2010-07-08 / Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

By Kay McGarvey

Birthday wishes to Hannah McGarvey, 12 on July 9. Belated wishes to Bill Cunningham, 80 on June 26; Tally Harmon, July 1; Robert Strait, July 8; Earl Barnhart, July 3; Violet Witter, July 2; Deb Welsh and Jenna Horton, July 13; Cory Gress, July 13; Dick Ray and Paul Gress, July 12; Betty Rhodes and Dave Welsh, July 14; Selena Strait, 18 on July 11; Fred Lynch and Earl Carbaugh, July 12.

The descendants of Morrow and Cleonie Kendall held their annual reunion on June 27 at Lions Club Park.

The Fulton County Society of Farm Women held its picnic on July 4 for members and families at James Buchanan’s Birthplace in Cove Gap.

The annual bluegrass music festival was held on June 26 at the Dale Garland farm in southern Fulton area. Three different bands performed.

Visiting with Lloyd and Hannelore Hann were daughter Carman and granddaughter Alexis of Belleville, Ill.

George Reeder of Florida visited recently with friends and relatives in this area.

Visiting with Emma Bivens last week were her daughter, Evelyn, and husband Van of Outer Banks, N.C., and daughter Delores of Lancaster. Evelyn attended her 1951 class reunion held on June 26 at Fulton County Community Christian School.

Elfriede Parson recently had surgery in Fulton County Medical Center and is now at home recuperating.

Visiting with Bill and Janet Geyer last week were her brother, Richard, and wife Joan of Summerdale, Ala.

Sympathy goes out to the family of H.P. “Skip” Kies, who passed away last week.

Siena Ciancia of California visited with her grandparents, Barry and Judy Shafer, for two weeks. Her grandfather is accompanying her home by plane.

Guy and Wanda Truax and other relatives and friends attended the wedding of their granddaughter, ShaDawn, and Nathan Tucker in Mifflinburg on Saturday. ShaDawn is the daughter of former county residents Frank and Jody Heidler.

Quotable quotes: “If you learn by defeat, you haven’t lost.”

It happened this week: the Liberty Bell rang for the first time from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) in 1776.

Country shortcuts: Next time you get a coupon for something you buy often, attach it to the box or bottle with a rubber band. When you run out the coupon will be waiting for you.

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