Sharpsburg seeks photos of veterans

April 14, 2011|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • Sharpsburg Elementary School fifth-graders competed in the schoolwide 24 Game competition March 23 to determine which students would represent the school at the county 24 Game competition. From left, Colton Bare, Rachael Cochran and Claudia Tolley will represent their school May 5 at Hagerstown Community College.
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The town of Sharpsburg would like to honor military veterans by posting their pictures in the Memorial Day parade program.

Veterans are requested to drop off original photographs of themselves in military uniform at Sharpsburg Town Hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m. or Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon by April 30.

Please label pictures with your name, branch of service, and years of duty, along with a contact phone number. All photos will be returned. For more information, call Jennifer Silbert at 301-432-7984.  

Historical Society to meet at Newcomer House  

The Sharpsburg Historical Society will meet at the Newcomer House at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18. Charissa Stanton will give a tour of the second phase of the Heart of the Civil War exhibits at the visitor and information center.

For more information, call 301-992-9767 or go to www.sharpsburghistoricalsociety.

Easter sunrise service to be held at battlefield  

The Sharpsburg area Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service will be Sunday, April 24, at 6:15 a.m. in the Observation Room at Antietam Battlefield's Visitors Center.


The Rev. Delancy Catlett will give the Easter message. There will be special music. Doughnuts, milk, coffee and fellowship follow the service

Fire company plans basket bingo  

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a basket bingo Saturday.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for regular games (nine-pack) and special games cost $1.  

For more information, call 301-432-2130.

Benevola to hold yard, bake sale April 30

Benevola United Methodist Church, at 19925 Benevola Church Road, will hold a yard and bake sale Saturday, April 30, from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Look for the large sign along Alternate U.S. 40.

Summer day camp to be held at Shafer Park

The Washington County Recreation Department will host a youth summer day camp in Shafer Park in Boonsboro from June 20 to Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

This camp is for those ages 6 to 12. The camp costs $40 per week for county residents and $45 for noncounty residents.

Ag Center to host Alpaca Days  

The Washington County Ag Center will host Alpaca Days Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The event will be held rain or shine. No dogs are allowed. For more information, go to

Citizens to meet  

The Citizens for the Preservation of Pleasant Valley will meet Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rohrersville Ruritan Schoolhouse on Rohrersville Schoolhouse Road.  

The State Highway Administration will discuss the proposed Portable Variable Message Sign and Dynamic Message Sign on U.S. 340.  Refreshments will be served.

Lions plan Friendship Night  

The Sharpsburg Lions will hold a Friendship Night on 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 at 240-469-4674 or Rodger and Shelva Jean Lohman at 301-432-5150 to make a reservation.  A free meal will be provided.

Be Well to hold Wellness Fair  

Be Well Tri-State will hold a free wellness fair Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the stalls at Fairgrounds Park, 521 N. Cannon Ave., Hagerstown.

The event will include entertainment, food, crafts and vendors. Information about holistic health and wellness resources in the tri-state area will be available. There will be on-site massage, reiki and yoga. 

Acupuncturists, therapists, chiropractors and fitness professionals will be on hand. The event will be held rain or shine.

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