Antietam Unit presents Blue Star Service banner

November 23, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • From left, Sheri, Dustin and Doug Williams were presented a Blue Star Service banner from Antietam Unit 236, the Sharpsburg American Legion Auxiliary.
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Antietam Unit 236, the Sharpsburg American Legion Auxiliary, presented Sharpsburg residents Sheri and Doug Williams with a Blue Star Service banner at the Nov. 13 unit meeting.

The Williams’ son, Dustin, a 2009 Boonsboro High graduate, recently returned from Afghanistan and is now serving with the Army Reserve at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa.  

Dustin’s maternal grandparents, Wes and Yvonne Salter, were also present at the ceremony.

During the meeting, Legion member Maj. Chase Burnett, who himself recently returned from Afghanistan, delivered a presentation about Afghanistan.

Unit President Ava Gift stated it was an honor to actually have the soldier present at the presentation.

The Williams family stated they would proudly display it in their window.

Snyder gives talk on Confederate strategy

The Battle of Sharpsburg Camp No. 1582, Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold a meeting and Christmas party Saturday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. in the party room at Hempen Hill BBQ in Fountainhead Plaza in Hagerstown.

Guest speaker Tim Snyder will talk about the “Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Confederate Military Strategy.” Space is limited. RSVP by Monday, Dec. 3.

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

Library to provide holiday music Tuesday

Scott Silbert, Bob Sykes, Anita Thomas and guest artists will present holiday music at Sharpsburg Library Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served. 

The community is invited.

For more information, call 301-432-8825.

Band to present holiday concert

The Rohrersville Cornet Band of Washington County will present its holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Band Hall on Main Street in Rohrersville. 

The free concert will feature music of the season in traditional and contemporary styles. 

For more information, call 301-992-9767.

Annie’s Project targets women

The University of Maryland will conduct Annie’s Project during the winter of 2013 at the Washington County Extension Office near Boonsboro.

Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state.

The target audience is women with a passion for business, agriculture and involvement in the farm operation.

The cost of the course, including meals and materials is $75.

Register by Jan. 15.

For more information, call 410-758-0166 or go to

Ruritan prepares ‘Hunters’ Breakfast’

To coincide with the first day of rifle hunting season in Maryland, the Rohrersville Ruritan will hold a Hunter’s Breakfast at the Ruritan community building on Rohrersville Schoolhouse Road Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.

The all-you-can-eat menu will include sausage, sausage gravy, eggs, pancakes, orange juice and coffee. Tickets cost $6 for adults.

For more information, call J.R. at 240-818-1038.

‘Make a Gingerbread House’ workshop set

“Making a Gingerbread House for Christmas” is an Advent workshop for anyone, 8 or older, and accompanied by one adult, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road off Sharpsburg Pike.

Led by Judy Stains, a retired culinary arts instructor, participants will receive instruction in baking, assembling and decorating. 

The workshop costs $5 per person.

Registration is limited to 20 people. Reservations will be taken by phone at the church office at 301-582-0417.

Church to hold cookie walk Dec. 8

Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro will hold a cookie walk Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Visitors to the Trinity social room can make selections from dozens of homemade cookies. Proceeds from the cookie donations will support Micah’s Backpack, a cause that benefits area children in southern Washington County.

Fire company to hold money bingo

Potomac Valley Fire Co. will hold a money bingo Saturday at the fire hall in Dargan. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo begins at 1 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 for a nine-pack. Special games will be available. Participants must be 18 years old to play. The kitchen will be open to purchase food.

Bullying seminar set

“Not Minding Your Own Business — Bullying and the Bystander” will be presented by local attorney Ann Rotz on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro.

The documentary film titled “Bullied: A Student, A School, and A Case That Made History” will be shown. 

The program begins at 4:30 p.m. with light refreshments followed by the presentation and discussion of the documentary at 5 p.m. 

The community is invited.

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