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Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

February 19, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

Whylmenia Knight thanks community



Whylmenia Knight of Dargan is recuperating at her home from surgery for a broken hip and wants to thank all her family and friends for their calls, cards, flowers, food and prayers.

Cara Garcia honored



Second-grade teachers at Sharpsburg Elementary have chosen Cara Garcia as February Community Partnership for Families Character Counts! nominee. Cara's teacher, Karsten Madsen, said, "Cara has displayed all the pillars of character this year. She is a quiet, kind student who is always caring and willing to lend a hand. She is very respectful, responsible student who I know can always be counted on to help another student."

Church plans supper



Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, will hold a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage and drinks and is by donation. The church is also hosting a community Ash Wednesday service Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Pancake supper set



Salem Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road., will hold a pancake supper Tuesday at 6 p.m. followed by an evening of fun with games and a cakewalk. For more information, call Sharon at 301-582-0204.

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Smith to speak at Sharpsburg Library



Douglas Smith, professor at Shepherd University, will speak about his experiences while visiting the Yami. He will be at the Sharpsburg Library Thursday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m.

Mount View Cemetery seeks help from residents



The volunteers at Mount View Cemetery in Sharpsburg are starting the post-winter cleanup and ask that all Christmas items be removed from graves as soon as possible.

Donations to the cemetery's Perpetual Care Fund are always accepted.

Contributions may be mailed to Mount View Cemetery Non-Profit Corp., P.O. Box 103, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

County Commissioners to meet at Sharpsburg



The Washington County Commissioners will meet at the Sharpsburg Town Hall Tuesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Fire company to hold basket bingo



The Potomac Valley Fire Co. will hold a basket bingo Saturday, Feb. 28. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $10 plus specials. The kitchen opens at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 301-432-2130.

Veterans can salute flag



The American Legion Family of Antietam 236 has learned that veterans can now salute the American flag, rather than just placing their hand over their hearts. This action has occurred as the result of a congressional amendment sponsored by U.S. Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma.

UCC to hold musical event



The Mount Vernon Reformed UCC, 64 S. Main St., Keedysville, invites the public to attend a fundraising musical event Sunday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the music will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per person. Those 5 and younger will be admitted free.

Local church organist Jonas Dawson, friends and students will present an evening of blues, jazz, spiritual, gospel, and religious music in preparation to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Tickets can be reserved by calling 301-797-6290 or 301-797-0903. Advance ticket reservations are recommended.

Historical Society sponsors trolley concert



The Boonsboro Historical Society is sponsoring a concert titled "Hats Off To America" by songwriter Ray Owen Saturday, March 28, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Boonsboro American Legion Post 10.

The proceeds from this concert are for the restoration of the Boonsboro Trolley Station on Main Street. Tickets cost $15 in advance (through March 23) or $20 at the door and $5 for those younger than 12. Tickets are available from Historical Society members and at Bast Furniture Store in Boonsboro, Himes Store in Brownsville and Roostervane Gardens in Funkstown. For more information, call 301-432-7030 or 301-739-2439.

Kurtze to speak to historical society



Peter Kurtze, administrator of the Maryland Historical Trust, will speak at a meeting of the Sharpsburg Historical Society Monday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Kurtze will discuss what the National Register is and isn't, the effects of the National Register, along with the financial incentives for rehabilitating properties in National Register districts, especially the Maryland rehab tax credits.

Sharpsburg to hold parade



The Town of Sharpsburg will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade Saturday, May 23, starting at 1:30 p.m. Bands, marching groups and other entrees may call Town Hall at 301-432-4428 to enter. Entry forms will be available and should be returned before May 1.

Sharpsburg LL to hold registration



Sharpsburg Little League will hold an extra registration day Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sharpsburg Town Hall for youth ages 5 to12. For questions, call 301-432-0056 or go to sharpsburgLL.NET on the Web.

Egg hunt to be held at Ag Center



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