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Around Williamsport

September 17, 2008

Yard sale

A yard sale to benefit the Royal Rangers and Mpact Girls Clubs of Calvary Temple will be Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The yard sale will include clothes (all sizes), baby things, toys, hardware, household items and furniture. Calvary Temple, at 147 S. Conococheague St., is also well known for its homemade soups, sandwiches and baked goods, which will be available at the yard sale.

Many thanks

Many thanks to the Harley-Davidson Ladies who collected and donated school supplies to Springfield Middle. The women are Marcia William, Gail Patterson, Teresa Jones, Michelle Stouffer, Anne Divelbliss, Roberta Nave, Patty Anderson, Tracy Sprecher and Deb Cline. Special thanks to Hunter Nave, Jim Cline and Tom Thivierge for helping the women with the "strong arm stuff."

Milestone

May the romance never end. John and Marion (Smith) James of Williamsport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Clarion Hotel. The event was hosted by their children: Johnna and Marshall Maravelis; Karen and Jim Farrow; David James; Steve and Beth James, Chris James; Paul D. James; Laura Williams; Ann James; Dave Minor; Ali James; Kari Foreman; and Mr. James' brother, Paul K. James.

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Golf tournament

The first Charles "Pete" Jessop Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by Zion Lutheran Church will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at Greencastle Greens Golf Course. Pete, along with his friends Maurice Snyder and Dave Hanna, revitalized Zion's Golf Classic. The price of $54 includes green fees, cart, prizes, breakfast at the course, buffet after the round and range usage. Raffles will be held throughout the event with proceeds going to Zion's Pennies from Heaven fund. Please make your checks payable to Zion Lutheran Church and mail to 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport MD 21795. Deadline to register is Sept. 20. For more information, call Dave Hanna at 301-223-6422.

Library news

Mark the calendar for the Williamsport Memorial Library's Fall Lecture Series. All lectures are free, start at 7 p.m. and are held in the lower level of the library.

Oct. 20 - Kershner Wyatt, local researcher and photographer, presents "The River Schools, School Houses of Washington County."

Nov. 17 - Steve French, Civil War author and historian, will talk about "Gen. Imboden the Retreat from Gettysburg Battles at Williamsport."

Fall cruise-in

A fall cruise-in, sponsored by the Williamsport town employees, will be held at Byron Memorial Park on Sept. 27 starting at 10 a.m. Please bring canned food items for the local food bank. A $5 registration fee will be collected the day of the event. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars. The event will benefit the Williamsport Food Bank and Christmas in the Park. Concessions will be available in the park.

Tales of the canal

Do you have tales that have been passed down through your family about the C& O Canal? Or would you like to learn more about the history of the C&O Canal? If so, you are invited to attend a canal family reunion at Cushwa Basin along the C&O Canal on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. Since this is a "family reunion," bring a plate of finger food or a dessert to share with others. A Civil War re-enactment will be held at the Cushwa Basin on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5. Union soldiers will be encamped near the Conococheague Aqueduct and will present demonstrations throughout the weekend. In memory of Capt. Abner Doubleday, the founder of the game of baseball, a Civil War baseball game will be played at River Bottom Park at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Thanks for reading "Around Williamsport." Call 301-223-7229 or e-mail joaneknode@msn.com and let me know about your group's events.

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