Around Williamsport

August 20, 2008|By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229

Concert tonight starts off Williamsport Days

The Williamsport Community Band concert is tonight starting at 6:30, and a fireworks display will follow at dusk at Byron Memorial Park.

Town Museum

Visit the Town Museum in the Springfield Farm Barn during Williamsport Days this weekend for special displays, including Williamsport Wood Carvers; metal-detecting display and demonstration; a 1947 Hagerstown Transit Bus restored by Gene Kelly and son, Gene Jr.; Phil Elgin's restored 1952 Willy's Army Jeep with artillery; military display by Philip Mayhue; Kim Bower's 1936 Chevrolet; Linden Hall Farms produce and homemade root beer.

While visiting the museum, get your tickets for the upcoming USO Canteen Dinner, Dance and Show to be held Sept. 13 in Springfield Farm Barn. Tickets cost $25 per person or $45 per couple.


Pearl Harbor stories

Williamsport residents are invited to participate, at no cost, by sharing their personal stories and images of three days that transformed our country - the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the day President John Kennedy was assassinated and 9/11.

T. Jewell & Co. Photography of Lexington, Va., will be on hand Saturday at Williamsport Days to photograph you and record your memories from 1 to 5 p.m. Call 301-223-5433, to reserve a time.

Book sale

Williamsport Memorial Library will hold its annual donated book sale in the library's lower level Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prices range from 25 cents to $5.

Blood drive

A Red Cross blood drive will be Saturday at Williamsport American Legion Post 202 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pancake breakfast

WHS Athletic Boosters needs volunteers for its pancake breakfast for homecoming on Oct. 18. Contact Susan Wade, committee chairperson, or Mike Starliper for information. If you would like to sponsor an ad in the sports program or know of someone who would be interested, contact Chrissy Cline. Parents of seniors: make sure to get your information to Chrissy for the fall program (picture, payment and write-up.) If you would like to become a member of the WHS Boosters, contact Courtney Plume at 301-766-8395 or

Class of 1988

The WHS class of 1988 is looking for classmates to help plan the 20-year reunion. Contact Lynne Phillips at 301-223-5027 or e-mail

Class of 1957

The WHS class of 1957 will hold a dinner get-together at Richardson's Restaurant to celebrate the 51st class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call Larry Horchner at 301-223-9280.

Financial workshop

A financial workshop for individual investors will be held Thursdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Williamsport Library. The speaker will be Shelby Penn. To register, contact Susan Schnebly at the library at 301-223-7027. Lunch will follow.

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