Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

December 05, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

Legion Auxiliary hosted senior citizens dinner

The American Legion Auxiliary, Antietam Unit 236, hosted the annual Sharpsburg senior citizens Christmas dinner Nov. 30 at the Potomac Valley Fire Hall in Dargan.

Guests enjoyed a homemade ham and turkey dinner, table favors, a gift and an orange. Unit Chaplain Anna Lee Burker said the blessing, and Legionnaire Joe Eichelberger, master of ceremonies, read humorous stories and stated that this was about the 35th year for this event, although 91-year-old Ann Guyer had celebrated the most Christmasses. The Rev. Kenny Johnson and his son, Kenny Jr., provided entertainment by playing guitars and singing a variety of gospel, country and Christmas music.

Ruritan basket bingo

The Keedysville Ruritan will sponsor a basket bingo Saturday at the Keedysville Community Center.

Tickets cost $15. The doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m.

Baskets will be filled, games of chance, King Tuts, chance baskets, mini-raffles and 50/50 will be available. A Christmas King Tut will be featured.


No one younger than 13 will be permitted to play bingo. Smoking is not permitted. Seating is limited. Call to reserve a ticket. All tickets must be paid for by 5:30 p.m. or risk losing a ticket. A minimum of 70 is needed or bingo might be canceled. For more information, call 301-432-2650 or 301-432-0281.

Pancake breakfast

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

Little League managers sought for next season

Individuals interested in being a manager for the Sharpsburg Little League season next spring for all levels, please submit your letter of interest to Sharpsburg Little League, P.O. Box 81, Sharpsburg, MD 21782. The letter can also be hand delivered at the next board meeting on Monday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Sharpsburg Town Hall. For more information, call G.E. Ingram at 301-432-0056.

Santa photos

Santa Claus and the Grinch will be on hand for photos Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, 123 E. Main St., Sharpsburg. A 4-by-6 photo with complimentary photo card frame and a gift for the children costs $6. Pets are welcome.

Sharpsburg UCC to hold holiday service

Christ Reformed UCC, Sharpsburg, will hold an Illuminate the Season service Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Christ Reformed UCC, 117 W. Main St. This annual service is held prior to the Antietam Battlefield Illumination. Jonas Dawson will perform special music. The service will include a short devotion and the singing of Christmas carols.

Rohrersville Band to present holiday concert

The Rohrersville Cornet Band of Washington County will present its annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m., in the Rohrersville Band Hall, Main Street, Rohrersville.

Holly Roelkey, director, and Bob Sclater, assistant director, will direct the band in the program that features traditional seasonal music. The concert is free and open to the public. The Rohrersville Band, Maryland's oldest community band, has been presenting concerts since its inception in 1837. This Christmas concert closes the band's 171st year.

Lucie to conduct exercises at Keedysville senior site

Lucie will conduct exercises Tuesday at the senior site at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive, Keedysville. Call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 for more details.

Christmas carols

The Salem UMC Choir will sing traditional English, German and French hymns and carols during the Joy to the World Christmas Cantata Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the church at 25 S. Main St., Keedysville.

Refreshments will be served following the concert. Donations benefit the Salem UMC music ministry. For more information, call Jennifer Silbert at 301-432-7984.

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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