Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

February 29, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

Second-grader Devin Burns honored

Sharpsburg Elementary second-grade teachers chose Devin Burns as February's Community Partnership for Families Character Counts! nominee.

Teacher Sharon Ingram nominated Devin for modeling all the pillars of character. According to his teacher, Devin is "very thoughtful of others and completes his work on time. He shares with neighbors and always has his homework done. He helps other students when his work is completed. He is always polite and uses manners." Devin participated in Jump Rope for Heart and participates in wrestling and football.

Paige Reynolds gains recognition

First-grade teachers have chosen Paige Reynolds as Sharpsburg Elementary School's January Community Partnership for Families Character Counts! nominee.

Teacher Chad Gross has nominated Paige for modeling Citizenship and Respect. According to her teacher, Paige's positive character qualities are described as respectful, trustworthy, honest and kind. Paige's nomination, along with those of other student nominees from area schools, will be reviewed by the Community Partnership for Character Counts! Committee. Paige will receive a certificate signed by the Washington County Commissioners, as well as a Character Counts! T-shirt.


Breakfast planned

The Potomac Valley Fire Co. will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at the fire station in Dargan. Breakfast costs $5, which includes pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, eggs, juice, coffee and milk. Children 6 years and younger eat for $2.50. The fire station is at 2202 Dargan School Road in the community of Dargan, six miles south of Sharpsburg on Harpers Ferry Road.

Salem Methodist to hold breakfast

Salem Methodist Church, Keedysville, will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday, March 8, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the church.

The menu will include sausage, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, juice, coffee and tea.

The breakfast costs $6.50 for adults; $4.50 for children 6 to 10; and no charge for children 5 and younger.

For more information, call 301-432-4046. The church is at 25 S. Main St., Keedysville.

Little League to hold gun raffle

South Mountain Little League is holding a gun raffle for the month of April (numbers from the West Virginia Daily 3 lottery will be used).

Tickets cost $25 and must be purchased by March 31. For information/tickets, contact Tina Violet at 301-432-4578, J.R. Hawkins at 301-432-7638 or any league board member.

Proceeds from the event helps maintain the league's fields, uniforms and operating costs.

Aurelie King to visit Sharpsburg Lions

Boonsboro Middle School Peace Poster winner Aurelie King will join the Sharpsburg Lions during its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, March 6. The Sharpsburg Lions Club has planned a full calendar of activities for the month of March.

· Regular meeting (March 6)

· Fahrney-Keedy Sing-a-Long (March 13)

· New Market District Big 20 (March 15)

· Kitzmiller Lions Club Shrimp and Cabin Stew dinner (March 17)

· Regular meeting canceled (March 20)

· Easter egg hunt beginning at 2 p.m. (March 23)

· Taylorsville-Winfield 54th Charter Night (March 24)

· Deer Park Lions Club 35th Charter Night (March 27)

· Ham sandwich orders due (March 30)

The Sharpsburg Lions meet the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Lions Den at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.

Helen House to speak at center

Helen House will speak on the topic "Chest pain: Heart Burn or Heart Attack?" at the Senior Center in Keedysville Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. Helen will conduct exercises after the talk.

HCC exercises classes will continue Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Chair caning classes will resume Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Participants must register through HCC for these classes.

Other regularly scheduled activities provided at the Southeastern Senior Center during the month of March include basket bean bag; bean bag toss; bingo; cards; coffee, conversation and newspaper every day at 9 a.m.; darts or Uno; horseshoes.

The Southeastern Senior Site for senior activities is at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive, Keedysville. Call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 for more details.

Share your news about events in area

Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be sent to Harry Nogle at or call 301-432-2437.

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