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FR Red Bird Registration Forbes Road Elementary School will be holding Red Bird (K-4) registration on February 24 and 25. Parents are asked to contact Peggy Bolinger at 814-685-3865 to select a registration date and time.
Lifeguarding Class American Red Cross will be offering a lifeguarding class starting this Sunday, February 21. The first class will start at 4:00 p.m. and run until 8:00 p.m. at James Buchanan pool in Mercersburg. Anyone wishing to take this course must be 15 years old and be a good swimmer. You must be at this first class to take this course. Needed for the first class: swimming attire, notebook, pencil and calandar. Any questions please call Mrs. Kendall at 485-0221.
Babysitting Workshop Cancelled The babysitter workshop scheduled for this Saturday, February 20, at the Fulton County Library has been cancelled. Please watch the paper for upcoming workshops being announced soon.
Book Sale A benefit book sale will be held May 7-9, 2010 at the 26th 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 7; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8; and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 9. For information call 717-262-2326.
Relay For Life Kickoff The official kickoff for American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life 2010 in Fulton County takes place from 2 p.m until 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the American Legion in McConnellsburg. The community’s support of this year’s Relay fundraising efforts is encouraged. Information about the Relay, which is scheduled for May 21 and May 22 at tthe Fulton County Fairgrounds, will be reviewed at the kickoff, including how to organize a team, fundraising methods, how to donate, etc. Entertainment, a cake walk, door prizes and refreshments are planned. Also, cancer survivors will be celebrated and a former cancer patient will speak. For more information, call the Cancer Society at 264-6266. Please help and join the fight against cancer, the nation’s second-leading cause of death.
FR Kindergarten Registration Forbes Road Elementary School will be holding kindergarten registration on March 2. Registration will only be for children who have not attended the Red Bird (K-4) program. Contact Peggy Bolinger at 814-685-3865 to set up a registration time.
Computer Troubleshooting PA CareerLink will hold a computer troubleshooting workshop Wednesday, March 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School. This workshop will help you understand and solve basic computer problems. There is no charge to attend this training. Register by March 2 by contacting Employment and Training Services of Fulton County at marietamellott@ yahoo.com or 717-485-5131. Please include phone number when registering.
CF K4/K5 Registration Central Fulton School District will hold registration for the 2010-2011 school year on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday, March 18, 19, 22 and 23. Children who will be age 4 on or before August 25, 2010, are eligible for the 4K program and children who will be age 5 on or before August 25, 2010, are eligible for kindergarten. Please note that students who are currently enrolled in the 4K program do not need to re-register for 5K. Please contact Stacy Morton at 485-4438, ext. 7072, to schedule an appointment.
SF Pre-Kindergarten Registration Southern Fulton School District will be having pre-kindergarten registration on March 4 and 5. Anyone having children who will be 3 or 4 years old before September 1, 2010, should call the elementary school at 717-294-3400 to schedule an appointment.
Free Tax Help and E-Filing Free tax help and E-filing for taxpayers with low or middle income, any age, will be held at Fulton Theatre, behind F&M Bank, McConnellsburg, every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will prepare federal, state, local and rent and property tax rebates. Please bring all of the following: last year’s income tax returns, current year’s tax forms such as W-2s, 1099-Int., 1099-Div., 1099- B, 1099-R, social security, etc. Must have last year’s taxes to be able to E-file. No business or farms. Have 8 preparers who are certified by the IRS. Any questions call 717-987-3915. No parking on F&M Bank’s parking lot.
District Tree Sale Fulton County Conservation District is currently taking orders for its annual tree sale. A large variety of fruit, nut, ornamental and forestation trees are available. Also available are strawberries, blueberries, grapes and asparagus. Deadline for all orders is March 5, 2010. An order form can be obtained by calling 717-485-3547, ext. 116, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Profits from the tree seedling sale are used to support environmental education efforts within Fulton County.
Farmland Preservation Program Fulton County Conservation District will be accepting applications for the Farmland Preservation Program from February 1 to March 31. Landowners interested in the program must complete an application available at the Conservation District Office. All applicants are required to pay a $100, nonrefundable application fee at the time the application is submitted. All properties must meet the minimum eligibility requirements of the program to be considered for conservation easement purchase. For more information, contact Seleen Shives at 717-485-3547, ext. 121.