Sharpsburg veterans remembered at service
Family members of former Sharpsburg and Boonsboro residents Max Grim and Marian "Pete" Getridge attended a memorial service during a reunion of the 29th Blue and Gray Division Oct. 20-23 in Martinsburg, W.Va.
The 29th Division was the first division to assault the Omaha Beaches in Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.
During the memorial service, the division honored Company B, 115th Infantry of the 29th Division, a Hagerstown-based company commanded by Capt. Leroy "Bud" Weddle.
Members of the Weddle family were also present at the service.
Getridge was killed in action June 18, 1944, in France.
His family members were presented with a photograph of his grave at the American Military Cemetery in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France.
St. Mark's to host holiday festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, at 18313 Lappans Road, will host a holiday festival Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church parish hall.
The festival is a total "event," not just a food and crafts sale, as it includes many gifts for giving, a sit-down lunch area, and a special children's room dedicated to "Adventures in Candyland."
Proceeds from this event will support the furnishing fund for the new St. Mark's fellowship center, opening in 2012.
For more information, go to www.stmarkslappans.org.
Sharpsburg Lions to hold pit beef stand
The Sharpsburg Lions will end the month with a Low Vision Research Foundation banquet in Rawlings, Md., Saturday.
In other Lions Club news:
- Ham sandwich orders are due Sunday with the ham sandwich sale and regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 3.
- A second cabinet meeting will be held at Cozy Restaurant in Thurmont, Md., Nov. 6, followed by the second regular meeting of the month Nov. 17.
- Salvation Army bell ringing will begin Tuesday, Nov. 29.
The Sharpsburg Lions Club meets the first and third Thursdays at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.
Benevola to hold dinner Saturday, Nov. 5
Benevola United Methodist Church, at 19925 Benevola Church Road, midway between Boonsboro and Funkstown, will hold an oyster, turkey and ham dinner Saturday, Nov. 5, from noon to 6 p.m.
The family-style dinner includes fried oysters, ham, turkey, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, applesauce, green beans, sauerkraut, bread, assorted desserts and drinks. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for those ages 10 and younger.
Fire company to hold bingo
Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a basket bingo Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Bingo begins at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Special games will be available. The kitchen will be open.
Relay For Life seeks volunteers
A meeting to acquaint potential participants with a new Relay for Life event will be Saturday, Nov. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro.
For more information, go to www.RelayForLife.org/SOWACO.
To attend the kickoff, RSVP the American Cancer Society's office at 301-733-8272 or send an email to email@example.com.
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Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be called to Harry Nogle at 301-432-2437 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.