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Photo Contest Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission is accepting photo entries through November 14 with the winning photo to be used in a community art room mural located in the basement meeting room of the Lions Club Community Building. Photos must depict a local location, event or even the people of Fulton County. Only adults and children residing in county are eligible to participate. Cash prizes given. Please call commission program director Chanin Mountz at 717-552-0071 or e-mail at chaninr@ comcast.net for contest rules.
Raffle Postponed Needmore Volunteer Ambulance Service has postponed the raffle for the children's 4-wheeler. Tickets will continue to be sold until February 15, at which time the raffle and another bingo bonanza will be held.
FCCCS Auction Fulton County Community Christian School is accepting donations of items for their Annual Christmas Dinner-Auction for both the silent auction and traditional auction. This year's event will be held Saturday, November 8, 2008, at the Hustontown Firehall. The silent auction will begin at 3:30 p.m., with the buffet dinner served at 5:30 PM. The traditional auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Donated items may be dropped off at the school between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. With advance notice, arrangements may be made to have large items picked up. For additional information or questions, contact FCCCS at 717-573-4400 during business hours, or call evenings at 717-573-2021 or 485-3496.
Tree And Shrub Fall Tour Franklin County Master Gardeners will offer a tree and shrub fall tour as part of their "Fall Gardening 101" classes on November 1 at 9:30 a.m. "Gardening 101" workshops are designed to provide basic gardening information and hands-on experiences for new gardeners or a refresher course for seasoned gardeners. The tour will be hosted by master gardener Elmer Greey, who will lead a 9:30 a.m. tour of his home garden which contains over 600 woody ornamentals, including many winter flowering trees and shrubs. Greey will give pruning tips, as well as suggestions for plants with four-season interest and ideas for landscaping and pushing climatic parameters. Classes are $5 per person per workshop and preregistration is required. More information may be obtained by calling 717-263-9226.
Rain Barrel Workshop Franklin County Master Gardeners will offer a rain barrel workshop on Tuesday, October 28, at Cooperative Extension's new Ag Heritage building from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Rain barrels help homeowners conserve water, storing the water collected on a roof for later use in the garden. "For each inch of rain that falls on a 20-foot-by-50-foot roof, instructors explain, "600 gallons of water are collected." The workshop will cost $25 and participants will take home a rain barrel to use at their home. The fee covers the cost of all materials used in constructing the rain barrel, which will be ready to attach to the homeowner's downspout system. Preregistration for the workshop is required. More information about this and other workshops may be obtained by calling 717-263-9226.
Holiday Picture Taking Holiday picture taking will be held at Pleasant Grove Christian Church November 1 and 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wild Fire Presentation Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies will feature a Power Point presentation and talk about fighting wild fires in the west and how it differs from fighting fires in Pennsylvania at their annual ban- quet, November 11, at 6 p.m., at Apple Bin Restaurant, Rte. 56, Fishertown. It will be presented by DCNR forest fire specialist Supervisor Ray Miller and service forester Dave Scamardella. The public is welcome. Dinner choices include roast sirloin, roasted chicken breast and Alaska pollock. Reservations must be in by November 3, payable to WOSA and mailed to Carole Tresselt, 110 Long Bend Beach Rd., Hopewell, PA 16650. WOSA members $16; nonmembers $25. Please specify your dinner choice. For information, call 814 623- 7399.
Free Veterans Assistance Jim Krobath will visit the F&M Trust office in Penn's Village Shopping Center in McConnellsburg on Tuesday, November 4. Free help and advice will be available for veterans and family members from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Veterans needing information or assistance at time other than the schedule visit can call the Harrisburg Center at 1-800-932-0930, e-mail at email@example.com or visit gvoac.com.
Holiday Greenery For Sale The Fulton County Community Christian School Booster's Club is taking orders for fresh holiday greenery to be delivered in time for holiday decorating. Items include a 26-inch balsam wreath, a 34-inch Christmas tree wreath, 24-inch wall or door swag, 18-foot balsam garland for an elegant look around doorways, porch rails and staircases and a 36- inch mailbox swag that attaches to any standard mailbox. A gift-boxed wreath and hanger may also be ordered and delivered as a gift to anywhere in the 48 contiguous states. To place an order or for additional information, contact the school at 717-573-4400.
Democratic Headquarters Open Democratic Headquarters in Mc- Connellsburg at 123 South Second Street will be open Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Fridays, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 2:00 p.m. throughout the current political campaign season. These hours will be extended as the elections of November 4 draw near. The American flag will be flying during the open hours. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-3386.
Christmas Gift Program To sign up children for the Fulton County Catholic Mission Christmas Program call Sister Margie at 485-5917.
Operation Christmas Child Shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritan's Purse project, will be collected at My Father's House Ministries beginning November 17, 2008. Please note that the church has moved to a new location at 1653 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, (one mile east of McCbg. off old Route 30). The hours for collection of the gift boxes will be November 17-24, 2008. Monday: 1-3 p.m.; Tuesday: 4:30-6:00 p.m.; Wednesday: 4:30-6:00 p.m.; Thursday: 1-3 p.m.; Friday: 4:30-6:00 p.m.: Saturday: 1-3 p.m.; and Sunday: 12-3 p.m. On Monday, November 24, the boxes will be delivered to the collection center in Waynesboro. Contact local coordinator, Dixie Henry at 717/987-9512 for more information.
Museums Open On Saturday night, November 1, 2008, the Fulton County All-Sports Museum and McConnellsburg Alumni Museum will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., during the NWL House of Pain Pro Wrestling Show in the Lions Community Building.