Bishop awards St. George's Medals
From left, David Henry, Scott Lindsey and Tammy Fraser were awarded the St. George's Medal for their work with youths at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Lappans Road. (Submitted photo / June 27, 2013)
The award is presented to adults for outstanding service to the spiritual development of Episcopal youth. Both Lindsey and Henry are Boy Scout leaders, and Fraser is a leader for the Junior Daughters of the King, an Episcopal Order for young women and girls.
Sharpsburg plans 250th anniversary
The Town of Sharpsburg will begin the 250th anniversary of the town’s founding at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, with a wreath laying at the Chapline family grave site in Mountain View Cemetery.
More than 40 descendants of Joseph Chapline, who chartered the town in 1763, are expected to attend the ceremony.
At the big spring, chosen by Joseph Chapline to be the center of the town, the Sharpsburg Historical Society will present a sign to the town. Girl Scout Troop 40156 of Sharpsburg will assist with the unveiling of the sign. The short program will include a history of the Civil Works Administration’s work on the spring’s wall in 1934.
Four free tours with limited registration will be available during the day. Participants can register at the information tent on Main Street starting at 11 a.m. The ghost tour and the two Battle of Antietam tours are walking tours. Paula Reed will be the on-bus tour guide for the Snyder’s Landing and Lock 38 tours. The historical society will sell walking tour booklets for those who wish to explore more of Sharpsburg on their own.
The Sharpsburg Library, at 106 E. Main St., will host book signings and historical displays. At 1 p.m. Ed Beeler and Michael Chapline will launch and sign their new book that presents the history and some of the mystery surrounding Joseph Chapline, Michael Chapline’s fifth great-grandfather.
Tolson’s Chapel, at 111 E. High St., will host an open house and the Railroad Museum at the Train Station west of town will also be open for visits.
The anniversary commemoration will close with an ice-cream social and a concert by the Rohrersville Cornet Band at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The founder of the Rohrersville Band, G. Washington McCoy, was from Sharpsburg. The band will give the world premiere performance of “Chapline’s Strut,” a fife-and-drum tune written by Deirdre Barone in 2010 following a visit to Sharpsburg.
The event, like all others on the July 7 celebration, is free.
Zumba dancers give donations
Zumba dancers are asked to bring donations to their class at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Lappans Road on Wednesday, July 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Donations of flip-flops, toiletries, school supplies, toothpaste, toothbrushes and diapers will be split between CASA, or Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused, and a summer trip to Honduras.
For more information, call Anita Binder at 3021-393-0884 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.