Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

February 05, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE

Authors seek information

Authors Vernell and Timothy Doyle are seeking information of historical value about Sharpsburg and the surrounding area to write a history of the town of Sharpsburg and the area. Residents with photographs, maps, letters, journals, newspapers, maps and other documents of possible historical value are asked to call Vernell and Timothy at 301-992-9767.

Oyster dinner planned

Benevola United Methodist, on Benevola Church Road, four miles south of Funkstown off Alternate U.S. 40, will hold an oyster dinner Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. The meal will include fried oysters, ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, sauerkraut, corn, green beans, applesauce, assorted desserts, iced tea, lemonade and coffee. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $6 for children.

Breakfast planned

Potomac Valley Fire Co. will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast at the fire hall in Dargan Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk and juice for $5.


Movie night

Salem Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, will hold free movie nights beginning Friday, Feb. 13. The movie for Feb. 13 is "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace," which starts at 6 p.m. If inclement weather, call Sharon at 301-582-0204.

Lions to meet

The Sharpsburg Lions Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 19, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.

BHS Class of 77 plans cruise

The members of Boonsboro High Class of '77 are turning 50 and taking a cruise to celebrate. The cruise will be the week of July 17 to 24. Carnival vacation planner Tara Hairston will assist classmates in finding the best discount for the trip. She can be reached at 800-819-3902, ext. 85294 or send an e-mail to

Cabin types vary and pricing changes daily starting at approximately $800 per person based on double occupancy. A deposit of $250 per person is required to hold registration (may or may not be refundable depending upon the discount plan you choose). The balance will be due by May 1. Be sure to mention Diana Ratliff and the class cruise when speaking to Hairston, so she will know to link the reservations together.

A passport is needed for this trip. For information and/or to print a mail-in application online, go to

Passports can be obtained at the post office.

For more information, contact Diana (Ritenour) Ratliff at or call 717-309-7203.

Sharpsburg Little League holds registration

Sharpsburg Little League will hold registration this month for players 5 to 12 years of age at Sharpsburg Town Hall (over the library).

Registration will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All players must bring a birth certificate or a copy of one and three proofs of residency (no P.O. boxes.) Registration costs $20 for the first child; $15 for the second child and free for additional children.

A fundraiser raffle ticket packet will handed out with 30 tickets for the first child or 50 per family if you have two or more children registering. A drawing of five cash prizes will be held opening day. For more information, call G.E Ingram at 240-675-8140 or 301-432-0056.

Battlefield to host Lincoln's Birthday speakers

Antietam National Battlefield will commemorate the bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln's birth with two talks on the president and his connection to the Battle of Antietam Thursday, Feb. 12. Both talks will be held in the park's Visitors Center. Joseph Garrera, president of the Abraham Lincoln Group of New York, will speak on "Abraham Lincoln and his Image in American Popular Culture" at 11 a.m. Local historian and author John Schildt will speak on the topic "Four days in October: Lincoln's Antietam Visit" at 2 p.m.

Ita Kavanaugh to speak at Senior site

Ita Kavanaugh will speak on the topic "Healthy Feet" Monday at the Little Antietam Community Center in Keedysville. Jackie Willison will speak on the topic "How Stress Can Increase Your Blood Pressure" Tuesday. Call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 for more details.

Got 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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