2010-08-12 / Community Bulletin Board



Camp Meeting Crystal Spring Camp Meeting will be held August 13-22. Evening evangelist services will be conducted nightly at 7:30 p.m. with Duane Jensen from the Hancock United Methodist Church. In addition, Holy Communion and memorial service overseen by Rev. Norman Huff will be held Tuesday, August 17, starting at 11 a.m. Information can be obtained the week of the camp meeting by calling 814-735-4918.

Back-To-School Prayer Night A back-to-school prayer night on August 24, 2010 at the Forbes Road High School auditorium. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be open to the public. All are welcome to come and begin the new school year with a blanket of prayer.

Fun Night Community family fun night will be held at Fairview United Methodist Church on North Hess Road, Harrisonville, Saturday, August 14, beginning at 4:00 p.m. There will be games and activities for children of ages (2-92). There will also be hot dogs, beverages and snacks. There is no charge for anything, so grab lawn chairs and come for an evening of free fun and fellowship.

Family Outdoor Movie The final movie of the summer will be “Letters To God” on Saturday, August 21. The hot dog roast will start at 6:00 p.m., followed by the movie. The movie will be shown in the pavilion but can be moved into the Fellowship Hall if needed. Bring your lawn chair. Popcorn will be served. This is all free to the public. Will be held at the St. Thomas United Methodist Church of St. Thomas. Info call 369-3409.

Concert Jason Burton will be in concert at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville, Pa., Sunday evening, August 15, at 6:30 p.m. Jason has been ministering in music for 10 years presenting the gospel in song first with his sister and now with his wife, Kristi. Jason has several top songs to his credit and has performed with many top artists. Their music is a mix of folk, pop, Celtic, and even a hint of country. Jason plays acoustic guitar and sings lead. Kristi, also an accomplished musician, played violin in the Rapid City, S.D., symphony and now backs Jason in concert. The community is invited to join Pleasant Ridge congregation for the concert and refreshments and a time of fellowship following the concert. For more information, contact Pastor Dan Porterfield at 717-573-4586 or 485-3973.


MHS Fall Sports Practice McConnellsburg High School 2010 fall sports practice times for the week of August 16 to 20 are as follows: volleyball - varsity/JV (grades 9-12), Monday to Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in high school gym. Contact Coach Heidi Johnston at 816-1964 for more information; jr. high (grades 7 & 8), Monday, August 16, Wednesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 19, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Contact Coach Kathy Kendall at 377-3643 for more information. Boys soccer: varsity - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and Monday to Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the high school soccer field. Contact Anne Marie Hollinshead at 485-3951 for more information; coed jr. high soccer: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact Coach Bill Kendall at 372-0293. Girls soccer: varsity - Monday to Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the high school soccer field. Contact Coach Toby McGarvey at 485-4236 or 860-4527. This the beginning of mandatory practice. Athletes should have their signed and completed physical forms ready for their coaches on the first day of practice.

Flea Market The RW&BT Volunteer Fire Co. will be having a flea market at the company’s picnic grounds at Broad Top City on August 28 at 8:00 a.m. Crafts, baked goods, food vendors, etc. Spaces are $10 for all. Food vendors registration will be $50. For spaces call 814-632-2495 or 814-635-2848. All are welcome.

Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage Satuday, August 28, at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come to the smoke-free, air-conditioned facility and sahre their talent. Admission is free.

Block Party Rehoboth New Life will be hosting a community block party Saturday, September 4, starting at noon until 4 p.m. at Needmore Firehall. This is a totally free event to the public. The block party will feature a free yard sale, free food and drinks, free games, free moonbounce and giant rockwall/slide, free petting zoo, free cake walk and free live music featuring local worship bands. There will also be many giveaways, including girls and boys bikes, scooters, many gift certificates and donations from local businesses. RNL will also be receiving donations for the Needmore Fire Dept for the purchase of a thermal-imaging camera. Bring lawn chairs. For more info, call 717-496-7558, click on rnlministries.org or find us on FaceBook (Rehoboth New Life Ministries). Everyone is invited to attend.

Cruise-In A car cruise-in will be held Saturday, August 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Burnt Cabins Grist Mill. Dash plaques for the first 25 registrants. Food available at campground kitchen. More information may be obtained by calling 717-987-3244.

