2010-09-23 / Community Bulletin Board




Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church Anniversary Service The Friends of Tonoloway will observe the 175th anniversary of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church’s brick church building at their annual fall service set for October 3 at 2 p.m. The order of service will include an inspirational message by Rev. Roger Truax, pastor at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren and treasurer of the Friends organization; special music by the Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute Choir; and congregational hymns. Tonoloway Church memorabilia will be displayed and refreshments are planned following the service. All are invited. Organized in 1745, Tonoloway is Fulton County’s oldest church and the 10th oldest Baptist church in the U.S. The church is located in southern Fulton County on state Route 655 two miles north of Hancock, Md.

Revival Revival services will be held at New Grenada Church of God September 26 to October 2, at 7:00 p.m. The speaker will e Pastor Lew button. there will be special music nightly. Rally Day services will be held September 6 at 10:00 a.m. with New Life For Girls.

Special Singing Caleb Myers will be singing at Humble Beginning Independent Church Sunday, September 26, during the 11:00 a.m. morning worship service. The church is located at 170 Horseshoe Drive, Warfordsburg, next to Bumper To Bumper. All are welcome.

Conference Broadcast For The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints The 180th semiannual general conference of the church will convene in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3, 2010. Messages of inspiration and guidance will be delivered by the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other general authorities and general officers of the church. Session broadcasts may be viewed each day noon to 2:00 pm and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested in learning more about our faith is welcome to enjoy the conference broadcast at the Ward building. Usual Sunday morning meetings on October 3 will not be held. More information may be obtained by calling 301-991-7928.

Healing Services My Father’s House Ministry will hold special healing services with Rex Burgher September 26, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Ladies Retreat A ladies retreat, “One Day With The King,” will be held at Fort Littleton Bible Church, September 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call to register at 987-4404.


Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage on Saturdays, September 25 and October 16, at 6:00 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and share talents or just come and enjoy the talent of others. Admission is free.

Teen Night Teen night will be held at the Fulton County Library Friday, September 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please use the community room entrance.

Horseshoe Tournament Eagles Aerie 4274 will hold a horseshoe tournament Saturday, September 25, at 10:00 a.m., at Anderson Grove picnic grounds, Rt. 475 north, 1/4 mile north of Maddensville. Prizes for first, second and third place. Chicken barbecue and food and beverages available. $20 entry fee per team with 100% payout. Sign up at Eagles or call 717-485-0155.

MHS Homecoming! McConnellsburg High School is having its second annual homecoming on Friday, October 8. It will start off with a junior high soccer game starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by a varsity boys soccer game at 7:15 p.m. The soccer teams will be playing Fannett-Metal, and MHS would like to invite everyone and anyone who graduated from MHS to come and cheer on the Spartans! Shortly after the soccer games, there will be a dance held on the soccer field and everyone is invited. It will be a wonderful time to socialize with old friends and maybe even dance! So please, come and join us on Friday, October 8, to cheer on our team and have a good time.

Cove Mills Harvest Reunion Cove Mills Harvet reunion will be held September 25 and 26. Demos of threshing grain, baling straw, crushing stone, sawing lumber, making rope and more. Steam engines, antique, restored and unrestored tractors featuring MM, hit-and-miss engines, old-time machinery, and antique horse drawn hearse. Tractor parade, pony cart ride, kids pedal pull and kiddy train ride. Southern Fulton FFA will be serving breakfast on Saturday. Apple butter boil, cider making, food vendors, flea market, arts and crafts. Bluegrass, gospel and country music on Saturday afternoon and evening. Join on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for an old-time church service under the tent with Kenny Johnson. The show starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Bring a chair and enjoy this exciting and growing show. Sponsored by Cove Mills Old Time Farm Machinery Assoc. The show grounds are located at Warfordsburg, at Wilkins Farm and Home Supply, Route 484 west. For info call 717 294 6184 or e-mail my8mmauser@yahoo.com

X Card Shoot X card shoots every Friday night starting until November 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fulton County Rifle & Pistol Club. Lots of fun and great prizes.

Bus Trip There will be a bus trip to Atlantic City October 9, with proceeds benefitting Shade Gap Fire Co. More information may be obtained by calling 814-259-3734.

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.


Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet Tuesday, September 28, at noon, at Cowans Gap Park for the annual picnic. Please bring a food dish for a potluck lunch and items for Chinese bingo. New members are welcome.

Soccer Booster Meeting McConnellsburg Junior High and varsity boys soccer boosters meeting will be held at Lincoln Way Pizza Sunday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Change Needmore vol Fire Co. and Relief Association’s monthly meeting scheduled for October 7 has been changed to Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Historical Society Meeting For one long week in 1966, local rescuers searched for high school teenager Peggy Ann Bradnick, hidden in the mountains around Fulton County by her kidnapper, “Bicycle Pete.” All are invited to hear her personal story in the McConnellsburg High School auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14. Sponsored by the Fulton County Historical Society, the meeting is open to the public free of charge, but an offering will be lifted to cover costs. For more information, contact Monica at 717-485-4454 weekdays or Historical Society President Dick Miller at 485-3412 evenings.

