Around Williamsport

May 14, 2008|By JOAN KNODE

Fundraiser to help buy band uniforms

The Williamsport High Band Boosters are hosting a bonanza to raise funds for new uniforms.

It will be held Friday 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, tip jars and music through the night.

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

Yard sale planned

The men of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, will have their annual yard sale Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


They have been collecting treasures and you can bet there is something for everyone.

The women of the church will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, steamers, hot dogs, soup, cakes, pies, candy and drinks.

Dinner planned

A spring baked ham dinner will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu includes baked ham, green beans, scalloped potatoes, baked macaroni and cheese, rolls, beverage and dessert. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for those 5 to 12 and free for those younger than 5.

Brunch set Sunday

The Youth of Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., invite you to a "Relay for Life" Brunch on Sunday, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. A freewill offering will be accepted.

Community Band to give concert

The Williamsport Community Band will be performing its 10th annual spring concert Sunday in the WHS auditorium.

Preconcert music will be performed by the WCB's flute choir at 1:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 2 p.m., featuring a clarinet solo by Harry Kight, guest conductor and retired WHS band director. You are invited to a reception in honor of Kight immediately following the concert in the school cafeteria. The concert will be professionally recorded and CDs may be ordered for $15 (includes shipping and tax) following the concert or from band members.

Basket bingo

Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS will hold a Vera Bradley bingo Sunday at the fire hall on Brandy Drive.

Tickets cost $25, which includes 30 games of bingo on six cards and a meal. Doors open at 11 a.m.; lunch will be served at noon; and bingo begins at 1 p.m. King Tut, tip jars, raffles, loser prizes and door prizes will be available. For more information, call 301-223-8554.

Garden Club plans members tea

The Potomac Garden Club will hold a members tea at Stephanie Tracy's home during its regular monthly meeting. "Share the Green" note for this month is collect rainwater and use water from dehumidifiers to water flowers and plants.

Meeting set

Interested in Williamsport history? If so, please attend the Town Museum Committee meeting on Monday 7 p.m. at the museum in the Springfield Farm Barn.

The WHS School Room has been repainted and displays rearranged. WHS yearbooks needed to complete the collection include 1973 through 2005. Also needed are graduating class pictures, sports pictures of the same dates.

If you have any of the requested items and would like to donate, please bring them to the museum on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.; take them to Town Hall during the week; or call Jane Smith at 301-223-7955 for more information.

Chorus to perform

The Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus will perform at Williamsport's Byron Memorial Park on Sunday, June 1, at 7 p.m.

Recordings of popular quartets in the early decades of the 20th century form the heart of barbershop music as we know it today, a style that still delights the performer as well as the listener will be featured.

Please bring a chair and arrive early. The event, sponsored by the Town of Williamsport, is free.

WHS Class of 1944

The WHS Class of 1944 will hold their annual class reunion on June 7 at Richardson's on Dual Highway at 12:30 p.m. Call Katherine Burtner at 301-582-0326 and let her know if you are planning to attend.

WHS Class of 1954

The WHS Class of 1954 will celebrate their 54th class reunion on May 31 at the Williamsport Community Building at noon. It will be an informal time of food, fun and fellowship.

WHS Class of '61

Since members of the Class of 1961 of Williamsport High School are turning 65 years of age this year, a party will be held on Saturday, July 19, at the Potomac Fish and Game Club.

The social hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 per person or $30 a couple. There is going to be a "white elephant/auction" held during the evening. Any member attending is asked to bring an item to be sold. The money raised from the auction will help defray costs of the 50-year reunion to be held in 2011. Invitations will be mailed to each class member. If you have an address change, call Connie (Hoffman) Weaver at 301-223-8965 or Barbara (Martin) Burger at 301-223-7177.


Friends and neighbors celebrating birthdays this week: May 14 - George Stumbaugh celebrate 77 years, Frances Davies, Amber Jacobus, Tiffany Showe; May 15 - Debbie Kittle, Bonnie VanMeter, Megan Wagner; May 16 - Bill Diehl, Edward French, J. Eric Ramacciotti, James Smith, Susana Brown, Dick Kittle; May 17 - Sharon Alvaro, Megan Gossard, Vic Ditto III, Amanda Adkins, Maria Woolford; May 18 - Imogene Doub, Jessica Leggett, Pat Marshall, Josephine Bullington; May 19 - Ainsley Swindell, Madeline Swope; May 20 - Doris Doub, Dot Bledsoe.

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