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3:20 PM EDT, October 27, 2011
Sharpsburg veterans remembered at service
Family members of former Sharpsburg and Boonsboro residents Max Grim and Marian "Pete" Getridge attended a memorial service during a reunion of the 29th Blue and Gray Division Oct. 20-23 in Martinsburg, W.Va.
The 29th Division was the first division to assault the Omaha Beaches in Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.
During the memorial service, the division honored Company B, 115th Infantry of the 29th Division, a Hagerstown-based company commanded by Capt. Leroy "Bud" Weddle.
Members of the Weddle family were also present at the service.
Getridge was killed in action June 18, 1944, in France.
His family members were presented with a photograph of his grave at the American Military Cemetery in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France.
St. Mark's to host holiday festival
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, at 18313 Lappans Road, will host a holiday festival Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church parish hall.
The festival is a total "event," not just a food and crafts sale, as it includes many gifts for giving, a sit-down lunch area, and a special children's room dedicated to "Adventures in Candyland."
Proceeds from this event will support the furnishing fund for the new St. Mark's fellowship center, opening in 2012.
For more information, go to www.stmarkslappans.org.
Sharpsburg Lions to hold pit beef stand
The Sharpsburg Lions will end the month with a Low Vision Research Foundation banquet in Rawlings, Md., Saturday.
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