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Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

June 12, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE

Teachers retiring

Sharpsburg Elementary School teachers Sharon Ingram and Betty Stover, with combined 70 years of teaching experience, will retire at the end of the school year.

Ingram has taught for 30 years in Washington County, starting at Bester Elementary. In 1983, she began teaching second grade at Sharpsburg. Sharon was a student there and when she returned to teach she found a science book with her name in it. Her husband, Ron, and their two children grew up in the area. Ron is a retired teacher and principal in Washington County. She will now enjoy gardening, her grandchildren, church and might substitute teach.

Stover has taught for 40 years, six in Montgomery County and the remaining 34 years at Sharpsburg Elementary. She is very proud to have had the opportunity to have worked with approximately 850 students in her career as an educator, teaching grades two, three, four and five. Her husband and two daughters have lived in Sharpsburg for 21 years and she feels very fortunate to be a part of the Sharpsburg community.

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St. Mark's hosts cyclists

St. Mark's Episcopal Church near Boonsboro hosted 21 cyclists May 29 as they made their way through Washington County on a journey from New York City to Seattle. The Illini 4000 is a group of 21 riders from the University of Illinois, committed to supporting the fight against cancer. During their approximately 72-day ride, the team is interviewing cancer patients and survivors. Since 2007, the riders have recorded the stories of more than 20 cancer patients and survivors and hope to add at least 30 interviews this year. All interviews will be made accessible to researchers and the general public. The goal is to create an enduring and evolving portrait of cancer's effect on American life.

Chants of Taize

A Service of Evening Prayer using the chants of Taize will be held at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 208 W. Main St., Sharpsburg, on Saturday at 5 p.m. Taize is an ecumenical religious community in France, and the simple chants developed there have become famous around the world. This informal, reflective service will be led by Saint Paul's choir and will feature singing, scripture reading and times of silence.

Strawberry Festival

The Rohrersville Ruritan Club will hold its Strawberry Festival Saturday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rohrersville Ruritan Park, on Md. 67, four miles south of Boonsboro. Enjoy delicious country ham sandwiches, strawberry pie and ice cream. Entertainment will be provided by the Life House Bethel Praise Team & Orchestra at 11 a.m. and the Rohrersville Band at 1 p.m. Yard sale and craft tables are available. Call 301-432-8517 or 301-733-8741 to reserve tables or for more information.

Yard, bake sale

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, will hold a yard and bake sale Saturday, June 14, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Soup and sandwiches will be sold. Yard sale tables rent for $10. Call the church at 301-432-8354 on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday to reserve a table.

Auto club show

The Mason-Dixon Region Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its annual antique car and truck and motorcycle show Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Registration is $10. To register your vehicle and for information, call 301-582-1434.

Gospel sing

The Boonsboro Family Worship Center, 7605 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, will host a Friday Night Gospel Sing today at 7 p.m., featuring the Antietam Gospel Trio. For more information, call Buddy Harne at 301-797-5287.

Senior Center

Ita Kavanaugh will speak on "Drugs for Pain and Inflammation" Monday at the Senior Center in Keedysville. Jackie Willison will speak on "You be the Judge" Tuesday, June 10. 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.

Send in your news

Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be sent to Harry Nogle at terp72@myactv.net or 301-432- 2437.

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