Bus Trip A Bus trip to Boyds Bear Country in Gettysburg to attend the 2010 BasketFest with Longaberger will be August 28. This is the sixth year for the BasketFest and basket weavers will be on site. The bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. from Giant. Tour planner is Deb Toothman and cost is $30, which includes bus, drink, snacks and games. Call for more details and to sign-up at 717-485-3718. Signup deadline is August 20. Benefits Fulton County Library Reading Program.

Restoring Honor Rally Trip Celebrate America by honoring our heroes, heritage & our future at the Restoring Honor Rally on Aug 28. Join us at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC for this nonpolitical, nonpartisan rally recognizing our 1st Amendment rights & honoring servicemen & women who fight to protect our freedom. Featuring Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Navy Seals. Proceeds donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Bus seats-$25 per person; payment in advance. First-come, first-served. Call 573- 4579 or 485-3496 or e-mail bright57us@yahoo.com.

Wellness Walk/Run Club The Fulton County Medical Center Wellness Walk/Run Club meets every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at Lions Club Park, McConnellsburg, for one-, threeand five-mile mapped run/walks. No membership fee. Call Allison Fraker for more details at 717-485-2870, ext. 6390.

Sight & Sound Trip McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a bus trip to the Sight & Sound Theatre to see “Joseph” on Saturday, September 11. The bus will leave the Presbyterian Church at 11:30 a.m. and be returning between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Cost is $100 for adults, $75 for teens (13-18 years), $50 for children (3-12 years). The cost includes transportation, a meal at Hershey Farms and ticket for the show. More information may be obtained by calling Jack Rhodes at 717-987-3464.

Tribute To Elvis Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a tribute to Elvis in concert by Jeff Krick at Forbes Road High School Auditorium on September 18. Food stand opens at 5:00 p.m. and meet Jeff from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at door. For tickets, call 717-987-3783, 717-987-3210 or 814-259-9918 or send self-addressed envelope with check or money order to HAVFCO, Jeff Krick Tickets, PO Box 537, Hustontown, PA 17229. Check Jeff out at jeffkrick.com.

Benefit Concert Chris Woodward and Shin Diggin benefit concert for Mason Dixon Chapter Hunters Helping Kids at the Longhorn Salon and Dance Hall Shippensburg August 21, 2010. Doors open at 6.00 p.m. All proceeds go to Hunters Helping Kids. Tickets are $5 a person. Games, raffles and drawing will be available and kids can sign up for hunts. For tickets, call 717-485-5529 or 717-404-4833. No Alcohol allowed.

SF Volleyball Schedule Southern Fulton volleyball schedule is as follows: conditioning (optional) for grades 7-12 at SFHS, Monday, August 9, through Friday, August 13. Practice for grades 9-12 will be held Monday, August 16, and Wednesday, August 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; and Tuesday, August 17, and Thursday, August 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Practices for grades 7-8 at SF Elementary will be held Monday, August 16, thru Friday, August 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., except Thursday, August 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling Mrs. Dickerhoff at 294-6866.

Golf Tournament The Chamber of Commerce will hold its 14th annual golf tournament on Friday, August 20, at Great Cove Golf Course. Price of $65 per golfer includes greens and cart fees, meal with beverages, snacks and gift bag. Scramble format, may make up own teams with only one player with 9 handicap or less. For entry form contact Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, 201 Lincoln Way West, Suite 101, McConnellsburg. Phone 485-4064 to pick up entry at Great Cove Golf Course Pro Shop.

Trap Shoots Trap shoot practice will be held every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Pistol and Rifle Club. The third Sunday of each month will be a 100-target shoot starting at noon.

Fulton House Museum Display The Fulton County Historical Society has a display of old kitchen utensils and local needlework at the Fulton House on temporary loan. Summer hours are every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with additional hours by request. The exhibit is free and includes the society’s permanent museum collection plus books, shirts and other items available for purchase.


Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet Tuesday, August 24, at Knobsville United Methodist Church at noon. Bring items to donate for a silent auction to support the club’s community service projects. New members welcome. More information may be obtained by calling Joyce Tucker at 717-485-4789.

COPE Meeting COPE’s Parent Support Group will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, August 12, at the Head Start building. The topic will be “Getting Ready For Back To School.” For more information or directions, call Shay at 717-485-4417 or Kenny at 717-485-5038.

Scout Meeting Boy Scouts of America Troop 43 meets every Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in McConnellsburg. It is open to all boys 11-18 years of age. Monetary donations and help will be accepted. More information may be obtained by contacting the Scoutmaster Martin Seylar at 717-485-4093.

