Sharpsburg Legion donates to school

September 27, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

Sharpsburg American Legion Post 236 and the Sons of the American Legion presented a donation of $500 to the Sharpsburg Elementary School Kids in Need Program on Patriots Day, which was Sept. 11.

Dale Lewis, Unit 236 treasurer, and Lawrence Hoffman, Unit commander, handed the check to Ryan Hench, principal of Sharpsburg Elementary, and “Miss Vickie” Winston, school secretary, in a recent presentation.  

The school program provides clothing, meals, field trips and school supplies to needy students.

Legion Post 236 meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Sharpsburg Ambulance Building. All eligible veterans are welcome.

Legion Auxiliary honors Gold Star Mothers

Sept. 30 is Gold Star Mothers’ Day, a day to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter who was serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.


Each year on Gold Star Mother’s Day, the president calls on all Americans to display the nation’s flag and hold appropriate meetings to publicly express their love, sorrow and reverence toward Gold Star Mothers and their families.

Government buildings are also required to display the flag.

Sharpsburg Unit 236 American Legion Auxiliary recognizes Brigitte Ecton and Willie Knight. Brigette’s son, Harry, and Willie’s son, Orville Lee, were killed in Vietnam.

Volunteers needed at Ferry Hill Place

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is seeking volunteers to help staff Ferry Hill Place in Sharpsburg.

Since the opening of new exhibits at Ferry Hill on May 19, visitation has significantly increased.

Volunteers provide assistance to visitors by giving information about the house, the surrounding area and the Civil War.

For more information, call Ranger Lisa Dittman at 301-582-0813.

Dargan plans ‘homecoming’

Members of the Dargan community are planning a Dargan homecoming reunion at the Dargan Schoolhouse on Sunday, Sept. 30, starting at 1 p.m.

All members of the Dargan community past and present are welcome.

Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, lawn chairs and a camera. Meat will be supplied.

Fire company to hold money bingo event

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a money bingo Saturday at the fire hall.

Doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo starts at 1 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 for a nine-pack. Extra packs and specials will be available.

Players must be 18 years old or older. The kitchen will be open.

Author to talk about Confederate veterans

Larry Freiheit, author of “Boots and Saddles, Cavalry During the Maryland Campaign of September 1862,” will speak at the Battle of Sharpsburg Camp 1582, Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Mumma Farmhouse at Antietam National Battlefield.

For more information, call Camp Commander Michael Wasiljov at 301-992-3122 or send an email to

Lions to assist in eye screenings

The Sharpsburg Lions Club will assist in eye screenings at Potomac Heights Elementary, Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School and Pleasant Valley Elementary during the month of October.

The Lions will also participate in community service events at Reeders Memorial Home and Fahrney-Keedy Home in the Boonsboro area.

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

Leathernecks seek names, addresses

The Leathernecks Nation Motorcycle Club will send cards and packages to military personnel serving in Afghanistan and other deployment locations.

Call Gary at 301-393-9287 with contact information about area men and women serving overseas.

Class of ‘67 plans reunion

The Boonsboro High Class of 1967 will hold its 45-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Elks Lodge in Hagerstown with happy hour starting at 5 p.m.

The reunion costs $35 per person. Anyone who is or would have been members of the class is invited to attend. Invitations have been mailed.

Contact information is needed for the following class members: Shelia Eichelberger Ingram, Lloyd W. Gay, Elizabeth Danner Nebergall, Judy Drury, Morris “Buck” Knight, Shirley Shelton Blickenstaff, Richard Dorsey and Judy Mansfield.

For more information, call Cheryl Farmer Heimbuch at 301-797-9082; George Ashbaugh at 301-582-2287; or Debbie Witek Martz at 301-432-5564.

Class of ’77 to hold reunion

The Boonsboro High Class of ‘77 will hold its 35-year class reunion Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Elks Lodge starting at 5 p.m. 

All class members and spouses are invited to attend a buffet-style dinner and attend the Boonsboro High homecoming game the night of Friday, Oct. 19. 

To make reservations, call Sherry Reeder at 301-432-5034 or 324-217-0514.  The reunion committee encourages all classmates to return their RSVP package with questionnaire for a keepsake souvenir memory book by Saturday.

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