Members of Antietam American Legion Unit 236 traveled to the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center Feb. 16 to honor hospitalized veterans.
Dressed in clown costumes, Unit members Ava Gift and Doris Shoemaker shook hands and thanked each veteran for their service to our country.
Ava and Doris presented the veteran king and queen with a red, white and blue balloon bouquet.
Sharon Hendershot, emcee for the event, introduced representatives from the American Legion family, AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans and the director of the VA Medical Center who all spoke, thanking our “heroes” for their service to our nation.
Dargan resident Whylemenia Knight, one of the Antietam 236 Gold Star mothers, was introduced and received applause.
Fire company plans potpie dinner
Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a slippery potpie dinner Saturday at the fire hall, starting at 4 p.m. The all-you-can-eat $8 meal will include a chicken, ham and beef slippery potpie dinner, cole slaw and homemade rolls, tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for an additional charge.
For more information, call 301-432-2130.
Historical society to offer $500 grant
The Sharpsburg Historical Society will offer the Kirk T. and Page T. Otto Memorial Grant to a Boonsboro High School graduating senior who will pursue a career in history or the preservation of historic structures, cultural artifacts, or natural resources.
Application packets for the $500 grant are available in the Boonsboro High School guidance office.
Applications must be completed by April 28.
For more information, call 301 992 9767.
Benevola to hold dinner
Benevola United Methodist Church, 19925 Benevola Church Road, will hold an oyster, turkey and ham dinner Saturday, March 5, from noon to 6 p.m.
The family-style dinner includes fried oysters, ham, turkey, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, applesauce, green beans, sauerkraut, bread, assorted desserts and drinks.
Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for those ages 10 and younger.
Story time with Mr. Jeff
Jeff Ridgeway from Washington County Free Library will host story time at Valley Mall Thursday, March 3, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in front of Kings Jewelry by the Food Court.