Eagle Scout gets his chance to fire cannon

August 08, 2012|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport
  • Eagle Scout Robert Calum Lunsford of Fairplay is shown with Ranger Christie Stanczak at Antietam National Battlefield, where he fired a cannon.
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Robert Calum Lunsford of Fairplay achieved the Eagle Scout rank in 2011. Calum’s Eagle Scout project was to refurbish a reproduction Civil War-era cannon, carriage and limber at Antietam National Battlefield. When his project was completed, the rangers gave him a certificate that would allow him to fire the cannon during one of their live-fire weekends.

Since you have to be at least 18 years old to legally fire a cannon in Maryland, Calum has had a long wait. But on July 28, he finally got his moment on the battlefield and fired the cannon. Ranger Christie Stanczak helped him arrange the project.

Calum will attend Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., this fall, where he plans to major in history.

WHS boys soccer team to meet at school Friday

The tryout period for the 2012 Wildcat soccer season begins Friday with a mandatory parent/player meeting at 6 p.m. in the Williamsport High School cafeteria.    

Important documents will be reviewed and completed physical forms will be collected.

Varsity candidates will begin practice Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Junior varsity candidates will practice Monday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Contact Coach Downs with any questions at 301-730-8597.

Fundraiser set at Waffle House

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, the Waffle House in Williamsport will donate a portion of its receipts to the Samantha Kelly Memorial Fund.

A radio deejay will be on-site from noon to 2 p.m.

There will also be a bake sale, face painting, Samantha Kelly memorial T-shirts and wristbands for sale, and a car wash from 2 to 5 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Samantha Kelly Memorial Fund.

WHS Class of 1960 plans reunion picnic

The Williamsport High School Class of 1960 is planning a class picnic for Saturday, Sept. 8, at Springfield Farm Pavilion 3 in Williamsport, which has been reserved from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dress is casual.

Lunch is planned between 1 and 2 p.m.

Fried chicken will be provided. Attendees are requested to bring a hot or cold side dish to be shared with others.

If you were part of the class, regardless of graduation, you are asked to attend.

For more information, call Donna (Rohrer) Allen at 301-491-1225 by Sept. l.

Boat float fundraiser to be held Aug. 25

There will be 1,000 6-inch-long boats floating under the aqueduct to the mouth of the Potomac. The Williamsport Lions Club will sponsor the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Days Boat Float at noon Saturday, Aug. 25, at Cushwa Basin.

A $5 donation gets a ticket for one of the boats, along with an opportunity to win one of seven prizes ranging from $750 to $25.

A ticket also gets a free hot dog and drink at the boat float.

To purchase tickets in advance, call Jim at 301-223-6457.

Clothes of Hope schedule for August

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, Aug. 9 and 23. It will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 and 27.

There is no charge for clothing. Monetary donations accepted.


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