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Sharpsburg recognizes war dead

August 09, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • Several Sharpsburg residents initiated a project to place name signs above street signs to recognize Sharpsburg servicemen who were killed in wars. Those pictured include retired Maj. Dieter Protsch, Sharpsburg Mayor Hal Spielman, Peter Callas, Phil Stotelmyer and Lawrence Hoffman.
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Sharpsburg Mayor Hal Spielman and Post 236 Commander Lawrence Hoffman, along with retired Maj. Dieter Protsch, and veterans Peter Callas and Phil Stotelmyer of the Joint Veterans Council and initiated a project to place name signs above some of the street signs in Sharpsburg to recognize the nine Sharpsburg servicemen killed in wars.

Since 1987, the council has put up 300 signs and replaced 50 that were damaged by weather or people. The signs are placed near where the serviceman lived when he joined the military.

St. Mark’s to host motorcycle Mass

The Rev. Steve McCarty, vicar of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Clear Spring, will host a Motorcycle Mass evening service designed for motorcycle enthusiasts at 6 p.m. Saturday. 

The service will be held outdoors on the campus of St. Mark’s Church, Lappans Road. The community is invited. Visitors do not have to be on two wheels. Following the worship service, participants will ride to a local fast-food restaurant.

Fire company to hold steak feed

The Potomac Valley Fire Co. in the community of Dargan will hold a steak feed at the fire hall Saturday, Aug. 11. Doors open at 4 p.m. The menu will consist of steak, potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, homemade rolls and iced tea. Tickets cost $15 each.

Railroad Museum to host Trainfest

The Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum will host Trainfest Summer 2012 (a model train sale) Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike. $4 for adults; younger than 12, free. For more information, call 301-800-9829.

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