Antietam Masons honor Glenn C. Haynes

April 05, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • Glenn Haynes, center, received a 70-year pin from Gerald Piepiora, the worshipful deputy grand master of Masons for the Grand Lodge of Maryland, left. Also pictured is Jeff Stouffer.
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Antietam Masonic Lodge 197 A.F and A.M. in Keedysville presented a 70-year pin to Glenn C. Haynes Tuesday, April 3.

The 70-year pin was presented to Haynes by Gerald Piepiora, the worshipful deputy grand master of Masons for the Grand Lodge of Maryland.

Haynes was born in Rohrersville in 1919 and graduated from Boonsboro High School in 1938. He worked at Fairchild Industries until he began serving in the U.S. Army in 1942, serving in Europe with the Third Army until 1946.

He served as the first postal carrier for the town of Boonsboro and retired as postmaster in 1983.

He was married for 59 years to his high school sweetheart, Charlotte, until her death. He married his present wife, Jean, in 2006.

Haynes is a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boonsboro.

Sharpsburg artist organizes exhibit

Along with students and admirers of the late artist Clyde Roberts, Sharpsburg resident and artist Lee Weaver has organized an exhibit at the Washington County Arts Council at 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, during the month of April.

The exhibit opens Friday and continues through Tuesday, May 1. The arts council will host an opening reception Friday, April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery.

Work on display will include pieces by Clyde Roberts, Cindy Roberts Downs, Ruth Durbin, Virginia Hair, Kent Roberts, Bob Wantz and Lee Weaver.

For more information, call 301-791-3132 or email

Sharpsburg Boy Scouts to hold flower sale


Sharpsburg Boy Scout Troop 51 will hold its annual Easter flower sale Friday and Saturday at the Sharpsburg Town Square from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Troop 51 programs.

Easter sunrise service planned in Sharpsburg

The Sharpsburg area Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Sunday at 6:30 a.m. in the Observation Room of the Antietam National Battlefield’s Visitors Center.

The Rev. Delancy Catlett will deliver the Easter message. There will be special music. All are welcome to worship and see the beautiful sunrise over South Mountain.

Doughnuts, milk, coffee and fellowship will follow the service. For more information, contact Catlett at 301-582-1728.

Fire company plans all-you-can-eat breakfast

The Potomac Valley Fire Co. in the community of Dargan will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy and scrambled eggs, coffee, milk and juice Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $6. Children eat free.

Sharpsburg EMS schedules basket bingo

The Sharpsburg EMS is hosting their annual Spring Basket Bingo Saturday, April 14, at the Potomac Valley Fire Hall in Dargan.

Tickets are $20 each and include 24 games of bingo. All baskets will be filled with goodies. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. A concession stand will be available on site for food purchases. All proceeds support the Sharpsburg Emergency Medical Service.

Chances of winning are good as a limited number of tickets are sold (usually less than 100). To obtain directions or a ticket, call the station at 301-432-5348 or Kelli at 301-992-4315.

Sharpsburg Little League plans lighting ceremony

Sharpsburg Little League teams will play under the lights for the first time Monday. The League invites community members, past players, coaches, board members and sponsors to attend the first game and lighting ceremony.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with the official lighting ceremony at 7:15 p.m. The actual lighting of the lights will occur at 8 p.m. The first game will follow at 8:15.

Sharpsburg Elementary activities in April

Sharpsburg Elementary School plans the following activities:

• April 12 — PTA at 5:30 p.m.

• April 13 — Bank Day, Good News Club, talent show practice at 5:45 p.m.

• April 16 — Officer Phil (third and fourth grade at 9 a.m.), talent show practice at 2:15 p.m.

• April 20 — Spirit Day, Good News Club, fourth-grade movie night at 6 p.m.

• April 24 — Talent show

• April 25 — Science fair, 5:30 p.m.

• April 26 — Spring orchestra concert at Boonsboro Middle School at 7 p.m.

Fire department schedules basket bingo

The Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Department at 5 Saint Paul St., Boonsboro, will hold a “Good Friday Basket Bingo” Friday.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for 25 games. Call Jessie Wachter at 240-313-5454, Kim Forsythe at 240-315-1660 or Rose Moats at 301-432-6103 to purchase tickets.

Food and drinks are available for purchase. No outside food or drinks. A wrought iron coffee table with a wooden lid and a reunion picnic basket will be raffled.

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