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April 14, 2010|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP
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Memorial celebration planned for Mike Koch

On what would have been his 50th birthday, the Koch family invites friends and family members to join them for a night of memories, songs and karaoke to celebrate the life of Michael Patrick Koch.

The event will be Friday, May 21, at the Wilson Ruritan on National Pike, Hagerstown, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Mike died in Virginia Beach on Dec. 11, as a retired Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. Many of his friends and loved ones could not attend his funeral.

Mike was an outstanding athlete in the 1970s at Williamsport High School, and had many friends here. Bring your own stories to celebrate his life. This will be a BYOB affair. Snacks and cake will be provided. For more information, call Toni (Koch) Nelson at 301-739-7331.

Census forms available at library

Census forms are available at Williamsport Memorial Library for those individuals who did not receive them or might have misplaced theirs. For more information, call 301-223-7027.


Potomac Garden Club to meet Tuesday

Potomac Garden Club will hold its regular meeting Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. "A Spring Theme" will be the keynote of the group's agenda.

Blue Band night at Western Sizzlin'

Western Sizzlin' and the Williamsport Blue Band Boosters invite the public to this month's Blue Band Night Wednesday, April 21, at 17567 York Road in Halfway.

The restaurant will give the Blue Band credit for any orders placed with a flier that day, or tell them when you order and the restaurant will give the uniform fund a portion of your bill. All money raised will be used to pay for the band's uniforms. For more details or a flier, e-mail

Earth Day event planned

Here's a reminder of the Earth Day event planned for Saturday in Byron Memorial Park. Volunteers are invited to meet at Pavilion 1 at 9 a.m.

Bring your family, work gloves and planting tools. Fresh doughnuts and beverages will be provided. Participants will replace trees and plant new trees near Springfield Farm with the Maryland Forest Service.

Classic Car Show details set for May 8

The Williamsport Town Employees fourth annual classic car show takes place Saturday, May 8, at Byron Memorial Park.

Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon, voting from noon to 1:30 p.m., and the awards ceremony will be at 3 p.m.

An entry fee of $10 is due on the day of the show.

Dash plaques will be given to the first 200 entries. The event also features door prizes, 50/50 raffle, music, food and drinks. Breakfast sandwiches will be available.

For more information, contact Les Guessford at 301-331-0186 or Bobby Talhelm at 240-527-8203.

All makes and models of classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, custom compacts and street rods are welcome. Rain date is Sunday, May 9.

Classic crafts show planned

The classic crafts show will be presented in the Community Building at Byron Memorial Park in conjunction with the town employees classic car show. The craft show is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The craft show will include Boyds bears, candles, berry wreaths, country crafts and more favorite items. For more information, call Joyce at the Briar Patch, 12 N. Conococheague St, at 301-223-4599.

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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