Around Williamsport

May 21, 2008|By JOAN KNODE

Way to go, Stephanie

Congratulations to our neighbor and WHS senior, Stephanie Toone. She received a $1,000 scholarship from the Lions Club of Halfway and a $1,500 scholarship from the Retired Teachers Association. Stephanie will enter Hood College for the fall semester and pursue a degree in education.

Scouts do good

Thanks to Boy Scout Troop 17 for adopting the Byron Park stream as a conservation and community service project. They have stream cleanups scheduled for early summer and fall.

Canal exhibit

If you are looking for something to do with your family over the weekend, visit the Building America's Canal exhibit in the Trolley Barn at the C&O Canal Cushwa's Basin. The exhibit is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kids can build their own lock, aqueduct, canal boat, build and operate lift locks, be their own boat captains, build a suspension bridge and operate cranes used to load and unload canal boats. There is also historical background information on the C&O Canal and the role it played in the history of our town.


Volunteers needed

Volunteers are welcome and needed at the C&O Canal Basin.

The C&O Canal National Historical Park at the old Cushwa Basin has many opportunities for people interested in local history, providing assistance to visitors at the Building America's Canal exhibit in the Trolley Barn, bike patrolling or staffing the visitor center. Training is provided. If you have three hours or more to volunteer weekly or monthly, stop by the old Cushwa Basin Warehouse this week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 301-582-0813 and sign up.

School news

Williamsport Elementary School will hold a volunteer luncheon on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The school wants to say thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who have donated so much of their time to enrich the lives of the students at WES.

TOPS 454

The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter 454 in Williamsport had its monthly awards. Pat Saunders had the TOPS weight loss for the month of April. Way to go, Pat! Debbie Bond was shining bright as the group's Shining Star for the month of April. The group has been busy planning their summer picnic with low-fat, healthy food. The group also has a light exercise program that starts at 10 a.m., led by member and exercise instructor Angie Grimm.

For more information, call leader Pat Saunders at 301-791-4909 or Janet Truax at 301-223-7960.

WHS Class of 1944

Please call Katherine Burtner at 301-582-0326 if you plan to attend the WHS Class of 1944's annual class reunion June 7 at Richardson's on the Dual Highway starting at 12:30 p.m.

WHS Class of 1954

The WHS Class of 1954 will meet and enjoy school days memories with classmates at noon on May 31 at the Williamsport Community Building.

Class of 1969

The WHS Class of 1969 will meet June 23 to discuss plans for their 40th class reunion next year. If you would like to help, share ideas and be on the committee, call Carol Hawley at 717-597-5571 for place and time.

Youth soccer camp

The second annual Williamsport Youth Soccer Camp, presented by CAR-REY for ages U-6 through U-12, will be held June 23 to 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each day at Springfield Middle School.

The camp costs $100. Registration includes pro soccer skill instruction, a CAR-REY/PUMA T-shirt, soccer ball and drinks.

The registration form is available and can be downloaded at or or by calling 301-582-1471 or by e-mail at

Yoga class

An eight-week summer gentle yoga class is planned at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St. on Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m., beginning June 2 and running through Aug. 4. For more information and to reserve your space, call instructor Anita Binder at 301-393-0884.

Chorus to perform

The Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus will perform in Byron Memorial Park Sunday, June 1, at 7 p.m. Please bring a chair. This concert is presented free by the Town of Williamsport.

Church event

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road, will hold a Celebration of Confirmation and Ground Blessing for its new building on Sunday, June 1, at 4 p.m. A potluck reception will follow; please bring a dish to share. Beverages will be provided.


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