Around Williamsport

September 02, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon at Milestone Farm is a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley. The event will be Friday, Sept. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the home of Don and Jone Bowman, 10702 Hopewell Road.

The evening features an hors d'oeuvre buffet catered by the Rhubarb House, wine donated by the Airport Inn, music, celebrity servers, shining stars and a silent auction.

Tickets cost $50, advanced sales only. The entire ticket donation supports local BCA-CV programs.

To order tickets, call 301-791-5843 or 800-963-0101. For more information, go to

Basket bingo benefits mediation center

The Washington County Community Mediation Center will hold a basket bingo Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Williamsport Fire Hall.


The event features 20 regular bingo games with filled Longaberger baskets, door prizes, special games, raffles, a silent auction and tip jars.

Doors open at 11 a.m. A buffet luncheon catered by Leiter's Fine Catering begins at noon.

Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Dee Dee Allen, 301-432-2787, or e-mail

All proceeds benefit the mediation center, a nonprofit organization that provides conflict resolution services at no charge for Washington County citizens.

Support group meets

Young at Heart, a support group for individuals who have lost a loved one, meets monthly at various locations in the area. The next meeting is Thursday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. at Mountain Gate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa.

The group invites area residents interested in friendship and sharing experiences to join them. For more information, call Crena Anderson at 301-582-2045.

Mega Reunion update

Registration for the WHS Mega Reunion has been extended. You can still register until Friday.

To register, mail a check for $25 per person to Linda Bowman Ebersole, 11119 Hopewell Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Make checks payable to WHS Mega Reunion. Be sure to include your name (including maiden name, if applicable) and the year you graduated.

You can also sign up by going to and clicking on the balloon.

Convertibles wanted

The World War II Weekend Committee is looking for convertibles. A parade in honor of WWII, Korea and Vietnam era veterans is planned as an event during the WWII Weekend celebration.

The committee is seeking convertibles to drive the veterans through the parade route. Call Jewells at 301-223-5433 to volunteer your convertible and time. In the interest of nostalgia, the committee is hoping that some women volunteer, since many women served as chauffeurs during WWII.

There will be a reviewing stand set up in front of Town Hall for soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan or who are home on leave. Call Jewells to reserve seats.

The parade is planned for Saturday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m.

Bowling league to start

The Southside Senior Citizens Bowling League will begin its fall season Thursday at Southside Bowl off Virginia Avenue.

Bowling will begin at 1 p.m. and members of the league are asked to be at the bowling alley at 12:45 p.m. in order to receive bowling schedules and rules.

If you would like to know which team you have been assigned, call Charlie Litten at 301-223-8320 or Valerie Malott at 301-223-9181. Bowling costs $8 per week.

Class of 1959

The Williamsport High School class of 1959 has mailed letters to class members regarding its 50-year reunion to be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Potomac Fish and Game Club. If you have not submitted your reservation, please do so as soon as possible. The cost is $35 per couple and $20 for singles.

Spotlight on youth

This Labor Day weekend, while many families are getting in their last days at the beach, some 4-H families will be at the Maryland State Fair.

4-H youth will be competing in the many animal arenas, displaying the projects they have tended all year, and camping with their families to be available for the animals.

The Maryland State Fair is in progress at Timonium, Md., and continues through Labor Day. For directions and schedule, go to

For more information about Washington County 4-H youth development, call 301-791-1404.

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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