2009-04-23 / Community Bulletin Board


Golf Tournament The ARC of Franklin and Fulton counties will host its annual golf tournament on Friday, May 1, at Whitetail Golf Resort. Registration starts at noon with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. More information may be obtained by calling 717-264-4390 or at arc4390@embarqmail.com.

Hiking & Vittles Along The Tuscarora Trail Lace up your hiking boots and enjoy a 3.5 mile hike down the Tuscarora Trail to scenic Cowans Gap State Park during a two-hour event with Buchanan State Forest Ranger Shawn Lynn Sunday, May 17, at 2:00 p.m. (Raindate is Sunday, May 24.) Bring along a packed lunch and enjoy a follow-up picnic at the Gap with family and friends you make along the trail. The event is free to the general public, but donations are accepted. Preregistration is required. Contact Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission program Director Chanin Mountz at 717-552-0071 or chaninr@ comcast.net

Tractor Pull Franklin County Tractor Pullers will hold a pull Saturday, May 16, at 6:00 p.m. at Harper's Memorial Park, Route 641, Shade Gap. Raindate is Sunday, May 17, at 1:00 p.m.

Gym Time McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends Association will be sponsoring free gym time in the old MHS gym on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from noon to 2:00 p.m., for anyone who would like to walk, workout, play some basketball, volleyball, table tennis, etc. The gym will be open every Monday and Wednesday and follow the Central Fulton School schedule. If the school is closed, there will be no open gym. Any questions, please call Jerry Books at 485-0506 or Kathy J. Kendall at 485-0221.

Cowboys Registration The 2009 registration for Fulton County Cowboys will be held April 26 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and May 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Child must be at least 9 years old by September 1, 2009, and no older than 12 by September 1, 2009, for tackle football and must be at least 5 years old by September 1, 2009, and no older than 8 by September 1, 2009, for flag football. More information may be obtained by calling 717-658-3563 or 717-485-4411.

Blessing Of The Bikes A Blessing of the Bikes will be held May 3 at 1:00 p.m. at Singers Gap UMC (raindate May 9). Free registration is at 1:00 p.m.; blessing of the bikes at 1:30 p.m.; organized ride at 2:00 p.m. and return to the church at approximately 4:00 p.m. Door prizes will be given out at 4:15 p.m. and a free picnic dinner at 5:00 p.m. The church is located five miles south of Mount Union on Hill Valley Road, Route 747. More information may be obtained by calling 814-542-4639 or 717-899-6043.

Golf Tournament A golf tournament will be held Friday, May 1. Cost is $60 and includes fees, refreshments and meal. Contact the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism at www.fultoncountypa.com for forms of the pro shop at 717-485-4157 or 717-485-4064. Raindate is Saturday, May 2.

Around The World 3-D Art Camp An "Around The World 3-D" art camp will be held at Forbes Road High School June 22-26, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children enrolled in third through twelfth grades will take a hands-on approach to learning clay sculpture and basketry techniques from other cultures found around the world. Clay hand-building techniques will likely include slab, coil and pinch and give cultural details related to Africa, Greece, China and Mexico. Participation is limited to one or two days depending on grade level. This event, held by the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission, is funded in part by a PA Council on the Arts grant. Space is limited. Registration deadline is June 12. Contact Parks and Rec program director Chanin Mountz at 717-552-0071 or chaninr@comcast.net to obtain more info.

Free Youth Shoots Free youth shoots (.22 rifle and shotgun) are held at Fulton County Rifle and Pistol Club, at 5:30 p.m., every Friday night in May. Open to youths 16 and younger. Rifles and shells will be furnished. Winners nightly. The kitchen will be open. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration taken until 6:30 p.m.

X Card Shoot Fulton County Rifle and Pistol Club is having a special X card shoot every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. during the month of April. Eleven regular rounds for 12 and 20 gauge (ammo supplied) and two .410 outlaw rounds (no ammo supplied). Prizes are gift certificates to Keystone Country Store. There is a gun bowl and the kitchen is open.

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.

Youth Day Hunters Helping Kids will be hosting a youth day June 20 at Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club, starting at 8:30 a.m. Children from ages 5 and above are welcome to learn and shoot rifle, crossbow, shotgun, etc. Forestry and wildlife walks, food and games will also be held. Free lunch will be provided. Please contact Bonnie Miller at 717-485-5529 or bonnie@huntershelpingkids.org. Cost is free to attend.

PA-R-PAC Bus Trip PA-R-PAC will be hosting a bus trip to Landover, Md., to the National Air Show located at Andrews Air Force Base on Sunday, May 17. Featured will be the Thunderbirds. The day will be spent on the Air Force runway getting close to planes and watching them put on a wonderful show. The bus will leave the McConnellsburg American Legion at 7:00 a.m. and will return around 8:00 p.m. A stop will be made in Frederick for breakfast as well as dinner on the way home. Price per person is adults $30 and children ages 12 and under $25. Please call Bonnie Miller at 717-485-5529 or Inga Smith at 717-485- 9585 for more information.

Car Show The Fulton County AVTS Drafting and Design Department is sponsoring its seventh annual auto show on April 25, 2009, at McConnellsburg High School parking lot. Registration is from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will a bake sale as well as vehicles on display from various dealerships. Raindate will be May 23, 2009.

Practice Trap Shoots Fulton County Rifle and Pistol Club wishes to invite the public to join in or practice trap shoots every Friday night until November 20 and trap shoots at noon the third Sunday of every month from now until the end of the year.

Spring Fling will be held Saturday, May 2, at Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church, Shade Gap, Pa., located 1 mile north of Sunny Ridge Station restaurant on old Rt. 522. Watch for signs. Breakfast will be served from 6:30 to 10 a.m. All donations go toward Barb Kling medical expenses. Yard sale, bake sale and lunch stand will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To reserve a space ($8 per booth) call 814-259-3900. Pastor Karey Schaffer invites everyone.

Great Cove Spring Better Ball Great Cove Golf and Recreation will be hosting a two-man better ball golf tournament on Saturday, April 25. Tee times will begin at 8:00 a.m. and run through 1:00 p.m. The cost will be $80 per player. Included in the cost are golf, prizes, steak dinner and beverages. Please sign up at the golf course. Any questions, please feel free to call the pro shop at 717-485-4157. All proceeds to benefit the continuing improvements to Great Cove.

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