Country breakfast planned

November 02, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The Washington County Agricultural Education Center and the Rural Heritage Museum will hold a country breakfast buffet fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the ag center’s multipurpose building.

The buffet will include sausage, bacon, hunters stew, scrambled eggs, pancakes, fried potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, pudding, juice, milk, coffee and tea.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for those 65 and older, $5 for those ages 6 to 12 and are free for those 5 and younger. 

Tickets can be purchased by calling 240-420-1714 or by emailing Only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Trainfest planned

The Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum will host a trainfest (model train sale) Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike.


Admission costs $4. It will be free for those younger than 12.

This event is held to promote the hobby of model train collecting and to raise funds to continue the restoration of the historic Antietam Station in Sharpsburg.

For more information, call 301-800-9829, send an email to or go to

Market Day at Lappans

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will host Market Day at Lappans Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring take-out food, crafts, Christmas gifts for sale, and a bake sale table.

Shoppers can choose product lines such as Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Longaberger baskets, photos and cards, and Cookie Lee.

Home-made soup will be available for carryout (no eat-in this year).

Christmas decorations and ornaments will be for sale.

Children and adults can make their own jewelry at the beading table.

Proceeds support the youth group mission trip for the summer of 2013.

For directions to the church, go to

Wreath-laying planned

Antietam Unit 236 of the American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a wreath-laying ceremony Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. in the Sharpsburg Town Square.

The service will include the 167th Airlift Wing Base Honor Guard from Martinsburg, W.Va., the Boonsboro High School chorus, under the direction of Paula Boyd, Antietam National Park Service Ranger Keith Snyder and fourth- and fifth-graders from Sharpsburg Elementary School.

All veterans are encouraged to attend.

The public is invited to help honor those who have served in the military.

Oyster dinner

Benevola United Methodist Church, at 19925 Benevola Church Road, will hold an oyster dinner Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the church social hall.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for those 10 and younger.

The menu will include fried oysters, ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, sauerkraut, corn, green beans, applesauce, assorted desserts, iced tea, lemonade and coffee.

Items offered free

Benevola United Methodist Church, at 19925 Benevola Church Road, will offer cleaning supplies and hygiene products free of charge the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

Cleaning supplies will include paper towels, laundry detergent, liquid dish detergent, bleach and all-purpose cleaners.

Hygiene products will include bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, facial tissues, baby wipes, baby powder, disposable diapers, single roll-toilet paper and feminine care items.

The items are offered to the community as a part of the church’s Bountiful Blessings outreach project.

Breakfast to be held

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee and orange juice Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the fire hall.

Tickets cost $6 and children eat free.

Spaghetti dinner set

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2150 Botler Road in Brownsville, will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The menu includes spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread, tossed salad, homemade cake/pie and iced tea or coffee.

Tickets cost $6 for adults, $3 for children, and are free for those younger than 5. There will be a discount for active and retired military personnel.

A Longaberger basket raffle and bake sale table will be available.

For more information, call Regina Jones at 301-432-8997.

Lions ‘ring in’ the season

The Sharpsburg Lions will begin the holiday season Wednesday, Nov. 21, when members ring the bell for The Salvation Army at Macy’s Department store in Valley Mall.

The Lions will attend a low vision research banquet Saturday, followed by a Fahrney-Keedy Home birthday party Thursday, Nov. 8. Some Lions will attend a Freedom District Charter Night Wednesday, Nov. 14, and all Lions will attend a regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 15.

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

Class of ’77 says ‘thanks’

The Boonsboro High Class of ‘77 reunion committee says “thanks” to all classmates who attended the 35th class reunion Oct. 20 at the Elks Lodge.

The class also thanks all those who donated toward the 100 door-prizes. The class photo, PowerPoint CD of memorable moments over the years, ‘77 music CD and the souvenir autobiography booklet are available from Sherry (Reeder) Bingaman at 301-432-5034 or 240-217-0514.

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Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be called to Harry Nogle at 301-432-2437 or emailed to

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