Animal Welfare Meeting Animal welfare follow-up organizational meeting will be held Thursday, September 30, at 6:30 p.m., in the conference room on the lower level of the Services for Children building, 219 North Second Street, red brick building north of the commissioners’ office building. Enter the building around the lower alley side.

COPE Meeting COPE’s Support Parent Group will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7, at the Head Start building. The topic will be “Home Rewards for Preschoolers.” For more information or directions, please call Shay at 717-485- 4417 or Kenny at 717-485-5038.


MHS Class Reunion McConnellsburg Class of 2000 will hold a reunion Saturday, October 16, at Great Cove Golf Course, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Cost is $25/person. More information may be obtained by calling Joni Dunkle at 485- 5188.

Keefer-Weller Reunion The 17th annual Keefer-Weller reunion will be held Saturday, September 25, at Camp Harding County Park in Pectonville, Md. Social hour will start at noon, followed by a potluck lunch at 1:00 p.m. Please bring a hot or cold covered dish and a dessert. Awards will be given for best main dish as well as the best dessert and drawing for door prizes also. More information may be obtained by calling Patty Morris at 301-678-6277 or Lesa Exline at 717-328-3750.

DeShong Reunion The Harry N. and Arishia DeShong reunion will be held at Fairview Church Community Building September 26. Lunch will be at 1:00 p.m.

SF 1980 Classmates Info Needed Looking for SFHS Class of 1980 members for a 30th reunion to be held October 2. If you have not received information in the mail, we cannot find you. Contact ASAP at sfhsclassof1980@yahoo.com or on the class facebook page – SFHS (spelled out) Class of 1980, or call Jackie Younker @ 301-991-6768.

Hustontown/FR Alumni Banquet Hustontown/Forbes Road Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, October 2, at Hustontown Firehall. The doors will open at 4:00 p.m. to come early and visit with friends before the meal is served at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $9 per person. Send checks payable to Hustontown/ Forbes Road Alumni Assoc. to Sarah Shaw, P.O. Box 446, Hustontown, PA 17229. Reservations need to be made by September 19. Please put the date of graduation on your check. More information may be obtained by calling Sarah at 717-987-3327.


Free Community Meal A free community meal will be held on Saturday, October 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Knobsville United Methodist Church, Waterfall Road, in honor and in memory of John Bivens and Gladys Kendall. The menu will be turkey, mashed potatoes, filling, gravy, mixed vegetables, relish tray, rolls and dessert. Everyone is invited to attend.

Food Auction Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a food auction Thursday, October 14, at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. There will be a new vendor with merchandise to be auctioned off.

Chicken BBQ Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a chicken barbecue Sunday, September 26, at 11:00 a.m. Menu will include half a chicken, baked beans, applesauce, cake and roll.

Pancake Supper An all-you-can-eat pancake supper will be held at Bedford Chapel Church on Rt. 643, 4570 Flickerville Road, Warfordsburg, Saturday, October 9, from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Menu includes pancakes, buckwheat cakes, sausage, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice. Everyone welcome.

Chicken BBQ Centerview Cemetery Association will hold a chicken barbecue at Center Community Building September 25. Serving from noon to 1:30 p.m. Menu will be half a chicken, baked beans, applesauce, roll, dessert and drink. Eatin or takeouts available. All proceeds go to the maintenance of the Center Cemetery. The community building is located off Rt. 655 between Forbes Road School and Waterfall on the Dublin Mills road, first left. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Centerview Cemetery Assoc., may do so to Centerview Cemetery Association, Curtis Raker, Treasurer, 839 Blacks Mt. Rd., Waterfall, PA 16689.

Free Meal There will be no free meal at St. Paul Lutheran Church, North Third Street, McConnellsburg, for the month of October.


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.

Veterans Affairs Closed The Veterans Affairs Office will not be open September 22. It will be open as usual September 29.

Computer Classes Free computer classes will be held at the Fulton County Library Thursday, September 30. Computer Basics from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Internet Basics from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and Internet Safety from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call the library at 717-485-5327 to register.

Autism Awareness Fair An Autism Awareness Fair will be held September 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at NHS Human Services Autism School, 2593 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Hourly speakers beginning at 10:00 a.m. Games, food, entertainment beginning at noon. More information may be obtained by calling 263-4313, ext. 1783.

55-Alive Driving Class The classroom refresher course for 55-Alive/Mature driving will be offered at Warfordsburg Senior Center September 28 and 29. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to noon and two days of classes are required. Preregister, either in person or by mailing the check payable to AARP for $14 (per person nonmember) or $12 (per person AARP member) to the Warfordsburg Senior Center, 209 Long Hollow Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267. Graduates of the class, age 55 and over, will be eligible for the three-year auto insurance discounts. If you plan on staying for lunch, following the class, please be sure to let Cindy know at 294-6020 one day in advance or when registering. There are no tests involved.

