Around Williamsport

May 07, 2008|By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229

Family proud of soldier son

PFC Hunter Bowman, a 2006 WHS graduate, enlisted in the Army Aug. 29, 2006.

He was first stationed in Lawton, Okla., for basic training, then to Fort Bliss, Texas, for schooling, and achieved his Airborne wings at Fort Benning, Ga.

He was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., until April 15 when he was deployed to Camp Bucca, Iraq, for a 15- month tour of duty.

Hunter is greatly missed by his family and friends. His family is so proud of their soldier son. It is their daily prayer and ours that Hunter comes home safely. If all goes as planned, Hunter will be coming home in December on a break.


Hunter is the son of Tina Bowman of Williamsport and Tom Bowman of Williamsport and grandparents, Linda Byers, Nancy Bowman and the late Walter "Polly" Bowman, all of Williamsport.

We are including Hunter's address and hope that you will write him as often as you can. Hunter just celebrated his 20th birthday May 2 in Iraq.

Hunter, like all soldiers, would love to get letters from his hometown of Williamsport, letting him know that he is thought of and that we are thankful to him for answering the call to serve and defend our country.

His address is: PFC Bowman, Hunter, B-Btry. 3-4 AMD, Camp Bucca, Iraq, APO AE 09375.

School news

WES - Williamsport Elementary School's outstanding PE participants for March are Trevor Knode -Mrs. Small's class and Madison Knode - Mr. Henderson's class.

Outstanding PE classes for March are: Kindergarten - Holter; first grade - Wright; second grade - Blue Group; third grade - Red Group; fourth grade - Blue group; fifth grade - Yellow Group.

Mr. "E" says thanks to all the fourth- and fifth-graders who participated in the Junior Olympics last Saturday at Boonsboro High School.


Members of the Williamsport Band Boosters are hosting a bonanza to raise funds for the band's new uniforms.

It will be Friday, May 16, at the Williamsport Red Men Club.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $35 per couple and include a meal and drinks, as well as a live band until 11:30 p.m.

There will be drawings, raffles, 50/50s and tip jars. The first ticket will be raffled off, and the first and every 10th ticket drawn will win $35. The final ticket drawn will win $1,000.

For more information and to buy tickets, call Karen Long at 301-582-3819 or e-mail Kim Baker at

Classic cars

The second annual Town Employee Classic Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be Saturday (rain date, May 11) at Byron Memorial Park.

It is open to all makes and models. Registration, which costs $10, starts at 8 a.m. and ends at noon.

Awards will be presented at 2:30 p.m. to the top 35 cars, top 15 trucks, top 10 cycles and top 10 custom compacts. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 200 entries.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Les Guessford at 301-331-0186 and Bobby Talhelm at 240-527-8203 or Town Hall 301-223-7711. All proceeds will benefit the Byron Park "Lights of Christmas" displays.

Crafts festival

A country crafts show will be held at Byron Park's Community Building on Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. during the Town Employee's second annual Classic Car Show.

Classic Crafts in the Park will include Longaberger baskets, Boyd's Bears, candles, berry wreaths and country crafts.

For more information, call Joyce at the Briar Patch at 301-223-4599

Sock Hop

Tickets are still available for Saturday's Sock Hop at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St.

The DJ will be "Rockin' Dave" Moyer. Fun things include award for the best '50-ish costume; jitterbug contest, twist contest, karaoke and special performing music artists.

The menu is right out of the Always Drive In - cheeseburgers, french fries and root beer floats. Tickets, which are limited, cost $10. To order tickets, call Diana Church at 301-223-7040.

TOPS Chapter 454

TOPS (Take Of Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 454 awarded the group's top weight loss members for 2007.

They were Angie Grimm and Debbie Bond, who did an excellent job, and wow it really shows. Way to go, girls! They showed us what staying on track can do.

Also, the top weight loss for March went to Janet Truax. She was awarded the groups trophy and one month's free dues. Good Job, Janet!

The group welcomed new members DeeAnn, Amanda and Christina.

The group meets every Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamspot.

Visitors are always welcome.

If you would like to join or visit, call leader Pat Saunders at 301-791-4909 or Janet Truax at 301-223-7960 or visit

Second Friday

Second Friday will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

River City Cycles will present a bike safety program. There will also be BMX demonstrations along with many other special events.

Conococheague Street, from Potomac to Salisbury, will be closed for the event. During this event, stop in at the new Desert Rose Caf and enjoy one of their specials.

Juliette update

Juliette Bragunier, now 2 years old, is celebrating another first - a new baby sister, Layla.

The Herald-Mail Articles