Our newest CAWAT group initiative is "The Specialist Mike Fasulo Flags for Classrooms." CAWAT's 2021 goal is to ensure that every classroom in Washington County has a U.S. flag on display. We already have our first school ready to receive flags and mounting brackets! (Pleasant Valley Elementary)
If you are interested in sponsoring a flag package for $10, donate online at www.comeallwhoarethirsty.org, click on "Home" then "Welcome," and on the Mission page, click on the yellow DONATE button. Add the words "Mr. Mike" in the special instructions and make your donation. If you want to write a check, please mail it to CAWAT, P.O. Box 555, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Each sponsored classroom flag package consists of: one 16" x 24" U.S. Flag ($4.95 each), one mounting bracket ($2.95 each), and one 32-page booklet on flag etiquette ($1 each). Each student in that classroom will receive one waving flag 3 1/2" x 4" decal (20 cents each).
CAWAT will gift each participating school a Student Flag Education DVD and a "We Support America's Veterans" window decal.
This initiative is in honor of Mike Fasulo "Mr. Mike," Vietnam Veteran, long-time CAWAT member and Sharpsburg resident. Please read Mr. Mike's story in our previous notes on our EVENTS page.
Good afternoon, given the current regulations Governor Hogan put in place today with the spike in COVID cases, we are forced to cancel the in person quarterly meetings at Cornerstone Community Church and the monthly meetings at Burnside First Church of God. We ARE hosting meetings via Zoom. If you are interested in attending those, please reach out to us using the "contact" tab and provide us with your email address. We will send out an email and / or call if the current status changes. If you know of a military or first responder family in need during please connect us to them so we may offer help. Stay safe, we appreciate all of you, talk to you all soon. We WILL get through all of this!
Michael Anthony “Mike” Fasulo, 75, of Sharpsburg, MD passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA.
He was born on September 29, 1944 in Washington, DC to the late John Anthony and Eunice Grace Garrett Fasulo.
Mike was a graduate of Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, MD.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Mike was a member of the East Coast Comet Club and an active member of the “Come All Who Are Thirsty Veterans Group.” He previously belonged to various car clubs.
Throughout his life, he was actively involved in many motorsports.
Mike’s passion and profession was auto mechanics. He also was passionate about helping others, spending time at the beach and spending time with his entire family.
Mike was a true patriot.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Godwin Fasulo, whom he married April 3, 1971; daughter, Amy M. Fasulo-Morey and her husband, Randy, of Sharpsburg; daughter, Karen M. Poffenberger and her husband, Brian, of Sharpsburg; daughter, Linda T. Fasulo-Whitmore and her husband, Josh, of Rohrersville, MD; daughter, Laura C. Thomas and her husband, Mark, of Boonsboro, MD; sister, Jan Fasulo Smith of Leesburg, FL; grandchildren, Anastasia Martinez, Cayla Morey, Savanna Morey, Cole Palmer, Riley Palmer, Kendall Poffenberger, Bella Poffenberger and Michael Thomas; great-grandchildren, Jaykob, Kennedy, Alaska and Laddie; many nieces and nephews; and longtime friend and former son-in-law, Jake Palmer.
A Memorial Mass and interment will be announced at a later date.
Roger Lee Reed ll, age 42, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at his home.
Born July 22, 1977, in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was the son of Roger Lee and Sharon (Avella) Reed, and the husband of Dawn R. (Stanley) Reed, whom he married at Hancock Assembly of God Church on August 16, 1997.
He was a 1995 graduate of Hancock High School.
He was employed for 18 years by C. William Hetzer Inc., and more recently as an inspector for the City of Hagerstown Engineering Division.
He was a very active member of Hancock Assembly of God in Hancock.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by four daughters, Gabrielle R. Reed, Abigail M. Reed, Lydia N. Reed and Elise N. Reed; one son, Alexander Stone E. Reed; three sisters, Crystal L. Cheshire and her husband, Paul, of Hedgesville, W.Va., Stacy L. Reed and her companion, Charles Miller, of Hancock, and Regina L. Barton and her companion, Terry Hann, of Warfordsburg, Pa.; seven nieces; and eight nephews.
It has been several months since we had an organized meeting due to the COVID restrictions. Starting November 7, 2020, we will have our MONTHLY meeting, 3904 Mills Road Sharpsburg, MD at 10:00a.m. There will be NO cooked breakfast as of right now. We will have light items, such as doughnuts etc. Also, on November 22, 2020 we will have our QUARTERLY meeting at Cornerstone Community Church 20519 Beaver Creek Road Hagerstown, MD at 12:00 p.m. PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING because we will be offering a light lunch, free of course!
September 10, 2019 our dear friend and charter member Tim Keilholtz died in an auto accident. He was a huge asset to our cause and very faithful to Come All Who Are Thirsty. Tim has been with our group for over 6 years and was dearly loved by us. The funeral service for Tim Keilholtz is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, at 10:00 am. The location is the Mount Tarbor Church, located at 10043 Longs Mill Rd, Rocky Ridge, MD 21778. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Come All Who Are Thirsty Veterans Group P.O. Box 555 Sharpsburg, MD 21782 in Tim's name. This was a very generous gesture on the family's part and we have reached out and offered any assistance they may need. Tim will be greatly missed.
Come All Who Are Thirsty Veterans Group is creating an additional meeting that will begin to meet quarterly in 2020! We will meet at the Cornerstone Community Church, located at 20519 Beaver Creek Road Hagerstown, MD 21740. Times and further details coming soon!!
http://www.localdvm.com/news/focus-on-the-4state/ii-50th-year-commemoration-for-vietnam-veterans/1115658562 CAWAT Founders, Dwayne and Beth was asked to come into the WDVM Hagerstown Studio and participate in an interview about the Welcome Home.
April 7, 2018--Our monthly meeting, starting at 9:30 am with breakfast being served.
The MEETING address is
3904 Mills Rd.
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Victory Garden Ranch is our primary source of funding . Over 90% of the items sold there is either made by a Veteran (or first responder) or connected to one. Also, there are classes, book signings and lectures held there. Their address is:
Victory Garden Ranch
101 W. Main St
P.O. Box 22
Thurs, Fri & Sat
Noon- 5 P.M
Save the Date! On October 1st at our meeting, Dennis Frye, Chief Historian at Harper's Ferry, will be taking us on a short very local field trip and having a book signing with his two publications "September Suspense" and "Antietam Revealed." More details to come! As usual, we meet at 9:30 am for a free breakfast!