Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

June 27, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE

Special Olympics bowling banquet

The Special Olympics tenpin bowling league held its 18th bowling banquet June 12 at the Potomac Fish and Game Club.

During the evening celebration, Audrey and John Bowman announced that they were stepping down as coordinators and announced that Kim and Wayne Needy will assume the responsibilities.

Gold medals were awarded for first place, silver for second place and bronze for third place. Teams that placed from third place to 10th place received ribbons. Coaches were honored with a plaque. Local Ruritan clubs continue with their kindness by contributing to the local Special Olympics.

For the third year, Zone 2 Gov. Dennis Barthlow reached out to all local Ruritan clubs for donations to help the Washington County Special Olympics cover its costs for transporting athletes to and from state and county games. At the end of the evening, Barthlow, representing the Washington County clubs, presented Kim and Wayne Needy checks from Ruritan clubs totaling $1,000. Downsville contributed $100; Leitersburg $200; Keedysville $500 and a check is still pending from District 12 Club for $250. All the members of the Special Olympics, from athletes, coaches and staff want to say "Thank you, Ruritan!" for all your help.


Silberts honored for musical talents

On behalf of the National Federation of Music Clubs, Hagerstown piano teacher David Loy awarded Sam and Henry Silbert, sons of Scott and Jennifer Silbert of Sharpsburg, Gold Cup Awards.

Both boys achieved five consecutive superior ratings in the junior division at their piano recitals sponsored by the local NFMC, held biannually at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in Hagers-town.

Sam and Henry have been studying piano for the past four years with Loy. Sam has also written several original compositions that he has played for judging at his recitals.

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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.

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