Wagon rides are in the park Wednesday night

December 14, 2011|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered in Byron Memorial Park to benefit the Williamsport Food Bank.

The cost of a ride will be a donation of food or monetary gift to the food bank.

The park will be closed to vehicles during the event.

The rain date is Dec. 21.

Cookie sale benefits child care center

The third annual cookie walk to benefit Kinder Haven Child Care Center will be held  Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St.

The cookie sale will offer a variety of homemade cookie selections. Cash and carry Christmas items will also be available from local vendors.

Community band's free holiday concert is Sunday

The Williamsport Community Band presents its 14th annual Christmas concert  Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m., at St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road.

The free concert will feature joyous songs of the season. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.

The Williamsport Community Band is led by Director Susie Kunkle.

Town Hall has gift-giving ideas

The Williamsport Town Hall can help with gift-giving ideas. Several items are now available at Town Hall and can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays:

  • Douglas, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal burro, is a plush, stuffed animal. Douglas represents the mules that once towed canal boats up and down the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Cost is $10 each.
  • The 2011 keepsake collectible ornament, created by internationally-known glass artist Yemi, depicts Town Hall in the snow. Cost is $20.
  • "Bring Back the Rat" T-shirts offer up some nostalgia for "River Rats." T-shirts cost $12 and are available in most sizes.

Visit with Santa

Opportunities to visit with Santa will be at Williamsport Barber Shop, 28 N. Conococheague St., Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Owner Tammy Whitney invites everyone to stop by and visit.

Wednesday night, Santa will visit with those enjoying the wagon rides in Byron Memorial Park from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Christmas lights in Byron Memorial Park will be on each night until Jan. 2. Santa plans to be there most evenings before Christmas.

Softball league forming

Softball will be coming to Halfway Little League in the spring of 2012 and will include the Halfway, Clear Spring, and Conococheague Little League districts.

The league would like to hear from girls ages 7 to 12 who are interested in playing. Go to and fill out the girls softball survey form as soon as possible. This is not a registration, but a survey that will help the league plan for the first season.

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 send an email  to 

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