Fourth of July celebration

July 03, 2012|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

There will be something for everyone in Byron Memorial Park on Wednesday, as Williamsport holds its annual Independence Day celebration.

The Williamsport pool will be open special hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the holiday.

The Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS will have food ready for purchase at 2 p.m., including pit-beef sandwiches.

The Rhythm Kings will entertain beginning at 3:30 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m., the Williamsport Community Band will perform a patriotic concert, leading up to a fireworks display at dusk.

Everyone is welcome. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.


  • Williamsport Town Hall will be closed Wednesday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
  • Barnfest entertainment event at Springfield Farm Barn has been canceled for this year.
  • Supper will not be served Thursday at Rehoboth United Methodist Church. The Shepherd’s Table will be closed. It will reopen Thursday, July 12.

2012 yearbooks available 


Williamsport High School still has a few 2012 yearbooks available at the school. They cost $85 each. Stop by the main office or call 301-766-6423 if interested.

Friday cruise-in to feature aerial photos

Friday’s classic car cruise-in begins at 6 p.m. on Potomac Street.

Lost in the ’50’s will provide the entertainment, including a floor show.

Aerial photos will be taken. There will be door prizes and 50/50 drawing.

A donation of $3 is requested. The rain date is July 13.

For more information, call Jimmy Black at 301-573-1501.

Yard sale planned

A yard and craft sale will be held at the Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, 16129 Lappans Road, Saturday from 6 a.m. to noon. The event will benefit Washington County Community Action Council.

There will be a concession stand (breakfast and lunch) and bake sale table to benefit CAC.

The Washington County Antique Tractor Club will give barrel rides from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is a donation to benefit CAC.

For more information, call Kimberly Buchanan at CAC at 301-797-4161, ext. 137.

Clothes of Hope schedule

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 Thursday, July 12; and Monday, July 30. It will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16; and Thursday, July 26.

There is no charge for clothing. Monetary donations are accepted.

Basket raffle to be held

The Past Pocahontas League is sponsoring its third annual family basket raffle Sunday, July 15, at the Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, 16129 Lappans Road.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The drawing begins at 1:30 p.m.

Food will be available for purchase. There will be free iced tea, coffee and punch, plus desserts.

The event includes 100 filled baskets. Games of chance will be available.

The event is for family members 6 and older.

You must have a ticket to enter. Tickets cost $10, which includes 20 tickets to use for the basket raffle.

For tickets, call JoEllen Swartz at 301-223-8839 or 301-491-5423.

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