Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

September 11, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE

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Grandparents establish fund for injured grandson

Sharpsburg residents Joe and Karen Greeley have established a fund at M&T Bank to raise money for the care of their grandson, David Greeley.

David, a third-grader at Fountain Rock Elementary, was seriously injured when a car struck him while he was riding his bicycle Aug. 27.

David sustained head trauma, a swollen brain and a skull fracture, and will be confined to a wheelchair for the foreseeable future. His left leg was amputated below the knee.


Donation checks can be made at any M&T Bank branch, payable to "The David A. Greeley Benefit Fund." For more information, call M&T Bank at 301-432-2273.

Rural Heritage Museum to host 'Second Sunday'

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum and Village will host a "Second Sunday in the Garden" at the German 4 Square Garden and Cabins behind the museum, Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Activities for children include making and painting a birdhouse gourd.

The museum is at 7313 Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65), seven miles south of Hagerstown. For more information, call 240-420-1714.

Gray to speak on Amelia Earhart

Local author Warren Gray will present new evidence on the 1937 disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart during a talk Thursday, Sept. 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Sharpsburg Library. For more information, call 301-432-8825.

Authors to speak

The Sharpsburg Heritage Days Committee and the Sharpsburg Library will host local authors during the Heritage Days Festival Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sharpsburg Library.

Authors Richard Haynes, Patricia Schooley, Thomas Poffenberger, John Schildt, and Tim and Vernell Doyle will be on hand for conversation, questions and book signings. For more information, call 301-432-8825 for more information.

Methodist churches to hold yard sale

Mount Carmel and Bethel United Methodist churches will hold a combined yard sale Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mount Carmel Church, about two miles south of Boonsboro at Md. 67 and Mount Carmel Church Road. Refreshments will be available.

Boonsboro High to hold 40th reunion

The BHS Class of 1969 will hold its 40-year reunion the weekend of Oct. 2. A tailgate party will be held in the high school parking lot Friday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. A dinner/dance will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel. For more information, call Elmer Ecton at 301-733-0254, Nancy Hammond Shank at 301-824-7229 or Patsy McCoy Holder at 301-432-2592.

Kavanaugh to speak at senior site

Ita Kavanaugh will speak on "Fibromyalgia" Monday at the senior site in Keedysville. Helen House will speak on "Acceptance" and conduct exercises Tuesday. Chair caning classes will begin Thursday. Register for chair caning through HCC. For more information, call 301-432-5624.

On the trail

Harry Nogle will be hiking the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut and Massachusetts from Sept. 12 to 19. If you have news to submit to this column during that period, call Tony Mulieri at The Herald-Mail at 301-791-7647 or send an e-mail to

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