2009-01-01 / Community Bulletin Board


Free Clothing There will be free clothing, coats and blankets available on Tuesday, January 13, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at Saint Stephen Catholic Church. More information may be obtained by calling Sister Margie at 485-5917.

Animal Shelter Donations Needed Donations for the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter are being accepted at Morton's Attic, 226 North Second Street, McConnellsburg during the month of December. The CVAS are in need of laundry detergent, bleach and trash bags. Also accepted are towels, blankets, sheets, pillowcases mattress pads, cleaning supplies (Windex, paper towels, brushes, etc.), buckets, tarps, office supplies (stamps, envelopes, etc.), dog harnesses, first-aid items, cat and kitten food, dog and puppy food, pet shampoo and conditioner, dog and cat toys, treats, instant rice, baby food (lamb and veal), aluminum cans and "PAWS" to recycle. Monetary donations are always welcomed and checks should be made out to CVAS. Morton's Attic hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on Wednesday. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-3928.

Basket Weaving Class Fulton County Parks & Rec Commission will offer a basket weaving class on Saturday, January 31, at 9:00 a.m., at the Lions Club Community Building, McConnellsburg. Class instructor is Judy Appleby. Only 12 spots are available. Beginning and advanced weavers welcome. Call Chanin Mountz at 717-553-0017 to register or obtain more information. Registration deadline is January 16.

Tree Seedling Sale Fulton County Conservation District is having a tree seedling sale. Trees available are: fruit trees, berries, etc. - apple, peach, sour cherry, pear, Asian pear, plum, grapes, strawberries, blueberries and asparagus; nut trees - English walnut, American hazelnut, heartnut and American chestnut seedlings; tree seedlings - red pine, white pine, Douglas fir, red oak, chinkapin oak, white oak, shagbark hickory, Norway spruce, blue spruce, balsam fire, Fraser fir and American plum; landscaping trees - bur oak, pin oak, scarlet oak, American arborvitae, Douglas fir, Eastern hemlock, hand select blue spruce, chinkapin oak, Fraser fir, balsam fir, Norway spruce, white spruce and white pine. Tree seedlings and landscaping trees vary in size. Size is indicated on the order form. Deadline for all orders is March 6, 2009. Call or e-mail for an order form at 717-485-3547, ext. 116 or fccd@pa.net. All proceeds from the tree sale support conservation/ environmental education.

Grant Writing Grant Writing -- Making the Most of Your Grant Efforts, will be held Tuesday February 10, 2009, at Fulton Theater, Mc- Connellsburg, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $20 per person (includes all materials, lunch, and refreshments). The program is designed to introduce community organizations, nonprofits and local governments to the fundamentals of finding and getting grant funds. This workshop will help clarify the grant writing process and improve your group's ability to accomplish its long term goals. Topics include: Why get a grant; organizing for fundraising, understanding the grant seeking process, understanding and working effectively with foundations, how to find and work effectively with public funders, writing effective proposals and making the most of your grant searching efforts. There also will be hands-on examples and exercises, advice from local experts and a chance to network with other Fulton County organizations. For more information contact Judy Chambers, Penn State Extension, at (717) 334-6271 x. 313, or chambers@psu.edu

"Tonoloway - If Its Walls Could Talk" Copies of the Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church's recently published book, "Tonoloway - If Its Walls Could Talk," are still available for purchase. The 140-page book, written by John Mentzer, documents the 50 signatures of Union troops hospitalized at the church between mid-December 1861 and early March 1862 that were discovered during an interior restoration. The 8 1/2-inch-x-11-inch soft cover book also includes 90 photographs, a history of the church and a record of its restoration. Cost is $25 plus $3 postage. To order a copy, contact Marlin Douglas, 215 Meadow Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17201, telephone 717-263-9860 or e-mail at dougmar@yellowbananas.com. Proceeds from the sale of books support the ongoing restoration and maintenance of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church.

4-H Joe Corbi Fundraiser Joe Corbi forms are now available at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office. The sale will run until February 13, with delivery on February 26.

4-H Leader Workshop A 4-H leader workshop for all leaders, new and returning, will be held January 6 at 7:00 p.m., at the Fulton Theater. Call Lori at 485-4111 for more information.

Christmas Tree Dropoff Christmas tree dropoff will be available until January 12 at the Lions Club Park in front of the tennis court.

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