Thanks to the firefighters

February 13, 2013|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

On behalf of the residents of Williamsport, let me offer thanks to all of the firefighters and emergency personnel who responded to the fire at Wolfe’s.

The residents want the responders to know how much their courage and heroism meant to everyone.

These brave individuals prevented this devastating fire from spreading to other properties and we are all truly grateful.

Discuss the economy over a cup of coffee

The Coffee Club meets the second Thursday of each month at the Desert Rose Café, on the corner of Conococheague and Potomac Streets.

The group discusses the economy and current events with Shelby McGinley, a financial adviser from Edward Jones.

The community outreach group is open to everyone. Coffee and pastries are provided. There is no charge to participate. Individuals attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the Williamsport Food Bank.


The next meeting is Thursday.

Downsville Ruritan to hold pancake breakfast

Downsville Ruritan Club will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Downsville Community Center (old Downsville School).

The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, puddin’, sausage patties, sausage gravy, coffee, juice and milk.

The breakfast costs $5.50.

Calvary Temple offering Easter eggs

The Ladies Auxiliary of Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., is selling chocolate Easter eggs from Sunday through March 17.

The eggs cost 75 cents each. Selections include chocolate-covered peanut butter, white-chocolate-covered peanut butter, chocolate-covered coconut, white-chocolate-covered coconut and “smoothies,” which are peanut-butter-covered peanut butter.

To order, call Bonnie Burk at 301-223-8486 or Krista Pereschuk at 301-223-7921.    

Orders can be picked up at the church on Monday or Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., starting Monday.

Potomac Garden Club to meet Tuesday, Feb. 19

Members of the Potomac Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Reception Hall of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Club member Norma Sayles will share flower arranging basics.

In case of inclement weather, the phone committee will call.

Town Hall closed Monday

Williamsport Town Hall will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, for Presidents Day.

Election-related deadline nears

Tuesday, Feb. 19, is the deadline to register to vote in the March 4 election. Voter registration forms are available at Town Hall. It is also the deadline to file as a candidate for mayor, assistant mayor, or council member and to request an absentee ballot.

For more information, call Town Hall at 301-223-7711.

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If you have news of events, activities or announcements for Williamsport and the surrounding area, call Paula Green Shupp at 301-302-3878 or send an email  to

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