Around Williamsport

July 07, 2006|by JOAN KNODE

Time warp: Two if by sea, one if by motorscooter!

Kim Bowers, dressed as a Revolutionary soldier, was seen all over Williamsport on July 4.

Tribute to Otho Holland Williams

Kim Bowers, Roger Keller as Otho Holland Williams and John James as the Town Crier, were part of the Tribute to Otho Holland Williams, the founder of Williamsport, on July 4 at Riverview Cemetery.

Williamsport grads to be inducted into county Hall of Fame

Two Williamsport High School grads will be inducted to the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame at the Elks Club on Saturday, July 15.

Kelli Myers, a 1986 graduate and Selena Wilkes, a 1992 graduate, will be inducted. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and the induction ceremony and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and are available from any board member. Ronnie Baker is the Williamsport area contact. Call Ronnie at 301-223-9473 or Rick Schultz at 301-790-3399 for more information and tickets. The Sports Hall of Fame has been in existence for 20 years and gives five $1,000 scholarships to local high school athletes each year and numerous other civic awards. The organizers would especially like to see all of the Williamsport Wildcat fans attend the banquet to see the local grads be inducted plus five other athletes, Dirk Schultz, Earl Stoner, Steve Shifflett, Earl Springer and Jack Melzer.


Famous chicken barbecue by the Downsville Ruritan

The Downsville Ruritan will have a chicken barbecue on Saturday, July 15 starting at 11 a.m. The menu will be 1/2 chicken ($4.50) or a chicken dinner ($6), which includes 1/2 chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and drink. For your convenience, you can dine in the Ruritan Community Building near the intersection of Downsville Pike (Md. 632) and Spielman Road (Md. 63) or take your meal with you. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.

How To Church Sound Workshop

On July 28-29, Rehoboth United Methodist Church will host the nationally recognized How To Church Sound Workshop series. This affordable, two-day workshop provides the opportunity to train church sound team volunteers, praise band members, music leaders and sound techs on the set-up and operation of church sound systems.

You may register online at or by calling 301-739-5721.

Seniors attend Rotary Leadership Camp

The Williamsport Rotary Club provided scholarships for WHS seniors Sara Swartz, Garrett Hamby, Cade McCarty, Amy Matonak, Dan Myers, Kayla Willis, Levi Lankford and Amanda Berry to attend a Leadership Camp on June 11-14, at Juniata College in Huntington, Pa., sponsored by Rotary Clubs of District 7350.

The Leadership Camp provides education and training for young people with leadership potential. Along with 34 other high school juniors and seniors from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the students participated in such activities as a GPS and compass orienteering course, team-building programs, community service and meetings at local Rotary Clubs.

Juliette sighting

Miss Juliette Lynn Bragunier was sighted making a fashion statement in her red, white and blue from the top of her hat to the patriotic beaded ankle bracelets during Williamsport's Fourth of July celebration!

Families, like ours, all over Williamsport gathered to celebrate the Fourth of July, play games, tell stories, eat good food and enjoy an hour- long fireworks display. What a great day!

Thanks to everyone who made Williamsport's Fourth of July celebration the very best ever!

Mission trip to Lake Charles, La.

Several members of the Williamsport United Methodist Church have been called to partner with University United Methodist Church of Lake Charles, La., to teach Vacation Bible School.

The church members are expecting at least 100 participants, and to make repairs to the Samaritan House, a counseling center damaged by Hurricane Rita, that devastated southwestern Louisiana last September. The date is July 22-30.

How can you help? Through prayers for the group and supporting a fundraiser to be held on July 16 at the church. Also, personal donations can be sent to the Williamsport United Methodist Church, Lake Charles Mission Trip at 35 E. Church St., Williamsport MD 21795.

Luau fundraiser

On Sunday, July 16, at 6 p.m. a Luau Dinner Buffet will be held at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 35 E. Church St. Come and enjoy fun, fellowship and a delicious buffet dinner with three carving stations of beef, pork and turkey along with various side dishes. Tickets are $15 per person and will be available at the church office at 301-223-7040 or by contacting chefs Bill and Diana Church at 301-274-6585. Deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, July 11. All proceeds go toward the Mission Trip to Lake Charles, La.

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