2010-04-29 / Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

By Karen Grissinger

Birthday wishes to Justin Park, Jen Heaster, Amanda Steach, Barb Frehn, A.J. Souders, Tammy Anderson, Angela Centi, April Grissinger, Richelle Grissinger and Caleigh Clark.

Anniversary wishes to Jim and Eunice Hawbaker, Marlin and Arlene Martin, and Dickie and Pam Glenn.

Happy belated birthday wishes to Esther Grissinger, who celebrated her 80th birthday on Sunday, April 18, with family and friends.

Get well wishes to Larry Houck, Carol Jenakovich, Huldah Streightiff, Sonny Cutshall, Althea Stains, Dick and Jessie Rhoades, Lois Stevens and Mary Mort.

Tim and Shirley Henry were in Lancaster last weekend for a show at the “Sight and Sound” Theatre.

Terri Grissinger and Shannon Secrist attended the Blue and White game on Saturday in Penn State.

Dusty and Lucy Ramsey from Franklinville, N.Y, visited with Tom and Mamie Streightiff and Jen Ramsey last weekend. On Sunday, Tim Streightiff traveled home from Washington, D.C., to visit with Tom and Mamie Streightiff and Kenny and Kristi Watkins.

Last weekend, Gordon and Donna Locke and Ruth Grissinger attended a birthday party for Cameron Locke at the home of Adam and Amanda Locke for his 11th birthday.

Mushrooms have been hard to find this spring in most places. Last weekend, for the first time ever in hunting mushrooms, I found myself in a hood with gloves on to keep warm. But surprisingly, despite the cold, I actually found a few of each color: black, brown, gray and white.

Bobby Madden, son Bobby Madden and grandson Damon of Pittsburgh visited with Buzz and Bea Covert last Saturday while doing some fishing in our local streams. Also enjoying the fishing season opener were Andy, Tasha, Shaine and Kean Goshorn.

Tammy Grissinger visited with Buzz and Bea Covert on Monday evening.

Roger and Pat Ramsey took in the sights at the Carlisle Auto Show this weekend.

Three Springs Fire Co. will be holding a turkey and ham dinner on Sunday, May 2, beginning at 11 a.m.

Rumor has it that George Harper is on the mend and able to be on the road again. We wish him a continued recovery after his recent shoulder surgery.

Curt and Amy Patterson recently traveled to Bob Jones University in South Carolina to visit with their daughter, Hilary Patterson. While there, they attended her senior voice recital. Hilary performed seven solo pieces of music and her proud parents said she gave a beautiful performance. Also attending were Sean Patterson, Charlotte Hodge, Dorothy and Eric Patterson, Denny and Karen Long, and Dave, Sue and Cory Hearn.

Amy Patterson was visited on Wednesday by some wishful mushroom hunters from Fort Loudon looking for directions to Locke’s Valley Road. They must have been chasing those great tales of mushrooms found here in good ole Huntingdon County.

Visiting this past week with Steve and Karen Grissinger and family were Mike Pintozzi, Henry Lovett, Dusty and Heath Hilbert, Dan Jenakovich, Nora Grissinger, Tom and Mamie Streightiff, Chuck Streightiff and Travis Madden.

Congratulations to Kenny and Nancy Bivens on their 25th wedding anniversary celebration. Attending the event were Steve and Karen Grissinger, Lyle and Thelma Reed, Dave and Jen Harry, and Chris, Julie and Anna Young. Little Miss Anna, who is not quite two, was the life of the party with her dancing antics.

Five-dollar raffle tickets are available for a drawing the week of June 15 based on the straight evening daily lottery number to benefit Angel Wings. Contact Ruth Grissinger at 814-447-3617 if you are interested in helping to sell or purchase tickets. Angel Wings is a group of volunteers in a nonprofit organization helping to fill needs of many folks in our area.

The Angel Wings organization will host a Community Mother’s Day lunch at the Orbisonia Lions Club building on Mother’s Day from >11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal will be served family style. Reservations to Ruth Grissinger for parties of four or more are suggested. There will be door prizes, raffle tickets and mother’s appreciation gift. All proceeds benefit those who are helped by Angel Wings.

There will be gospel music on Friday, April 30, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Orbisonia UMC Outreach Center.

The Relay For Life team will be hosting a community “spaghetti luncheon” on Sunday, May 2, at the Orbisonia UMC Outreach Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spring Rally Day Roundup will be held at Immanuel Bible Church on Sunday, May 2, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Come dressed in your Western wear for an outside barbecue style meal.

Don’t forget Mother’s Day is approaching and will arrive on Sunday, May 9.

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