Around Williamsport

October 21, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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New restaurant in town

The Lunch Box, owned by Bill and Diana Church, is now open at 22 N. Conococheague St. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The restaurant features home cooking and daily specials. Enjoy dine-in or takeout.

For more information, call 301-223-7723.

Blue Band Night

Tonight from 5 to 7, Roy Rogers restaurant and the Williamsport Blue Band Boosters will hold Blue Band Night at the 1719 Massey Blvd. restaurant.

The Blue Band purchased new uniforms and all money raised will be used to help pay them off. Mention you read about this fundraiser in the paper when you order and the restaurant will give the new uniform fund a portion of the proceeds from your bill.


For more details, e-mail

SMS hosts book fair

All this week, Springfield Middle School will hold its scholastic book fair in the media center from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

On Thursday, the book fair will be open until 8:30 p.m. to give everyone an opportunity to view the books and make purchases.

Also Thursday, a presentation on Internet safety will be held in the media center from 6 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

WHS homecoming, parade is Saturday

Williamsport High School's homecoming is Saturday. A pancake breakfast will be held in the WHS cafeteria from 7 to 10 a.m. The homecoming parade starts at 11 a.m. from Springfield Middle School and the WHS Wildcats take on the North High Hubs at 2 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner set

Boy Scout Troop 17 and the Williamsport United Methodist Men will serve an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The dinner will be at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St.

Tickets cost $6 for adults, $3 for those ages 6 to 12, and free for those younger than 6. The meal includes spaghetti, garlic bread, beverage and dessert.

Trick-or-treat party

A trick-or-treat party for those ages 3 to 12 will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at St. James Brethren Church's Ministry Center, 17718 Lappans Road in Saint James.

Activities include a costume contest (no scary ones, please), trick-or-treating, games, crafts and refreshments.

Lantern walk in town

On Sunday at 6 p.m., join a lantern walk around Williamsport with members of the Town Museum and Zion Lutheran Church. Meet at the swimming pool parking lot in Byron Memorial Park and bring a flashlight.

The walk takes participants around town with interesting facts, legends and stories. At the Springfield Farm Barn, enjoy stories by the legendary Veiled Lady of Williamsport.

Those not walking may come to Springfield Farm Barn at 8 p.m. to hear the stories and enjoy refreshments.

In case of rain, the walk will be canceled and the haunting tales at the barn will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, call 301-223-7229.

Fall Fest at WES

The Williamsport Elementary School PTA will sponsor Fall Fest Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., as a follow-up to Character Counts! Week.

The festival will be held in the school cafeteria and will feature clowns with character, balloon animals, karaoke, games, crafts, prizes and snacks.

All activities are free. Attendees are asked to bring an item to donate to the REACH Cold Weather Shelter.

Band Boosters benefit to aid Springfield Middle

On Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering, 13208 Fountainhead Plaza in Hagerstown, will donate 15 percent of food sales to support the Springfield Middle School Band Boosters. Tell your server you read this article.

Reservations are recommended for parties of five or more. For more information, call 301-797-4455.

Festival of Lights trip

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a trip to Wheeling, W.Va., for the Festival of Lights on Dec. 1 and 2.

Call Margie Reed at 301-223-7726 to make reservations. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday.

Benefit for David Greeley

The students at Hagerstown Community College are sponsoring a car and truck show fundraiser to benefit David Greeley.

David was hit by a car on Jordan Road and has serious injuries.

The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, from noon to 4 p.m., at LifeHouse Bethel, 515 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown.

Registration costs $10 per vehicle. To register, e-mail or call 301-991-0115. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 28. Vehicles will be judged by viewers and prizes will be awarded.

An entry donation of $2 per family is requested. Refreshments by the Rehoboth Learning Center, Rehoboth United Methodist Church, will be available and also benefit David.

Rain date will be Saturday Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about David Greeley, go to

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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