Firefighters to talk about history of fire company

November 18, 2011|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

Current and former firefighters of the Sharpsburg Historical Society will present the story of Sharpsburg Co. No. 1 at the historical society meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

All are invited to hear about the Dec. 23, 1942, fire that led to the organization of the town’s fire company that has served the area for 68 years.

Historical items and objects will be on display. Audience members are invited to share stories and memories of the volunteer fire department. The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 301-992-9767

Oyster dinner  

Rohrersville Ruritan will hold an all-you-can-eat, buffet-style oyster, ham and turkey dinner Saturday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ruritan Club on Rohrersville Schoolhouse Road.  

Tickets cost $15 for adults.  

The meal will be served with mashed potatoes, green beans, sauerkraut, stuffing and gravy. Carryout will be available. Bring containers.

For more information, call J.R. at 240-818-1038.

Christmas bazaar  

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, at 123 East Main St., Sharpsburg, will hold a Christmas bazaar Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Baked goods include homemade pies, cakes, cookies, potato candy and fudge.

Chicken corn, vegetable and potato soups will be available. Visitors will find a White elephant sale and craft tables with Christmas and other crafts.

Church bake sale

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 33 Potomac St., Boonsboro, will hold its annual soup, sandwich, and bake sale and indoor yard sale  Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be eat in or carryout.


Homemade soups and baked goods, Rada cutlery, Kitchen Artistry II cookbooks, Boonsboro prints, Christmas items and wood crafts will be sold.


‘Village by Candlelight’  

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will present the second annual Rural Heritage Village by Candlelight Tour Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the museum.

Tickets cost $10 per family or $5 per person.  

The museum will partner with performers from the Potomac Playmakers and its own living history show, “Antietam Anthologies, Mine Eyes Have Seen,” to bring real persons and stories to help understand the terrible price paid by the citizens of the region following the Battle of Antietam.  

The event will start inside the museum and then include a guided tour on foot by candlelight, visiting each of the village buildings. Period activities will take place in each of the buildings. Participants can listen to storytellers, learn holiday customs, sing along with caroling, and warm up by the hearth in the cabin. Traditions from early Washington County settlers, period decorations, and the glow of candles will be part of the program.  

After the tour, a wagon will bring visitors back to the museum for a hot beverage and refreshments.  

For more information, call 240-420-1714 or go to

Home show and bake sale

A winter wonderland home show and bake sale will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. at 29 Yankee Drive in Keedysville.

Proceeds benefit St. Catherine’s Orthodox Church in Hagerstown.

Directions: Take Md. 34 south 3.5 miles from Boonsboro to Keedysville, go left on South Main Street and follow signs to home show/bake sale.

For more information, call 301-432-6177 or send an email to

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