Sharpsburg Lions Club holds tree-planting

November 11, 2011|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • The seniors celebrated Halloween at the Southeastern senior center in Keedysville Oct. 31. Seniors meet three times a week and "have tons of laughs," according to Darlene Hoffman. From left, manager Martha Drennen, Lillian Kephart, Helen Potter, Darlene Hoffman, DiAnna Deener, Oscar Evans, Lawrence Hoffman, Fred Mongan; Brenda Evans (seated).
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In response to Lions International President Wing-Kum Lam's request that each Lions Club participate in the one million tree-planting program, Lions District Gov. Steven Finger presented Sharpsburg Lions President Shelva Jean Lohman the first evergreen shrub to plant for the club.

Shelva Jean and her husband, Rodger, planted the shrub Sept. 21 in honor of Rodger's father, a deceased charter member of the Sharpsburg Lion Club, chartered in 1949, on the land he donated to the Lions club in 1950. Lohman donated the land to the town of Sharpsburg, which then built a pond on the donated land.

Ruritan to hold potpie dinner

District 12 Ruritan, at the corner of Manor Church and Breathedsville roads in Fairplay, will hold an all-you-can-eat chicken or ham potpie dinner Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

The meal includes choice of applesauce or coleslaw, roll, tea/coffee. Desserts will be sold. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3.50 for children.  

For more information, call 301-582-1005.

Museum to sponsor breakfast buffet  

The Agricultural Education Center and Rural Heritage Museum will sponsor a country breakfast buffet Saturday from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the Ag Center's multipurpose building.

The menu includes sausage, bacon, stew, scrambled eggs, pancakes, fried potatoes, juice, milk, coffee and tea. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for those 65 and older and $5 for those ages 6 to 12. Those 5 and younger eat for free.  

For tickets, call 240-420-1714 or email A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

Craft network to hold studio tour

Eight local crafts persons will open their studios Nov. 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the annual Valley Craft Network Holiday Studio Tour/Open House.  

The studios on the self-guided, free tour include: The Pottery at Searchwell, JRW Creations (clothing), M4 Studios (ceramics), Catoctin Pottery, Catepetl Art Studio (paintings), Kiparoo Farm Studio (knitting), Saville Sawmill (handcrafted wood products) and Jennifer Bernhard Hatfield (ceramics).  

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Books for Babies program to start  

The "Reading to Make Cents" contest to raise money for the Books for Babies program will be held Nov. 13 to 20.  Students will be bringing home white fliers with bright green print. The money will be used to buy books that will be included in a book packet presented to each newborn at Meritus Medical Center.  

For more information call 301-791-5277.

Sharpsburg Elementary plans busy month   

Students at Sharpsburg Elementary will donate canned-food items for the local food bank this month. Fourth- and fifth-graders will participate in a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony today. The PTA will sponsor a harvest festival today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parents are invited to visit classrooms for American Education Week, Nov. 14 to 18. Students and staff are encouraged to wear sports jerseys on spirit day, Nov. 18.

Guill to speak at Masonic veterans tribute Nov. 15  

Masons of Antietam Lodge 197 invite all Freemasons and military families to attend a Veterans Night Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple at 7 S. Main St., Keedysville.  Col. Julie Guill from Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., will be the guest speaker. A special documentary on the Flyers of World War II will be featured. A reception will follow the program. Antietam Lodge 197 meets on the first and third Tuesday's of the month.  All Freemasons are encouraged to attend.

Legion hosting Veterans Day ceremony  

Antietam 236 American Legion will host a wreath-laying ceremony at Sharpsburg Town Square today at 11 a.m.  Antietam National Battlefield Park Ranger Alann Schmidt will be the guest speaker, accompanied by students from the Shepherd University music department. The 167th Airlift Wing honor guard of the West Virginia Air National Guard and students from Sharpsburg Elementary School will also participate. All veterans and the public are encouraged to attend.

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