Lions to attend White Cane dinners

May 04, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

Members of the Sharpsburg Lions Club will attend White Cane dinners May 15 in LaVale, Md., and May 24 in Westminster, Md.

White Cane dinners are a tradition of Lions Clubs. A white cane is the universally-accepted symbol of blindness, and Lions worldwide are known for their dedicated support of the blind and visually-impaired along with many sight-preserving initiatives.

The Lions will also hold a regular meeting May 17 and conduct a highway clean-up May 19.

Look for the Lions Club hot dog stand during the May 26 Memorial Day Parade.

The Sharpsburg Lions Club meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.

Historian to give talk

Historian Ted Alexander will discuss “Two Great American Armies at Antietam” Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the battlefield’s visitor center.

Alexander will discuss the opposing forces, their differences and similarities.

The ethnicity of the soldiers will also be highlighted in the sharing of research documenting the service of Hispanics, American Indians, and thousands of Irish and German immigrants. There is no charge for the talk.

For more information, call 301-432-5124.

Basket bingo planned

The Keedysville Ruritan will hold a basket bingo fundraiser Saturday, May 12, at the Little Antietam Community Center, 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. The event will include tip jars and basket raffles. Baskets will be filled, and some are new designs and seasonal. Those who bring two nonperishable food items for the food drive will receive a free pack of special cards. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund and other community service projects.

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

Breakfast offered

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Tickets cost $6 per person. Children eat free.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, sausage gravy, coffee, orange juice and milk.

This will be the last breakfast until October.

Auxiliary to sell flowers

The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 236, of Sharpsburg will sell potted flowers and bedding plants Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, starting at 9 a.m. at the Sharpsburg Town Square across from the bank.

Chicken-salad sandwiches and hot dogs will also be for sale. Proceeds from the sales will go toward the senior citizens’ holiday dinner and veterans projects.

Yard sale planned at Boonsboro High

The Boonsboro High Student Government Association will host a community yard sale Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the school.

Individuals and groups can rent spaces and tables by contacting Karri Ernst at 301-766-8022 or by sending an email to The first space/table cost $10, with extra spaces at $5 each.

Sharpsburg Elementary plans ‘musical May’

Students at Sharpsburg Elementary will begin the month with music beginning Monday morning when the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Quartet performs for students followed by the spring band concert at Boonsboro High that evening.

A panoramic photograph will be taken of fifth-graders Tuesday and all students will have an assembly to “Meet the Musician” that afternoon. 


Bank Day for all students will be held May 11.

“Rocking Reading” will be held May 15 and 16. 

A field day will be held May 18 and the PTA family picnic will be held May 19. 

Students and staff will conclude the month May 25 with Spirit Day when students sport red, white or blue “crazy hair.”

New stable announces grand opening

The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, Agricultural Marketing announces the grand opening of Tom Bets the Farm Stables at 5404 Mondell Road in Sharpsburg Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend and admission is free.

The farm is owned and operated by Betsy Ayers, an avid horse lover, instructor and trainer.  Those interested in learning how to ride a horse for pleasure or seeking a safe environment to board a horse will want to attend this event.

For more information, call Ayers at 717-215-5103 or Leslie Hart at 301-432-4782.

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