Herin to speak on abolitionist

February 10, 2011|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • Sharpsburg Elementary School honored students for Character Counts! in January. Front row, from left, Aaron Ghanayem, Kali Mahoney and Hayden Mentzer. Back row, Evan Paugh, Jessica Hutchinson and Rachael Cochran.
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Herin to speak on abolitionist  

Dean Herin will speak on the topic "From Slave to Abolitionist: The Life of Rev. James W.C. Pennington" Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Sharpsburg Town Hall, 106 E. Main St. in Sharpsburg.  

In 1849, Pennington published an autobiography revealing his past as a fugitive slave on the Rockland Farm off Sharpsburg Pike in Washington County.  

Against all odds, Pennington went from being a blacksmith to becoming an abolitionist, orator, writer and one of the most distinguished African-American leaders of his generation.  

This lecture is hosted by the Sharpsburg Historical Society and sponsored by the Hagers-town-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Ruritan to hold potpie dinner

District 12 Ruritan, at the corner of Manor Church and Breathedsville roads near Fairplay, will hold an all-you-can- eat potpie dinner Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

 The menu consists of chicken and ham potpie, choice of coleslaw or applesauce, dinner roll, tea and coffee.

Desserts will be available for purchase.  

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3.50 for those younger than 12.

For more information, call 301-582-1005.

Ferris conducts exercises at senior site  

Sandy Ferris conducts Young at Heart exercise classes Wednesdays at the Southeastern senior site in Keedysville.  For more information, call Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624.

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