Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

September 25, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE

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    Legion Post, Auxiliary to honor Ecton, Knight

    The American Legion Post and Unit 236 of Sharpsburg will honor Brigitte Ecton and Willie Knight, whose sons gave the ultimate sacrifice during their service in the military.

    The Auxiliary motto for 2009 (and the title of the Memorial Day float last year) is "All Gave Some and Some Gave All." Gold Star Mothers' Day is Sept. 27 this year. Since World War I, a small white flag with a red border and a gold star inside is placed in windows to recognize the mothers who have lost a child in war. Post and Unit 236 thank them and their loved ones.

    Church to hold vesper service

    Bethel United Methodist Church, Rohrersville, will hold a vesper service Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Ruritan Park in Rohrersville. Music will be provided by the Rohrersville Band. During intermission of the service, the Rohrersville Ruritan Club will rededicate the Rohrersville Park, which was first dedicated Sept. 13, 1959. Ice cream will be served at the conclusion of the service. Visitors are advised to bring a lawn chair.


Basket bingo planned

The Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a basket bingo at the fire hall Saturday starting at 1 p.m. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Twenty-seven regular games cost $10 and three specials will be available at an extra cost.

Boonsboro WyldLife to host corn maze

Boonsboro WyldLife will host the Hagerstown Corn Maze Sunday, Oct. 4, at Celebration Farm, 17638 Garden View Road, Hagerstown.

Tickets cost $5 for adults and teens, and $3 for those ages 5 to 12. Those 4 and younger will be admitted free. Strollers are welcome, but no pets will be allowed. There will be a $1 discount for groups of 25 or more.

The last ticket will be sold 60 minutes prior to closing. The organizers will donate $2 of every adult ticket and $1 of every child ticket that day to WyldLife's summer camp scholarship fund. Guests should bring a flashlight for the moonlight maze.

For more information, call 301-393-4377 or e-mail

Class of 1961 invites South County graduates

The South High class of 1961 reunion committee invites South High graduates living in the South County area to a tailgate party at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, before the homecoming game. Graduates are also invited to a picnic at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Pavilion No. 2. Bring a covered dish. All else will be provided. The group will gather at 11 a.m. and lunch will be at noon.

In addition, Bill Shank is getting together a round of golf at Black Rock Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 2. If interested, call Bill at 301-797-1143. If you are attending any of the events, call Tobey Anderson at 301-582-1923.

Teresa Spruill to speak Monday at senior site

Teresa Spruill will speak on "Critical Information" Monday at the senior site in Keedysville. Chair caning classes will continue Thursday. Register for chair caning through HCC. Call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 for more details.

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