Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

July 02, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE

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Clinic sponsors show for homeless dogs

The Cumberland Valley Veterinary Clinic and Basset Rescue of Old Dominion will sponsor a "FunRaiser" dog show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 5 at the Ag Center north of Sharpsburg. All breeds and mixes are welcome. Fun events include cutest puppy, best senior dog, best rescue, hairiest, best junior handler, most freckles, longest ears, best trick, best "vocalist," "best kisser," dog costume contest and more. Classes cost $3 each or $20 for all classes. Also included will be raffle baskets, prizes, pony rides, a petting zoo, paw reading, dunk the veterinarian, microchipping, nail clipping and face painting. All proceeds benefit homeless dogs.

Karate school develops family atmosphere

The Keedysville Karate School teaches classic tae kwon do at the Little Antietam Community Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. New students are welcome to stop by and participate in class to determine if they would like to join. This school has no initiation fees, no contracts and maintains a family atmosphere. For information, call 240-285-2814 or go to


Ag Expo to be held this month

The Washington County Ag Expo and Fair will be July 17 to 23 at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on the Sharpsburg Pike. The Ag Expo and Fair features the 4-H and FFA youth of Washington County and their projects, agricultural and home arts exhibits, entertainment and carnival rides. The fair opens Friday, July 17, with the 4-H Fashion Review, the Ag Expo Queen contest and the 4-H/FFA cake auction. Admission is free everyday for children 8 and younger. For a complete schedule of events and other information, go to or call 301-432-6854.

REAP to provide grants

The REAP/Feasibility Grant Program will provide grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance to assist farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses. All agricultural producers, including farmers and ranchers, who gain 50 percent or more of their gross income from the agricultural operations are eligible. Small businesses in rural areas also can apply. Rural electric cooperatives may also be eligible to apply. Eligible feasibility studies for renewable energy systems include projects that will produce energy from wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydro power and hydrogen-based sources. The energy to be produced includes, heat, electricity, or fuel. The application deadline is July 31. To apply for funding for the REAP Grant Program, go to or contact your Rural Development State Office at 1-302-857-3640.

Helen House to speak at senior center

Helen House will speak on "Digestive Health" and conduct exercises Tuesday, July 7 at the senior center in Keedysville. Call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 for more details.

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