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Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

February 26, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

Fire company to hold basket bingo event



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

Sharpsburg Lions plan for busy month



The Sharpsburg Lions have planned many activities for the month of March. Among these activities are regular meetings (March 5 and 19), a Fahrney-Keedy Sing-a-Long (March 12) and a Tri-State meeting (March 24). The Lions meet the first and third Thursdays of each month at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.

Bands to hold book, media sale



The Boonsboro Bands will hold a used book and media sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. No items will be more than $5. There will be books, videos, CDs, DVDs, video games, board games and raffles. Funds are needed for transportation, uniform cleaning and instrument maintenance. Contact Melissa Slifer at slifersrus3@myactv.net to donate items.

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St. James Brethren to hold yard sale



St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, will hold an indoor yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m.; lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will include vegetable, chicken corn and bean soups; country ham, baked ham and turkey sandwiches. Soup may be purchased by the quart. Baked goods will be available. Table space costs $15; tables $5. Contact Sam Griffin for rental at 301-582-3343. Snow date is March 7.

Helen House to speak at senior site



Helen House will speak on the topic "Eat Right to be Healthy" and conduct exercise Tuesday at the senior site at the Little Antietam Community Center in Keedysville. Call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 for more details.

Jamison residing at Reeders



Sharpsburg Councilwoman Marjorie "Marge" Jamison is receiving rehabilitation care at Reeders Memorial Home, 141 S. Main St., Boonsboro after a stay in the hospital. Family and friends may visit her in room 105.

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 Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma.

Historical Society sponsors trolley concert



The Boonsboro Historical Society is sponsoring a concert "Hats Off To America" by songwriter Ray Owen March 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Boonsboro American Legion Post 10. The proceeds from the concert are for the restoration of the Boonsboro Trolley Station on Main Street. Tickets cost $15 in advance (through March 23), $20 at the door. Tickets cost $5 for those ages 12 and younger. 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.

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.

Friends to sponsor egg hunt



Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum and Washington County Agricultural Education Center will sponsor a spring egg hunt Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at the Ag Center on Sharpsburg Pike. (Please allow time for parking.) The egg hunt is for children 10 and younger. Bring your own basket for collecting. The egg hunt is free, but participants must register by calling 240-313-2839. No walk-ins. Spots are limited so register early.

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Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be sent to Harry Nogle at terp72@myactv.net or call 301-432-2437.

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