Williamsport Town Council briefs

December 10, 2003|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Town Council honors Williamsport resident

WILLIAMSPORT - Town resident Walter Williams was honored Monday for coming to the aid of a woman who was on fire.

On Nov. 10, in Byron Memorial Park, Cathy "C.L." Widmyer set herself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt, authorities have said.

Williams, who had stopped at the Sheetz next door to get coffee, saw Widmyer and hurried over to knock her to the ground and put out the fire.

Widmyer survived that day, but died about three weeks later.

Mayor John W. Slayman said Monday that Williams deserved credit for what he did.

"He did save Cathy at that point ..." Slayman said. "Walt was there at the right time and did what he had to do."


"I wish I was there five minutes earlier," Williams said as he accepted a certificate of recognition from the mayor.

Lions Club's request for money is declined

WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Town Council on Monday declined to give money to the Williamsport Lions Club.

The Lions Club asked for $200 to help with its Christmas food basket program, according to a letter Clerk/Treasurer Bonnie J. Errico read to Mayor John W. Slayman and the Town Council.

Slayman said the Lions Club usually only asks for space at Town Hall to assemble the baskets. Therefore, the council didn't put any money in its budget for a donation this year.

The Town Council agreed with Slayman's idea to ask the Lions Club to make its request next time before the budget is created.

Decorating contest winners are announced

WILLIAMSPORT - The winners of the 2003 Christmas Decorating Contest were announced at Monday's town council meeting.

The winners in the commercial division were:

- First ($125): Zion Lutheran Church, 37 W. Potomac St.

- Second ($100): Rosemary's Florist, 21 E. Potomac St.

- Third ($50): Cutting Lane, 15 E. Salisbury St.

- Fourth ($25): Briar Patch, 45 N. Conococheague St.

The winners for best overall house and yard were:

- First ($150): Ivan Holland, 200 S. Conococheague St.

- Second ($100): Jay Lauver, 28 Springfield Lane

- Third ($75): Ronald Eyler, 20 E. Potomac St.

- Fourth ($50): Terri Albritton, 109 Vermont St.

The winners for best decorated entryway were:

- First ($75): Lee Butts, 119 E. Potomac St.

- Second ($50): Greg Martin, 27 E. Potomac St.

- Third ($30): James Kalbfleisch, 14 S. Conococheague St.

- Fourth ($25): William Carrier, 215 E. Potomac St.

Resident deputies respond to 167 calls

WILLIAMSPORT - The Washington County Sheriff's Department's resident deputies responded to 167 calls in Williamsport in November, according to a monthly report given to the Town Council on Monday.

Deputies gave out nine speeding tickets and charged two people with driving while intoxicated or under the influence.

They investigated two accidents.

Deputies arrested two people on drug charges after police K-9 searches in a school.

Town to begin planning for league's anniversary

WILLIAMSPORT - Assistant Mayor Walter W. Tracy Jr. said Monday that the Town Council should begin meeting in January to start planning for the Conococheague Little League's 50th anniversary.

The league started in June 1954.

Besides celebrating its golden anniversary, Conococheague Little League will host the state Little League tournament for 11- and 12-year-old players next summer.

Tracy said the town should reserve the park as soon as the tournament dates are known.

Community band set to perform Sunday

WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Community Band will perform Sunday at Williamsport High School at 3 p.m., Mayor John W. Slayman said Monday. There is no charge to attend.

Council members praise Byron Park decorations

WILLIAMSPORT - Mayor John W. Slayman and Town Council members remarked several times Monday on the job that town employees did preparing Byron Memorial Park for the holidays.

The park is filled with holiday lights and designs.

Councilman Monty R. Jones said he especially liked how a carousel was set up as part of the display.

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