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Sharpsburg briefs

April 11, 2007|by HARRY NOGLE

Teachers choose Carley Cline as Character Counts! nominee for March



Third grade teachers at Sharpsburg Elementary have chosen Carley Cline as the March Community Partnership Character Counts! nominee. Betty Stover, Carley's teacher, nominated her for demonstrating the Character Counts! Pillars of Caring and Respect. Mrs. Stover says that Carley is a very compassionate and kind person. She is quick to lend a hand, and is very respectful of others' feelings. When she sees a fellow student struggling, she quickly, but quietly helps. Carley's photo will be on display at the front entrance of the school. Along with her picture, there will be a brief description of the Character Counts! Pillar of Caring and Respect.




Rachael Newby reads 111 books in school readathon



First grade classes at Sharpsburg Elementary School held a readathon in February to help raise money for their end of the year field trips. Students earned money by reading books instead of just asking mom or dad for the money. Twenty-nine students participated and read more than 500 books, earning a total of $1,071.75. Rachael Newby was the top reader, reading 111 books.

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Doris Shoemaker to collect for memorials



Doris Shoemaker will begin this week collecting Sharpsburg Memorial Day Parade memorials for the Parade Booklet. Memorials must be called in to Doris by April 28 to be included in the booklet. The cost of memorials for the booklet is $1 for 43 spaces; $2 to purchase the booklet. Call Doris at 301-432-6422 or 301-432-6065 (after 8 p.m.)




Sharpsburg to hold Memorial Day parade



Sharpsburg will be holding its annual Memorial Day celebration and parade May 26, beginning at 11 a.m. with a memorial ceremony in the square.

Radio and TV personality Lou Scally will be the guest speaker. Retired Naval Captain Lee Kaiss will be the grand marshal. The parade will start at 1:30 p.m. and a ceremony in the cemetery at 3.

The committee is looking for entries in the parade. Persons interested in participating in the parade or placing a memorial in the booklet, call Patty Hammond at 301-432-5965. The committee is also looking for pictures of naval veterans from the Sharpsburg area to include in the parade booklet.

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