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July 08, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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Free summer concert series continues tonight

Come out tonight and enjoy the R.E. Stoner Jr. Family Band, acoustic blues and rock, entertaining from 4 to 7 p.m. in the band shell at Byron Memorial Park.

A patriotic task well done

More than 100 volunteers turned out Saturday to prepare packages for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, as part of the Fourth of July celebration at Byron Memorial Park.

Thanks to the generosity of Hopewell Manufacturing, Bowman Sales, Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, Laber's Furniture and the Town of Williamsport, the volunteers were able to make 400 packages. Each was filled with home comforts - beef sticks, hand wipes, breath mints, notepads and pens, and candy.


Organizers said they were shocked and thrilled with the huge turnout and wanted to thank everyone who participated.

Angel Food

Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St., is a host site for Angel Food Ministries. Angel Food sells food boxes filled with meat, vegetables and eggs for $30. The box can feed a family of four for about a week.

Families can also order special boxes with steak and other meats for an additional price. Angel Food also offers a seniors/convenience box with 10 nutritional meals, an allergen-free box and a seafood box.

There are no qualifications, minimums, income restrictions or applications required. Anyone can take advantage of this offer every month.

Orders will be taken Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. in Rehoboth's Fellowship Hall at the East Salisbury Street entrance.

Payment is made at the time of ordering by cash, money order or food stamps. You can also order and pay online with a debit or credit card. Go to and follow the Angel Food links or call 301-582-3454 for more information. There is a $1 fee added for paying online.

Choral group to perform Sunday

WitnesSing, a choral group of 30 to 50 singers along with various musical instruments, directed by the Rev. Milt Zahn of Severna Park, Md., will participate in the worship service Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St.

Everyone is invited to attend. After the service, a luncheon will be held to honor and thank the group.

A good-will offering will be taken to help defray their traveling costs.

Vacation Bible school set at Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple will hold Vacation Bible school July 13 to 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. The theme is "Studio Go - Win with Jesus." There will be snacks and crafts nightly.

For more information, call 301-582-0512. The church is at 147 S. Conococheague St.

Bike Nite is July 18

Bike Nite will be Saturday, July 18, from 5 to 10 p.m. in downtown Williamsport. Enjoy the gear, food, vendors and special guest bike builders, Savage Cycles. The rock band On-Kilter will entertain.

A poker run to benefit the Abilities Network will be held at American Legion Post 202. Registration costs $10 per person. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. and the first bikes will go out at 10 a.m.

The Williamsport Fire & EMS will hold a beef pit barbecue and biker rodeo games from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Legion pavilion.

For more information about Bike Nite, go to To apply for vendor space, call Bruce at 240-329-4286. Proceeds will benefit Williamsport charities.

Pulled-pork dinner to be held Friday

Revive Outreach Ministries will hold a pulled- pork dinner Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Temple. The menu includes pulled-pork sandwiches, homemade french fries, baked beans, dessert and drinks.

The meal costs $7 for adults and $3.50 for ages 5 to 10. The church is at 147 S. Conococheague St. For more information, call Todd at 301-331-4717.

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

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