Happy birthday to Ivan Jack Holland, who will turn 90 Saturday. He is a lifetime member of the Williamsport community.
Holland served in World War II as a gunner on a B-17. He is a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church and served many years in the Lions Club.
‘Retreat through Williamsport’
Following the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, the Confederate Army retreated through Williamsport.
This weekend, the town of Williamsport and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park Service will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the “Retreat through Williamsport.”
On Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Springfield Barn, author and Herald-Mail Columnist Tim Rowland will host a panel of Gettysburg retreat experts. They will discuss “retreat” hot topics and answer questions from the audience.
On Saturday and Sunday at Springfield Barn and Cushwa Basin, the public can experience encampments, guest lecturers, Civil War era music, re-enactments, infantry and artillery demonstrations, and other activities.
For the complete event schedule, go to www.williamsportretreat.com.
At 8 p.m. Saturday, there will be a barn dance in Springfield Barn.
Shenandoah Valley Minstrels will provide the music. Calling the dance will be instructor and caller Tom Mack.
The event is free, but donations are requested.
On Sunday, there will be a church service in the barn, beginning at 9 a.m.
The March to Falling Waters (W.Va.) starts at 10 a.m. at Cushwa Basin. The hike is limited to 150 participants. There is no charge, but reservations are required.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 301-582-0813.
‘Buck Night’ at pool is back
On Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., residents can cool off in the pool, relax to music and have supper on a budget.