Girl Scout Troop 40051 collects cards for troops

December 01, 2011|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • Girl Scout Troop 40051 members include, front row, from left, Sami Hammond, Sylvie Downin, Lilly Leadingham, Sarah Grace Downin and Emily Sykes. Back row, Hailey Hammer, Ashleigh Sell, Kali Mahoney, Rylee Waters and Kara Stover. Not pictured: Kursten Cullen.
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Girl Scout Troop 40051 collects cards for troops

Sharpsburg Girl Scout Troop 40051 participated in the South Washington County Military Support Group Holiday Card Campaign for the Troops and collected more than 100 cards and items.

The girls were generous with their gifts of Halloween candy.

The troop collected from day-care groups, Sunday school groups and families. The collection box was delivered Nov. 16 to Lynn Jones for delivery to the troops.

Keedysville approves curbside recycling   

At the Nov. 7 meeting, the Mayor and Council of Keedysville approved curbside recycling for the town.

The program will begin in late January 2012. The town will switch from trash pickup on Monday and Thursday, to trash pickup on Monday and recycling pickup on Thursday at no change in cost to the town.

Yard waste pickup will continue each Tuesday.

Breakfast with Santa  

Potomac Valley Fire Co. will hold Breakfast with Santa Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk and juice.

Tickets cost $5 for adults. Those 12 and younger eat free. Santa will visit from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit local family  

Sharpsburg Little League will hold a spaghetti dinner Sunday, Dec. 11, at Pleasant Valley Fire Hall in Dargan with doors opening at 3 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit a local family who lost their father in a motorcycle accident last summer, leaving behind four children.

Tickets cost $8 for those ages 9 and older. Those 8 and younger pay by donation.  

The menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, roll and drinks. A bake sale table will be available.

For more information, call Melanie Jansson at 301-988-7388 or Betty Burker at 301-733-8914.

Library to present holiday music Tuesday

Scott Silbert, Bob Sykes and others will present holiday music at Sharpsburg Library Tuesday at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  

For more information, call 301-432-8825.

Church to hold bazaar  

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 53 N. Main St., Keedysville, will hold a bazaar Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ceramics, gift baskets, Christmas decorations, Christmas gifts, candy, cakes, pies, soups and sandwiches, Tupperware, Avon and Pampered Chef items will be for sale. Raffles will be held.

Potters to hold open house

 Blair Meerfeld and Allison Severance will hold a holiday open house and pottery sale Saturday, Dec, 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Pottery at Searchwell, at 18839 Manor Church Road in Boonsboro.  Celebrate family, food and home this holiday season with handcrafted pottery by local potters in a 19th century farm decked out for the holidays.  The candles and fires will be lit, and the showrooms full of new wood-fired salt glazed pottery from fall firings, all handcrafted and created for preparing and serving food or perfect for gift-giving.

Rohrersville Cornet Band to present concert  

The Rohrersville Cornet Band will present a Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. in the band hall (the red brick building across the street from the post office).  

The concert, under the direction of Holly Feather, will present a program of marches, show tunes, and traditional season's favorites, including a carol singalong. The history of the band titled "And the Band Plays On," compiled by Richard Haynes, director emeritus, will be available for purchase at the concert. The concert is free, though donations are  accepted. For more information, call 301-992-9767.  

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