Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

April 25, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE

Teachers choose Kasey Funderburk

Fourth-grade teachers at Sharpsburg Elementary have chosen Kasey Funderburk as Sharpsburg Elementary School's April Community Partnership for Families Character Counts! nominee.

Kathryn Kretzer nominated Kasey for modeling Responsibility and Trustworthiness. According to Kretzer, Kasey demonstrates diligence, honesty, thoughtfulness and respect.

Women's Ensemble to present concert

Antietam Women's Ensemble invites you to revisit childhood through music!

The spring concerts on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. feature choral pieces which explore the thoughts and ideas of children.

Join the ensemble for music that is surprising, sophisticated, challenging and beautiful. And if that isn't reason enough to attend, consider this: proceeds will benefit Friends in Action, a mentoring program that uses the power of friendship to bring about positive changes in the lives of low-income children and their families. Go to on the Web for more information about Friends in Action.

The concerts are at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, on the corner of Church and Main streets in Sharpsburg.


Light refreshments will be served. A suggested donation of $10 will be received.

Crist returns from Afghanistan

PFC Derek Crist, 215 W. Antietam St., Sharpsburg, returned Sunday, April 13, from a 12-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. He is a member of the 82nd Airborne stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. Derek is a 2005 graduate of Boonsboro High School.


Susan McGlaughlin wishes her twin sisters, Susan Henson and Shirley Cook of Sharpsburg, happy birthday on their 66th birthday (April 20). Susan also wishes her son, Ralph Gossard Jr., happy birthday on his 38th birthday, April 27.

Town honors troops

The Town of Sharpsburg will display yellow ribbons on the main street through town from now until the end of April to recognize and honor troops returning from deployment in Iraq.

Fire department plans basket bingo

Potomac Valley Fire Department will hold a basket bingo Saturday at the fire hall in Dargan.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Food and $1 tip jars will be available.

The fire hall is at 2202 Dargan School Road in the community of Dargan, six miles south of Sharpsburg on Harpers Ferry Road.

Money bonanza to benefit league

Sharpsburg Little League will hold a money bonanza Saturday, May 3, at the Williamsport Fire Hall for $35 a couple.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The meal will be served at 6, the drawing will be held at 7:30, and a DJ will play from 9 to midnight.

Last ticket drawn wins $1,000.

If interested, call GE Ingram at 301-432-0056 or 240-675-8140.

Chicken barbecue planned for Sunday

Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center, Sharpsburg, is sponsoring a chicken barbeque and music festival dubbed the "Sounds of Spring" Sunday.

Shepherd's Spring is at 16869 Taylors Landing Road, Sharpsburg.

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