Museum to hold Spudfest Aug. 24

August 08, 2013|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The Rural Heritage Museum will hold Spudfest at the museum Saturday, Aug. 24. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Potatoes will be harvested by a horse-drawn plow and picked up by children for prizes. All village buildings will be open and machinery demonstrations will take place. Homemade chips are made in cast iron kettles over open fire. Lunch will be available for purchase with a potato-themed menu. 4-H Youth Development activities with special children’s games and experiments will be available. A Master Gardener Taste of the Garden event will take place in the German Four Square Garden from 1 to 3 p.m. Artisan bread baking will occur from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Come early to reserve a loaf. For more information, go to, call 240-420-1714 or email

Fire company to hold barbecue

The Sharpsburg Fire Company will hold a chicken barbecue on the square in Sharpsburg at 10 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $8 for a chicken, baked beans, applesauce and roll. A dinner of chicken and roll will also be available for $7.


Fire company to hold steak dinner

The Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a steak dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 3:30. Cost is $15. The menu includes steak, green beans, a baked potato, cole slaw, onions and mushrooms, homemade rolls, iced tea and coffee.

Fellowship to hold MusicFest 2013

New Covenant Fellowship, at 18310 Breathedsville Road, near the corner of Manor Church Road, will hold Music-Fest 2013, featuring music from Degrees of Freedom, Seven x Seventy, Daniels’ Vision, Men In Black and Cover Girls. This event is from 1 to 7 p.m Saturday, Aug. 17. Admission is free and there will be activities for all ages, including games with prizes, a kids’ zone and a moonbounce. A pig roast, concessions, ice cream and snow cones will be available.

Lohmans offer thanks

Shelva Jean and Rodger Lohman offer their thanks to everyone for the thoughts, cards, visits and, most of all, for their prayers for their family in the loss of their 16-year-old granddaughter, Michaela Jean Grove.

Sharpsburg Lions news

The Lions will meet in their den at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg, for their second regular meeting of the month on Aug. 15. An all-day bingo at South Carroll will conclude the month on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Fairplay School to hold reunion Aug. 18

Anyone who attended the Fairplay School is invited to a reunion Sunday, Aug. 18, starting at noon at the District 12 Ruritan at the Tilghmanton Woods Park on Manor Church Road. Come out and interact with former classmates.

London Fog reunion is Sept. 14

Boonsboro London Fog employees will hold a reunion Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Boonsboro American Legion. All employees and management who worked at the Boonsboro plant or at the cutting facility in Hagerstown, for any length of time, are invited to attend. All alumni interested in attending should contact a committee member as soon as possible with their name, address and phone number for more detailed information and a preliminary head count. And please, pass the word along to other London Foggers. Committe members are Sharon Smith, 304-263-2659; Wanda Boyer, 301-797-9815; Debbie McDermott, 301-745-3335; Connie Milburn, 301-432-7001; Cheryl Heimbuch, 301-797-9082; and Debbie Martz, 301-432-5564.

Nurse to conduct program at Senior Center

Registered nurse Louise Wyant will conduct a diabetes program at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Senior Center in Keedysville. Manager Martha Drennen will conduct a mobile information and assistance program at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and Marcia Davies will conduct exercises Friday. The Southeastern Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information about the Senior Center. call Martha at 301-432-5624.

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