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Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I've just learned that in addition to some great music that'll be supplied by Hard Drivin' Fish, free food and beverages, at Friday, September 18th's S.B.P.A. benefit concert at the multi-purpose and recently renovated Shepherdstown, WVA train station, there's also going to be an auction for Civil War items. If that doesn't have you reaching into your wallet for the $10 admission fee, nothing will motivate you to move off your couch.

See the related post below for a link to the S.B.P.A. and concert information, as well as Saturday, September 19th's wading of the Potomac River. Tickets for that event are going fast!

Lastly, if you've never been to Shepherdstown this is a great opportunity to visit a very picturesque little town of historic importance. Additionally, Antietam and Harper's Ferry are within easy driving range.

Two upcoming events are on tap to benefit the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association.

On Friday, September 18th you can listen to the blues influenced sound of Hard Swimmin Fish at the renovated Shepherdstown Train Station. A mere $10 will not only get you through the doors, beginning at 7:30 p.m., but entitle you to free food and soft drinks. Compare that to the cost of going to see a movie!

On Saturday, September 19th a very unique event will be held, but you're going to have to hurry to make a reservation as there are only a limited number of tickets available. The event involves wading the Potomac River from Maryland to Shepherdstown, West Virginia at Pack Horse Ford, essentially crossing at the very same place Union and Confederate troops did following the Battle of Antietam.

Ed Dunleavy, President of the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association, assures everyone that the 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. crossings are entirely safe and no one should fear falling into the river and floating their way to Washington, some 80 miles away.

As if an added incentive were needed, the $25 fee includes a tour of the Shepherdstown battlefield and a barbeque, which includes "adult" beverages, following the tour.

For more information and to make a reservation, please click on this link for the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association.