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Around Sharpsburg/Keedysville

May 30, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE

Students win at Stock Market Game

Students from Sharpsburg Elementary School received awards for their accomplishments in The Stock Market Game. The competition, sponsored by the Maryland Council on Economic Education, gives students the chance to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in an on-line portfolio.

During an awards ceremony and dinner for the Western Region, held May 14 at Citi Hagerstown, 13 students from Sharpsburg Elementary School received first- and second-place awards. Olivia Lohman, Kylee Seymour, Xana Buttry, Marley Enfield, Bethany Marshall, Kaitlin Robertson, Alanis Allison and Aaron Morris were awarded first place in the elementary division. Dana Getka, Brady Cole, Jenna Pepple, Alexandra Garcia and Lily McCrossin placed second. Each team member received a Stock Market Game hat and certificate. Each team also received plaques, which are on display in the lobby at Sharpsburg Elementary.

Family game night

More than 150 students and parents attended Sharpsburg Elementary School family game night Thursday, May 15. The Home and School Connection in Hagerstown, sponsors of the night, brought about 15 educational games for Sharpsburg families to play and purchase. The school community encourages students to play these games often over the summer to reinforce math, language arts, and social studies skills learned during the school year. Winners of the game raffle were Taylor Wyand and Megan Cochran.

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PVFC basket bingo

The Potomac Valley Fire Company will hold a basket bingo Saturday at the fire company in Dargan. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and specials are extra. The Potomac Valley Fire Company is at 2202 Dargan School Road, six miles south of Sharpsburg on Harpers Ferry Road.

Outdoor sing

The Samples Manor Church of God will hold its second annual Outdoor Sing on Saturday, June 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the church on Harpers Ferry Road.

Among the many groups appearing will be By Faith Ministries (Mike and Jenny Wilt), Higher Ground (Richard Fox Bluegrass), Masters Four (Gospel Quartet), Kenny Johnson Jr. (country Gospel) and Kenny Johnson (one-armed guitarist). Admission is free, as are food and drinks. This event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 304-616-1437, 301-432-8359 or 301-834-8694. Samples Manor Church of God is at 12128 Harpers Ferry Road, near the intersection with Chestnut Grove Road.

Info guides available

Local information guides are still available at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church. The correct number for the church is 301-432-7098. Call and leave your address if you would like a guide.

Ruritan basket bingo

The Keedysville Ruritan Club will sponsor a basket bingo on Saturday, June 7, at the Keedysville Community Center. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Limited seating is available, so reserve your tickets by calling 301-432-2650 or 301-432-0281 (reserved tickets will be held at the door until 5:30 p.m.). Pre-pay for a ticket to guarantee a seat. All baskets will be filled. Games of chance, King Tuts, raffles and mini raffles will be available. Food will be provided by the Red Byrd Restaurant. If you have any questions, call either number listed above. The Keedysville Community Center is at 40 Mt. Vernon Drive, Keedysville.

Bread baking class

For all you bread lovers, the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will host the second artisan bread baking class Saturday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is your chance to learn the methods, uniqueness and preparation of bread baking 200 years ago.

The cost of the class is $50 per person, which covers all class materials. Advance registration is required by calling the Rural Heritage Museum at 240-313-2839. Early registration is encouraged since this class fills quickly. Everyone is asked to bring a brown-bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. The Rural Heritage Museum is at the Agricultural Education Center, seven miles south of Interstate 70 on Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65).

Senior Center in Keedysville

Helen House will speak on "Dental Checkups" and conduct exercises Tuesday, June 3, at the Senior Center in Keedysville. 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.

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