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MiHi plans bingo event

March 08, 2011|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

MiHi (Many Individuals Helping Individuals) will hold its spring fling cash and basket bingo Sunday, March 20, at Williamsport Fire Hall.

Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be at noon, and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Lunch will be catered by Leiters Fine Catering.

The event also features tip jars and an early-bird drawing for tickets purchased before Wednesday, March 16.

Tickets in advance cost $25 each or two for $40. Tickets at the door cost $30 each.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call Vicky at 301-465-9125 or 301-745-6444. All proceeds benefit MiHi.

Food bank adds evening hours

Williamsport Food Bank is now open each Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. This is in addition to its regular hours on Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. The new evening hours are to better serve the families that cannot make it to the food bank in the mornings.

The food bank is at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. in Williamsport.

Angel Food ordering set for this week

Angel Food orders will be taken Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 1:30 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. Potomac Towers residents order today from 1 to 2:30 p.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.

Calvary Temple opens clothing bank

Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., will open its clothing bank to the public every Tuesday and the second Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The gently-used clothing is available to anyone in need.

Ipsan to speak at garden club meeting

Potomac Garden Club will meet Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church at 12:30 p.m.

Annette Ipsan, horticulture Extension educator and master gardener coordinator for the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, will talk about how to go green with rain barrels and rain gardens when the summer season is hot and dry.

Hold onto old phone books

Don't throw away those old phone books. Williamsport Elementary School is holding Earth Week from April 14 to 20 and is including a phone book recycling program.

The goal is to collect 500 phone books.

Please do not bring phone books before Earth Week.

Lions Club news

The members of the Williamsport Lions Club will be busy in March.

At its March 10 meeting at the American Legion at 6:30 p.m., the guest speakers will be Antonio and Jonna Mendez. Together they have spent more than 50 years in the CIA.   

On Saturday March 19, the club will hold its annual March Madness bonanza fundraiser. Tickets cost $20 and includes a meal. There will be silent and live auctions to raise funds to help those in need in the community.

On Thursday, March 24, the club will hold its annual Student Guest Night where the club honors the top 20 high school students and any athelete who won a state title.

For more information, call Randy Taylor at 240-520-8985.

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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