Around Williamsport

August 11, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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Williamsport Days set for Aug. 19 to 23

Williamsport Days kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. with the annual summer concert by the Williamsport Community Band in the Byron Memorial Park band shell.

The band plans to serenade a very special guest.

The Williamsport Days Committee, led by Chairperson Bobbi Cole, has planned an event-filled, five-day celebration for all ages to enjoy.

Come to Byron Memorial Park for the town picnic and pool party, the arts and crafts festival and classic car cruise-in.

Enjoy the Lions Club ox roast at the Improved Order of Red Men pavilion and a street dance on Salisbury Street.


Visit displays and activities planned at the town museum and Springfield Farm Barn.

Take the trolley to the C&O Canal and tour the sites.

Look for the schedule of events and activities for Williamsport Days in next week's column.

To participate in the cruise-in, call Jim Black at 301-223-7445.

Food and craft vendors can still apply by contacting Cole at 301-223-1567 or 301-988-7807.

For more information about any of the activities, contact Cole.

WHS boys' soccer tryout schedule

Coach Christopher Downs has issued the varsity soccer tryout schedule.

On Saturday, varsity candidates should report from 8 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Please bring all necessary paperwork (physical forms and insurance forms, as well as residency papers and county contract). Practices continue Monday at 4 p.m.

On Monday, junior varsity candidates report at 4 p.m. Please bring all necessary paperwork. Practices continue each afternoon at 4 p.m.

If any player still needs paperwork, stop by the school before Saturday.

There will be a three-team scrimmage at Williamsport High School on Wednesday, Aug. 19, vs. Poolesville and Mountain Ridge, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Wildcats football tryouts schedule

Coach Randy Longnecker has issued the following tryout schedule for the WHS Wildcat football team:

o Today, 5:30 p.m. - Conditioning test at the high school track.

o Thursday, 4 p.m. - Conditioning test at the high school track.

o Friday - Equipment issued to all players who pass the conditioning test at the school gym in the following order: 4 p.m., seniors; 4:30 p.m., juniors; 5 p.m., sophomores; 5:30 p.m., freshmen.

o Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - Report to the high school gym for the first day of practice.

Angel Food orders accepted

Rehoboth United Methodist Church is a host site for Angel Food Ministries, which provides grocery relief with a food co-op purchasing system.

Anyone can take advantage of the savings. There are no income restrictions, applications, qualifications or minimums.

Angel Food 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 30 E. Salisbury St. Orders placed this week can be picked up next week.

Food offers include a variety box that costs $30 and can feed a family of four for about a week, a box of 10 individual meals to heat and serve for seniors or people on the go, an allergen-free box, various meat specials, and a fresh fruit and veggie special.

New this month, participants can purchase any box individually, including the special boxes.

Payment is made at the time of ordering by cash, money order or food stamps.

You can 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.

Concerts in the park continue Sunday

The next concert in Byron Memorial Park will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring Lana Spence Acoustic.

Red Cross blood drive

A Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Williamsport American Legion Post 202 lodge on Monday from 1 to 7 p.m. Each presenting donor receives a T-shirt, while supplies last.

Town museum meeting planned

A town museum meeting will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the museum. Volunteers and new ideas are welcome.

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

Springfield Middle School news

WEB orientation for incoming sixth-graders will be held Tuesday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

This is a transition program for new students who will be paired with an eighth-grade leader for the coming school year.

WEB stands for Where Everyone Belongs.

Buses will pick up and return the students at their regular bus stop, so they will know where their stop is when school starts the next day.

Bus lists will be posted on the front doors of the school, as well as on the Washington County Public Schools' Web site.

A light snack will be served during the morning break.

A sixth-grade orientation for students and parents will also be held Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 301-766-8389.

American Legion Auxiliary plans yard sale

American Legion Auxiliary, Potomac Unit 202, will hold a yard sale Saturday, Aug. 22, beginning at 7 a.m. at the American Legion post home on South Conococheague Street.

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