Conservation Board Meetings Fulton County Conservation District Board of Directors monthly meetings for 2010 will be held on the following dates and times: August 12, 7:30 p.m.; September 9, 7:30 p.m.; October 14, 7:30 p.m.; November 11, 10:30 a.m.; and December 9, 10:30 a.m. The budget and finance, personnel and programs and services committees meet one-half hour prior to the regular board meeting. All district meetings are held in the Conservation District board room located at 216 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, unless otherwise noted.


Ice Cream Social/Parade An ice cream social will be held August 14 at Needmore Firehall. Music will be by Night Drive. Food, games, fire trucks and lots of fun. Parade begins at 7:00 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling 717- 573-2821.

Food/Yard Sale A food and yard sale will be held at Clear Ridge Community Building September 2 and 3 at 8:00 a.m. Served will be soup, sandwiches and pies.

Center Festival Center United Methodist Church will be having its final festival Saturday, August 28, at 4:00 p.m. The church is located one-half mile off Rt. 655 on Dublin Mills Road. Turkey or ham dinners will be served with choice of fixings. Other goodies will be available, such as sandwiches, soup, cake, pie and homemade ice cream. All are welcome.

Chicken BBQ Needmore Fire Co. is having a chicken barbecue on Sunday, August 22, at 11:00 a.m. Menu will be half a chicken, baked beans, applesauce, cake and roll.

School Picnic A “I’m Not Going Back To School Picnic” for all former school employees will be held Wednesday, August 25, at 11:30a.m., at the Lions Club pavilion in McConnellsburg. More information may be obtained by calling 485-3628.

Pig Roast A pig roast will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church August 28. Everyone is welcome. Bring family and a covered dish. The roast pig, drinks and other amenities will be provided. Seating is available, however, feel free to bring lawn chairs. There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be taken for the musicians. Music by The Silver Creek Band will be at 4:00 p.m., roast pig supper at 5:00 p.m. and music at 6:00 p.m. The church is located at 226 Ebenezer Church Road, Needmore. More information may be obtained by calling 717-573-2616.

Festival Siloam United Methodist Church will hold a festival August 21, at 4:00 p.m. Served will be sandwiches, soup, pie, homemade ice cream. The Country Christians will provide the music. The church is located south of Harrisonville on Rt. 655. All are welcome.

Festival Whips Cove Church, Moss Road, Warfordsburg, will be having its annual festival Saturday, August 14, starting at 5:00 p.m. Hot dogs, steamers, fresh made soup, french fries, homemade pies, cake walks, variety of games and, of course, homemade ice cream. Music for the evening will be the New Connection.

Festival Laurel Ridge Church will hold a festival Saturday, August 14, starting at 5:00 p.m., at Big Cove Tannery. Homemade soups, ice cream, sandwiches, soda and baked goods will be available. Entertainment and activities for the children will be provided. Everyone is invited for a night of fellowship and good food. Held rain or shine.

Ice Cream Festival Fairview United Methodist Church will hold an ice cream festival September 11. The church is located four miles north of Hustontown on North Hess Road. Homemade ice cream, soups, sandwiches, french fries and desserts will be for sale. The festivals will begin at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Free Meal A free meal will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, North Third Street, McConnellsburg, the second Tuesday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in for fellowship and good food.

Angel Food Ministry Sign-up for Angel Food Ministry will be at the Fulton County Catholic Mission on Thursday, August 12, from 1-5 p.m. On Saturday, August 14, at the Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church, from 9:30-11 a.m. If you would like a menu or more information, call 485-5917.

Grandma Ann’s Peach Pie Sale The Saint Stephen Family Life Committee is sponsoring a Grandma Ann’s peach pie sale on Saturday, August 14. Pies will be available after 9 a.m. The cost of the pies are plain crust $7.50, crumb toping $8.00. To place an order, call 485-5917.


Invasive Plant Workshop The Invasive Plant Management Field Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, August 28, at 844 Oakleaf Road, McConnellsburg. The program is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $15 per person and includes refreshments and handout materials. Preregistration for this workshop is required prior to Friday, August 20, 2010. For registration or additional information, contact Penn State Cooperative Extension at 717-485-4111 or FultonExt@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early.

Carwash A carwash will be held at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church Faith Center Saturday, August 14, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Donations only accepted.

Forbes Road Back-To-School Orientation Forbes Road School District will be holding a back-to-school orientation for students starting K-4, kindergarten, first grade, seventh grade and new enrollees at the high school. Orientation at both buildings is set for Monday, August 23, starting at 6:30 p.m. The elementary orientation will end at 8 p.m., and the high school’s event will conclude at 7:30 p.m.

