Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

May 23, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

Students compete in 24 Game Challenge

Four Sharpsburg Elementary students competed in the annual 24 Game Challenge May 8 at Hagerstown Community College.

Sharpsburg-fifth graders Megan Eichelberger, Kaitlin Robertson, Gunnar Ingram, and Danny Morris competed against students from 25 other elementary schools.

Megan Eichelberger was the fifth-grade champion and received a trophy and $100 gift card. Kaitlin Robertson was a finalist, placing third in the competition, and received a plaque as well as $50 gift card. Gunnar Ingram was one of the 16 semifinalists and received movie passes. Alternate Danny Morris won the alternate round and received a $25 gift card.

The event was sponsored by Susquehanna Bank.

Salem Lutheran rededicates organ

Pastor John Torrence of Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, conducted a rededication service for the church's 90-year-old pipe organ May 4.

The pipe organ was built by the Moller Pipe Organ Co., founded by Mathias P. Moller, who built his first pipe organ manufacturing shop in April 1881 in Hagerstown.


The organ at Salem Lutheran still has the bellows handle intact and is used on special occasions as it was before the development of electricity. Organist Barry Sanders played a selection of hymns during the service.

Area information guide available

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church has prepared an information guide for the Sharpsburg and Keedysville area.

The 36-page guide contains information about local government, community organizations, events and businesses and is available free to anyone who would like a copy.

Though designed especially for newcomers to the area, many longtime residents could also find it a useful and handy resource. To obtain a copy, call the church at 301-432-6123 or visit the church's Web site at and leave your address.

The guides also will be available in a booth in front of the church during the Memorial Day festivities Saturday and the church will be open to visitors at that time.

Run Through History to be held June 1

The 29th annual Run Through History will be Sunday, June 1, at Antietam National Battlefield beginning at 8:30 a.m.

This year's event again includes a 10-K road race and a 2-mile fun run/walk.

All proceeds help support two local early childhood agencies in Washington County, the Child Care Resource Center at APPLES for Children and Washington County Head Start, serving the most needy families with education and family development programs.

Custom designed T-shirts, cash prizes for the top finishers, random door prizes and refreshments for all participants are included in the registration fee. For more information, call race director Dick Snyder at 301-797-6464.

Sharpsburg Legion to install officers

The American Legion Post 236 meeting for June will be held at the Sharpsburg Ambulance Hall Tuesday, June 10, at 6 p.m.

This will be a joint meeting with the Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of American Legion to install officers and present scholarships to the three past recipients for the continuation of their educations.

The officers to be installed at the meeting are Lawrence Hoffman (commander); Ernest Wetterer (vice commander), Dale Lewis (adjutant/treasuerer), John Decarlo (historian), Albert Hetzel (chaplain) and George Crist (sergeant-at-arms).

The officers will be swore in by Washington County Commmander Brenda Dougan.

The scholarship recipients are Lindsay Myers, Allen Beard and Brad Rohrer. Refreshments will be served.

New commander Lawrence Hoffman hopes everyone has a safe and pleasant summer. Post 236 will continue to work for the community, veterans, servicemen and women who are in our thoughts and prayers every day.

Sharpsburg Lions to provide hot dog stand

The Sharpsburg Lions will provide a hot dog stand for the Memorial Day parade in Sharpsburg on Saturday . The 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.

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Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be sent to Harry Nogle at or 301-432-2437 (home) or 301-730-1767 (cell).

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