WIlliamsport plans grand Fourth of July

June 19, 2006

WILLIAMSPORT - Independence Day events at Byron Memorial Park will get under way at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast that will continue until 10 a.m.

The day will end with fireworks.

There will be a 5K Run for Freedom at 8:30 a.m. and a 10 a.m. tribute to Otho Holland Williams at Riverview Cemetery.

At 11 a.m., an antique car cruise-in will begin. Also at 11 a.m., activities for youngsters will start at the 4-Star Athletic Club, with both events continuing until 3 p.m.

Spectrum Top 40 will perform in Pavilion 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Williamsport Food Bank and the Town of Williamsport will be collecting nonperishable food items for the food bank. All visitors to the park that day are asked to bring a canned food item to a designated collection area. Cash donations will be accepted, too. For more information, call 301-223-7136.


Councilman Nelson Deal will give opening remarks at 7:30 p.m., followed by the invocation by the Rev. James Swecker of Rehoboth United Methodist Church.

The Air National Guard color guard from Martinsburg, W.Va., also will attend.

The Williamsport Community Band, under the direction of Susie Downs Kunkle, will perform at 8 p.m.

Fireworks will cap off the evening at 9:15 p.m.

Organizers encourage those who attend to bring chairs.

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