Bluegrass Festival The second annual bluegrass festival will be held June 19 at the Artemas Community Park, located behind the American Legion on Big Creek Road, 12 miles south of Clearville. Food and entertainment at 3:00 p.m.; horsehoe pitching contest at 3:00 p.m.; homerun derby at 5:00 p.m.; Revised Edition at 6:00 p.m. and 4-wheeler raffle at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Artemas Youth Baseball League.
Basketball Camp A basketball camp for girls entering seventh grade through 12th grade in the fall will be held June 15-18 at McConnellsburg High School. Instruction will be by Frostburg State University coach Jody Pepple. Camp will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily with a one-hour break for lunch. Cost is $80, payable to McConnellsburg Girls Basketball on the first day of camp. All campers should bring a packed lunch and be dressed ready to play. All campers will receive a basketball.
Open Stage Hustontown Fire Co. will hold a open stage Saturday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. Airconditioned an smoke-free. Everyone is welcome to share their talent. Free admission.
Car Show A car show will be held at Traveler’s Complex between Everett and Breezewood, Sunday, June 13. Trophies and awards will be given out. More information may be obtained by calling 652-2935.
Carwash Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a carwash with a craft and bake sale at Great Cove Autos (Thomas’) on Saturday, June 26 at 9:00 a.m.
Open House Open house will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center Friday, June 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Free food, fun and entertainment. Danish and coffee 9:00 a.m .to noon; hor d’oeuvres from noon to 6:00 p.m.; social meal with live music from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and demonstrations and special speakers throughout the day. All are welcome. More information may be obtained by calling 294-6020.
Bus Trip A bus trip is planned for August 10 by the North End Garden Club to Shalom Rodef Biblical Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh. See and learn about plants used in the ancient Near East and Israel. All are welcome. A $25 deposit by June 30. More information may be obtained by calling Sheila at 573-2905. For more information about the gardens, visit www.biblicalgardenpittsburgh.org.
Bus Trip American Celebrations bus to the Longaberger Homestead will be Saturday, June 26. Leaving from the Mc- Connellsburg Firehall at 6:00 a.m. Arrival at home approximately 11:00 p.m. Trip cost is $80 which includes roundtrip transportation, breakfast on the bus, snacks and drinks on the bus, movies, games and fun. Very exclusive baskets to be given away on the bus. Special events at the Homestead. Anyone bringing five guests gets a special prize. Trip benefits the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Building Fund. Please call Deb Toothman at 717-485-3718 to reserve seats.
Softball Fun & Food BiValley is sponsoring an open field on Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring girls in grades 1-4 for an afternoon of softball fun, games and lunch. This is a great way to introduce girls to softball without the team commitment. Any questions, call Michelle Eichelberger at 717- 372-5922.
Strawberry Festival The 20th annual Strawberry Festival is on schedule for Friday and Saturday, June 11 and June 12. Activities begin at 10:00 a.m. each day. Good food and fellowship each day. Friday noontime will feature the live country Western gospel music of “The Country Cousins” in the parking lot of the old Fulton County Medical Center. Friday night presents the religious music of “The Country Christians” beginning at 6:00 p.m., plus the annual Talent Contest. The popular Hot Dog Eating Contest is on tap for Saturday at 12 noon, followed by the new Baby & Toddler Contest. Vendor spaces are still available. Check the chamber Web site for an application or stop into the chamber office or phone 485- 4064.
Hunter-Trapper Course The Fulton County Hunter/Trapper Education Course will be offered June 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and June 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Pistol and Rifle Club. Bring a bag lunch on Saturday. This is the second of three traditional courses for the county. For general information only contact the South Central Region at 814-643-1831. Pre-registration is required at www.pgc.state.pa.us and click on Hunter Education.
Bluegrass Music Bluegrass At The Old Home Place will be held Saturday, June 26, at 5:00 p.m. Free admission, no drugs or alcohol permitted, bring a lawn chair and bug spray, rough camping available. Concessions will be sold. Located at the Dale Garland farm. For directions or more information, call 717-573-2310. Featured will be Guilford Station, Bluegrass Gospel Band, The Back Creek Valley Boys, and The New Connection Bluegrass Band.
Art Camp Power of the Dot Art Camp will be held at Forbes Road High School June 17 and June 24 and 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students in grades 4-10 will create works of art centered around the dot. Some of the projects will include Aboriginal dot paintings known as “Dreamings,” pierced plaques, impressionist dot paintings and a dot mural. Eligible participants are 20 students in grades 4-6 (June 17 only); 20 students in grades 7-10 (June 24 and 25). Grade levels apply to the next school year. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $15 for twoday member campers or $18 for nonmembers; and $8 for one-day member or $10 for nonmembers. Participants should bring a hammer and a bagged lunch. Registration and payment must be received by June 15. Members include residents of Ayr, Dublin, Licking Creek, Taylor, Thompson, Todd townships and the borough of McConnellsburg. All other residents in- and out-of-county are considered nonmembers. Contact Fulton County Parks & Recreation Director Brandon Mellott at 240-217-5661 for more information or at bmmellott@ gmail.com.
Softball Camp A softball camp will be held June 14-16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Camp will be free to all girls ages 7-14 playing on any BiValley girls softball team ($30 for others). Camp concludes with a bus trip to Shippensburg Univeristy to watch the 2010 PIAA softball championship games on June 18. More information may be obtained by calling 717-372-5922 or on the Web at http://sites.google.com/site/bivalleygirlssoftball/
Spring Fling A spring fling will be held Saturday, June 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church in Shade Gap, located one mile north of Sunny Ridge Station on old Rt. 522. Spaces are available for the flea market, crafts and bake sale. More information may be obtained by calling 814-259-3900.
Youth Day Mason Dixon Chapter of Hunters Helping Kids will be having its annual youth day on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the Fulton Country Pistol And Rifle Range. Registration will began at 8:30 a.m. and activities start at 9:00 a.m. A light breakfast will be served along with lunch. Children will be taught crossbow, 22 clay pigeons, as well as PSP and many more to be announced. Needmore Fire Co. will be there as there will be a mock tree stand accident. At the end of the day, children will do a small essay on what they learned and what they want to see more in the future. To register, please call Bonnie at 717-485-5529 or 717-404-4833 any time. Seating is filling fast. All children from ages 6-16 are welcome. Parents are encouraged to stay.
Football/Cheerleading Registration Youth football and cheerleading registration for Fulton County Cowboys for ages 5-12 will be held Sunday, June 27 and July 18, at the American Legion in McConnellsburg from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling Hollie at 717-658-3563 or Damon at 301-573-1139.
Golf Tournament The Fulton County Community Christian School will host the Ninth Annual Forrest R. Mellott Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Great Cove Golf Course, McConnellsburg, Pa. This tournament will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start beginning at 8:00 a.m. Top prize for the tournament is $1,000. For information, contact Great Cove Golf Course at 717-485-4157; Dan Gordon at 717-573-4434; or FCCCS a 717-573-4400.