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Williamsport briefs

February 14, 2007

2 council members running again



WILLIAMSPORT - Two of the three members of Town Council whose four-year terms are expiring have filed to run for re-election, Town Clerk James R. Castle said Tuesday.

The Town Council decided at its meeting Monday to extend the balloting hours for the March 5 election. The election will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

Castle said Councilmen Earle Pereschuk and Jim Kalbleisch have filed to run. Councilwoman Gloria Bitner, whose term also is expiring, has not, he said.

Anyone residing in Williamsport for at least one year from March 5, 2006, is eligible to run for Town Council.

Registration forms are available at Town Hall. The deadline to file as a candidate is 5 p.m. Feb. 23.

Council members are paid $2,500 per year.

The Williamsport Board of Elections staff will register voters from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19, which is the last day to register. Absentee ballots will be available and must be requested by that day.

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All Williamsport residents registered to vote with the county are eligible to vote in the town election.




Family-style dinner to benefit church



WILLIAMSPORT - Rehoboth United Methodist Church is hosting an old-fashioned family dinner Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at 30 E. Salisbury St.

Tickets cost $9 at the door for adults, $4.50 for ages 5 to 11 and free for those younger than 4.

The menu consists of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, sauerkraut, dessert and beverage. The meal will be served family-style and carryout will be available.

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the church building fund. For advance tickets, call the church office at 301-223-9554.

The fellowship hall is handicapped-accessible.




Meal raising funds for two organizations



WILLIAMSPORT - A Valentine's Day/Mardi Gras dinner set for Saturday at St. Mark's Parish Hall, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, will benefit Antietam Workcamp and the Frostburg Flute Ensemble.

The Frostburg Flute Ensemble will provide music at the dinner.

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with wine and cheese, followed by a dinner catered by Dimensions Catering. The entrees will be lemon herb chicken and beef roulade; dessert will include chocolate mousse tarts and white chocolate strawberries.

Tickets cost $25 each. All money raised will be split between Antietam Workcamp and the Frostburg Flute Ensemble.

For tickets, call 301-582-0417.




Shrove Tuesday pancake supper set



WILLIAMSPORT - The Men's Fellowship Group of Zion Lutheran Church will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper Feb. 20 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at 35 W. Potomac St.

The menu includes whole-hog sausage cakes, unlimited pancakes, scrambled eggs, orange and apple juice, coffee and tea.

Tickets cost $5 for adults; $2.50 for ages 5 to 12; and free for those younger than 5.




Children's safety is topic of meeting



WILLIAMSPORT - "Keeping our Children Safe" will be the main topic of the Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall council room.

Lt. Art Overcash will present a program about the sex offender registry. Deputy 1st Class James Holsinger from the Crime Prevention Unit of the Washington County Sheriff's Office also will attend.

There will be handouts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about how to keep children safe.




Blue Band hosting basket bingo



WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Blue Band Boosters Basket Bingo is Sunday, March 4, at Williamsport Fire Hall.

Tickets cost $25 and include 25 games of Bingo and lunch by Leiter's Fine Catering. All baskets will be filled with goodies. Raffles and tip jars will be available.

Doors open at 11 a.m.; lunch will be served at noon; and bingo begins at 1 p.m.

For tickets, call Sharon Hoover at 301-223-6728.

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