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Troop 17 car show to benefit Boy Scouts

July 23, 2013|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport
  • Rachael Nelson, the new branch manager of the Williamsport Memorial Library, said this is her "dream job" because she has the opportunity to work with all ages and segments of the community, and the community loves this memorial library.
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Troop 17 car show to benefit Boy Scouts

The Boy Scout Troop 17 Car Show is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Byron Memorial Park. Registration costs $15. Dash plaques and trophies will be awarded.

There will be vendors and door prizes. Food will be provided for purchase by the Williamsport High School Blue Band. Entertainment will be provided by a deejay.

The car show will benefit Williamsport’s Boy Scout Troop 17, one of the oldest continuously chartered troop in Maryland.

For more information, go to www.facebook.com/RrrCarClub or send an email  to rrrcarclub@hotmail.com.

Rachael Nelson new manager of library

The Williamsport Memorial Library is a hub of activity these days. The new face behind the counter is Branch Manager Rachael Nelson.

Nelson said she can’t take credit for how busy the library is.

“Since the Central Branch in Hagerstown has been closed, new people are discovering us every day,” she said. “The fleet delivery system in the county can have requested books to us almost immediately. And we are open later hours to be more accommodating.”

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Before moving to the area in 2005, Nelson taught high-school Spanish in Massachusetts. She lived in Spain for a year. Being fluent in Spanish, she said she welcomes opportunities with Spanish-speaking patrons.

Nelson lives in the Hagerstown area with her husband and their two rescue dogs, Sadie and Henry. She recently ran her first 5K to support the Humane Society of Washington County.

Drop-in Zumba classes available

The Washington County Recreation Department is partnering with 4-Star Athletic Complex to offer Drop-In Zumba on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

The classes cost $2 at the door for each session.

4-Star Athletic Complex is at 30 Milestone Terrace in Williamsport behind McDonald’s restaurant.

Town Museum highlights history and nostalgia

The Town Museum is open every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is in the lower level of Springfield Barn, accessed from Potomac Street in Williamsport onto Springfield Lane.

The museum is home to many historical artifacts and pictures from the Civil War era in Williamsport, and from a time when the canal was in full operation.

It will also take visitors down memory lane with the nostalgia of the original River Rat sign from Springfield Middle School and the silk stocking from the old stocking mill. Knowledgeable volunteers are happy to guide visitors through the maze of memories.

Visitors can share and record their favorite Williamsport memories at the museum for a “Williamsport Memories” booklet.

There is no charge to tour the Town Museum. Donations are appreciated.

Just adjacent to the museum and the barn is the remembrance garden. Visitors are invited to sit, reflect and relax in the quiet surroundings. A brick path is being made to honor the memory of loved ones. Forms to purchase remembrance bricks are available from the museum or Town Hall during regular business hours.

Upcoming events planned in August

  • Tuesday, Aug. 6,  6 to 9 p.m., is National Night Out Against Crime in Byron Memorial Park, Pavilion 3 (near the pool). There will be free food, games, fun, emergency vehicles and more.
  • Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS Sportsman Bash at Springfield Barn will be on Saturday, Aug. 17. Gates open 2 p.m.; buffet will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 301-730-0050 information and tickets.
  • On Thursday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., in the Byron Park Bandstand, the Williamsport Community Band will perform their C&O Canal Days Concert, honoring Mrs. Lula Brant Harsh.
  • Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25, is the C&O Canal Days Arts and Crafts Festival, throughout town and Byron Memorial Park. There will be food, music, flea market, antique tractors, and other activities.
  • The Country Hoe Down Barn Dance at the Springfield Barn will be held on Saturday evening, Aug. 24.

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Call Paula Green Shupp at 301-302-3878 or send an email to   p.shupp@myactv.net. 


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