Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

November 21, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

Elementary collects labels, box tops

The Parent-Teacher Organization at Sharpsburg Elementary School is collecting soup can labels and box tops to earn equipment for school improvement projects.

For more than 30 years, Labels for Education has been awarding free educational equipment to schools in exchange for proofs of purchase from the Campbell family of brands. Labels and box tops that read "labels for education" can be turned in at the school or at Jefferson Savings Bank in Sharpsburg.

Thanksgiving celebration

The Samples Manor Church of God will hold a Thanksgiving celebration Nov. 28, 29 and 30 at the church on the corner of Harpers Ferry and Chestnut Grove roads in Dargan.

Pastor Kenny Johnson will preach with special music each night:

Friday, Nov. 28 - Bobby Yost, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 29 - Not Forgotten Bluegrass, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 30 - Freddie Lowman, 7 p.m.


For directions, call 304-616-1437 or 301-432-8359.

Thanksgiving service

The Keedysville community Thanksgiving service will be Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 25 S. Main St., Keedysville. Pastor Delancy Catlett of Mount Vernon Reformed UCC will be preaching.

Sharpsburg to hold Thanksgiving service

The Sharpsburg community Thanksgiving service will be Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg. The Rev. Karen Erskine-Valentine of Holy Trinity Lutheran will be preaching.

Bethel Methodist to hold homecoming

Bethel United Methodist Church, Rohrersville, will hold homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 30. A luncheon will follow the 10:30 a.m. service. Call the church office at 301-432-8885 to RSVP.

Church to hold free Thanksgiving dinner

Salem United Methodist Church, 25 S. Main St., Keedysville, will hold a free thanksgiving dinner Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Master Gardeners class to get under way

Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who teach people safe, effective gardening techniques through plant clinics, talks and demonstration gardens.

Trained by University of Maryland experts, Master Gardeners grow their gardening know-how through 40 hours of classroom training.

They learn about everything from botany to bugs, pruning to propagation and weeds to wildlife.

Applications are now being accepted for the Master Gardeners Class. Training will be held Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Feb. 11 to April 8 at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike.

After classroom instruction, Master Gardeners turn their gift for gardening into gifts to the community. Class size is limited. To learn more about the Master Gardeners program and to request an application, contact Annette Ipsan at or 301-791-1604.

Merry Gehr to check blood pressure

Merry Gehr will monitor blood pressure Monday at the senior site in Keedysville at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mount Vernon Drive. For more information, call 301-432-5624.

Share your news

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

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