FALL FOLK FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
Civil War Signatures At Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church will be open to the public Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18, from 1 p.m until 5 p.m., during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. Visitors to Fulton County's oldest church, which was organized around 1745, can view signatures of Union troops hospitalized at Tonoloway from January 1862 through early March 1862, following Gen. Stonewall Jackson's bombardment of Hancock, Md. On Friday, Oct. 17, John Mentzer, author of the recently published book "Tonoloway - If Its Walls Could Talk," a documentation of the Civil War signatures and history of the church, will be on hand to talk about the signatures and sign books. Mentzer will give slide presentations at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tonoloway is located just north of the Mason-Dixon Line along PA Route 655 (Thompson Road) in Fulton County.
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.
House Tour The annual house tour sponsored by Fulton County Historical Society will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoons, October 18 and 19, for a donation of $10. All homes are within a 10- minute drive of McConnellsburg and will include the old cell block of the Fulton County Jail in town. Look for descriptive brochures in many local businesses and purchase tickets at the Fulton House during the festival.
FFFF Food Sale Saint Stephen Catholic Church Family Life Committee will have available chicken corn, ham and bean and vegetable soup, kielbasa sandwiches, meatball subs and hot dogs, coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate and soda on Saturday, October 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the same time a bake sale and flea market sale will be held.
Food Sale McConnellsburg United Methodist Church will have apple dumplings for sale (carryout only) on Friday, October 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 18, at 8:00 a.m., there will be a bake sale, apple dumplings, chicken corn soup, sloppy joes, chili dogs, hot dogs and drinks for sale on the square in McConnellsburg. Inside dining will be available.
Country Breakfast The Fulton County Community Christian School Boosters Club will serve an old-fashioned country breakfast Saturday, October 18, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham and sausage, sausage gravy, home fries, biscuits, dessert, juice and coffee. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. The school is located along Rt. 522 in Needmore. Additional information may be obtained by calling 717-573-4400.
Green Hill Breakfast Green Hill Sewing Club will be serving breakfast Saturday, October 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Chili Festival The Fulton / Franklin Democratic Club will again hold its annual chili festival at Democratic headquarters, 123 South Second Street, Route 522, in McConnellsburg on Saturday, October 18, 2008. This year will be 17 kinds of chili, still only "a buck a cup" hot and mild, lamb and chicken, venison and vegetarian, bean and beanless, turkey and tofu, you name it, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., or whenever run out. There will be country cornbread, great coffee, and soft drinks. Meet Tony Barr, candidate for U.S. Congress from this district.
Kidnapped Victim to Share Personal Story Peggy Ann Bradnick Jackson will tell the story of her 1966 kidnapping at a public meeting of the Fulton County Historical Society at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, in the Mc- Connellsburg High School auditorium. The weeklong manhunt was said to be the largest in Pennsylvania history. Those who participated in the search are invited to share their stories also. A freewill offering will cover rental and other costs.
FFFF At Waterfall The Fulton Fall Folk Festival in Waterfall will be held Saturday, October 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Center Church will be having a bake sale and food stand at the grange hall at 10:00 a.m. A petting Zoo and children's games will be all day. Children's candy scramble will be at noon at the bank parking lot. A pet parade will be at 12:30 p.m. on the mill porch. All pets must be restrained, and prizes will be awarded. Second Time Around Shop will be having a fashion show at 1:30 p.m. on the mill porch. Anyone can paticipate, but clothing must be purchased from the Second Time Around Shop. Prizes will be awarded. Fred Querry will be entertainment at 2:00 p.m. on the mill porch. The annual raffle drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m. on the mill porch. Donations are $1.00 per ticket and all proceeds benefit the Waterfall Festival Fund. Top prize will be a Legacy Arms Howa 1500 gun 270 w/3x10x42 Nikko scope. Other prizes will be park bench, ceramic garden angel, handmade crocheted afghan, ceramic Christmas tree, proof coin set, gift certificates, etc. Tickets are on sale now at Newman's Store, Community State Bank in Waterfall, Knepper's Mill and Black's Garage. There will be the usual craft and food vendors around town for the day offering all kinds of handmade items and delicious good eats.
Sports Museum Open Fulton County All-Sports Museum and the Mc- Connellsburg Alumni Museum will be open Friday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday after parade until 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museums are located in the Lions Community Building (old MHS). Please donate items and come and see all the new items. The museums will be open Saturday afternoon, November 22, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. before and after bingo.
HAFVCO Festival Activities Fulton Fall Folk Festival activities at Hustontown Firehall will be a roast beef dinner on Friday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m.; an all-you-can-eat potpie dinner on Saturday, october 20 at 11:00 a.m.; a chicken barbecue on Saturday at 3:00 p.m .and an open stage inthe dining hall at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 21 will be an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord.
Soup/Scones Sale Homemade beef barley soup and scones will be served from the Fulton House log kitchen from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18. The Country Cousins will provide free music at noon Friday. Donations of pies, cookies, sandwiches, sodas, etc. may be dropped off Friday morning. Proceeds will benefit the Fulton County Historical Society.
Yard, Bake & Book Sale A yard, bake and book sale will be held Friday and Saturday, October 17 and18, to benefit Hustontown Branch Library near Kate Berkstresser's home in Hustontown on Route 655 near the library. Hours will be Friday from 10:00—5:00 and Saturday 9:00--?
Turkey Dinner A turkey dinner will be served at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third Street, McConnellsburg, Friday, October 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in conjunction with the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. Adults are $8; children 4-12, $4; and under 3 free. Take-outs will also be available.
Cito Breakfast Buffet Cito United Methodist Church will be serving a breakfast buffet on Saturday, October 18, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at the church fellowship hall located at 3746 Cito Road, McConnellsburg. The buffet style breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, chipped beef gravy, toast, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 6-12 and ages 5 and under free.
FFFF Fashion Show A fashion show will be held October 18, at 1:30 p.m. on the Knepper Mill porch in Waterfall. Only requirement: outfit must come from Second Time Around Thrift Shop in Waterfall. Any age or gender can participate. Second Time is open Tuesday and Thursday, from noon until 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 2:00 p.m. It will be fun and all will be recognized. There will be no charge for outfit and yours to keep, but must tell the salesperson what you will be doing with it.