Around Williamsport

February 27, 2008|By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229

Friends on ice

Williamsport friends enjoyed last weekend at icy Deep Creek.

Once out of the hot tubs, they posed for a picture on the frozen Deep Creek Lake. They walked on frozen water, slid down snow-covered banks and soaked more in hot tubs. It was a great refreshing weekend getaway.

Way to go

Congratulations to Mariah and Tahnee Henderickson - from their mom and dad.

Mariah (fourth grade) and Tahnee (first grade) both made the honor roll at Williamsport Elementary.

News from 'Mr. E' in phys. ed. dept.

Outstanding PE Participant for January: Meadow Foor - Mrs. Kitchen's class; Eryn McVicker - Mrs. Blum's class.

Outstanding PE classes for January: kindergarten - Mrs. Myers; first grade - Mrs. Wright; second grade - Red Group; third grade - Blue Group; fourth grade - Blue Group; fifth grade Green Group.


Jump Rope for Heart a big success! Mr. E. would like to thank all of the 110 students who took part in the Jump Rope for Heart program and raised more than $6,000. Great Job! Also, thanks to all of the parent volunteers who helped at this event.

Tryouts planned for soccer team

Tryouts for the Cosmos U-12 boys-coed and U-16 boys soccer teams will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Martin "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway at the back soccer field.

For more information, call Carlos Reyes at 240-472-1164, e-mail or visit the Web site at

Homemade spaghetti dinner

A homemade spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday, March 8, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. in the Fellowship Hall.

The menu includes spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, salad, Italian bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for children 5 to 12. Those younger than 5 eat free.

Pizza every Friday!

Every Friday Night is Pizza Night for Kinder Haven at Pizza Hut, 100 Railway Lane across from Valley Plaza.

The way it works is present a Kinder Haven coupon when ordering (eat-in or delivery) and 20 percent of the cost of your meal will be donated by Pizza Hut to Kinder Haven, a child care center at Zion Lutheran Church.

You can get your coupons at the spaghetti dinner, church office, Kinder Haven, or by calling Kinder Haven Director Robin Mohn at 301-223-9122 or by e-mail from the church secretary at You may copy coupons and use them on Fridays.

Blue Band Boosters plan basket bingo

WHS Band Boosters' basket bingo to benefit the Williamsport Blue Band will be Sunday at the Williamsport Fire Hall.

Tickets cost $25, which includes 25 games of bingo and lunch by Leiter's Fine Catering.

Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Raffles, tips jars, door prizes and loser prizes will be available. All baskets will be filled with goodies. You must have a ticket stub to enter.

For information and tickets, call 301-223-6728.

Chuck-E-Cheese Night set for March 5

The Williamsport Elementary PTA is sponsoring Chuck-E-Cheese Night on Wednesday, March 5, from 3 to 9 p.m. Profits from the sales will directly benefit students at WES.

AARP to meet

The AARP Chapter monthly meeting will be March 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Next Dimensions Restaurant near Funkstown on Alternate U.S. 40

The speaker will be Elizabeth Church, a social worker for the Commission on Aging. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Donna Souders at 301-797-3578.

Pancake breakfast

Rehoboth United Methodist Church is hosting an all-you can-eat-pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 15, from 7 to 11 a.m.

Tickets cost $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for children 11 and younger.

The menu consists of pancakes, eggs, sausage links, sausage gravy, puddin', coffee and juice. Call the church office for more information at 301-223-9554.

The church is at 30 E. Salisbury St. in Williamsport.

Ruritan breakfast

The Downsville Ruritan will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 15, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Downsville Ruritan Community Center (near Downsville square.)

Breakfast will include pancakes, Hoffman sausage, puddin', sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice and milk. Tickets cost $5.50 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. All proceeds benefit Ruritan community projects.


Maurice Snyder is celebrating 94 unbelievable years; Hunter and Hannah Hamsher celebrate their 12th birthday and David McKinley celebrates his 30th birthday.

Also, Scott Bragunier, Jillana Widmyer, Seth Eyler, Clara Pryor, Kathe Dell, Seth Brown, Tracy Jacobus, Bradley Downs, Allison Shank, John Doub, Arlene Drawbaugh, Amanda Himes, Marvin Gower, Kirsten Pile, Sara Swartz, Teela Brown, Tara Eby, Joshua French, Erin Detrow, Kevin Mitchell, Jan Shane, Samantha Brandt, Tonya Williams, Christina Miller, Mary Jane Snyder, Rosemary Kendall, Shelby Vaughn, Monica Wedlock, Casey Smith, Hawa Kamara, Pastor Reg Rice, Alice Hartman, Olca King and Mary Harman.

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Call me or email me at with your group's upcoming events. See you "Around Williamsport." - Joan

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