2008-09-24 / Community Bulletin Board

RECREATION

Bowling Pin Shoot A bowling pin shoot will be held September 27 at Fulton County Rifle & Pistol Club. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Handguns only - automatics, revolvers and single actions. Bring own ammo and a holster. Eye and ear protection required. There will be cash prizes and trophies awarded. The kitchen will be open.

Senior Center Activities McConnellsburg Senior Center activities for the month of October are as follows: volunteer training, 10:00 a.m., October 2; nickel bingo, 10:00 a.m. - October 3, 6, 8, 10, 15, 16, 20, 22, 24, 27; Chambersburg shopping, 9:00 a.m. - October 7; closed - October 13; nutrition/craft class, 1:00 p.m. - October 16; dime bingo, 10:00a.m. - October 29 and 31. To reserve a dinner write name on the sheet at the center or call 485-5613 before 1:30 p.m. on the day before. Suggested donations for meals at the center is now $2.00.

X Card Shoot X-card shoots will be held Friday night starting September 19 until November 21, at 7:00 p.m., at Fulton County Rifle and Pistol Club. Enter to win a New England Arms 12 gauge pump shotgun when playing X card.

Open Stage Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage on Saturday, September 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to come out and share talents.

CROPTOBERFEST/Fundraiser 2008 A "Croptoberfest/fundraiser" will be held Saturday, September 27, in the Needmore/Warfordsburg area, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for time for finishing album projects. All proceeds from product sales will be donated to a fund for Herbie Koontz in support of medical expenses for a possible lung transplant. Please contact Sherri for more information at 717-573-2770 or 717-404-6966.

Christmas Baseball Tournament/Clinic The Satchel Paige All-Stars traveling baseball team is accepting registration for players ages 13 to 18 who would like to participate in the team's Christmas baseball clinic and tournament in Bradenton, Fla., and/or be part of the 2009 summer travel team. The Christmas clinic and tournament will be held from December 26 to January 2 in Bradenton, spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. If interested, contact coach Michael E. Mayden at 888-833-7688, ext. 3, or go to www.whsn.org.

Harvest Farm Festival The fifth annual Harvest Farm Festival will be held at Stoner's Dairy Farm in Mercersburg, Saturday, October 4. In addition to a 5-acre pirate-themed corn maze, the festival will offer pig racing shows, hay rides, pony rides, alpacas, chain saw sculpting, Phantom Shadow inflatable attractions, a petting zoo, children's magic show, pumpkin patch, scarecrow factory, arena contests, self-guided farm tours, games, delicious food and more. Festival hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, ages 3 and older. Parking is free. Proceeds benefit various local organizations. Raindate is Saturday, October 11. The farm is located 1.5 miles off Route 16 between Upton and Mercersburg. More information may be obtained at www.stonersdairyfarm.org. or call 328-3617.

HAVFCO Food Auction Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. wll hold a food auction on Friday, October 10, beeginning at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. Frozen foods, snacks and miscellaneous items will be offered for sale.

Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage Saturday, October 18, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Come and share talents and enjoy the evening.

Pike-To-Bike Ride An eight-mile bicycle ride along a portion of the old Pennsylvania Turnpike will be held by the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission on Sunday, October 5, at 2 p.m. Riders should meet at the large parking area on the Oregon Road in Wells Township to enjoy the county's fall foliage and the ride through the Rays Hill Tunnel. Bring flashlights to help navgate through the tunnel. Call FCPRC program director Chanin Mountz at 717-552-0071 for more info or directions.

Dinner/Auction A benefit dinner and auction will be held at Pleasant Ridge Nazarene dining hall, Harrisonville, September 27, for Herbert Koontz to help with medical expenses. The dinner will include roast pork or turkey, baked macaroni and cheese, applesauce, roll and butter with a dessert table on the side. Dinner will start at 4:00 p.m. with an auction to follow at 6:00 p.m. Auction items were donated by various individuals. We have a few quilts, wall hanging, afghan and baked goods. Anyone having items to donate or questions, please call Lu- Anne Keebaugh at 717-573-2822 or Kay Anderson at 717-573-2854.

Ice Cream Social, Open House, Parade Needmore Fire Co. will hold its annual fireman's parade on Saturday, October 11, in conjunction with open house for the new facility. Parade lineup will begin at 2:00 p.m., with the parade at 4:00 p.m. and prizes at 6:00 p.m. The parade will begin on Route 655 south, Thompson Road, and will end at the Needmore Firehall where there will be food, games, homemade ice cream and music by "Night Drive." Trophies and/or cash prizes will be awarded at approximately 9:00 p.m. Judges' decisions are final and there is no raindate. More information and/or concerns may be directed to 717-573-2821.

Trap Shoots Fulton County Rifle and Pistol Club will hold Friday night practice trap shoots at 7 p.m., every Friday night now until November 21, 2008.

Car Show A car show will be held Saturday, October 18, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine. Open to all automobiles: antiques, hot rods, customs, classics, trucks and motorcycles. Also, monster truck display, music, concession stand, door prizes, and more. The show will be held at Needmore Bible Church, 6939 Great Cove Road, Needmore, to benefit Fulton County Community Christian School. To register or for additional information, contact Joyce at 301-730-0955.

Line Dance Fulton County Line Dance Club will hold line dance sessions every Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of the month) beginning at 7:00 p.m. at VFW Post 655, Poplar Street, McConnellsburg. All are welcome. Come and learn some new steps. A $2 donation is appreciated.

Tractor Show The Middlecreek Valley Antique Association will hold its 13th annual fall antique tractor show on September 26-28, west of Selinsgrove. The show has tractors, engines, machinery, working sawmill, garden tractor pulls, farm tractor pulls and street legal pickup truck pulls, demonstrations, flea market, crafts, plenty of food and drinks and free entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings. Admission, parking, camping, barrel train rides, rides to and from car, horse-team-drawn rides, square-dancing tractors and entertainment are all free. More information may be obtained by calling 570-837-1237.

Cove Mills Harvest Reunion Cove Mills Harvest reunion will be held September 26-28. Demos of threshing grain, baling straw, crushing stone, sawing lumber, cutting shingles and more. Steam engines, antique, restored and unrestored tractors, featuring Ford, hit and miss engines and old machinery. Tractor parade, tractor games, pedal pull and kiddy trian. Southern Fulton band will lead parade on Saturday. Southern Fulton FFA will be serving breakfast Friday and Saturday. Apple butter boil, cider making, food vendors, flea market, arts and crafts. Flag raising ceremony each day. Bluegrass, gospel and country music. Music concert featuring Charlie McDowell on Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. Join in on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for an old-time church service under the tent with Kenny Johnson. The show starts at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Bring a chair and enjoy this exciting and growing show. Sponsored by Cove Mills Old Time Farm Machinery Assoc. The show grounds are located at Warfordsburg at Wilkins Farm and Home Supply, Rt. 484 West. For information call 717-294-6184 or e-mail at my8mmauser@yahoo.com.

Coed Volleyball/Flag Football Any adults age 18 and over interested in playing coed volleyball or flag football this fall/winter is asked to call Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission Program Director Chanin Rotz- Mountz at 717-987-3100 or 717-552-0071.

Bus Trip PA R PAC will sponsor a bus trip to the Washington Zoo on October 5. The bus will leave McConnellsburg Legion at 7:00 a.m. Price is $25 per person. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-9585 or 717-485- 5529.

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