Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

May 08, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

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Miss Poppy presents a poppy to mayor

Jayden Miller, 7-year-old daughter of Stacey Miller of Sharpsburg and Winston Disney of Hagerstown, presented Sharpsburg Mayor Hal Spielman a poppy prior to the town meeting Monday, May 4.

Planned to coincide with the Memorial Day holiday, the annual poppy campaign of Antietam Unit 236 of the American Legion pays tribute to those veterans who have died in the last 85 years and honors the millions of Americans who have willingly served their country for more than eight decades. Darlene Eichelberger is chairman of this year's event and encourages everyone to wear a poppy and support a veteran.

Wingerds to celebrate wedding anniversary

Russ and Hilda Wingerd, 7240 Sharpsburg Pike, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary Tuesday, May 26. The Rev. David Wood married Russ and Hilda at St. John's Episcopal Church in Rippon, W.Va.


Cemetery Board thanks volunteers

The Cemetery Board sends a huge thank you to Father Mark Michael, Saint James School students and members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church -- all of whom spent a recent Saturday morning painting one half of the cemetery's historic iron fence (the Boonsboro side). More volunteer groups are needed to paint the other half of the fence (the Shepherdstown side). Paint and brushes are provided. Please call Carolyn Shaw at 301-791-3357 if your group can help finish this project.

Museum to sponsor vehicle show

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will sponsor a truck, vehicle and auto show Sunday, May 17, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike starting at 8 a.m. All makes and models are welcome. The registration fee is $12. Spectator admission is free. There will be door prizes, music, a 50/50 drawing and many activities for children including hay rides, barrel car rides and candy scrambles.

Auxiliary to sell flowers

Remember Mom on Mother's Day! The Ladies Auxiliary of the Sharpsburg American Legion will sell potted flowers, bedding plants, cards and raffles Friday and Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at the Sharpsburg Town Square across from Jefferson Security Bank. Benefits will go to the senior citizens Christmas dinner, Sharpsburg Elementary School and veterans' projects.

Fellowship to hold berry festival, yard sale

United Christian Fellowship at 18823 Shepherdstown Pike will hold a strawberry festival and yard sale Saturday, June 6. The yard sale will start at 7 a.m. Spaces rent for $10. No food vendors, please. An old-fashioned hymn sing will begin at noon. Individuals and groups are welcome to sing two numbers. For more information, call Terry Moore at 301-733-0959.

BAAA to register for football

Registration for BAAA youth football league for kindergarten through eighth grade will be May 7 and 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and May 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Boonsboro High School track. Registration fees and forms can be found at or by contacting Rodney Menas at 301-432-6931 or Jack Hardy at 301-432-8562 for more information.

Salem to hold yard sale

Salem Methodist Church at 25 S. Main St., Keedysville, will hold an indoor yard sale and silent auction Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coffee cake, fresh fruit bowls, pork barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, coleslaw, coffee, water, juice, soda and baked goods will be available for sale. For more information, call 301-432-4046.

Ita Kavanaugh to speak at Senior Center

Ita Kavanaugh will speak Monday on "Arthritis Meds and Treatments" at the senior center at the Little Antietam Community Center in Keedysville. Call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 for more details.

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