Williamsport briefs

January 17, 2008

Reading fundraiser

Elementary students in Washington County Public Schools participated in the Reading to Make Cents fundraiser with the proceeds used to increase literacy.

The project completely funds "Books for Babies," which provides a board book and literature outlining the importance of reading to children right from the start to the parents of all newborns at Washington County Hospital.

The program, which is jointly sponsored by Washington County Reading Council, Washington County Free Library and Washington County Hospital, has provided books to more than 7,000 families to date.

Students receive pledges for every book read during Children's Book week in November. Sponsors also provide prizes to those students who collect the most money in the county and in each elementary school.


Williamsport Elementary collected more than $800 to add to the county's grand total of $10,000 for this year's literacy fundraiser.

Prize winners at WES were: first place - Lance Krumbeck; second place - Barbara Fitzsimmons; third place - Alexis Slacum.

Other participants were Madison Michael, Blake Truax, Sara Malott, Darius Swindell, Jeffrey Andrews, Abbey Mason, Jarrett Moats, Leslie Unger, Sydney Quartucci, Christian Nealon, Grayson McCleaf, Mya Shoop, Lucas Martz, Victoria Marcum, Nicole Gest, Bella Videtti, Camryn Keller, Kayton Good, Mason Kreps, Jordan Truax, and Alexis Smith.

Soccer signups

Williamsport Youth Soccer registration will be held at McDonald's in Williamsport on Monday, Feb. 4, and Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

You can download the registration form at www.william, fill it out and bring it to McDonald's during the sign-ups or mail the completed registration form and payment to: WYS, P.O. Box 532, Williamsport MD 21795. Registrations should be received by Friday, Feb. 8. Age groups are for under 6 years to under 14 years for boys and girls. Soccer practice begins in mid to late March with scheduled games starting in early April.

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