Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

April 16, 2010|By HARRY NOGLE
  • The Chambersburg (Pa.) Area Senior High School Steel Drum Band performed recently at Sharpsburg Elementary.
Submitted photo,

o Read more Harry Nogle columns at

Steel drum band performs at school

The Chambersburg (Pa.) Area Senior High School Steel Drum Band brought the music of the islands to students and staff at Sharpsburg Elementary School on March 19.

Music teacher Ruth Moyers taught students how the drums are made from oil drums and hammered to produce various notes. This was a culminating activity in studying Haiti for the Coins for Caring project.

Fire company to hold basket bingo, gun event

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a basket bingo Saturday at the fire hall in Dargan. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for 27 games. Specials costs extra.

The fire company will hold a gun bonanza Saturday, May 15. Tickets cost $35 per couple. Doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. There will be a DJ and dancing after the drawing.


For more information, call 301-432-2130.

Breakfast planned

Salem United Methodist Church in Keedysville will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. Tickets cost $6.50 for adults and $4.50 for those ages 6 to 10. Those 5 and younger eat free.

For more information, call 301-432-4046.

Angel Food orders

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, at 53 N. Main St. in Keedysville, will take Angel Food orders for the month of May on Saturday, April 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. Orders can then be picked up Saturday, May 22.

Angel Food is a program that provides low-cost groceries to anyone in the community. Menus vary each month, but the goal is to provide one box of food for a family of four to last a week at $30. Groceries include fresh fruits/veggies, senior meals, kids meals and more. Food stamps are accepted. Menus are available online at or at local post offices. For more information, call Kourtney Lowery at 240-350-7129.

Historical Society to host Rosenvold

The Keedysville Historical Society will host Susan Rosenvold from the Civil War Medical Museum Monday at 7 p.m. at the Keedysville Library. Rosenvold will present a program about the effects of the Battle of Antietam on the Pry and Cost families of Keedysville, as well as the town itself.

The society will also have the "Pry album quilt" on display that was made by their friends from the German Reformed Church (now Mount Vernon Church of Christ) in Keedysville as a gift when the family was moving to Tennessee in 1873 after the devastation of the war. Light refreshments will be served. The public is welcome. For more information, call 301-791-3539.

Catholic Daughters to hold yard sale

The Catholic Daughters of St. James' Court 2207, Boonsboro, will hold an indoor yard sale Friday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Parish Hall of the church on the corner of Main Street and Ford Avenue.

Baked goods, soups and sandwiches to eat in or take out will be sold. Everything will be $2 per bag Saturday.

For more information, call Suzie Lushbaugh at 240-420-3852.

House to speak

Helen House will speak on "Allergies" and conduct exercises Tuesday, April 20, at the senior site on Mount Vernon Drive in Keedysville.

Young at Heart exercises will continue Wednesday and Jo Lum chair caning will continue Thursday.

For information, call Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624.

Share your news

Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be called to Harry Nogle at 301-432-2437 or e-mailed to

The Herald-Mail Articles