Forbes Road Open House Forbes Road School District is holding an open house for students and parents on Thursday, September 23, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Students enrolled in K-4 through 12th grade are encouraged to attend.

Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church Photos Wanted Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church is seeking old photographs of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church and/or activities that took place in the churchyard to copy for display at the Friends’ Oct. 2, 2010, worship service at the church. The 2 p.m. service will celebrate the brick church building’s 175th anniversary. All photos will be returned and should be submitted to the Friends by Sept. 1, 2010. Contact Lindsay R. Mellott, Friends secretary, at 717-573-4221 for details.

SF Pre-Kindergarten Registration Southern Fulton School district has a few openings in the pre-kindergarten program for the 2010-11 school year. If you have children who will be 3 or 4 years old before September 1, 2010, please call the elementary at 717-294-3400 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

School Supplies Fulton Catholic Mission will be collecting school supplies for students who attend the schools in Fulton County. The public drop-off areas are Fulton County Catholic Mission, Save-a-Lot, Snyder’s Insurance Agency, Dott Store in Warfordsburg, Keller’s Country Store, Hustontown and Park Station in Fort Littleton. Further information may be obtained by calling Sister Margie at 485-5917. The mission will have available free school supplies on Monday, August 23, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at the social hall of St. Stephen Catholic Church in McConnellsburg.


Pittman Reunion The Pittman reunion will be held Sunday, August 22, at 1:00 p.m., behind Tuscarora Senior Center, Route 75 south, Mercersburg. Those attending should bring one hot and one cold dish, drinks and an item for the sale. Utensils will be supplied. Call Vonnie at 328-5483 or 496-7155.

Kelso Reunion The Kelso family reunion will be held August 15 at Hustontown Firehall. Bring a covered dish and place settings and have lunch with relatives at 12:30 p.m. A donation will be collected to cover rent.

Fix Reunion The annual Fix reunion will be held Sunday, August 15, at the American Legion picnic grounds. Plans are to eat at 12:30 p.m. Bring items for a white elephant sale.

Green Hill Reunion Everyone affiliated with the Green Hill School and guests are invited to attend a reunion on Saturday, August 14. Social hour will be held at 5:30 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30 p.m. at Sideling Hill Christian Church fellowship hall, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, four miles south of Route 30. Make reservations by calling Betty Ramsey at 485-4930, Ralph Swope at 573-4145 or Curtis Nunn at 264-2410. Deadline for reservations with remittance of $12 each is August 7, 2010, to Sally Gress, 13465 Sipes Mill Road, Harrisonville, PA 17228.

Hendershot Reunion The annual Hendershot reunion will be held Sunday, August 22, at Buck Valley Park. Games for children. Lunch will begin about 1:15 p.m. All are welcome.

Stahle Reunion The annual Stahle reunion will be held Sunday, August 15, at Buck Valley Park. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m.

MHS Class Reunion McConnellsburg Class of 1980 will be having their 30th class reunion on August 21, 2010, at Great Cove Golf Course. For more information contact Becky (Buterbaugh) Souders at 717-485-5791 or Susie (Souders) Mellott at 717-573-2237.

SF Class Reunion Southern Fulton High School Class of 1960 will hold their reunion at the Presbyterian Church Faith Center in Warfordsburg, August 28. Gathering will be at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m., followed by a short program. For dinner reservations, contact Dotti Layton Akers at 814-784-5551.

Knepper/Shaver Reunion The 51st Knepper/Shaver families reunion will be held Saturday, August 21. The reunion will start at 11:00 a.m. with a ride on the East Broad Top Railroad for those interested at Rock Hill, followed by a covered dish lunch at Center Church Community building at approximately 1:00 p.m. Bring a favorite covered-dish or two. All descendants are expected and welcome. Games and fellowship for all.

Shoemaker Reunion The sixth annual family reunion of the descendants of the late Jacob Shoemaker and Goldie (Weller) Shoemaker will be held Sat., August 14, 2010, at Camp Harding in Pectonville, Md., at the pavilion on the left. Social hour is from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Dinner at 1 p.m. Those attending should bring a hot or cold dish and dessert. Chicken, table settings and drinks will be provided. Call 301-678- 6867 or 717-294-3880 for more information.


Bingo Bingo will be held at Buck Valley Park August 14. The kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. and bingo will be at 6:00 p.m., along with 50/50 games.

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