Around Willliamsport

July 07, 2010|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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Retreat through Williamsport: Civil War Weekend

This weekend, follow the events of the Confederate and Union armies as they retreated in and around Williamsport after the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1863.

Come to Springfield Farm Barn on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m., for music, the showing of "Ten Days and Still They Come: The Battle of Monterey Pass" and night firing demonstration.

Saturday activities begin at 9 a.m. at River Bottom Park, Cushwa Basin and Springfield Farm Barn, continuing throughout the day with firing demonstrations, skirmishes, encampments, tours and much more. At dusk, join the storytelling around a bonfire at River Bottom Park.


On Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m., march from Cushwa Basin to Falling Waters on the C&O Canal towpath, following the retreat of the Confederate Army as they crossed the Potomac. Return transportation will be provided after this 5-mile walk through history.

A complete weekend schedule is available at town hall or online at or For more information call 301-582-0813.

Here's a very special thank-you to all the re-enactors.

Wrestling club plans summer bonanza

The Williamsport Wrestling Club will hold a Summer Bonanza at the Potomac Fish and Game Club Pavilion on Friday, July 23. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30. The drawing will be from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by DJ and dance from 9 to 11:30 p.m.

The menu consists of 1/4 barbecue chicken, red potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw and rolls. Six drinks are included per ticket (cash bar available also). Cost is $35 per couple. Tip jars, music and dancing will be available. Proceeds will go toward getting new singlets for the Wildcat wrestlers for the wrestling season.

For tickets or more information, contact wrestling club president Earl Crawford at 301-491-0567 or board member Melissa Everhart at 304-279-9883.

Angel Food ordering set for July

Angel Food orders will be taken Thursday, July 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 17, from noon to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St.

Payment must be made at the time of ordering by cash, money order or food stamps. You can order and pay online with debit or credit card. Go to and follow the Angel Food links or call 301-582-3454 for more information. There is a $2 fee for paying online. There are no income restrictions, applications, qualifications or minimums.

Class of 1971 seeks reunion helpers

The Williamsport High School class of 1971 is planning its 40th class reunion. Anyone interested in helping with the plans should call Pamela (Malott) Chrisman at 301-223-8043 or e-mail

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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