Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

December 23, 2010|By HARRY NOGLE |
  • Harry Nogle
Harry Nogle

Legion Auxiliary hosts senior citizens dinner  

Antietam Unit 236, American Legion Auxiliary, hosted the annual Sharpsburg Senior Citizens dinner Dec. 5 at Potomac Valley Fire Hall in Dargan.  

Guests who attended the dinner enjoyed a homemade ham and turkey dinner "with all the trimmings" and received a gift.  

Unit Chaplain Anna Lee Burker offered grace before the meal.  

Master of ceremonies, Legionnaire Joe Eichelberger, entertained guests with jokes and stories and those in attendance enjoyed music and singing by the one-armed guitar player, the Rev. Kenny Johnson, and banjo player Dennis McKinney.

Unit President Ava Gift asked that the soldiers and their families be kept in prayer as the Christmas season is celebrated remembering those who do not have their loved one with them.

As she spoke of the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the crowd applauded the 15 veterans in attendance at the dinner. She also advised that the unit hosted the dinner, but that it was an American Legion family event, since the men of the post provided the turkeys and members of the Sons of the American Legion helped in the kitchen cooking, serving and cleaning.

Historical Society offers family research  

The Sharpsburg Historical Society will open a Sharpsburg District family research center Wednesday, Jan. 5, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Historical Society's headquarters above the Sharpsburg Armory on Main Street in Sharpsburg.  

Anyone with family records, papers or anything else that they would like to share, can call Ed Beeler at 240-625-5552 or e-mail

Lucie to conduct exercises at senior site

Lucie will conduct exercises Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Southeastern senior site on Mount Vernon Drive in Keedysville.

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

Peaceable Paws dog performance titling

 Proud of your dog? Want to show the world how wonderful she is? Now's your chance to earn performance titles for your well-loved family dog without the intimidation factor and cost that often accompanies "professional" obedience and agility competitions.

Starting in January, Peaceable Paws Dog & Puppy Training will offer affordable performance titling for family dogs in a relaxed, low-key environment on its 80-acre campus in Fairplay, five miles south of Hagerstown. The group's goal is to help people have fun with their dogs. PPaws will offer titles in eight different events, including:

  • My Dog Can Do That Champion
  • Canine Games Champion
  • PPaws Good Manners Dog
  • PPaws Scent Dog
  • PPaws Trick Dog
  • PPaws Treibball (Canine Drive Ball) Dog
  • PPaws Dancing Dog
  • PPaws Interactive Toy Dog

PPaws will also offer Versatility Championships for dogs who title in multiple events. The training center will alternate My Dog Can Do That and Canine Games competitions on the first Friday of each month, beginning Friday, Jan. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m., and will hold titling events on the fourth Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 per dog, per event.


For more information, call 301-582-9420 or go to

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