Around Williamsport

October 01, 2008|By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229

Flu shots

Flu shots will be available at Williamsport High School on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. No appointment is needed. Please bring your Medicare Card or $30 donation. 

Schools in Washington County will be dismissing 2 1/2 hours early Friday. 

Harvest Hoedown

Harvest Hoedown will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at Byron Memorial Park. 

There will be kids games, horse drawn carriage rides, pony rides, pumpkin painting, crafts and collectibles, silent auction, scarecrow making, gospel music groups in the historic band shell and food.  

The event is sponsored by the Williamsport Area Ministerium. 

Please bring canned food items and/or cash donations for the local food bank. As you enter the park, look for local pastors, at the big, white truck. They will be meeting and greeting visitors, weighing donations and packing the truck. The truck leaves the park at 5 p.m. 

A trolley will carry residents to the C&O Canal for a Canal Family Reunion at Cushwa Basin from 4 to 6 p.m. Please bring a plate of finger-foods or a dessert to share with others. Lock House No. 44 will be open for tours from 2 to 6 p.m.  A Civil War baseball game, in memory of Capt. Abner Doubleday, the founder of baseball, will be played by Civil War Union Soldier re-enactors at River Bottom Park at 3 p.m. 



Brown's photos to be on display

The Contemporary School for the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown, will present "Photography by Samantha Brown" on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

Samantha is the granddaughter of Williamsport resident Phoebe Mills, and a freshman at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md. Her photography has won awards with the Montgomery County 4-H program. The exhibit will feature her work in color and black and white. Her photography includes both traditional views as well as abstract takes on traditional scenes. Several of the pieces depict scenes and people of Washington County.  Included in this show will be shots taken at the Williamsport World War II weekend in September. 

Cross country run

Mr. Eichelberger, Williamsport Elementary School's physical education teacher, said students from WES will be participating in the 27th annual cross country event at Eastern Elementary School on Saturday. 


Youth soccer night 

Williamsport High School and Williamsport Youth Soccer will hold Youth Soccer Night on Monday, Oct. 6. The junior varsity boys team plays at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity boys team plays at 7 p.m.

All WYS (Williamsport Youth Soccer) players must wear their WYS jerseys and be accompanied by an adult to receive free admission.  WYS coaches get in free if wearing their WYS coach's shirts (admission costs $5 for adults and $2 for students. Those younger than 5 will be admitted free.) WYS players should be at the field by 6:15 p.m. so they can be organized and on the field to form a team tunnel for the high school players to run through.  

Class of 1953

The Williamsport High School class of 1953 will hold its 55th class reunion starting at noon on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Western Sizzlin on Halfway Boulevard. 

TOPS Chapter 454

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 454 meets Tuesdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Weigh-in starts at 10:15 a.m. and the meeting begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call Pat at 301-791-4909, Lisa at 304-274-2660 or Nancy at 304-274-2870.


Homecoming parade

The Williamsport High School Homecoming Parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 18.  Any group or organization that would like to be part of the parade is asked to call 301-766-8434. Groups will line up at Springfield Middle School beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the parade starting at 11 a.m.

Class of 1959

 Attention, members of the WHS graduating class of 1959, anyone interested in holding a 50-year reunion in 2009, please call Glenn "Skip" Malott at 301-223-9181 as soon as possible.

Scholarship nominees wanted

Scholarship nominations for the Williamsport Women and Girls in Sports Banquet should be submitted no later than Nov. 1.  

Individual awards and scholarships are given each year to the deserving female athletes who attend schools in the Williamsport district. 

Forms can be obtained at any of the following schools: Williamsport High School, Springfield Middle School, Williamsport Elementary, Fountain Rock Elementary or Hickory Elementary, online at or call Cheryl Wilkes at 301-223-9094. 

One scholarship is awarded to an elementary school student, a middle school student, a high school student and a college student. 

The banquet will be held on Feb. 8 at the Williamsport Fire Hall.



Bruce Logan, owner of Highway Song Leather and Accessories and other Williamsport merchants, are planning something special for trick-or-treaters this year. 

On Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 10 p.m., there will be carnival type games at shops, a costume contest with prizes for the winners, pumpkin decorating and a special hayride.

Area Civil War re-enactors will be on hand to tell the kids about Halloween night in Williamsport, 1863.

Along the hayride, some of the legends of Williamsport will be brought to life, including the Veiled lady, the Hooley Ghouley Gang and some other surprises.  Volunteers are needed to play gypsies, ghosts, ghouls and help with some of the games and other activities that night. To volunteer or for more information, call 240-329-4286.

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