Sharpsburg tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 8

November 30, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The Sharpsburg community will ring in the holidays with a community tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. in front of Town Hall. 

Music will be provided by the Rohrersville Band, the Silbert family, local organizations and community carolers around the tree.   

Homemade cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Santa Claus is expected to visit.

Visitors are also invited to bring a nonbreakable/outdoor ornament to place on the community tree.

Limited edition Sharpsburg Christmas ornaments of white Christmas balls with the town seal and date imprinted on them will also be available for $10. 

For more information, call Town Clerk Kimberly Fulk at 301-432-4428.

Fire company to hold breakfast with Santa

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


Tickets cost $6 per person. Children eat free.

Museum to hold holiday open house

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will hold its annual holiday open house Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum near the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike.

Visitors will see special holiday decorations and Santa Claus with an authentic sleigh for photo opportunities. A children’s workshop and craft area to create decorations will be available. Visitors can also tour the Rural Heritage Village and Homestead and participate in an artisan bread tasting.

Refreshments, cookies and punch will be served.

The gift shop will be open and has many new local artisan holiday items for gift giving. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Make a gingerbread house

“Making a Gingerbread House for Christmas” is an Advent workshop for anyone, 8 or older, and accompanied by one adult, Sunday 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 receive instruction in baking, assembling and decorating. The event costs $5 per person.

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

Church to hold Christmas in the Valley

Brownsville Church of the Brethren at 1911 Rohrersville Road (Md. 67) will hold a “Christmas in the Valley” bake sale and auction Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visitors will find home-made baked goods and foods, handicrafts and theme gift baskets. The auction will be at 10 a.m.

Dinner to benefit family

Friends of Brent Hepner will hold a benefit spaghetti dinner at the Fairplay Fire Hall, 18002 Tilghman Road in Fairplay, Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Hepner is recovering from a bone marrow transplant.

The dinner will include all-you-can-eat spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread, tossed salad, cake, iced tea, coffee or lemonade. Tickets cost $10 for those 12 and older, and $5 for those ages 5 to 11. Those younger than 5 eat free.

Each ticket holder receives one ticket for theme basket drawings and other prizes.

A DJ will play during the meal and a bake sale table will be available.

For more information, call Michelle Smith at 240-217-8018 or Theresa Hottle at 304-820-4718.

Church to hold cookie walk

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 will support Micah’s Backpack, a cause that feeds children in South County.

Santa to visit Legion

The American Legion Auxiliary of Boonsboro will hold its annual children’s Christmas party Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the post home at 710 N. Main St. 

Those 12 and younger are invited to enjoy a visit with Santa, a magic show by Michael T. and light refreshments. 

For more information, contact Cindy at 301-791-2369.

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