DeVore speaks to Sharpsburg Lions

August 03, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

Kirk DeVore spoke about living with blindness at the regular meeting of the Sharpsburg Lions Thursday, Aug. 2.

DeVore, who was born legally blind, attended the Tennessee School for the Blind and moved to Hagerstown for a job at First Data in 1996. In 2006, he had eye surgery, which improved his vision enough so that he could obtain a driver’s license.

DeVore is married to the former Betsy Starrett and is a deacon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Lappans.

Sharpsburg Lions plan August activities

The Sharpsburg Lions will continue their monthly activities Tuesday, Aug. 7, with a Pie Call at Reeders Memorial Home, followed by a Sing-a-Long with the Gloryland Ramblers Thursday, Aug. 9, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home.

Lions will attend a Sunday, Aug. 12, cabinet meeting in Grantsville, Md., and hold their second regular meeting in their den at the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Thursday, Aug. 16.


The Lions will conclude the month Wednesday, Aug. 22, with a zone meeting at the Boonsboro American Legion with the Boonsboro Lions for a presentation about  Make a Difference Day.

Sharpsburg Lions to sell throws 

The Sharpsburg Lions Club will have a new supply of throws for sale at the Heritage Days Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16. The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam throws are designed by Sharpsburg artist Mark Kretzer and feature 14 buildings and monuments in Sharpsburg and the surrounding area.

Five of the oldest houses in Sharpsburg are pictured on the throws, as well as other local attractions of historical interest such as a canal boat, the Dunker Church, the Maryland Monument, Bloody Lane, the Great Spring, Old Main Street and the “Wounded Lion.” 

The throws sell for $60 and may be purchased at 100 E. Main St., Sharpsburg, at the office of CPA Dave Peters & Associates (formerly Sy Kretzer’s Market).

A throw is displayed in the window of the office. Throws may also be purchased by calling 240-469-4674.
Heritage festival seeks vendors

The Sharpsburg Heritage Festival is currently seeking food and craft vendors for the weekend of Saturday Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16. Celebrating its 20th year, the Heritage Festival provides an informative and family-oriented event.

Visit for additional details.

Heritage festival sells Macy’s passes

The Sharpsburg Heritage Festival is selling Macy’s “Shop for a Cause” shopping passes for $5. The pass will allow visitors to save 25 percent Saturday, Aug. 25, on regular, sale and clearance items, and 10 percent on electronics, watches, furniture, mattresses and floor coverings. To purchase a pass, call Bill at 301-714-4715.

Historian Jamieson to speak at library

Local historian and author Perry Jamieson will speak on “The Battle of Antietam: A Milestone Anniversary” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Sharpsburg Public Library. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam.

Ag center honors Fulton

The Washington County Agricultural Education Center Board of Directors honored Adna Fulton and his family at a naming ceremony for the AC&T Arena Thursday, July 26.

The ceremony recognized Fulton for his generous financial contributions to the ag center and his longtime support of Washington County agriculture. Robbie Shaw of Fairplay spoke on behalf of the ag center, highlighting Fulton’s personal and professional life. 

Fulton praised the 4-H program, the youth involved in agriculture, and encouraged adults to continue their support. President of the Ag Center Board of Directors, Ron Shifler, presented commemorative plaques to the Fulton family.

Peaceable Paws to hold free training seminars

Peaceable Paws Dog and Puppy Training will offer a free two-hour “Find Your Inner Lassie” seminar every month at 17816 Spielman Road, Fairplay. Participants should come without their dogs to learn new ways of training, influencing and modifying their dog’s behavior. S

eminars will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, Thursday, Sept. 13, and Monday, Oct. 8; and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Attendance at a seminar is a prerequisite for attending a group class at Peaceable Paws.

For more information, call 301-582-9420 or email

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