Around Williamsport

June 03, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

Congratulations to Cub Scout Pack 17

Cub Scout Pack 17 celebrated Cub Scout Graduation/Crossover May 17. Cubmaster Randy Shirley and Assistant Cubmaster Alisha Bowers watched as Tiger Cubs, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Scouts moved up to their next rank. They received awards, scarves and challenges to continue the path of Scouting.

Cub Scout Pack 17 is sponsored by the Williamsport United Methodist Men.

Travel group sponsors bus trip

The St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Travel Group is sponsoring a bus trip to Asheville, N.C., from Sept. 14 to 17.

It will feature the Biltmore Estate, along with other points of interest, while enjoying fall foliage.

Reservations must be made by July 1. All proceeds will benefit the church's capital campaign.

For more information, call Margie Reed at 301-223-7726.

Fishing rodeo set at Cushwa Basin

The annual fishing rodeo at Cushwa Basin, sponsored by C&O Canal Historic Park and the Williamsport Rotary, will be Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.


Please come early to register. There will be prizes awarded in each age group: 7 and younger, 8 to 11 and 12 to 15.

All registered participants will receive free hot dogs and drinks.

For more information, call 301-582-0813.

Community event planned in Falling Waters

A community event will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6788 Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, W.Va.

The event will feature a yard sale, bluegrass music, bake sale, blood pressure checkups and Angel Food Ministries ordering.

Children can enjoy a moon bounce, "balloon man," face painting, crafts, and firetruck and ambulance displays. Food and drinks will be available.

To reserve a space, call 304-274-1248. For more information, call 304-274-2923.

Nave family reunion

The Nave family is planning a reunion Sunday at Byron Memorial Park. The reunion begins at 1 p.m. at Pavilion 3 behind the swimming pool. Any family members are asked to attend.

Ceremony planned at Riverview Cemetery

Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold a grave-marking ceremony Sunday at 3 p.m. for Pvt. Christian Ardinger, 1745-1807.

It will be held at Riverview Cemetery.

Free band concert to be held June 10

Calvary Temple Youth invite everyone to a free band concert Wednesday, June 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The concert will be held in the Byron Memorial Park band shell. Free food and door prizes are planned.

LuHowl to benefit Humane Society

The fifth annual LuHowl will be held Saturday, June 13.

The Hawaiian-themed fundraiser will be held at the home of Don and Jone Bowman, and will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County's spay and neuter programs.

The event will feature a catered meal, beverages, silent auction, raffle and music.

Many county businesses are sponsoring the gala and prizes.

For more information, call 301-733-2060 or go to

Vacation Bible School planned this month

Vacation Bible School is planned for June 22 to 26, from 6 to 8:15 p.m., at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St.

The program theme is "Studio Go! Game Show." Preschoolers through high school youth are invited to register.

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rehoboth United Methodist Church and Williamsport United Methodist Church are sponsoring the program. For more information, call 301-223-7260.

Golf tournament to benefit Boosters Club

The Williamsport High School Athletic Boosters Club will hold its annual golf tournament Monday, June 15, at Black Rock Golf Course, beginning at 1 p.m.

Entries for teams will be accepted until June 8 by calling Mike Starliper at 301-582-0157 or Dave Drury at 301-223-6830.

Have news to share?

If you have news of events, activities, or announcements for Williamsport and the surrounding area, contact Paula Green Shupp at 301-302-3878 or e-mail

We will share it in this column.

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