Around Williamsport

April 09, 2008|By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229

Rehoboth Learning Center group collects items for shelter

Students and representatives from the Rehoboth Learning Center delivered items they collected during February and March to the Humane Society of Washington County.

Wendi Starleper, school age program coordinator at Rehoboth, said the students utilized the shelter's Wish List and collected items from families at the center.

They collected dog food, stuffed animals, print cartridges, plastic bags, collars, and bowls. She also noted that this was one of many projects students have been involved in over the past year.


The projects are aimed at encouraging students to become more involved in their community and practice good citizenship.

The students involved in the project were Dalton Beaver, Zachary Boger, Aryn Crawford, Christopher Werder, Aaron Koons, Alexis Jack, Cassie Wollard, Tiffany Donegan, Logan Welch, Daniel Martz, Robbie Koons, Sydney Majeed, and Raven Shumaker.

Rehoboth Learning Center is a ministry of Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Williamsport.

WES holds geography bee

Congratulations are in order for WES's fourth- and fifth-grade participants in the school's geography bee.

The school bee was on Jan. 4 in the school's cafeteria.

The students answered round after round of questions concerning all phases of geography.

The winner was fifth-grader Coleman McHose, who was awarded a medal from the National Geographic Society, a trophy and a prize. Kayla Brice, a fifth-grader, took thrid place and Alexis Cline, a fifth-grader, was awarded a prize and a trophy.

Both Coleman and Alexis will be honored at a county-wide spring recognition tea.

2nd Friday

Friday is 2nd Friday in Williamsport from 6 to 9 p.m. Start your visit to Williamsport at the Town Hall steps and visit participating merchants. In honor of Earth Day, 4-H clubs, Boy and Girl Scouts will be on hand planting new planters to be placed around town. Just in case you didn't get enough Girl Scout Cookies, I heard they will have some for sale.

Argentina book drive

The Williamsport High School's Interact Club and the International Service Committee of Hagerstown Rotary Club-Sunrise are requesting donations in the form of used books, particularly classics, novels, biographies and encyclopedias, in good condition.

These books will be used to stock a new multilingual library in Argentina, established by the Ramos Mejia Sur Rotary Club.

If you would like to contribute, you may drop your books off at the main office of Williamsport High School or Always Ron's Restaurant through the second week of May.

The WHS's Interact Club's goal is 300 books.

Pancake breakfast

The Williamsport United Methodist Men will be serving a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St.

The menu includes hot beverages, pancakes, scrambled eggs, puddin', sausage, and new this year, sausage gravy.

Please pay at the door. Tickets cost $5 for adults, $3,50 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 6 and younger.

BMX/Skate Nights start Sunday

Starting Sunday evening, and continuing through June 8 from 5 to 7 p.m., the New Hope Alliance Church at 300 S. Artizan St. invites kids from 11 to 18 years old for a kickoff BMX/Skate Night featuring free pizza and drinks.

Bring your skateboards and bikes and enjoy an 8-foot-high half-pipe with drop-in, grinding rail and more.

Helmets are required and will be provided as available. Medical release forms are required and will be available for parents to fill out. Also you will find the medical release form on the back of the brochure handed out at your school (check school office for additional forms.) Please have it completed and bring it Sunday. For more information, call 301-223-1515.

Red Hats chapter marks anniversary

The "My Lady" Red Hats of Williamsport chapter will celebrate the Red Hat Society's 10th anniversary on Sunday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Red Men Lodge Card Room.

Tickets cost $5. Light refreshments will be served. A Little Girl's Birthday Party with games (be sure to brush up on the Red Hat history), prizes and a special birthday cake will be part of the celebration.

Party attire includes red or purple bows in your hair or your favorite red hat and bring your favorite doll or stuffed animals. For more information, call Queen Lady Jude at 301-223-9432 or Lady Italian Bell at 301-223-9098.

Garden Club

Potomac Garden Club meets Tuesday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church.

The theme for April is "Bug Off!" Along with spring comes gardening and insects. Annette Ipsan, the Extension Educator for Horticulture and the Master Gardener Program in Washington County for the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Office, will give a presentation on pest management.

This month's hostesses are Judy Wood, Maxine Patterson, Jean Thomas, Jo Ann Keller and Lou Harsh.

Member Linda Hildenbrand will present a horticulture study.

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