flowers and herbs.

Ella Mullin, daughter of Christopher and Crystal Mullin, joined the membership of Salem Lutheran on Easter Sunday through the sacrament of Baptism. Ella joins her sisters, Sarah and Gabrielle, and brother Matthew.

Sarah Mullin and Lauren Abbott were also confirmed into the membership of Salem on Sunday, April 2.

Ryan Abbott, Mitchell Manor, Wesley Manor and Autumn Tracy received First Communion on April 2. Salem Lutheran Church is at 17626 Bakersville Road, about one mile west of Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65).

Sharpsburg to honor 'Sharpsburg Rifles'

Prior to the annual Sharpsburg Memorial Day parade, to be held Saturday, May 27 at 1:30 p.m., a ceremony will be held in the town Square at 11 a.m. to lay wreaths at the monuments for the veterans of all the wars.

The ceremony will honor the Sharpsburg residents who fought in the Civil War represented by the reenactment group known as the Sharpsburg Rifles, formed in 1959 to help with the Civil War Centennial events in the area. Most of the men were from the town of Sharpsburg and many were direct descendents of the town's civil war veterans. Any remaining members of this organization are invited to come to the ceremony in the square and ride in the parade.

'Artillery Weekend'

The rolling terrain and the heavy reliance on artillery by Union and Confederate forces made Antietam one of the most significant artillery battles in the Civil War. Artillery firing demonstrations will be held throughout Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, at Antietam National Battlefield.

Mt. View Cemetery to close parade day

Please note that the Mt. View Cemetery will be closed to vehicles beginning at 10 a.m. 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 Non-Profit Corporation, 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 Reformed soup stand at parade

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.

Legion Post #236 awards scholarships

The Sharpsburg American Legion Post #236 awarded six scholarships to Boonsboro High School students. the scholarships will be awarded to the students June 5 at Boonsboro High School at 7 p.m.

Allen E. Beard (University of Maryland) and Ashley DeLuca (Towson University) will be awarded $500 scholarships. Robert Bishoff (Virginia Tech), Adam R. Dellinger (McDaniel College), Catherine Linton (McDaniel College) and Emily Reeves (Mount St. Mary's University) will receive $100. Post #236 will also sponsor two students from Sharpsburg Elementary for summer camp.

Sharpsburg Lions

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

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