Doubleday Hill cannons return to Williamsport

January 02, 2013|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

After months of refurbishment, the cannons that sat atop Doubleday Hill are returning to Williamsport, along with mounting carriages.

The cannons are due to arrive at Springfield Farm on Thursday, approximately 10 to 11 a.m., barring inclement weather.

The community is invited.

The cannons will be stored for the winter and then placed back on the hill in the spring.

Thanks go to Scott Bragunier, local resident and Civil War historian and re-enactor, for all his efforts with the project and in keeping Williamsport informed.

As a reminder, when the work begins on Doubleday Hill, the brick mounts along with the plastic tubes will be removed from the hill. This will end their 116-year stay.

Athletic Boosters bonanza set for Saturday

The Williamsport Wildcat Athletic Boosters will hold a bonanza Saturday at  Williamsport Fire Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event will go on until 11 p.m.


Tickets cost $40 per couple and include meal, drawing and dance.

The No. 26 ticket will be raffled off to be in the final five at a chance to win $1,200.

There will be a 50/50 to benefit The Samantha Kelly and Brendon Colliflower Scholarship Funds.

To obtain tickets, call Doug at 301-991-8015.

2013 calendar of events available at Town Hall

The 2013 calendar of events for the Town of Williamsport has been compiled and is available at Town Hall.
Residents can stop by Town Hall weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick up a copy.

Feb. 2 particularly caught my eye. Looks like Groundhog Day has been replaced by “River Rat Day” in Williamsport.

Williamsport residents are encouraged to wear their River Rat T-shirts on that day.

For more information throughout the year, go to

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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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