Around Williamsport

November 05, 2008|By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229


A retirement dinner was held at the Fireside for Gloria Hays, who is retiring from M&T Bank after 31 years.

She received many well wishes from her many customers and bank family. Gloria also received a memory album filled with pictures and notes of her many years at the bank.

She will miss everyone, but is looking forward to her new retirement adventure. Congratulations!


Happy 19th anniversary to Jamie Hill at the Williamsport Town Hall office. Jamie shares her friendly spirit and is helpful to everyone coming into the office.

Pancake breakfast

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Community Center (near the square in Downsville).


The menu will include pancakes, Hoffman sausage, pudding, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice and milk. Tickets cost $5.50 for adults, $3.50 for those ages 6 to 12 and free for children younger than 5.

The event is sponsored by the Downsville Ruritan and all proceeds benefit Ruritan community projects.

Christmas bazaar

Calvary Temple's Ladies Auxiliary, 147 S. Conococheague St., will hold a Christmas bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The bazaar will include Christmas decorations, crafts, pies, cakes, fudge, cookies and a silent auction. For more information, call 301-223-7921 or 717-597-5595.

Comedy show

Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS will hold a comedy show at the fire hall on Brandy Drive on Saturday. Tickets cost $45 a couple, which includes dinner, the comedy show and dance with a DJ. A cash bar will be available. Due to adult content, you must be 21 years of age to attend. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the comedy show. For more information, call 301-739-2585.

School fundraiser

Williamsport Elementary School is holding a fundraiser of WES keepsake items celebrating the school's 49-year history.

Keepsake items for sale are design-your-own Longaberger tea basket with protector in your choice of brown or whitewashed stain. Two shades of blue basket weaving and pewter paw prints will line the top of the basket. For more information, call Tonya Kreps at 301-223-1975.

T-shirts for sale

The Williamsport Girls and Women in Sports have Williamsport School History T-shirts for sale for $12 each. Contact Norma Baker at 301-223-9473 or e-mail

Boosters to meet

The Williamsport Athletic Boosters meeting is Monday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Media Center of Williamsport High School.

Senior Night

The Williamsport High School football team will hold Senior Night Friday as it hosts Clear Spring.

Cross country

Running your thing? The WHS cross country runners will compete at the state meet on Saturday at Hereford High School.

Homewood plans annual bazaar

The auxiliary at the Homewood Retirement Campus, 16505 Virginia Ave., will hold its annual bazaar on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community dining room. You are asked to use the Virginia Avenue entrance and follow the directions of the parking attendant. For more information, call 301-739-9348.

Benefit dinner

A benefit community dinner to help with the restoration of the Riverview Cemetery will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St. Tickets cost $6 at the door. The menu includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, glazed carrots, applesauce, rolls, pumpkin pie and beverage. Takeouts will also be available.


A fundraiser will be held for the Washington County Human Development Council on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Williamsport Red Men lodge.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

A pizza and salad buffet will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and entertainment will be provided by the Davisson Brothers Band from 8 p.m. to midnight. A cash bar will be available. Tickets cost $15 per person and you must be 21 to attend. For more information, call Terri at 301-223-1556 or e-mail

Band bonanza

The Williamsport Community Band's 150 Bonanza will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Williamsport Fire Hall.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The first and every 10th ticket drawn wins $30. Ticket No. 1 will be raffled off during the evening and guaranteed to be in the last five tickets with one of those being the grand prize winner of $1,000. A dance follows the raffle. Refreshments will be provided and WCB milk included.

For more information, contact Brian Rizer at 301-874-0564 or Georgia Barton at 301-582-4043.

Civil War historian to speak

Steve French, local Civil War historian, will be the featured speaker at the Williamsport Library, lower level, on Nov. 17, starting at 7 p.m.

Town Museum open Sundays

The Town Museum will be open Sundays, Nov. 9, 16 and 23. The museum will be closed in December, January and February and will reopen in March.

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