Blue Band Night at Roy Rogers

September 19, 2012|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

Roy Rogers restaurant and the Williamsport Blue Band Boosters invite the community to Blue Band Night on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1719 Massey Blvd.

The restaurant will give a portion of the check to the Blue Band Boosters. A flier is required. To get a flier, send an email to

Homecoming at WHS is Saturday

Saturday is Williamsport High School’s homecoming, kicking off with a pancake breakfast served in the high school’s cafeteria from 7 to 10 a.m.

Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door or can be bought in advance by contacting Sabrina Kelbaugh at 301-223-4556.

The annual homecoming parade will start at 11 a.m. from Springfield Middle School, travel around the town of Williamsport and end at Williamsport High School.

The football game features the Wildcats against Catoctin, beginning at 2 p.m.

The Sports Boosters will have Wildcats’ apparel and decals for sale at the breakfast and the football game.
The day ends with the homecoming dance.


Spend  'A day in Downsville'

Downsville Christian Church, 8641 Downsville Pike, invites the community to spend “A Day in Downsville” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

There will be soups and sandwiches for purchase, and Shorty’s barbecued chicken. Homemade baked goods and drinks will also be available.

Motorcycle ride to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

The UPS Freight Benefit Riders second annual motorcycle ride will be Sunday, Sept. 30. Registration is from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the UPS Freight Terminal, 10146 Governor Lane Blvd. The ride begins at noon.

Registration costs $15 for single riders and $25 for two on a bike. The event is open to everyone and you don’t have to ride to join in.

The ride ends at Break Away II Sports Lounge and includes a meal for all paid participants. There will be door prizes and raffles.

The ride benefits Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley Inc.

For more information, go to Hagerstown Benefit Riders on Facebook.

Habitat for Humanity basket bingo planned

The Women Build program will hold its second annual basket bingo at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, 16129 Lappans Road, on Sunday, Oct. 14.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served, tip jars will be sold and bingo will be played at noon.

Tickets cost $25 and are available by calling 301-791-9009 or sending an email to

Motorcycle club cares about troops

Leathernecks Nation Motorcycle Club has “adopted” several soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, sending them cards, letters and packages. The soldiers will soon be coming home.

If anyone knows of any Marines or other military personnel in Afghanistan who would like to receive some hometown attention from the Leathernecks Nation Motorcycle Club, contact Gary or Deb at 301-393-9287.

WHS alumni soccer game to be played Friday

The Williamsport High School boys soccer team will hold its third annual alumni soccer game fundraiser Friday to benefit CARES of Washington County (Alzheimer’s Association).

The gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the game starts at 7.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted at the gate.

Fundraising activities include a silent auction and raffle items, such as D.C. United tickets, signed D.C. United soccer ball, Redskins tickets, Whitetail Resort ski/snowboard package, a variety of gift certificates, theme gift baskets and other prizes.

Food will be available for purchase at the Wildcats concession stand.

There will be a bake sale to benefit the Brendan Colliflower Memorial Scholarship Fund.

WHS alumni players can contact Coach Downs at to register to play.
The registration fee costs $30.

Players will receive a game night T-shirt.

The rain date is Friday, Sept. 28.

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