Pasquerette, Prenger win school geography bee

February 17, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • Sharpsburg Elementary School geography bee participants were, front row, from left, Claire Hahn, Emmeline Pasquerette, Isabella Prenger and Elena Scheerer. Back row, Avery Poffenberger, Mason Gumm, Steven Hamilla, Clara Ritenour, Karen Hosova and Peyton Blood.
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Emmeline Pasquerette and Isabella Prenger were winners in the Sharpsburg Elementary School geography bee on Jan. 12. 

Fourth-graders Mason Gumm, Avery Poffenberger, Clara Ritenour, Elena Scheerer and  Pasquerette reached the finals. Peyton Blood, Claire Hahn, Steven Hamilla, Karen Hosova and Prenger reached the finals in the fifth grade. 

Each participant received gel pens, a ribbon and participation certificate. 

School champion Pasquerette received a medal from the National Geographic Society and a trophy. Prenger, the runner-up, received a trophy. 

Enrichment Specialist Kristin English moderated the competition, while Principal Ryan Hench, fourth-grade teacher Amy Monninger, and Student Achievement Specialist Carol Brunner served as judges. Fifth-grade teacher Cynthia Weaver was the timekeeper. 

Fire company to hold bingo

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a basket bingo Saturday.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo begins at 1 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Tickets cost $15 for nine pack specials. Raffles and extra papers will be available.

For more information, call 301-432-2130.

Pancake supper planned

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 Main St., Sharpsburg, will hold a pancake supper Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The community is invited.

Civil War speaker

The Rev. John Schildt, author of more than 20 books on the Civil War, will speak at the Keedysville Historical Society meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Keedysville.

Schildt will speak on “Keedysville and the Battle of Antietam.”

Church to hold hymn sing

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, at 123 E. Main St., Sharpsburg, will hold a hymn sing for the Camp Shepherd’s Spring scholarship fund Saturday at 6:30 p.m. 

Refreshments will be served following the hymn sing. 

Lions to sell sandwiches 

The Sharpsburg Lions Club will sell country ham sandwiches.

The sandwiches cost $2 apiece. The sandwiches will be available Thursday, March 15 or by delivery on Friday, March 16.

To order sandwiches, call Roger Moore at 240-469-4674 by Sunday, March 11.

Lions announce winners of decorating contest

For its annual Christmas lighting contest, the Sharpsburg Lions Club awarded prizes to three Sharpsburg residents for best house and/or lawn decorations, and three prizes for best door decorations.

The winners for house and lawn are: first place, Bertha Malone, 17743 Davidson Drive; second place, Buddy Rowe, 17302 Shepherdstown Pike; and third place, Tamara and Lauren Wolfe, 203 S. Mechanic St.

The winners for doorways are: first place, Tim Rohr, 5422 Sharpsburg Pike; second place, Steve Williams, 227 W. Main St.; third place, Cara Burker, 232 W. Main St.

Landscaping class offered

Keedysville resident and professional horticulturist Deborah Smith-Fiola will offer a course on Low Maintenance Landscaping for Homeowners Thursdays, March 1 and 8 at the Valley Mall classroom center from 1 to 3 p.m.

The course will cover selection of trees, shrubs and flowers that are not prone to insects, diseases and cultural problems.

The course costs $51 and $41 for those older than 60. Class size is limited. Register by Feb. 24. To register online, go to 

For more information, call 240-500-2236 or send an email to

Mills to speak on Civil War love 

The Sharpsburg Historical Society will hold a “Romantic Love” general meeting Leap Day, Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on Main Street in Sharpsburg.


The guest presenter will be Charles Mills, author and producer from Alexandria, Va. His talk, “Love, Romance, and Marriage in the Civil War,” will examine courtship, manners, morals and marriage in the middle of the 19th century. The program is free for members and visitors.

Participants are asked to bring any 19th century valentines, love letters or marriage certificates they would like to share with the group.

For more information, call 301-992-9767.

Ruritan to hold dinner

Rohrersville Ruritan will hold an oyster, ham and turkey dinner Saturday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Ruritan’s Schoolhouse Building.

The meal will be served buffet-style with all the sides. The building is handicapped accessible. Bring containers for carryout.

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

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