The event will be catered by Shellee Ralston of The Rhubarb House of Hagerstown. Paul Giannaris of The Airport Inn will be donating wine. Hagerstown-Washington County CVB President Tom Riford will again serve as master of ceremonies. Tickets are $45 per person, and can be purchased by contacting board members or by calling the BCA-CV office at 301-791-5843. For more information and services, see the Web site at www.hopeforu.org.
The Master of Nicknames continues the list. The list is printed in alphabetical order by first names. The Official Williamsport Nickname booklet will be at the Town Museum of Williamsport, during Williamsport Days Aug. 26 and 27. There will be room to add more nicknames, if you cannot find yours in the booklet. The Town Museum is at the Springfield Farm Barn and will be open both days during Williamsport Days.
Had Banzhoff, Hambone Wilson, Hammer Hammaker, Hammer Smith, Hank Banzhoff, Hank Potts, Happy Miller, Hayseed Cline, Hedge Hog Harper, Hen Gruber, High Notes Drury, High Pockets, Hill Ardinger, Hip Gaylor, Hoagy Spigler, Hooper Wolfe, Hoots Mills, Hoots Poffenberger, Hop Crawford, Hops Wolford, Horsey Harsh, Humphrey Hanna, Hun Bun Tosten, Hunk Davis, Ike Forsythe, Ike Kees, Ikey Kaplan, Inky Bowers, Irish Hovis, Itchy Malott, Jackhammer Mauck, Jap Potts, Jaybird Grimes, Jiggs Gift, Jiggs Shank, Jimbo Anderson, Jimmy Googles Anderson, Jitterbug Herbert, Joe Boy Artz, Joe Monk Marsh, Jug Mills, June Bug Ardinger, Junie Hoover, Junior Carnes, Justice Nave.
Wouldn't you love to know the story behind some of the nicknames. For instance, Lester "Blueeyes" Nave, recently retired from the Maryland State Police, was named Blueeyes when he was three days old!
His friends know his as "Skip" Malott, we know him as "the Master of Nicknames," his kids know him as Dad but his favorite nickname of all is "Pap." Happy birthday to our Pap, who turns 65 on Aug. 28, with love from your grandkids - Brittany, Courtney, Ryan, Sara and Luke!
Happy birthday to Jane Smith on Aug. 28. On Jane's 38th birthday, she received a birthday surprise, granddaughter, Kari Smith. Kari will celebrate her 16th birthday also on Aug. 28. Jane's son David will celebrate his birthday on Aug. 30. Jane, is that a birthday wreath on your house?
Happy birthday to our grandson, Mitchell. He will celebrate his sixth birthday on Aug. 30. He's Captain Hook, Jack Sparrow, Batman, Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, and a magician - he can turn you into his loyal servant! We are crazy about him!
Happy birthday to Ronnie Bragunier, celebrating her birthday today! Ronnie like "Skip" enjoys her new nickname - "Granny" - and slobbery kisses from Juliette (now 5 months old).
Congratulations to Pete and Janet Jessop, marking their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 27. Let's have a card party for them. Their address is Mr. & Mrs. Charles "Pete" Jesse, Williamsport Nursing Home, 154 North Artizan Street, 44 Twin Oaks, #100, Williamsport MD 21795.
Upcoming WHS class reunions
WHS Class of 1953 Reunion will be held Oct., 14 at the Western Sizzlin' Steakhouse.
WHS Class of 1957 will have a Family Picnic Reunion on Sept. 16 at Byron Memorial Park, call Norma Baker at 301-223-9473 for more information.
WHS Class of 1961 Reunion will be held Sept. 23 at the Community Building, for more information call Danny Hammond at 301-582-4764. Reservation deadline is Sept. 6.