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September 16, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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Blue Band Night today at Wendy's

Wendy's and the Williamsport Blue Band Boosters invite everyone to Blue Band Night tonight from 5 to 7 at Wendy's, 1570 Wesel Blvd. in Hagerstown.

The Blue Band purchased new uniforms in 2008, and the money raised will be used to help pay for them. Mention you read about this in the newspaper and the restaurant will give the new uniform fund a portion of the proceeds.

National Moose official to visit lodge Friday

Liguori V. Saladin, supreme governor of the Loyal Order of Moose, will speak at Moose Lodge No. 2462, 119 N. Conococheague St., at 8 p.m. Friday. The visit is in conjunction with his visit to Maryland.


There will be a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m. and dinner for members and guests from 7 to 8 p.m. A "town hall" type meeting follows with Saladin and members, along with an awards presentations.

For more information, call the Moose Lodge at 301-223-7072.

Fall festival in Downsville

Downsville Christian Church will hold its fall festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Country ham sandwiches, homemade soups, baked goods and Shorty's famous chicken barbeque will be available. Plan to eat in or carry out.

The church is at 8641 Downsville Pike.

WHS Class of 1957 reunion is Saturday

The Williamsport High School class of 1957 will hold a reunion Saturday at Byron Memorial Park, Pavilion 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. Classmates are asked to bring a covered dish.

For more information, contact Larry Horchner at 301-223-9280. Other classes from the 1950s are invited to attend.

WHS Mega Reunion news

The WHS Mega Reunion is Saturday at the HCC ARCC. If you registered by mail or the Web site, you will not receive a confirmation. Simply go to the event and provide your name to check in.

For all Williamsport High School alumni, whether you are attending the Saturday event or not, join other WHS grads in downtown Hagerstown Friday for an informal get-together. Groups plan to gather in the first block of South Potomac Street after 5 p.m. to socialize and enjoy the music provided in front of The Maryland Theatre (this block is part of the Arts and Entertainment District and is closed to traffic from 5 to 9 p.m.)

'Pete' Jessop Memorial Golf Tournament

The second annual Charles "Pete" Jessop Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, (rain or shine) at Greencastle (Pa.) Greens Golf Course.

The captain's choice, shotgun event begins at 8:30 a.m.

Entry fee of $55 includes greens fees, cart, breakfast at the course from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m., buffet after the round, prizes and range usage.

A putting contest will take place at the start. Also included is one mulligan (two additional mulligans can be purchased for $5).

A revolving trophy for first place will be awarded. The trophy is sponsored by the family of Pete Jessop. A 50/50 drawing will also be held.

Make checks payable to Zion Lutheran Church and mail to 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795. Registrations are due by Sunday.

For more information, call Dave Hanna at 301-223-6422.

Upcoming events

Mark your calendars now for some upcoming family fun and entertainment.

The Harvest Hoedown will be Saturday, Oct. 3. The hoedown is an annual event sponsored by area churches to benefit the Williamsport Food Bank. Autumn activities include pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, horse-drawn wagon rides, a silent auction and craft tables.

World War II Weekend, Oct. 9 to 11, features three days honoring the veterans of World War II, the Vietnam War and all past and present military service members. The event kicks off with a movie in Springfield Barn. A military style breakfast, "Salute to Soldiers" parade, recognition ceremonies, patriotic concert and USO dance are a few of the weekend events planned.

Conococheague LL parade set for Sunday

The streets of Williamsport will be filled with town pride Sunday when the Conococheague Little League baseball players and coaches are honored with a parade.

The parade starts at 1 p.m. from Springfield Middle School. The route goes up Sunset Avenue to Conococheague Street, then West Potomac, Clifton Drive and back to Springfield Middle School.

Honorees will then be escorted to the Williamsport Fire Hall for celebration ceremonies and refreshments. Everyone is invited. There will be a dunking booth and silent auction. The Orioles Advocates Program will collect new and used baseball and softball equipment (balls, gloves, spikes, bats, catcher's equipment, etc.) to benefit youth in underprivileged countries.

The event celebrates and recognizes the outstanding year Conococheague Little League has experienced. The league includes approximately 300 participants from T-ball to senior league.

Congratulations to all of the players and thank you to the many volunteers who give of their time and experience to promote this youth-development program.

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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