Around Williamsport

August 25, 2010|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP
  • Williamsport Days Queen Jeanne Myers-House, seated at center, paid a nostalgic visit to the Williamsport Creamery, which is on the same corner where she owned and ran Jeanne's Confectionery from 1946 to 1999. Seated to her right is Ida Grimes, last year's queen at 105 years old. Standing are Goldie Brown, left, and Mary Alice Bricker. All of the women are former employees at Jeanne's Confectionery.
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Williamsport Days has something for everyone

Williamsport Days kicks off Thursday 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. Then bring a chair and enjoy the Williamsport Community Band concert, starting at 7 p.m. in the Byron Memorial Park Bandstand.

The Williamsport Memorial Library's annual book sale will be held in the lower level of the library on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

On Friday, starting at 4:30 p.m., the Lions Club's annual ox roast will be held at the Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 pavilion. Tickets cost $9 and are available at the event. Also on Friday, starting at 6 p.m., a street dance will be held on East Salisbury Street with music by DJ-TNT.


On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., browse the arts and crafts festival in Byron Memorial Park and enjoy the many food selections. Ride the trolley to the Town Museum, C&O Canal Visitors Center at Cushwa Basin and Trolley Barn.

On Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m., a cruise-in will be held in the parking lot of Pavilion 3 (Springfield Lane, off U.S. 11). Entry fee is $2 per vehicle. From 7 to 11 p.m. in the Springfield Farm Barn, dance to your favorite tunes at the "Lost in the '50s" Dance. Cost is $5 and food will be available for purchase

DJ-TNT will entertain the crowds in the park Saturday and Sunday morning. Dogfoot entertains on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. and The Motor Boaters entertain Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Town Museum in the lower level of the Springfield Farm Barn will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with displays.

Cub Scout Pack 58 to host open house

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. The event is open to all returning Cub Scouts and those interested in joining Pack 58. Boys are eligible to join if going into the first through fifth grades.

Students will have the opportunity to meet the pack leaders and other Scouts. Activities include rock climbing wall (wear sneakers) and other games. For more information, call Jill Haney at 240-527-7980

WHS class of 1965 plans reunion

Williamsport High School class of 1965 will hold its 45th class reunion at Potomac Fish and Game Club Saturday, Sept. 18. Addresses for the following classmates are needed: Bonnie Carter, Wilbur Speaker, Shirley Peterson, Larry Sensenbaugh, Dave Hose, Gladys Harrell, Linda McKee and Lester Hoffman.

To make a reservation or if you have an address for one of the classmates, call John Bloyer at 301-791-3524.

Southside Senior Bowling League set to start

Attention members of the Southside Senior Bowling League: Bowling will begin Thursday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m. for those people who have signed up to bowl for the new season. Plan to be at the bowling alley by 12:45 p.m. to receive a bowling schedule and league rules.

For more information, call Allen Swope or Stephanie Tracy at 301-223-9086 or 301-223-6739.

Yard sale to benefit American Cancer Society

On Saturday, a yard sale/bake sale will be held at 37 W. Salisbury St., beginning at 7 a.m. Children's clothes, books, household items and other items will be for sale. Homemade baked goods and lemonade will be for sale. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

WHS class of 1957 plans reunion Sept. 18

Williamsport High School class of 1957 is planning a picnic reunion Saturday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park, Pavilion 1. All classmates, others who attended WHS in the mid-1950s and any former teachers are invited to attend. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish.


Happy birthday to Teriza Ann Welch, who turns 49 on Aug. 27.

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