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September 09, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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Tag Day is Saturday

The Williamsport Blue Band will hold its annual Tag Day Saturday.

Starting at 9 a.m., band members (dressed in their band T-shirts) will go door to door to collect donations.

Contributions may also be mailed. Make checks payable to Williamsport High School and send to Williamsport Blue Band Boosters, P.O. Box 212, Williamsport, MD 21795.

The Blue Band will begin its season at the first home football game Friday. This year's show is titled "Songs in the Wood."

For more information, contact Missy DeHaven at 301-667-9660 or

Angel Food ordering time

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 will be picked up next week.

Food offers include a variety box which 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. You 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.

Downsville Ruritan's barbeque is Saturday

The Downsville Ruritan will hold a chicken barbeque Saturday at the Community Center (old Downsville school) in Downsville.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. until sold out. Cost is $7 for one-half chicken dinner, eat in or carry out.

60th reunion news

The Williamsport High School class of 1949 will hold its 60th reunion Saturday. The event will be held at the Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way in Hagerstown, beginning at 6 p.m.

Garden Club news

Potomac Garden Club will tour the Bowman House in Boonsboro Tuesday.

Denny Warrenfeltz of Rooster Vane Gardens will explain the perennial and herb gardens of colonial America in the 18th century.

Members will meet at Zion Lutheran Church. Carpool departs at 10:45 a.m. The tour will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Ride for Youth

Cedar Ridge Children's Home will hold its eighth annual "Ride for Youth" Saturday, Sept. 19.

The day features a motorcycle ride, metric century bicycle ride (63 miles) and century bicycle ride (100 miles). All rides begin and end on the campus at 12146 Cedar Ridge Road. Cost for each event is $40.

The motorcycle ride begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Buffalo Wild Wings. There is a $5 additional charge for a passenger.

Registration for the bicycle events will be from 6 to 8 a.m. Participants will be provided a bag lunch.

All rides include snack and water stops, lunch, event T-shirt, souvenir photo, opportunity to win door prizes and dessert upon return. The fundraiser features prizes for sponsorships.

Volunteers are needed to help with the rides and the days leading up to the event.

For more information, directions and to volunteer, call Stacey at 301-582-0282, ext. 120, or go to

Diabetes program planned this fall

The Washington County Health Department will offer a program for individuals who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and for individuals with diabetes.

The program will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Classes will be held Mondays, from Sept. 21 to Nov. 2 (excluding Oct. 12), from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program costs $25.

The "STOP" program is designed to assist people with prediabetes and diabetes in making lifestyle changes. For more information and to register, call Lisa McCoy at 240-313-3360.

9/11 remembered

Friday marks the eighth anniversary of one of our country's greatest tragedies. I remember sitting with co-workers that morning, trying not to believe the unfolding events.

When school dismissed early, our office closed so children would not be alone. I held my 6-year-old granddaughter for what seemed like hours because she could not stop shaking.

During the time following 9/11, our community along with many others, displayed the American flag to honor those lost lives and support their loved ones.

This year, as we reflect on the events of 9/11 and display the American flag, our thoughts and prayers will also be with the many men and women serving in military forces at home and abroad.

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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