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St. Mark's hosts hymn sing

June 29, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Lappans will host an American Heritage hymn sing Sunday at 9 a.m. in Dorsey Hall of the new St. Mark’s Fellowship Center.

The center is air-conditioned, has plenty of seating and is fully accessible. 

It will be an old-fashioned Sunday morning hymn sing, featuring old classics and new favorites.

Attendees are encouraged to bring an instrument and join the band since it celebrates our American musical heritage.

Daniel Weatherholt, organist and minister of music, will lead the band, which welcomes guitarists, percussion and singers. No rehearsal necessary. Arrive ready to participate.

A worship service, including the Holy Eucharist, follows the hymn sing at 10 a.m.

For more information, go to

Farm to be recognized

The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, Agricultural Marketing, will recognize one outstanding farm and farm family that exemplifies the heritage of farming in Washington County.  

The award will be based upon numerous criteria, including production, conservation, preservation, community involvement and dedication to farming and agriculture. 

The hope for the award is to showcase excellence in agriculture and promote a greater understanding of the challenges faced by today’s farmers.

Applications must be submitted by Aug. 3. Judging will occur during the second and third weeks of August.  The award is open to all county farms that are at least five acres.

To obtain an application, go to

Vacation Bible school 

Burnside First Church of God, at 3904 Mills Road in Sharpsburg, will hold a vacation Bible school from July 8 to 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

The school is intended for those ages 2 through sixth grade. 

For more information, call 301-432-2408.

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