Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

October 24, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE

Sharpsburg teachers choose Kendra Tolley

Sharpsburg Elementary kindergarten teachers have chosen Kendra Tolley as Sharpsburg Elementary School's September Community Partnership for Families Character Counts! nominee.

Kendra's teacher, Lisa Ritenour, nominated Kendra for modeling many of the pillars of Character Counts! Ritenour said that one pillar Kendra displays is caring, that Kendra is willing to help anyone who needs it.

Ritenour said, "We recently had a new student join our class, and Kendra was very helpful in making this student feel welcome and helping her when she needed it. Kendra is also thoughtful and considerate. One way she had shown this was by surprising her classmates with special stickers she thought they would enjoy. Kendra is a wonderful girl and a joy to have in the classroom."

St. Peter's to hold organ, handbell concert

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Keedysville, will hold an organ and handbell concert Saturday at 4 p.m. at the church. Mark Andersen will play the organ and Lynn Andersen will play the handbells. Guests are welcome to attend a dinner in the church social hall after the concert. Freewill donations will be accepted.


Dargan to hold trick or treat

The Town of Dargan will hold trick or treat night Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. for children ages 12 and younger. Residents who wish to participate should turn on their porch lights. Motorists are encouraged to drive slowly.

Sharpsburg area to hold trick or treat

The Sharpsburg area will hold trick or treat night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. The American Legion's National Commission on Children and Youth is very concerned about the welfare of our nation's youth and encourages parents and children to observe safe behaviors.

St. Paul's to begin light bulb project

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, will begin a new outreach ministry to the local community, the "bright" idea of St. Paul's deacon, the Rev. Steven L. McCarty.

This ministry involves replacing light bulbs, free of charge, to local residents who are on a limited or fixed income, particularly the senior citizens living in the Sharpsburg and Keedysville areas.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 4, volunteers will install the bulbs free of charge.

To participate, contact St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 301-432-7098.

Bible Church to hold prayer revival

Chestnut Grove Bible Church, 3636 Chestnut Grove Road, Keedysville, will hold a Prayer Revival Nov. 1 and 2.

Professor Dave Shive, from Washington Bible College, will speak on how to have a heart for prayer and how to be more effective in our prayers. Two sessions will be held Nov. 1: at 9 a.m., a light breakfast followed by a session; at 5 p.m., a light dinner followed by the second session.

On Nov 2, the schedule will follow the normal scheduled services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. All are welcomed to come. For more information, call Pastor Hanshew at 301-432-4900.

Character Counts!

Sharpsburg Elementary teachers and staff chose six students as the Character Counts! winners for September: Karen Hosova, Courtney Koogle, Justin Garcia, Samuel Miller, Holly Gillespie and Addie Coulter.

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