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August 18, 2010|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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Volunteers thanked at Parkview Knoll

On Aug. 10, the Commission on Aging recognized volunteers at Parkview Knoll Retirement Community for their work throughout the year.

Volunteers were treated to a morning of crafts, door prizes, bingo, lunch and special desserts.

Commission on Aging representatives Hannah Cramer, nutrition services program manager; Penny Kline, deputy director assistant; and Jan Tisinger, floating site manager; planned the event and presented the volunteers with certificates of appreciation.

Cramer said it was especially important to recognize these individuals because they have been volunteering at the community center without the regular site manager for several months.


Volunteers honored were Donald Atherton, Lois Bailey, Shirley Burger, Betty French, Charles Innes, Mary Myers, Paul Mosny, Wanda Swan and Charles Zong.

Melody Geary and myself were guests for our work planting and maintaining the large community garden.

The group also celebrated the birthday of Mary Myers, who turned 92 on Aug. 10. Happy birthday, Mary.

Springfield Middle School news

Springfield Middle School will host back-to-school night for seventh-graders on Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and for eighth-graders on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Teachers will be available each night for the orientation.

Springfield staff and faculty would like to give a huge "thank you" to the Williamsport Ladies Harley Group for once again donating a large amount of school supplies for the students. Everyone appreciates their efforts.

Legion Auxiliary to hold yard sale

The Williamsport American Legion Auxiliary, Potomac Unit 202, will hold a yard sale Saturday, Aug. 28, beginning at 7 a.m. Tables cost $10 to rent. Lawn space will be available, but participants provide the table for $5.

The unit will sell country ham sandwiches, sodas and water, and baked goods.

Anyone interested in renting a table or space should contact Jane at 301-331-3942.

Williamsport Lions Club news

In addition to its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 26, the Williamsport Lions Club is planning two fundraisers this month.

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 Williamsport Days at 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.

Yard sale planned at Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., will hold a yard sale Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

They will also have food for sale and a bake sale.

Upcoming events

o An open house for Cub Scout Pack 58 will be Tuesday, Aug. 31, beginning at 6:15 p.m., at Downsville Christian Church, 8641 Downsville Pike.

o Williamsport Days kicks off Thursday, Aug. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. with a social in the community building for Queen Jeanne Myers-House. Stop by and share some of your memories with Jeanne. Williamsport Days continues over four days with many anticipated activities.

o The Downsville Ruritan fall carnival takes place at Byron Memorial Park from Sept. 2 to 6.

o The town will hold a 911 ceremony in Byron Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept. 11.

o Sunday, Sept. 19, the town celebrates Pirates Plunder for International Talk Like a Pirate Day and introduces Mayor Jimmy's Buffet.

o WWII Weekend, Oct. 8 to 10, will recognize veterans and active military with a parade, re-enactors and military displays, Wall of Honor, 1940s fashion show and more.

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