Community comes together for yard sale

April 26, 2011|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

There is still time to reserve a space at the giant community yard sale Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park.

Space rental costs $25 and can be reserved through Friday by calling Penny Fraker at 301-991-1250 or 717-643-0900.

Proceeds from rental fees will benefit resident Kristy Danfelt, who is battling cancer.  

Come early for a pancake breakfast in the Community Building from 6 to 10 a.m. Enjoy entertainment by Dogfoot from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and Back Creek Valley Boys from noon to 3 p.m.

The Williamsport High School Blue Band's Relay for Life team debuts at the yard sale. They plan to host a children's games tent. Funds raised will benefit Danfelt and the American Cancer Society, in memory of Josh Forsythe, a band member who passed away in 2010 from a rare form of cancer.

Canal boat is a sight worth seeing

Take a glimpse into history at Cushwa Basin. Come out to see the new canal boat that was launched Tuesday by the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Park Service.

Town Manager Donnie Stotelmyer said the canal boat will be in Cushwa Basin for about a week, primarily for testing.

There are plans to bring the boat back in the late summer or fall on a limited basis and possibly provide boat rides during some events.


WHS to perform 'Grease' this weekend

Here's a reminder that the Williamsport High School Choral Department will perform "Grease" on Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. For more information and tickets, call 301-766-8433.

Sewer rate hearing scheduled for Monday

There will be a public hearing at Town Hall Monday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed sewer rate increase from Washington County.

Clothes of Hope schedule for May

Clothes of Hope Ministries at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., provides gently used and some new clothing. It will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays, May 5, and 19; Saturday, May 7; and Mondays, May 9 and 23. It will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12; and Monday, May 16.

It will be accepting spring and summer gently used, clean clothing donations on all days when it is open.

There is no charge for the clothing. Donations are appreciated.

Summer exercise classes scheduled

The Washington County Recreation Department is offering summer fitness classes at 4-Star Fitness Center, 30 Milestone Drive, taught by certified instructor Donna Gamble.

The fitness workout is an hour of low-impact aerobics for all ages. Daytime classes are Tuesday and Thursday, May 10 to Aug. 11, 10 to 11 a.m. Evening classes are Monday and Wednesday, May 9 to Aug. 10, 6 to 7 p.m.

The class costs $45 for county residents; $55 for nonresidents; and $36 for senior citizens (55 and older). Call 240-313-2805 for registration information or go to Look for Spring/Summer Recreation Brochure.    

Thinking about trying Zumba? Drop-in Zumba classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. The classes cost $2 per class.

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If you have news of events, activities or announcements for Williamsport and the surrounding area, call Paula Green Shupp at 301-302-3878 or email  

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