Worn flags to be collected

April 07, 2011|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • Sharpsburg Elementary School named its March Character Counts! winners. Front row, from left, Brady Ingram (second grade), Faith Warfield (kindergarten) and Sierra Nocar (second grade). Back row, Alex Leadingham (fifth grade), Gray Stinar (fourth grade) and Karen Hosova (fourth grade).
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The American Legion Auxiliary, Antietam Unit 236, will place a collection barrel at the Sharpsburg Town Hall from April 15 to May 21, where residents can place worn American flags for proper disposal.

Antietam Unit 236 reminds all Americans that every day is a good day to display an American flag in good condition, but it is especially important to display them on patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, May 30; Flag Day, June 14; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, Sept. 5; Patriot Day, Sept. 11; and POW/MIA Recognition Day, Sept. 16.

Sharpsburg churches to celebrate Palm Sunday  

On April 17, Palm Sunday in Sharpsburg will again be celebrated by the four Main Street churches with processions to the square beginning at 9:30 a.m.

A procession from East Main Street will start at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and proceed past the Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren to the square. The procession from West Main Street will start at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and proceed past Christ Reformed UCC to the square.


In the square, hymns will be sung, the Palm Sunday Gospel will be read, and palms will be blessed. The churches will then go back to their houses of worship and finish the service in their tradition.

Everyone is invited to join the procession from one of the four churches or be in the square at 9:30 a.m.

Keedysville churches plan day camp

Keedysville area churches: Mount Vernon Reformed UCC, Salem United Methodist and St. Peter's Lutheran will sponsor a Christian Day Camp in cooperation with Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp for children who have completed kindergarten through grade 5.

The camp will be held the week of July 25 to 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily with lunch and snacks included. The camp costs $50 for one child; $90 for two, and $100 for more than two. Scholarships are also available. For more information or a registration packet, call Pastor Eric Moser at 301-432-5787.

Lions plan Friendship Night  

The Sharpsburg Lions will hold a Friendship Night Thursday, May 5.  Lions Clubs International is an organization that encourages service-minded men and women to serve their community without personal financial reward. 

Call Roger and Aldeth Moore (240-469-4674) or Rodger and Shelva Jean Lohman (301-432-5150) to make a reservation.  A free meal will be provided.

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