Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

October 09, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

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Samples Manor to hold gospel hymn sing

The Samples Manor Church of God will hold an outdoor gospel hymn sing Saturday, Oct. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at the church at 2128 Harpers Ferry Road.

The hymn sing will feature "One Arm Guitarist" Kenny Johnson, as well as Willing Vessel Ministries (Doug and Betty Stevens), Sharps and Flats Bluegrass, Higher Ground Bluegrass (Richard and Mary Fox) and Men in Black (Southern gospel).

Admission is free. Free food and drinks will be available. Bring your own lawn chairs. The event will be held rain or shine. For information, call 1-304-616-1437, 301-432-8359 or 301-834-8694.


Sharpsburg Fire Co. raffles hunting trip

The Sharpsburg Fire Co. is raffling a hunting trip for two to Bang's Paradise Valley Hunting Club in Ehrhardt, S.C. Tickets cost $25 each.

The drawing will be held Jan. 1 at the fire station at 7 p.m. First prize is the hunting trip (3 days, 2 nights, lodging and food) or $1,500 cash. Second prize is a $300 gift card to Cabela's or $300 cash. The third prize is a $200 gift card to Cabela's or $200 cash. For tickets, call 240-520-1102.

South County CROP Walk to be held Sunday

The South Washington County CROP Hunger Walk will be Sunday at Taylor Park in Keedysville. The event begins with registration and the Rohrersville Band Concert at 1 p.m. The walk begins at 2 p.m.

Donations or walker sign-ups may be made online at (click on Maryland and then click on South Washington County CROP Hunger Walk), or stop by the park on Sunday. Cash contributions or checks payable to CWS-CROP may be brought to the park.

All walkers with $50 or more in donations will get a 2009 CROP T-Shirt. The South County Food Bank will get 25 percent of the money raised.

Sally Waltz to present basket workshop

Sally Waltz will present a rye straw basket workshop, using rye straw planted last fall behind the German 4 Square Garden at the Rural Heritage Museum.

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum and Village is hosting this workshop as part of its "Second Sunday in the Garden" Series on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike. The class is limited to 10 people, prepaid.

Please call 240-420-1714 to register. The $12 fee includes the class, all supplies and an instruction sheet. Weather will determine where the class will be held. Arrive at the museum entrance before 1 p.m.

Antietam Unit 236 receives awards

President Diane Wood presented Antietam Unit 236 with Certificate of Merit awards at the Western Maryland District American Legion Auxiliary meeting Sept. 27. The unit received seven first-place awards at the state level and several second and third places. A

t the Western Maryland District level, the unit earned at least six first-place awards and several second and third places. The unit was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for service and support of the hospitalized veterans at the Martinsburg Veterans Medical Center. Anyone wishing to join the Legion Auxiliary Unit may contact Ava Gift at 301-432-6658.

District 12 Ruritan to hold soup, sandwich sale

District 12 Ruritan will hold a soup and sandwich sale Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tilghmanton Woods Community Park on Manor Church Road, a quarter-mile east of the Sharpsburg Pike.

The menu will include ham and bean, chicken corn and vegetable soups with country ham sandwiches, steamers and hot dogs. Eat-in or carryout services are available.

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