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September 30, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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Downsville Ruritan pancake breakfast

Downsville Ruritan will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday at the Community Center (old Downsville school) in Downsville.

In addition to pancakes, the menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, pudding, and juice or coffee. The event is from 7 to 11 a.m.

Breakfast costs $5.50 for those 12 and older and $3.50 for those ages 5 to 12.

WHS choral choirs to perform at school

The Williamsport High School Choral Department will hold its first concert of the school year Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at WHS. The Concert Choir will perform in addition to the Sophisti'Cats Show Choir.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the school at 301-766-8433 or from a choir student. Tickets will also be available at the door with the box office opening at 6:45 p.m. All tickets cost $5.


There will be no reserved seating for this event. A 50/50 raffle will also be held.

Harvest Hoedown in Byron Park Saturday

The Harvest Hoedown will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park. The event is sponsored by area churches to benefit the Williamsport Food Bank. It is a day of autumn fun for the entire family.

Events include pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, horse-drawn wagon rides, craft tables and more. There will be music throughout the day featuring Mary Howard, Sarayu, Jennifer Snider & Nancy Wiles, For HIS Glory, New Horizon, By Faith and Living Stones.

Check out the silent auction tent. Thanks to area merchants, there will be many items featured for bid.

Admission is free, but monetary and canned food donations for the food bank will be accepted. Call Theresa Doub at 240-329-2535 for more information.

Purple cow event at Harvest Hoedown

The Rotary Club of Williamsport in partnership with the Williamsport Area Ministerium will hold the Purple Cow Patty Bingo fundraiser Saturday during the Harvest Hoedown celebration.

Three winners will be awarded prizes of $1,000, $750 and $250. Winners don't have to be present.

Tickets cost $5. Advance tickets may be purchased at Castle's Liquor on Milestone Terrace (near McDonald's). Tickets will be available the day of the event beginning at 9 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Williamsport's WHS scholarship fund and the Williamsport Area Food Bank.

In 2008, the Rotary Club of Williamsport contributed $10,000 toward the purchase of new playground equipment for Byron Memorial Park and this year awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Williamsport High School graduates.

Benefit ride planned

On Sunday, American Legion Post 202 and the Red Men Riders Club will host a benefit ride and fundraiser for David Greeley. David, 8, was struck by a car while riding his bicycle on Jordan Road.

The ride starts and ends at American Legion Post 202. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the ride starts at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 per biker, $15 with a passenger. Guests (nonriders) will pay $10 per person for the After the Ride Party with lunch served by Post 202 Auxiliary at 1 p.m. Music will be provided by Knights of the Turntable.

There will be fundraising activities during the day, including raffles. Raffle tickets can be purchased before and after the ride. Anyone wishing to donate something to be raffled can contact Gary Fraker at or call 252-675-9155.

A benefit fund has been established for David. Donations can be made at any M&T Bank. Please make checks payable to the David A. Greeley Fund.

WWII Weekend

WWII Weekend, Oct. 9 to 11, is planned to be a true part of small-town America history. For the first time, the Town of Williamsport will honor all veterans and active military service members.

Begin with a night at the classic movies on Friday, Oct. 9. Chow down on breakfast in the "mess kitchen" tent on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Then, follow the "Salute to Soldiers" parade, with the entire parade route lined in yellow ribbons. A reviewing stand will be set up in front of Town Hall for disabled soldiers and active service members home on leave. Call Jewells at 301-223-5433 to reserve your seat in the parade review stand and receive thanks from the town. Some convertibles are still needed to drive the veterans through the parade route. Please call Jewells to volunteer your convertible and time.

A USO Dance is planned Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., in the barn with "Jump Alley" Band and the Hub City Lindy Hop Dancers. Tickets cost $5 and will be available at the door or in advance by calling 301-223-5002 or 301-223-7229.

Other weekend activities include WWII re-enactors and equipment displays, a Fairchild Aircraft flyover (weather permitting), veterans displays, speakers, recognition ceremony, patriotic concerts by the Blue & Gray Men's Chorus and the Williamsport Community Band, WWII Sunday morning worship service and WWII model airplane contest.

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