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September 30, 2010|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885
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Hager House offers program

The Jonathan Hager House and Museum will host a "Grim Reapings" program this evening, beginning at 7.

The program offers information about early American burial customs and superstitions. The event is free. For more information, call 301-739-8393.

Yard sale is Saturday

A yard sale is planned Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School. Those interested in reserving a space can call Christy Moser at 301-416-7681.

Harvest Hoedown

The Harvest Hoedown will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The event will include food along with wagon rides, children's games, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, a silent auction and other events.

All proceeds will benefit the Williamsport Food Bank.

Canned food donations for the food bank will be accepted.

For more information, call Mark Sandell at 301-223-8887.

World War II weekend

World War II Weekend will be Oct. 8 to 10 at Springfield Farm in Williamsport.


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.

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