Sharpsburg veterans remembered at service

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.  

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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.

In other Lions Club news:  

  • Ham sandwich orders are due Sunday with the ham sandwich sale and regular meeting Thursday, Nov. 3.  
  • A second cabinet meeting will be held at Cozy Restaurant in Thurmont, Md., Nov. 6, followed by the second regular meeting of the month Nov. 17.
  • Salvation Army bell ringing will begin Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The Sharpsburg Lions Club meets the first and third Thursdays at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.