Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

November 28, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

Ruriteen Club elects officers

The Keedysville Ruriteen Club recently elected officers for 2009. This group of teens has accumulated 229 community hours by holding blood drives, trash pick-ups in Keedysville, painting the bleachers and grandstand at the town ball field, sending cards to troops, sending boxes filled with necessities for troops and helping out at the yearly festival and basket bingos.

At the Potomac District Convention Nov. 8, District Gov. Lawrence Massie asked the office of Ruritan National to recognize the club for their efforts. Massie presented the club with the award Nov. 20. The Keedysville club, Ruritan National and the Potomac District Cabinet thanks the Ruriteen group for a job well done and encourages them to continue the good work of Ruritan. Anyone wanting to join this club or starting one like it, contact Dennis Barthlow, Zone 2 governor, at 301-432-2650 or 301-491-8957.

Character Counts! at Sharpsburg Elementary

Sharpsburg Elementary School has named Character Counts! winners for the month of October.


They include first-graders Courtney Koogle and Derek Gruessing; second-grader Gray Steiner; fourth-graders Kaitlyn Fisher and Lauren Longerbeam; and fifth-grader Emily Hausler.

Library to present holiday music Dec. 2

The Sharpsburg Public Library will present a program, "Holiday Music In the Library," Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at the library at 106 E. Main St., Sharpsburg. This music program will feature Scott and Jennifer Silbert, Bob Sykes and others. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 301-432-8825.

Rural Heritage Museum plans holiday open house

The Rural Heritage Museum will hold a holiday open house at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Santa Claus in his sleigh will be available for pictures with children (bring your cameras.) The Saturday open house will include a children's workshop area with Christmas crafts, holiday decorations, cookies, punch and bread tasting. The cabins and village will be open Sunday, weather permitting.

Friends to hold bread-baking class

Learn the basics of bread baking and advanced techniques at bread-baking classes at the Ag Center on Sharpsburg Pike, sponsored by the Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum.

A beginners class will be held Dec. 13 and an advanced class Jan. 17. Sign up early - space is limited. Classes run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It costs $50 for each class. Register by calling Erin at 240-313-2839 or Elaine at 301-791-6312.

Participants will mix, knead, rise, bake and taste their creations and take the rest home. Payment holds your spot. Bring a bag lunch.

Sharpsburg Lions plan busy month

The Sharpsburg Lions will be busy during December with a pie call at Reeders Memorial Home Dec. 2, the club Christmas Party at the Western Sizzlin' Steakhouse Dec. 4 and the Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home Christmas Party Dec. 11.

The Sharpsburg Lions meet the first and third Thursdays of the month at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.

Breakfast with Santa to be held Dec. 6

The Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast with Santa Dec. 6 from 8 to 11 a.m. The $5 breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy and eggs.

Helen House to speak at senior site

Helen House will speak on "Arthritis and Diet" and conduct exercises Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the senior site in Keedysville at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive. Jackie Willison will speak on "Christmas Memories" Thursday, Dec. 4.

For more information, call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624.

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 or call 301-432-2437.

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