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June 30, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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Kelly Beard awarded John Martin Kendle Scholarship

Kelly Beard, a recent Williamsport High School graduate, was awarded the John Martin Kendle Scholarship.

Kelly is the daughter of Rod and Verna Beard of Williamsport. She will attend Randolph Macon College in Virginia, where she will be a member of the women's softball team and major in biology.

The scholarship is awarded annually to a Williamsport High School graduate who has committed to play a sport at a four-year college. The scholarship is renewable for four years.


Happy birthday, Ann Robinson

Ann Robinson celebrates her 97th birthday Thursday.

Ann, a resident of Williamsport from the time she was in her teens, now lives at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village. Happy birthday, Ann.

Farmers market comes to Williamsport

The Williamsport farmers market starts Thursday at the Springfield Farm Barn from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The market will continue Thursdays through September.

It will offer fresh, home-grown vegetables, eggs, baked goods, berries and more. Park at Pavilion 3. The market will be set up in front of Springfield Barn facing the Little League field.

For more information, call Joan Knode at 301-223-7229.

July Fourth celebration

The annual Fourth of July celebration will be held at Byron Memorial Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the many festivities:

o The Volunteer Fire and EMS will serve a pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. and pit beef sandwiches beginning at 11 a.m.

o Rehoboth United Missions Team will sell french fries from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit Appalachia Service Project's mission to rebuild and revitalize homes in the Appalachias.

o The Williamsport Rotary will sell tickets for the Purple Cow Patty Bingo fundraiser. Tickets cost $5. Proceeds benefit the Williamsport Area Food Bank and the Williamsport Rotary WHS Scholarship Fund. The bingo event takes place Oct. 3 at Harvest Hoedown.

o Conococheague Little League will sell snow cones.

o Volunteers are invited to the Community Building at noon to help assemble care packages for U.S. troops.

o Pick up entry forms in front of the Community Building for special events: Patriotic Baby Parade starts at 2 p.m. for those ages 2 and younger; Patriotic Pooch Parade begins at 3 p.m. Pets must be on leashes. The watermelon-eating contest begins at 5 p.m. and is for everyone. It is sponsored by Williamsport United Methodist Church.

o Musical entertainment will be in the band shell from 11 a.m. to dark.

o View one of the best fireworks displays in Washington County.

For more details, go to and click on the calendar. Rain date is July 5.

5K Run for Freedom

Williamsport's Run for Freedom 2009 5K will be Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Byron Memorial Park in the pavilion near Springfield Barn (above the pool).

The race will begin and end on Springfield Farm Lane and wind through the streets of Williamsport. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, and the winners of each age group.

Registration costs $17. Proceeds support Hagerstown Community College athletic scholarships.

For more information, contact Jaime Dick at 240-313-2808 or e-mail

WHS Athletic Boosters to meet Monday

There will be an Athletic Boosters Club meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the media center of Williamsport High School.

Interested parents who would like to join for the 2009-10 school year are invited to attend.

Free summer concert series continues

The next event in the free summer concert series is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8. The RE Stoner Jr. Family, acoustic blues and rock band, will entertain from 4 to 7 p.m. in the bandshell at Byron Memorial Park.

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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