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July 28, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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A milestone for Les Guessford

On July 23, Les Guessford marked a milestone: 25 years with the Town of Williamsport. The Williamsport native is head of the town's work crew. The event was marked with a pizza lunch in his honor.

Congratulations, Les, and thanks so much for all you do for the residents. He lives in Williamsport with his wife, Vickie, and their sons, Mark and Bret.

How about those 9-10 All Stars!

Congratulations to the Conococheague Little League 9-10 All Stars - Maryland State Champions.

Yard sale planned

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church will hold its annual community yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A concession stand will include hot dogs, steamers and baked goods.


All proceeds will go to support missionary families sponsored by Van Lear Church. The church is at 10745 Van Lear Drive, off Virginia Avenue.

Yard sale to be held

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., will hold its annual yard sale Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.

The yard sale features many reasonably priced items. There will be no sales before 7 a.m.

Free summer concerts

The R.E. Stoner Jr. Family Band, an acoustic blues and rock band, will perform Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the band shell at Byron Memorial Park.

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, Voices of Truth will entertain from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

Night Out Against Crime set for Tuesday, Aug. 4

The 26th annual National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event, will be held at the swimming pool at Byron Memorial Park Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Williamsport Town Council.

There will be several displays, including D&D Towing's new heavy-duty wrecker; Jimmy Kindle and his pulling tractor, "Meerkat," equipped with two jet-powered engines; and Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS fire- trucks.

STAT Medevac will be landing a helicopter near the barn. Ride in the monster truck "Black Jack" for $5. Other attractions include the Washington County Sheriff's Office armored truck and a police cruiser, petting zoo and an evening of swimming.

Leiter's Fine Catering, the Town of Williamsport and Canteen Co. are providing picnic food. Good Humor Ice Cream will have an assortment of ice cream available.

A special "thank you" goes to DFC Carl D. Witmer for organizing the family event.

Crab feed planned

A crab feed, sponsored by the Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS, will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, at The Improved Order of Redmen Tribe 84 Pavilion. The menu includes firemen's milk, crabs, chicken, coleslaw and corn on the cob. The event begins at 4 p.m. and crabs will be served from 6 to 9 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by a disc jockey.

Tickets cost $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door. Individuals must be at least 21 to attend. For more information, call 301-223-8070.

Town museum seeks hosiery factory photo

Do you have a photo of the old hosiery factory showing the big stocking sign that hung out front?

The hosiery factory was on the corner of East Potomac and South Artizan streets. The town museum committee would like to have a copy of the photo for the "Town Business" display.

The town museum, in the historic Springfield Farm Barn, is open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call Jerry Knode at 301-223-7229.

Farmers market is held Thursdays

The Farmers market will be at the Springfield Farm Barn from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through September.

Visit weekly to get fresh, in-season vegetables, eggs, baked goods, berries and more. Park at Pavilion 3. The market sets up in front of Springfield Barn facing the Little League field.

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

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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