Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

October 10, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE

St. Mark's to host book-signing Sunday

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road, will host a book signing for the Rev. Anne Weatherholt's book, "Breaking the Silence: The Church Responds to Domestic Violence," Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the parish hall.

Copies of the book will be on sale for $16 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to CASA of Washington County.

Representatives from CASA will be on hand with information on local domestic violence programs and support. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

Samples Manor to hold gospel hymn sing

Samples Manor Church of God will hold a fall outdoor gospel hymn sing Saturday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the church at 2128 Harpers Ferry Road.


Higher Ground (Richard Fox, gospel bluegrass), Tim Moffitt (Southern gospel) and Bobby Yost (country gospel) will appear at the hymn sing. "One Arm Guitarist" Kenny Johnson and his singer/songwriter/musician son Kenny Johnson Jr. will also perform at the hymn sing. Admission is free. Free food and drinks will be available. Prizes will be awarded. Bring your own lawn chairs. For directions, call 304-616-1437, 301-432-8359 or 301-834-8694.

Antietam Unit 236 receives awards

Past president Jane Reinmuth presented Antietam Unit 236 with Certificate of Merit awards at the Western Maryland District American Legion Auxiliary meeting Sept. 28.

The unit received the Department of Maryland level awards for Americanism, first place; Children and Youth - Most Outstanding Work, first place; Legislative - Best All Around Report, first place; National Security - Most Outstanding Report, first place; Second place for Juniors Most Outstanding Work in Chaplain Field; Poppy - Best Poppy Report, second place; Public Relations - Most Complete Publicity Report, second place; Chaplain - Most Outstanding Report, second place; Public Relations - Best All Around Radio and TV Work, third place, Community Service - Most Outstanding Work, third place, and Cancer Control - Most Outstanding Work, third place.

For Western Maryland District level, the unit earned Americanism, first place; Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, first place; Junior Activities, first place; Community Service, first place; Children and Youth, first place; Gold Star, third place and All Around Activities, first place. President Ava Gift accepted the awards on behalf of the unit, stating that the unit wishes to thank the community for supporting the bake sales and flower sales that give the unit the funds to carry out its many community programs.

For more information, call Gift at 301-432-6658.

Weller to speak at AARP meeting

The AARP chapter in Washington County will meet Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Next Dimensions on Boonsboro Pike south of Funkstown. Fire prevention specialist Mike Weller, the fire safety officer for Hagerstown, will be the guest speaker. Please sign in at 1:15 p.m.

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