Downsville Ruritan carnival makes return

June 11, 2013|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

The carnival sponsored by the Downsville Ruritan Club returns to Byron Memorial Park Thursday through Saturday, June 22. The carnival will feature food, bingo and amusement rides.

Wednesday is the last day to purchase advanced amusement ride armbands at a cost of $10 each. They can be purchased during regular business hours at Williamsport Town Hall, G.A. Miller Lumber Co., The Cutting Lane in Williamsport and Downsville General Store. Armbands will cost $16 each at the gate.

Rained out cruise-in rescheduled for Friday

The classic car cruise-in that was canceled last week due to rain is rescheduled for Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. on Conococheague Street.

Entertainment will be provided by the band Chubby. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. The rain date is June 21.

A donation of $3 is requested. All proceeds go to local charities.

The event is sponsored by the town of Williamsport.

For more information, call Jimmy at 301-573-1501.

Red Men to hold annual flag retirement

The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 will hold its annual flag-retirement and recognition ceremony Saturday.

The Williamsport Community Band begins playing at noon. The ceremony starts at 1 p.m. The community is invited.

Flags to be retired can be dropped off in the patriotic mailbox in front of the lodge.

School to hold summer reading program

Williamsport Elementary School is sponsoring a summer reading program. The school library will be open to Williamsport students every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Wednesday.

Students can check out books from 10 to 11 a.m. every other Wednesday. Guest readers will read their favorite books aloud. There will be a “book swap” at each reading, to swap old favorites for new ones. Computers will be open for children to use the Raz Kids computer reading program. A Kona ice truck will be there each week.

Remembrance garden dedication set for June 30

The remembrance garden at Springfield Farm is almost complete. The dedication will be Sunday, June 30, at 6 p.m., at the Town Museum, in the lower level of Springfield Farm Barn. Refreshments will be served.

The garden is the Eagle Scout project of Colton Shirley of Boy Scout Troop 17.

Orders are being taken at Town Hall for remembrance bricks for those who would like to order a brick for a loved one to be placed in the garden. 

Bible school set at Faith Christian Fellowship

A vacation Bible school will be held from Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship, 16726 Lappans Road.

The theme is “SonWest.” The church will be transformed into an old town full of all the excitement of the Wild West.

Classes will be available for those ages 3 through fifth grade, based on the grade just completed. 

An offering will be collected each night. The first $400 will go to sponsor a child in Nicaragua. Anything above that amount will be given to Project 320 to raise funds to dig a well in Jobe, Nicaragua.

For more information, call 301-223-4803 or send an email to

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