Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

September 18, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE

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4-H Club to hold benefit dog walk

The Washington County Tail Waggers 4-H Club will hold a dog walk Saturday, Oct. 24, to benefit National Marfan Syndrome. Registration will continue until Sept. 30. Participants can register directly at

Sharpsburg/Keedysville area 4-H members decided to hold a fundraiser to benefit the National Marfan Foundation after reading an article in The Herald-Mail about fellow member Daniel Speck. He has been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that can cause defects of the heart valves and aorta. The 4-H club chose a dog walk because the club is devoted to the raising and handling of dogs.

For more information, contact 4-H leader Kim Yocklin at or 240-344-4644.

Heritage Festival to be held Saturday

The public is invited to the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Town Square and throughout the town.


o Visitors will enjoy a traditional pancake breakfast, a community yard sale and a music festival featuring local talent.

o Local and regional artists will demonstrate basket making, doll making, wrought iron production, rug hooking and bird carving.

o Visitors can meet the Go Green Girls, The Master Gardners, visit C&O National Park and register to participate in the Freedom Run.

o The Rapature is a live display of endangered birds.

o A collection of model C&O Canal boats and vintage automobiles will be featured.

o The Sharpsburg Library will host local authors Pat Schooley, Richard Haynes, John Schildt, and Tim and Vernell Doyle.

o The 2nd Maryland Fife and Drum Corps will lead a Candlelight Alley Walk.

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Sharpsburg Fire Co. to hold yard sale event

The Sharpsburg Fire Co. No. 1 will hold a breakfast in front of the fire hall on Chapline Street in Sharpsburg during the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. Eat in or take out. Breakfast costs $5. The menu includes two pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, or two pancakes or toast with sausage gravy, orange juice or coffee.

Barbecued chicken will be sold downtown starting at 10:30 a.m. One-half chicken dinners with either baked beans or french fries, apple sauce and a roll costs $7. One-half chicken with roll costs $5. Drinks will be available for sale. A yard sale will be held at Fire Co. No. 1 on Chapline Street. To rent a 10-by-10-foot table space, it will cost $15. Call 240-520-1102 for reservations.

St. Paul's to hold spaghetti dinner

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, at 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg, will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall. The dinner includes salad, drink, bread and dessert.

Dinner costs $8 for adults and children 12 and older. It costs $4 for those ages 5 to 12. Children younger than 5 eat free. Take out will be available. Proceeds will benefit CASA (Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused).

Ruritan to sponsor basket bingo Sept. 26

The Keedysville Ruritan will sponsor a basket bingo Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Keedysville Community Center on Mount Vernon Drive.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 6. Tickets cost $15. Call 301-432-0281 or 301-491-8957 to reserve a ticket. Tickets must be purchased by 5:30 p.m. to avoid losing a ticket. No one under the age of 13 will be permitted in the facility. Smoking is prohibited. Food will be available from the Red Byrd restaurant. Baskets will be filled. Chance baskets, games of chance and King Tuts will be available.

Samples Manor Church of God to hold fall revival

Samples Manor Church of God at 2128 Harpers Ferry Road will hold a fall revival from Sept. 20 to 27 each evening at 7 or 7:30.

The Revs. Coleman Clark, Bobby Hill, Chuck Donivan, Amos Shifflett, Joseph Eversole, Ron Neff, Jeff Dissmore, Fred Lowman and Bob Ardinger will preach during the week.

Throughout the week, music will be provided by By Faith Singers, Cumberland Valley Boys, Stevie Sigler & Precious Memory Band, Scott Sturdivant and the Schrivers.

For directions, call Pastor Kenny Johnson at 304-616-1437, Joe Goetz at 301-834-8694 or Jeff Hanes at 301-432-8359.

Indoor yard, bake and sandwich sale set

Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Rohrersville is holding a yard sale, country ham sandwiches and baked goods sale Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held in Friendship Hall at the intersection of Md. 67 and Locust Grove Road. Furniture, clothing, children's toys and other items will be offered at the yard sale (donations will be accepted). Country ham sandwiches, homemade soups and baked goods will be on sale. Proceeds from the event will go to the Mount Zion Needy Family Fund.

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