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September 29, 2010|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP
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Homecoming is Saturday

Williamsport High School's Homecoming starts early Saturday with a pancake breakfast in the Williamsport High School cafeteria from 7 to 10 a.m., sponsored by the Athletic Boosters. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, plus sausage or puddin', and coffee, tea, juice or milk. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students. Proceeds benefit Williamsport High athletics.

The annual homecoming parade begins at Springfield Middle School at 11 a.m. The football game starts at 2 p.m.

Harvest Hoedown benefits food bank

The Harvest Hoedown will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park. The event is a day of autumn fun for the entire family, sponsored by Williamsport Ministerium to benefit the food bank.

The event will include music, wagon rides, scarecrow making, silent auction, craft tables and other activities. A purple cow bingo event will be held and local food concessions will be available.


Admission is free, but monetary and canned food donations for the food bank will be accepted.

Reunion to share tales of C&O Canal heritage

Do you have tales that were passed down through your family or would you like to hear stories from others about their C&O Canal heritage?

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park invites the community to attend the third annual Canal Family Reunion at Cushwa Basin on Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Also, on display will be some of the original Cushwa Warehouse furniture loaned to the park by the Cushwa family.

For more information, contact the Williamsport Visitors Center at 301-582-0813.

The event is held in conjunction with Harvest Hoedown to support the food bank.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church plans dinner-auction

St. Mark's Episcopal Church is sponsoring a dinner-auction Saturday at 6 p.m., to be held at St. James Brethren Fellowship Hall, 17718 Lappans Road.

The dinner will be catered by Black-Eyed Susan restaurant. Items for auction include goods, services and coupons from local businesses.

Tickets cost $30 each and can be ordered by calling 301-582-0417. All proceeds benefit the Youth Workcamp Mission Trip Fund. For more information, go to

Faith Christian Fellowship plans fall festival

The Fall Family Fun Fest at Faith Christian Fellowship, 16726 Lappans Road, is Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m.

Activities include several inflatables, games, facepainting, hayride, bonfire, live band, dinner, crafts and photo booth.

It is free and open to the public.

WWII Weekend plans set

Plans are being finalized for World War II Weekend, Oct. 8 to 10, at Springfield Farm. The weekend includes a movie night, the "Salute to all Soldiers" Parade, WWII mess tent serving breakfast and lunch, displays, patriotic concert and other activities.

There will be a ceremony honoring the memory of Seaman Craig B. Wibberley and Fireman Patrick H. Roy on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m., and the flagpole dedication in the memorial garden. Williamsport and Boonsboro High School classmates of Wibberley and Roy are invited to attend the ceremony. Call Jim Jewell at 301-223-5433 for reservations.

All past and present military soldiers are invited to join in the parade or reserve a seat on the reviewing stand by calling Jewell. The reviewing stand is handicapped accessible. All military members or family members are also invited to sign the "Wall of Honor 2010."

The committee needs more convertibles to drive veterans through the parade route. Call Jewell to volunteer. In the interest of nostalgia, the committee is hoping that some women volunteer, since many women served as chauffeurs during WWII.

Clothes of Hope schedule for October

Clothes of Hope Ministries, at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., provides gently used and some new clothing. Following is the October schedule: Thursday, Oct. 7 and 21, 9 a.m. to noon; Thursday, Oct. 14, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to noon; and Monday, Oct. 25, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

There is no charge for the clothing. Monetary donations are appreciated. Clean, gently used clothing can be dropped off during any of the dates and times listed on the schedule.

Ragnar Relay invades Williamsport

On the night of Sept. 24, while many in Williamsport were rocking out with T&T Entertainment's Elvis show, on the other side of town, residents were wondering about a continuous stream of runners passing in the dark.

The Ragnar Relay-Washington, D.C., descended upon Williamsport with some hilarious costumes, decorated vans and fabulous personalities. But they were all business while they were running the overnight relay, sporting headlights, reflective vests and strong determination.

More than 200 teams of 12 started the relay in Cumberland, Md., on Friday morning and planned to finish in Washington sometime Saturday, approximately 200 miles. This year's route was "historic towns in Maryland" and Williamsport was one of the relay sites. The relay benefited Back on my Feet, an organization that helps the homeless.

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