Children plant pumpkins for backpack program

June 07, 2013|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • Children who recently planted a pumpkin patch at St. Mark's Episcopal Church included, from left, Luke Utterback, Gabriel Humble and Logan Utterback.
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The children of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, planted a pumpkin patch May 26 on church ground prepared by gardeners Ernest and Diane Pugh and Duane Mose.

The children planted three varieties of pumpkins, including a giant variety. Once the pumpkins ripen, they will be offered to church members and the general public to benefit the Micah’s Backpack outreach program that the church supports for Rockland Woods Elementary School.

Lutheran Church to hold spaghetti dinner

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 53 N. Main St., Keedysville, will hold a spaghetti dinner Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The meal will include spaghetti, coleslaw, applesauce, bread, drinks and dessert. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit The American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Author to speak about Clinton book

Author Gloria O’Donnell will speak at the Sharpsburg Library Thursday at 7 p.m.

She will talk about her book “Letters From Bill: 20 Years of Correspondence with Bill Clinton.” The book is a memoir of a friendship between a powerful political figure and a small-town go-getter. The book will be available for purchase.


Also on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the library, the Authentic Community Theatre will present “Unexpected Journey of Jack Calloway.”

A boy goes on an underground adventure where he discovers a hidden secret in a library book. The performance will be interactive and will include actors, music and costumes.

Episcopal Church names raffle winners

The St. Paul’s Episcopal Church women would like to thank all who helped make the June 1 flower fest a success.

Winners in the raffle drawing were Leah Shaw, Judy Shaw, Roger Fairbourn, Barb May, Linda Graves, Diana Teal, V. Breyer, Morgan Gumm, Caroline Mayfield, Ann Boswell, Carley Shaw, Susan Harris, Elyssa Doub and Patty Benner.

Green Hill Farm to host Homesteading Days

Green Hill Farm, 5329 Mondell Rd., Sharpsburg, will host Homesteading Days on June 14-16.

Washington County-area experts will teach seminar participants how to grow, harvest and preserve food.

They will showcase steps to make bread and wine from scratch.

Other classes include processing goat’s milk soap, harvesting poultry and rabbits and preparing your family for unforeseen disasters. Seminar costs range from $25 to $75.

To reserve a spot, print and return a seminar form to Erin Moshier at Green Hill Farm, 5329 Mondell Road, Sharpsburg MD 21782.

Participants registered for more than one seminar will receive a $10 discount on each additional class. For additional information, contact Leslie Hart, Washington County agricultural business development specialist, at or 301-432-4782, or Erin Moshier at

Ag ed center to hold canning workshop

The University of Maryland Extension and the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission will hold a “Preserving the Perfect Pickle: Grow it, Eat it, Preserve it” canning workshop on Thursday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.

The cost is $35 per person. Advance registration is required.

Go to or call 301-791-1504 for information and registration. 

Diabetes program set for senior center

Louise Wyant, R.N., will present a diabetes program Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the senior center in Keedysville.

The senior center will also present a Mobile Information and Assistance Program on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
On Friday, Marcia Davies will conduct exercises.

The Southeastern Senior Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information about the center, call Martha at 301-432-5624.

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