Girl Scouts participate in 'Thinking Day' event

March 15, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • Girl Scouts from Troop 40051 who participated in World Thinking Day, from left, are Ashleigh Sell, Sylvie Downin, Sami Hammond, Rylee Waters, Lilly Leddingham, Kali Mahoney, Kara Stover, Sarah Grace Downin, Kursten Cullen and Emily Sykes.
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Sharpsburg Girl Scout Troop 40051 participated in the Washington County Girl Scouts World Thinking Day Feb. 18 at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. 

The Sharpsburg troop chose the country of China for its booth. 

Other troops represented countries such as Canada, Peru, Italy and the United Kingdom, and each troop came prepared with country flags, facts about the country, a snack food to share and handmade SWAPs, or Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. 

The troops enjoyed learning about each country, sampling foreign foods, and trading and collecting SWAPs with fellow Scouts.

Snyder to talk about canal

Local author Tim Snyder will discuss the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal during the Civil War at a meeting of the Keedysville Historical Society Monday at 7 p.m.

After the meeting at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 53 N. Main St., Keedysville, Snyder will be available to answer questions and sign copies of his book, “Trembling in the Balance: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal during the Civil War.” 

Ruritan to hold basket bingo


Keedysville Ruritan will hold a basket bingo fundraiser Saturday, March 24, at the Little Antietam Community Center on Mount Vernon Drive in Keedysville.

Tickets cost $15.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m.

There will be 25 games, including five specials, plus a mystery game.

Tip jars, basket raffles and food will be available. Baskets will be filled and some are new designs and seasonal baskets.

Proceeds will benefit the club scholarship fund and other Washington County community service projects.

For reservations, call 301-432-2650, 301-432-0281 or 301-432-8871.

Hedges to speak at Sharpsburg Library

Alan Hedges will talk about the role the railroads played in the American Civil War Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at Sharpsburg Library.

Combining his knowledge of trains and American history, Hedges will explain how trains factored into the successes and failures of local campaigns such as Antietam and Gettysburg.

Dargan fire company to hold basket bingo

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a basket bingo Saturday at the fire hall. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo begins at 1 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 for a pack of nine. Specials, raffles and extra papers will be available.

The next bingo is April 28.

For more information, call 301-432-213. 

Relay for Life event

A Relay for Life team rally is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro.

Relay for Life of Southern Washington County takes place at the ag center June 22 and 23.

For more information, contact Cathy Thomas, community manager, at

Pottery sale at Seachwell

Traditional wood-fired, salt-glazed pottery by Allison Severance and Blair Meerfeld will be featured at their studio at Historic Searchwell in Boonsboro Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Searchwell, at 18839 Manor Church Road, is a 19th-century farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The farm has been sold and this will be the potters’ last event at this location.

A 25 percent discount on all purchases will be offered.

For more information, go to or call 240-446-9552.

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