Fire company to sell barbecue chicken

August 19, 2011|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 will sell 150 halves of barbecued chicken in front of the Jefferson Security Bank on the Square in Sharpsburg Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at 10 a.m.

Dinners cost $7 for half a chicken with baked beans and a roll. The meal costs $6 for half a chicken and one roll.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Burke to speak at Sharpsburg Library  

Shepherd University professor Dawne Burke will share her research on Storer College at Sharpsburg Library Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m.  

Storer College was established as the Harpers Ferry Mission school in 1865 by the Free Will Baptist Mission School.  Storer was the first African-American college in West Virginia and was established to educate former slaves. It closed in 1955 as a result of the 1954 decision rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Brown vs. the Board of Education in Topeka, Kan.  

For more information, call 301-432-8825.

Sharpsburg Elementary to hold orientation   

Sharpsburg Elementary School will hold the following back-to-school orientations:

  • Monday, Aug. 22 — Prekindergarten and kindergarten, 5 p.m.; grades one and two, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23 — Grades three to five, 6 p.m.

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