Musical celebration set for Friday in park

August 09, 2011|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport
  • The large shade trees were a welcome change for classic car enthusiasts and onlookers as a record crowd packed Potomac Street in Williamsport Aug. 5 for the First Friday cruise-in. The event was held in the Town Center block of Potomac Street beginning at the Red Barron building. The cruise-in was moved to Potomac Street from its original location.
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Musical celebration set for Friday in park

An evening of music in the park will be held as Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrates 220 years of ministry in Williamsport.

Everyone is invited to the Byron Memorial Park band shell on Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Music will be sacred and secular — piano, vocal and guitar — and will include something for everyone.

Bring blankets and lawn chairs, and relax with family and friends. A free ice cream social will be available in the pavilion.

In the event of rain, the celebration will be moved to Zion's Fellowship Hall, 35 W. Potomac St.

Cub Scout Pack 17 to host pool party

Williamsport's Cub Scout Pack 17 will host a pool party at Martin "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The event is open to everyone. You are invited to join them and learn more about the benefits of Scouting, and have fun, too. RSVP by emailing

Williamsport Moose to hold steak feed

Williamsport Moose Lodge 2462, 119 N. Conococheague St., will hold a steak feed and comedy night Saturday, Aug. 20.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and the meal will be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The menu includes steak, baked potato, trimmings and soft drinks.

Tickets cost $20 per person. You must be 21 years old to attend. The event is open to the public.

Carnival returns to Byron Memorial Park

Downsville Ruritan Carnival returns to Byron Memorial Park Aug. 15 to 20.

It will include nightly entertainment, food, bingo and rides.

Advanced amusement ride armbands are on sale through Friday for $10 each at the following locations during regular business hours: Williamsport Town Hall, G.A. Miller Lumber Co., Downsville General Store and P&S Equipment Co.

Boys & Girls Club to begin after-school program

The Boys & Girls Club in Williamsport is accepting registration for the after-school program in Byron Memorial Park. Space is limited, so register early.

Membership applications will be available Monday, Aug. 15, online at, or by calling 301-733-5422. The club serves those ages 6 to 18.

The Boys & Girls Club is accepting applications for those interested in working in the youth- development field. In addition to the program in Williamsport, the Boys & Girls Club also serves youth at six other locations in Washington County. Applications are available online at

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