POW/MIA recognition day

September 15, 2011|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

POW/MIA recognition day  

Members of Antietam 236, American Legion, reminds the community that today is POW/MIA Recognition Day.  Some 78,000 American soldiers are still missing from World War II; 8,800 from Korea; and 6,500 from Vietnam and conflicts since then.  Members encourage everyone to take time to remember these heroes in thought and prayer.

Basket bingo planned

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a basket bingo Saturday at the fire hall.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for nine packs.  Specials will be held. Food and drinks will be available.

Storer College talk set  

Shepherd University Professor Dawne Burke will share her research on Storer College by showing a documentary film at Sharpsburg Library Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.  Storer College was established as Harpers Ferry Mission school in 1865 by the Free Will Baptist Mission School. Storer was a college in West Virginia established to educate former slaves.  

For more information, call 301-432-8825.

Breakfast planned  

Sharpsburg Fire Co. No. 1 will hold a breakfast at the fire house on Chapline Street in Sharpsburg from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday during Heritage Day.  The breakfast menu will include pancakes, biscuits, eggs, sausage patties, sausage gravy, bacon, toast, milk, coffee and orange juice.  

At 10 a.m. on the Square in Sharpsburg, the fire company will begin selling barbecue chicken with baked beans and dinner roll. One-half chicken dinner costs $7. One half chicken with roll costs $6.

Dunker Church service

 A worship service sponsored by area Churches of the Brethren will be held in the restored Dunker Church at Antietam National Battlefield Sunday  at 3 p.m.

Stan Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren, will be the preacher at a worship service similar to an 1862 Dunker worship service.  The public is invited.

For more information, call Eddie Edmonds at 304-267-4135 or Tom Fralin at 301-432-2653.

Master Gardeners to hold event Saturday

The Washington County Master Gardeners will host the third annual Taste of the Garden at the Rural Heritage Museum German Four-Square Garden Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.  Foods from the garden will include heirloom variety tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and herbs.  

The master gardeners will also give a demonstration on planting cover crops, starting at 2 p.m. (weather permitting).   

Master baker Bill Theriault and his bread-baking helpers will demonstrate artisan bread baking at the outdoor wood-fired bread oven next to the German Four-Square Garden. No admission is charged, but donations are accepted.  

They will begin their day around 7:30 a.m. prepping the oven for the bread baking.  Bread baking will take place between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. The museum is at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center off Sharpsburg Pike.

For more information, contact the museum oat 240-420-1714 or go to

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