2009-05-07 / Community Bulletin Board


Food Drive On Saturday, June 6, Fulton County 4-Hers will be set up around the county to collect nonperishable foods for the Fulton County Food Basket. As summer approaches, the Food Basket is in need of additional items to help local folks with school age children prepare for extra summer meals. Check the paper for additional notes in the coming month. For more information call 717-485-4111.

Mother's Day Flower Sale Saint Stephen Family Life Committee is sponsoring a Mother's Day flower sale. It will be held Friday, May 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in front of Snyder's Insurance building. There will be a variety of hanging baskets and flowerpots available. There will also be birdhouses and feeders for sale.

Free Movie The movie "Sicko" will be shown free to the public May 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the old Fulton Theatre in McConnellsburg. Free refreshments and free popcorn will be provided. An old-time cartoon will be shown before the feature.The movie shows how billions of dollars can be saved and better healthcare provided for everyone in America if a "single payer" system like those used in other countries is adopted here.

Historical Society Library Fulton County Historical Society library has closed while the building is being renovated. Research books and genealogy materials will not be available for public use until the Fulton County Library renovation is completed in mid-summer. At that time the Historical Society library will reopen in a room on the second floor that will be accessible by elevator.

Library Yard Sale Fulton County book, plant and bake sale will be held Friday, May 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the library, 227 North First Street, McConnellsburg. No lunch stand.

Book Sale A giant benefit book sale wil be held May 8-10, 2009. More than 60,000 new and used books of all types, plus CDs, maps, sheet music, magazines, audio cassettes, videotapes, will be offered for sale at bargain prices at the 24th annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale at Laird Hall on the Wilson College campus in Chambersburg. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9; and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 10. For information,, call 717-262-2326.

Tonoloway Books For Sale Copies of "Tonoloway, If Its Walls Could Talk" are still available for purchase. The 140-page book, written by John Mentzer and published by the Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church, documents the signatures of Union troops hospitalized at Tonoloway at the time of Stonewall Jackson's bombardment of Hancock, Md., in 1862. The 8-1/2- 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. Book sales support the Friends ongoing restoration and maintenance Tonoloway, Fulton County's oldest church.

Relay For Life Luminarias Help light the way to a cure for cancer and honor family members and friends who have or have had cancer. For a suggested donation of $5 per name, you can sponsor a glowing tribute to the people you know who have experienced cancer. Luminarias will be lighted during Relay For Life, Friday, May 29, at 9 p.m. at Fulton County Fairgrounds Send name in honor or memory of, along with suggested donation of $5 per name, to Fulton County Relay For Life, c/o Judy Eisaman, 11883 Sipes Mill Road, Harrisonville PA 17728 or call the American Cancer Society at 717-264-6266. Make checks payable to the American Cancer Society.

Computer Class Free computer classes at Fulton County Library will be held on Wednesday, May 20: Keyboarding, Internet Basics and The Big Three of Internet Fun: Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube (minimum age of 14). Call the library at 717-485-5327 to sign up for any of these free hour-and-a-half classes.

Spring Gardening Workshop The spring gardening workshop which was postponed last Saturday will be held this Saturday at the Fulton County Fairgrounds from 10-2. Due to scheduling conflicts some speakers have been changed, however, the compost bin program and spring lawn care presentation will go on as scheduled. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 485-4111.

Awards Banquet Fulton County Chamber & Tourism awards banquet will be held Saturday, May 9 at McConnellsburg Firehall at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required by Saturday, May 2. Cost is adults $15 and children 6-12, $7. Email info@fultoncountypa.com or call 717-485- 4064, leave message with phone number and how many reservations needed.

Fair Queen Applications Fulton County Fair Queen applications are now available for girls 16 but not over 20 years as of June 1, 2009. Entries must be submitted by July 1, 2009. Application and rules can be obtained through school or by contacting Vickie Gordon at 485-5137 or 485-4915.

Food Drive Fulton County 4-H members will be holding a food drive on Saturday, June 6, to support the Fulton County Food Basket. Donations of nonperishable items will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Watch the paper for more details.

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