Around Williamsport

October 15, 2008|By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229

Students collect food for local food bank

Williamsport Elementary School collected 3,933 food items for the Williamsport Food Bank to help feed the hungry.

First-grade teacher Mrs. Wright rallied the school with a whopping 809 items to lead the food drive, followed by Ms. Deuell's class with 513, Mrs. Byrd with 448 and Mrs. Small with 316 items. The school had full participation by all classes. Other classes that shined with more than 100 items were Mrs. Holter, Mrs. Lindner, Mrs. Hood, Mrs. Miller-Secrest, Ms. Bates, Mrs. Bryan and Mr. Henderson.

Teen night dance

A teen night dance will be at the Williamsport Moose Family Center, 119 N. Conococheague St., Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. The dance is open to students ages 13 to 18. Admission costs $3. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be for sale. Proper attire and behavior will be required. For more information, call 301-223-7072.

'Healthy home'

"Help Yourself to a Healthy Home," presented by Lynn Little, University of Maryland Extension educator, will be Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Williamsport Memorial Library. Topics include indoor health, potential problems and simple precautionary measures. For more information, call 301-223-7027.



Williamsport High School's homecoming is Saturday. The annual pancake breakfast will be held at the WHS cafeteria, starting at 6 a.m. The homecoming parade starts at 11 a.m. from Springfield Middle. The football game will be played Saturday afternoon.

Costume dinner dance

A costume dinner dance, sponsored by the Williamsport United Methodist Youth, will be Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the church fellowship hall with Music by DJ "Swinging Dave" Moyer. Tickets cost $10 each.

Call Diana Church at 301-223-7040 to purchase tickets or pick up them up at the church at 25 E. Church St.

Library news

The Williamsport Memorial Library's fall lecture series continues Monday at 7 p.m. with Kershner Wyatt, local researcher and photographer, presenting "The River Schools, School Houses of Washington County."

The program will be held in the lower level of the library.

On Nov. 17, Steve French, Civil War author and historian, will lecture about "General Imboden: the Retreat from Gettysburg Battles at Williamsport."

Class of 1948 holds 60th anniversary reunion

The Williamsport High School class of 1948 held its 60th anniversary reunion on Oct. 11 at New Dimensions restaurant.

There were 39 members in the graduating class; 26 members remain and 21 of those were in attendance.

Each member gave a brief presentation concerning their family and shared stories and looked at class pictures from high school days.

Ron Britner, class vice president, said they all look pretty good considering the 60 years of wear and tear.

Jack Rider and his wife, Diane, sang a duet and Donald "Laco" Anderson told a few stories about the 1948 state champ basketball team.

The class collected $75 for the Blue Band.

Jim and Shirley "Stenger" Rider and Jack Rider came from Asheville, N.C., and the Atlanta, Ga., area to be at the reunion.

WHS Class of 1948 lost good friend and classmate Walter Lee "Polly Dinks" Bowman this past year and miss all their deceased classmates, spouses and friends.

In 2009, the class will celebrate its 61st reunion.

Blue Band Night tonight at Wendy's

Tonight from 6 to 8, Wendy's and the Williamsport Blue Band Boosters invite everyone to Blue Band Night at the 1570 Wesel Blvd. restaurant.

The Blue Band recently purchased new uniforms, and all money raised will be used to help pay them off. With this newspaper article, Wendy's will give the new uniform fund a portion of the bill.

The Williamsport Blue Band placed first in the Oct. 4 tournament of bands at South Hagerstown High School, scoring 78.45 out of 100 points.

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