Christmas project gets unexpected results

January 18, 2012|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

All grades participated when students at Williamsport Elementary School made approximately 400 Christmas cards and sent them, along with 106 pounds of candy, to the troops serving overseas.

Recently, the school received a letter from Sgt. Brandon Guffey, serving in Afghanistan.

He told the students that he misses his family and is thankful for the letters and packages they sent.

He said he got their address from a stamp on the back of the Christmas cards.

Downsville Ruritan to hold pancake breakfast

Downsville Ruritan Club will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at the old Downsville school.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, two sausage patties, scrambled eggs, puddin’, sausage gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee.

Tickets cost $5.50 per person. Those 5 and younger eat free. Extra sausage costs 50 cents.

Blue Band Boosters plan bonanza Feb. 12

The Williamsport Blue Band Boosters will hold a Longaberger and Vera Bradley bingo Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown.

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., dinner will be provided by the Elks Lodge at 12:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 and include the meal and 26 games of bingo. Refreshments, raffles and tip jars will be available to purchase. Proceeds will go to the Williamsport High School Blue Band.

To order tickets, call Kristi Palmer 301-331-7409.

One more chance for Christmas tree pickup

Williamsport has one more scheduled pickup for Christmas trees.

Trees must be placed at the curb no later than 6 a.m. Friday.

Make sure all decorations and tree stands are removed.

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