Doubleday Hill is changing

April 16, 2013|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport
  • Ron Butts, manager of Williamsport's Park View Knoll Senior Center, was surprised Monday with cake and a package of goodies from day residents to celebrate his 74th birthday.
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To go along with Williamsport’s Civil War preservation project, some changes will be made at the historic site known as Doubleday Hill, accessed at the end of West Salisbury Street.

For almost 116 years, the brick mounts that held the Doubleday Hill cannons have stood as a place to mount the memorial tubes. For historical accuracy and preservation, they must be removed to accommodate the newly refurbished and remounted cannons that will be on display using period-correct carriages.

The removal will begin Saturday with volunteers and will be completed before Saturday, May 4. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Scott Bragunier at 301-573-7364.

The town will be rebuilding one, if not two of the cannons with the fiberglass tubes at the museum at Springfield Farm.


Happy birthday to Goldie Brown, who turns 82 on Saturday. She shares birthday wishes with her friend, Wanda Whipp, whose birthday is also April 20.

Moose Lodge to hold fundraiser at Chick-fil-A

Williamsport Moose Lodge 2462 will hold a fundraiser at Chick-fil-A, 1680 Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown, on Monday, April 22, from 5 to 8 p.m.

A table will be set up in the restaurant to obtain coupons to present to the cashier when ordering.

The fundraiser will benefit the Moose’s Christmas Family Project, for families in the Williamsport school district. This will be the Lodge’s fifth year helping 25 families with a week’s worth of food.

Volunteers to show pride in the canal

The sixth annual Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Pride Days in Williams-port will be Saturday, April 27. Volunteers will “adopt” the C&O Canal at Williamsport by cleaning and painting exhibits, fixing potholes and planting trees.
Advanced registration is required to be a volunteer. To register, go to

The event will kick off with speeches from Mike Nardolilli, president of the C&O Canal Trust; Kevin Brandt, superintendent of the C&O Canal National Historic Park; and Williamsport Councilman Alan Redding.

For more information, call Becky Curtis 301-745-8889 or send an email to

Special education workshop planned

A workshop sponsored by Pathfinders for Autism and Providing Relief for Autistic Youth Inc., or PRAY, will be held Thursday, April 25, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Williamsport Memorial Library for families, caregivers and professionals.

The topic for the workshop is “Education Advocacy: The Role of Parents in Special Education.”

The workshop is free, but registration is required.

For more details and to register, go to or www.prayinwestern

Ocean City trip rescheduled for September

Williamsport United Methodist Church’s trip to Ocean City, Md., has been rescheduled for Sept. 9 to 12.

The trip costs $349 per person, based on double occupancy.

A deposit of $25 is due by June 9; the balance is due by July 21. Seats are still available.

For more information, call Diana Church at 301 223-7040.

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