Horse Owners’ Course “Things are Changing” is the title of an exciting horse owners’ two-day short course being offered by Penn State Cooperative Extension offices in Mif- flin and Juniata counties and the Penn State Extension Equine Natural Working Group. It will be held on Saturdays, October 9 and 23, 2010, at the Penn State Learning Center- Lewistown from 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. each day. Deadline for registration is Friday, October 1, 2010. There is a $40 registration fee per person, which includes lunch each day, a soil test kit and an information resource notebook. To receive additional information or to register call the Mifflin County Extension Office at 717-248-9618, Juniata County Extension Office at 717- 436-7744 or visit the Mifflin Extension Website at www.mifflin.extension.psu.edu or the Juniata Extension at www.juniata.extension.psu.edu You can also find information on Facebook by searching for Mifflin County Cooperative Extension or Juniata County Cooperative Extension.

Attention Newlyweds To Be Free bridal information packages are available from Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism. Stop at any of our local florists or our office at 201 Lincoln Way West, Suite 101 to pick up packets during office hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, call 717-485-4064 or email info@fultoncountypa.com.

Carwash/Car Seat Safety Check A carwash is being sponsored by the Fulton County Juvenile Probation Office on Saturday, September 25, beginning at 9 a.m. at Great Cove Auto, McConnellsburg. All donations are accepted and greatly appreciated. All money raised will be donated to the Safe Kids Network for the purchase of car seats. In addition, Safe Kids will be offering infant and child car seat safety checks until the event concludes at noon.

Democratic Dinner The Democratic dinner will be held October 2, at 6:30 p.m., at McConnellsburg Firehall. Tickets will be available at the door or from committee members.

Scrap Drive A scrap drive will be held to benefit the Fulton County Community Christian School (FCCCS). Bring automobiles, farm machinery, appliances, etc., to Winfield Salvage Co. (WSC). WSC will pay FCCCS for your scrap metals. FCCCS will provide documentation for tax records. This is a great way to recycle and help out the school. Pickup is available for large items. More information may be obtained by calling Joyce at 301-730-0955.

VFW Election The annual election of officers of the Fulton Overseas Veterans Association will take place at the regular monthly meeting on October 7, 2010.

Mum, Pumpkin, Gourd Sale Saint Stephen Family Life Committee is sponsoring a mum, pumpkin and gourd sale on the church grounds. Cost of the mums is $4.50. The cost of pumpkins are $6.50, $5 and $2.25. Cost of gourds are large 2 for $2; and small 4 for $1.

Free Clothing Free clothing and a small variety of new coats will be available at Saint Stephen Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 28, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Further information may be obtained by calling 485-5917.

Soap-Making Class The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is hosting a soap making class on Tuesday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m., at the church located in the Penn’s Village Shopping Center by the drug store. Anyone interested in attending please contact 717-977-8082.


Bloodmobile The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at Fulton County Medical Center, Wednesday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call Valerie Centi at 717- 485-6145, ext. 2, to schedule an appointment.


Buck Valley Bingo Bingo will be held at the Buck Valley Park September 24. Kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. and bingo will be at 6:00 p.m., along with 50/50 games.


FFFF Food Stand Center United Methodist Church will hold a food stand in the Grange Hall in Waterfall beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 16. Available will be baked goods, sandwiches, drinks and apple dumplings. Proceeds for the day will go to the Centerview Cemetery Association.

Breakfast Buffet Cito United Methodist Church will be serving a breakfast buffet on Saturday, October 16, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at Cito Fellowship Hall, 3746 Cito Road, Mc- Connellsburg. The buffet-style breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, chipped beef gravy, toast, orange juice and coffee. No charge. Donations accepted.

Turkey Supper A turkey supper will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third Street, McConnellsburg, October 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Menu will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, peas and carrots, applesauce, rolls, butter, desserts, coffee, punch and water. Carryouts available at rear entrance.

FFFF Fashion Show Time to get your outfit at Second Time Around in Waterfall for the spectacular annual Fashion Show held each year at the Fulton Fall Folk Festival in Waterfall. This year it will be held at Knepper’s Feed Mill porch Saturday, October 16, at 1:30 p.m. Hours at Second Time are Tuesday and Thursday, noon until 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2:00 p.m.

FFFF Vendors Anyone interested in setting up a vendor tale at the Waterfall Fall Festival on Saturday, October 16, please contact either 814-685-3236 or 814-685-3911. There is no charge for setting up. No yard sale tables and no duplications of food vendors.

FFFF At HAFCO Activities at Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. for the festival weekend are: roast beef dinner - Friday, October 15 at 5:00 p.m.; homemade slippery potpie (ham, beef or chicken) - Saturday, October 16 at 11:00 a.m.; all-youcan eat chicken barbecue - Saturday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m.; open stage - Saturday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m.; all-you-caneat smorgasbord - Sunday, October 17 at 11:00 a.m. More details later.

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