Around Williamsport

May 28, 2008|By JOAN KNODE

College grads

Congratulations to new college graduates from Williamsport - Clare Doherty graduated from Towson University with a B.A. in business and plans to move to Ireland in June and pursue her adventures and career in international business. Jami Miles also graduated from Towson; Patrick Bowers graduated from St. Mary's College; Matt Wallace graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park; Brittany Higgins graduated from Bridgewater; Michele Mummert and Stacy Grabell graduated from Frostburg State University; Colin Makin graduated from Appalachian State University in North Carolina; and Nick Zube graduated from Duquesne University.

Red Men yard sale

The Washington County Community Action Council Inc. will be the proud recipient of funds raised this year at the annual Williamsport Red Men Tribe 84 Yard Sale. The yard sale will be held at 16129 Lappans Road on Saturday, June 7, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables under the pavilion will be available for $15 under the pavilion. Spaces around the pavilion will be available for $10 (please provide your own tables). For more information, please call the Red Men at 301-223-7785 and ask for Cathy Rowland or Angie Kline.


There will be a concession stand, with all proceeds to benefit the Community Action Council.

Got books?

The Williamsport Memorial Library is now accepting books and magazines for their book sale that is held during Williamsport Days. Drop your donations off anytime during library hours.

Barbershop chorus

On Sunday at 7 p.m., the Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus will appear in concert at the Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport. Come out and help the chorus celebrate its 55th year.

Pfc. Hunter Bowman

Pfc. Hunter Bowman is enjoying receiving your cards and letters, which he shares with his company. I have also received questions from readers about postage cost to send letters to him in Iraq. I checked and the regular 42-cent stamp will get your letter to him. His address is PFC Bowman, Hunter, B-Btry. 3-4 AMD, Camp Bucca, Iraq, APO AE 09375. Check with your post office if sending a package; they will provide boxes and labels free.

Ed Enamait from the Marlowe Ruritan Club called and said they shipped six boxes of local potato chips and are planning upcoming shipments of beef jerky and powdered drinks to Pfc. Bowman and his friends. We just found out that beef jerky is one of Hunter's favorite snacks. The Marlowe Ruritan Club expressed its deep appreciation for his service to our country and the sacrifice of his family. If all goes as planned, Hunter will be coming home in December on a break.

Street fair

Mark your calendars and attend Rehoboth United Methodist Church's Street Fair on June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 30 E. Salisbury St.

The fair will feature free food and fun for everyone, as well as free games, live music, booths from local organizations, free water and drinks. Everything is free and open to everyone.

For more information, please call the church office at 301-223-9554 or visit

WHS Class of '61

The Williamsport High School Class of 1961 will hold a birthday party 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.. The cost will be $15 per person or $30 a couple. Classmates are asked to bring an item for the "white elephant/auction". If you have questions or an address change, please contact Connie (Hoffman) Weaver at 301-223-8965 or Barbara (Martin) Burger at 301-223-7177.

St. Mark's celebrates

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

Fishing Rodeo

The annual Rotary Club Fishing Rodeo will be held Saturday, June 7, at Cushwa Basin. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and fishing will be from 10 a.m. until noon. Bring the kids and grandkids for a fun morning held in cooperation with the National Park Service. Fishing is free and bait will be donated by Wolfe's on the Square. There will be lots of prizes for winning catches, and door prizes will be awarded as well. Fishing rods will be available. Food will be free for kids and cheap for everyone else.

WHS Class of 1958

The Williamsport High School Class of 1958 will hold its 50th anniversary reunion Oct. 4, at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge. In the near future, an information packet and reservation form will be mailed to each class member.

WHS Class of 1969

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


Friends and neighbors celebrating birthdays this week: May 28 - Susan Gross, Christina House, Joyce McCarney; May 29 - Christina Braswell, Evan Jones, Jo Ellen Ardinger, Andrea Bodine, Melissa Merrell, Nathalie Zuck; May 30 - Karen Moyer, Jason May, Phyllis Godlove; May 31 - Michael Bragunier, Jeremy Bowers, Sue Ann Sullivan, Paul Sherrill, June 1 - Shirley Merryman celebrates the big 50, Julie Cunningham, Kathy Kelly, Jade Lockley; June 2 - Jean Cushwa, Mayhan Lockley, Jeremy Rickett, June 3 - Melissa Garlock, Nikki Schlapo. Belated wishes to Dave Kirby, Dirk Kraushaar, Kitty Divelbliss, Freda Dayhoff and Richard Bragunier. May you be blessed with a happy heart.

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