Fall revival planned

September 08, 2011|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

Samples Manor Church of God, at 2128 Harpers Ferry Road near Dargan, will hold a fall revival from Sept. 18-25 each evening from 7 to 7:30 p.m.  

The Revs. Fred Lowman, Bobby Hill, Chuck Donivan, Kenny Johnson, Ron Neff, Jeff Dissmore, John Cook and Bob Ardinger will preach during the week.  

Throughout the week, music will be provided by Fred Lowman, Richard and Mary Fox, Amos Shifflett Family, Kenny Johnson and Dennis McKinney and Scott Sturdivant, The Shrivers from Scotland, Pa., March Forth, Bob Ardinger and Patches Wilson.  

For more information, call 304-616-1437.

Wallace to speak   

Edie Wallace will present "Marking Time: Civil War Graffiti in the Catoctin Region" at the Sharpsburg Library Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. Civil War period graffiti, names inscribed, penciled, or written in charcoal on walls, rocks, or windowsills, marks the paths that Confederate and Union soldiers followed through the Catoctin Mountain region.  

The presentation will put a face to the men who left their mark in Frederick and Washington counties, Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown during the Civil War.  

For more information, call 301-432-8825.

Potpie dinner planned

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a chicken, ham and beef slippery potpie dinner with coleslaw and rolls Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. The meal costs $8 per person.

Sharpsburg Lions news  

The Sharpsburg Lions will have a pit beef stand during Sharpsburg Heritage Day, Saturday, Sept. 17.  

The club will participate in eye screening at Greenbrier Elementary Sept. 9 and at Sharpsburg Elementary, Sept. 30.  

The club will conduct a highway cleanup Saturday.  

Thursday, Sept. 15, is the date for the second regular meeting of the month. The club meets the first and third Thursdays at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.

Horse show is Saturday  

Saddles and Spurs 4-H Club invites local horse enthusiasts to attend the Fall Fun Show Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on the Sharpsburg Pike.   

The public is invited and the event is free.

 The Ag Center has new all-weather footing, new jumps and standards, parking, public restrooms and no grounds fee.

Several activities are planned, including the following:

Open classes for all ages; equitation, pleasure, timed and trail events; team-relay activities; and water carry and cake walk.

Helmets and boots are required for all events.  

For more information, call Leslie Hart at 301-432-4782, email or go to

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