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July 30, 2008|By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229

History lesson

The Town Museum in the Springfield Farm Barn, 14 Springfield Lane, is open every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. This Sunday, visit with Maurice Snyder, town historian.

There will be WHS displays, a chance to sign the WHS alumni board and check out the history and memorabilia of Boy Scout Troop 17.

While visiting, check out the progress on the Springfield Farm House.

National Night Out

Mark your calendars to attend Williamsport's National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5, starting at 5 p.m. at the swimming pool with a picnic and pool party.  This event is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. 

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Family pool party

 Zion Lutheran Church invites families to a Family Night Pool Party on Aug. 6 at the Williamsport Pool from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The pool is in Byron Memorial Park. For more information, call the church office at 301-223-7260.

Crab feed

The Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS will hold a crab feed fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Red Men Pavilion, starting at 4 p.m. Crabs will be served from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $40 per person and includes firemen's milk, crabs, chicken, coleslaw, corn on the cob and a DJ.  You must be 21 years of age to attend. Call 301-223-8070 for tickets.

Health and wellness

Zion Lutheran Church is seeking women interested in a new program for health and wellness called "3D Plan Your Whole Life: Eat Right, Live Well and Love God."

It is a 12-week plan for making gradual changes that are positive, practical and proven and will become a new permanent way toward better life and health.

Summer Bash

Williamsport American Legion Post 202 S.A.L. Squadron and Unit 202 are holding a Summer Bash on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $15 per person. The menu includes barbecue chicken, ribs, scalloped potatoes, baked beans and coleslaw.  Members and guests can get tickets at the Legion on Legion Avenue.  A horseshoe tournament is planned. Music will be provided by Defyance. 

Dog wash/yard sale

 On Saturday, Aug. 16, the staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of Washington County will get sudsy and soapy washing dogs for a donation at its annual Dog Wash and "Flealess Market"/Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  County residents will also have the opportunity to have their dogs, cats and ferrets inoculated against rabies and have their pets microchipped for a discounted price. Washington County Dog licenses will be sold at the event as well. 

Shoppers are sure to find some good bargains at the "Flealess Market"/Yard Sale.  Anyone interested in obtaining a table/tent space to sell items may contact Debbie Porterfield at 301-733-2060, ext. 213.

The animal shelter is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Go to www.hswcmd.org on the Web for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

Scooter raffle

There is still time to get your raffle tickets from the Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS for a "Red Super Scooter" (gets 95 miles per gallon.) The drawing will be held Aug. 20.  Tickets are available at the fire hall.

Carnival in town

A carnival, sponsored by the Funkstown Rod and Gun Club and Downsville Ruritan, will be held in Byron Memorial Park at the Pavilion No. 3 parking lot from Aug. 25 to Aug. 30.

Entertainment is planned every night, ranging from gospel music, Williamsport Community Band, karaoke and a surprise group. A cruise-in with the local hot rod group will be Saturday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 9 p.m.

USO Dance set for Sept. 13

A USO Dance with the Ray Birely Big Band, an Abbott and Costello act and dinner will be Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the historic Springfield Farm Barn.

Tickets for the evening event cost $25 per person or $45 per couple and will be available at Town Hall during regular business hours and the Town Museum, Springfield Lane, Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

During the day, enjoy displays, a "Salute to the Troops" free community program at 2 p.m., and look for acting "Private" Mayor McCleaf and "KP" Clerk Donnie Stotelmyer serving up great Army food (Spam served many ways) in the Army mess tent.

If you would you like to help, call Kim Bowers at 301-223-5002 or Joan Knode at 301-223-7229.

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