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Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

September 26, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE

Legion remembers Gold Star weekend

The American Legion family 236 reminds everyone that this weekend (Sept. 26 to 29) is Gold Star Mother's weekend. The Gold Star Mothers Club was formed in the United States shortly after World War I to provide support for mothers who lost sons or daughters in the war. The name came from the custom of families hanging a banner called a Service Flag in the window of their homes. The Service Flag had a star for each family member in the military. Surviving soldiers were represented by a blue star, and those who had lost their lives were represented by a gold star.

Legion members want Whylmenia Knight and Brigitta Ecton to know that the Legion has not forgotten that their sons made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the veterans, military and families always.

American Legion Post 236 to meet

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Monthly meetings of American Legion Post 236 are held at the Sharpsburg Ambulance Hall on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Post 236 Commander Lawrence Hoffman welcomes all active members and hopes to see new members. Members are needed to help support the scholarship program, Boys State, Camp West Mar, Christmas for schoolchildren and veterans.

Salem Lutheran to hold yard sale

Salem Lutheran Church will hold a yard sale, soup and sandwich bake sale Saturday. A breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. with soup and sandwiches at noon. Crafts and baked goods will also be sold.

A Longaberger basket raffle will be held to benefit the needy family fund.

For more information, call JoAnn at 301-582-5665.

Gehr to provide blood pressure screening

Mary Gehr will provide blood pressure screenings Monday at the senior site in Keedysville at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive. Call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 for more details.

Share your news about events in area

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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