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August 11, 2010|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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Town celebrations set for Friday and Saturday

There will be skating in the street and a cruise-in Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., when the new ice cream shop, the Williamsport Creamery, celebrates its grand opening.

The cruise-in is free and dash plaques will be awarded to the first 50 cars.

The first block of Conococheague Street will be closed to traffic.

On Saturday, from noon to 8 p.m., a back-to-school bash will be held at Springfield Farm Barn. It's a free day of fun for youth before school starts.

The event will include water balloon battles, free food, art project, face painting and inflatable bounce. County youth organizations will have representatives on hand. A free rock concert begins at 6 p.m. featuring the group May Weather.


WHS schedules girls soccer tryouts

Tryouts for the Williamsport High School girls soccer teams will be Saturday at the WHS girls practice field from 8 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Junior varsity and varsity players are expected to attend both sessions.

All forms and physicals need to be completed prior to the tryout. For more information, call head coach Tim Salvagno at 301-573-8316.

WHS boys soccer tryouts

Coach Downs would like to remind all individuals trying out for the Williamsport High School boys soccer teams that there will be a mandatory meeting of all potential players and parents Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS cafeteria.

An up-to-date physical is needed to participate. Forms were handed out in the spring and are available at the school. The remaining forms necessary to try out will be completed at the meeting.

Varsity players will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. JV players will begin Monday at 4 p.m.

Angel Food ordering time

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

Walnut Towers residents order today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Potomac Towers residents order today from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Payment is made at the time of ordering. To order on line, go to and follow the Angel Food links or call 301-582-3454 for more information. The program is open to everyone.

Williamsport Lions Club news

The Williamsport Lions Club will be busy this month. In addition to its regular meetings on Thursday and Aug. 26, there will be two fundraisers.

On Friday, Aug. 27, the annual Lions Club ox roast will be held at the Red Men pavilion. Tickets cost $9 and can be obtained from any Lions Club member or at the event.

On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28 and 29, the club will participate in the Williamsport Days event in Byron Memorial Park. Funnel cakes, country ham sandwiches and drinks will be sold to raise funds to help those in need in Williamsport.

For more information, call Randy Taylor at 240-520-8985.

VBS at Little Falls Presbyterian Church

Here's a different Vacation Bible School for kids bored by the end of summer.

Have fun with Bible stories, music, games, crafts and snacks from Aug. 16 to 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6788 Williamsport Pike, Falling Waters, W.Va. It is for those ages preschool to 12.

The theme is "Baobab Blast." A Baobab is a gigantic tree found in Africa, where people gather, discuss and share stories. Everyone will take away African critter figures, trading cards and memory verses.

For information or to register, call 304-274-2923.

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