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September 15, 2010|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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Pirate's Plunder to be held Sunday

Ahoy mates! Start practicing your best pirate talk now and bring the crew to downtown Williamsport on Sunday for Pirate's Plunder, a celebration of International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day. Pirate-themed activities for all ages will be held from noon to 8 p.m.

Contests include best-dressed pirate, best pirate talk and peg-leg races. Enjoy entertainment by Paint the Sky, May Weather and Rhythm Kings. Mayor Jimmy's Buffet will feature "tastes of the town."

For more information, go to or or call 301-223-7711. The event is sponsored by Antietam Cable Television Inc. and the Town of Williamsport. All proceeds benefit the revitalization of Williamsport's Town Center. Rain date is Saturday, Sept. 25.


Yard sale planned at Parkview Knoll

The volunteers at Parkview Knoll Community Center, Williamsport Nutrition Site, on East Salisbury Street, will hold a yard sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The volunteers said they will have a variety of items, including collectibles, decorating accessories, piggy banks, glassware, dolls and first edition Boyd Bears. The yard sale will benefit the community center and the senior residents.

Fall festival in Downsville

Downsville Christian Church will hold a fall festival Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The festival features Shorty's barbecue chicken, homemade soups, country ham sandwiches, hot dogs, steamers and baked goods. Plan to eat in or carry out. Yard sale items will also be available.

The church is at 8641 Downsville Pike.

Blue Band Night tonight

Wendy's and the Williamsport Blue Band Boosters Club will hold Blue Band Night today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 1570 Wesel Blvd. restaurant.

The Blue Band will use the proceeds to pay off its uniforms. Let the cashier know you want to support the Blue Band and a portion of the bill will go to the band.

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Blue Band says thanks

The Williamsport High School Blue Band would like to thank the community for its support of Tag Day on Sept. 11.

If the band members missed coming to your house and you would like to make a contribution, you can do so by mailing your donation, made payable to Williamsport High School, to the Williamsport Blue Band Boosters, P.O. Box 212, Williamsport, MD 21795.

The band will perform Thursday at the home football game against Poolesville. The first tournament of bands competition for the season will be at Martinsburg (W.Va.) High School on Saturday.

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WHS class of 1957

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

Lecture series

On Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m., local author C.W. Whitehair will present a lecture based on his book, "Escape Across The Potomac."

On Sept. 14, 1862, 1,500 Federal cavalrymen escaped from Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Follow the events and capture of Gen. Longstreet's wagon train. The historical project was taken from diaries, letters and newspaper articles.

This will be the first in a series of three historical lectures to be presented this fall at Williamsport Memorial Library. The event is free. For reservations, call 301-223-7027.

Class of 1948

The Williamsport High School class of 1948 will hold its 62nd class reunion Saturday, Oct. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Western Sizzlin' steak house, 17567 York Road in Halfway.

For more information, call Reba Spickler at 301-582-1621, Jack Forsythe at 301-293-2556 or Margie Farley at 301-223-6195.

Attendees are asked to bring class memorabilia to share.

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