'Buck' Cline celebrates 90th birthday Thursday

March 27, 2013|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

Harry “Buck” Cline of Williamsport turns 90 years old Thursday.

Cline is a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army 475th Infantry Group in the Pacific Theatre —  China, Burma and India — under Gen. George Stillwell.

Pvt. Cline was awarded a commendation medal from the Republic of China for his service to that nation.

He came home from the war, married his childhood sweetheart, Elaine, and raised four children.

He worked two jobs, including part time at Harold’s Sunoco on Potomac Street in Hagerstown and 35 years at Pangborn Corp.

Cline provided for his family and gave his children a better start in life than he had.

Over the last three years, his wife of 66 years became an Alzheimer’s disease patient and Buck Cline was true to his marriage vows. He was there every minute to provide for her without hesitation and with great sacrifice battling the horrible disease. His wife is now in a health-care facility and he visits her every day.


He is the Cline family hometown hero.

Furniture store opens

Backbreakers Moving Co. has opened a storefront at 18 N. Conococheague St. in Williamsport (formerly the Byers Market location). The store will offer furniture, in addition to its commercial and residential moving services.

Owner Brian Farris said the store will feature gently used furniture at discounted prices and all furnishings will be professionally detailed.

Summer hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and closed on Sunday. Until April 1, the store will open at 9 a.m.

For more information, call 240-291-1007.

Traditional Easter events planned

On Saturday, the annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Williamsport Fire and EMS begins at 10 a.m. in Byron Memorial Park.

The annual Easter Sunrise Service, sponsored by the Williams-port Ministerium, is Sunday at 6:30 a.m. in the Town Museum in the lower level of Springfield Farm Barn. The community is invited.

Unclaimed door prize from Earth Hour

There was one unclaimed door prize at the Earth Hour event Saturday.

Door prize ticket number 235160 for a gift certificate from Desert Rose Café can be claimed by taking the winning ticket to Town Hall on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

‘Bring Back the Rat’ hoodies are coming

“Bring Back the Rat” hoodies can be ordered at Williamsport Town Hall weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The pullover hoodies are navy blue with white print, in adult sizes small to 3X. The hoodies cost $25 each, payable at the time of order.

For more information, call 301-302-3878.

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. Saturday, April 6, Thursday, April 18, and Monday, April 22. It will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, and Monday, April 15.

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

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