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September 08, 2010|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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9/11 reflected

During the time following the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, community residents displayed the American flag to honor lost lives and support loved ones.

This year, as the community reflects on the events of 9/11 and displays the American flag, let's be thankful for our troops coming home from Iraq. Our thoughts and prayers will also be with the many men and women serving in military forces at home and abroad.

Book-signing event planned at museum

Don Corbett, author of "Hancock Home of the Brave," trilogy (volumes one, two and three) will hold a book signing and share stories of Hancock World War II veterans at the Town Museum Sunday at 2 p.m.


Corbett would like to meet and interview Williamsport area WWII veterans and compile their stories in a book.

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 301-223-7229. The museum is in the lower level of Springfield Farm Barn, 14 Springfield Lane, off U.S. 11.

Homecoming parade scheduled for Oct. 2

Williamsport High School will kick off its homecoming celebration with its annual parade.

Interested marching units can reserve a spot by contacting Robert Stike at 301-766-8434. The parade will be Saturday, Oct. 2, and will start at 11 a.m. at Springfield Middle School.

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 online, go to and follow the Angel Food links or call 301-582-3454 for more information. The program is open to everyone.

Tag Day is Saturday

The Williamsport Blue Band will hold its annual Tag Day on Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m., band members, dressed in band T-shirts, will go door to door in the Williamsport area collecting donations.

Due to the size of their attendance area, they might not make it to every home. If they don't stop by your house and you want to contribute, mail your donation, made payable to Williamsport High School, to Williamsport Blue Band Boosters, P.O. Box 212, Williamsport, MD 21795.

Blue Band members are excited about the upcoming competition season. This year's show is titled "Bach in the New Millennium," and the first competition will be in Martinsburg, W.Va., Saturday, Sept. 18.

WHS alumni soccer match planned Oct. 9

An alumni soccer match will be at Williamsport High School on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted in support of the Alzheimer's Association.

Players are asked to contact Coach Chris Downs at 301-730-8597 and let him know that you will play. Format will be odd graduation years vs. even graduation years. All are welcome. Players will be asked to contribute $20, which will cover a shirt and a donation to the Alzheimer's Association.

There will be a reunion event after the game at Hard Times Cafe near Valley Mall.

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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