2010-09-30 / 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.

Special Services The Wissmann family will be in concert Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 p.m., at Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute, 7304 Lincoln Highway, Harrisonville. For additional information contact J. Mark and Joyce Horst at 717-360-1759.

Gospel Music Jamaican-born Veeda Moore Smalls will share the good news through gospel music at Robertsdale Church of God October 2, 3 and 4 at 7:00 p.m. nightly and also at 10:30 a.m. on October 3. Veeda lives in Sumter, S.C. and for 17 years worked as a professional counselor with the State Department of Mental Health; she now has her private practice, New Journey Counseling Services. Veeda’s music has been song before thousands in churches, at conventions, concerts, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, on radio and TV all across the United States. All are welcome.

Special Services Rehoboth New Life Church will hold special services with Dr. Jeremy and Niki Mays October 1-3. Services will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. The church is located at 8323 Great Cove Road in Needmore across from the firehall. Pastor Lowell Bard welcomes all to attend. More information may be obtained by calling 814-735-2544, rnlministries.org or on Facebook under Rehoboth New Life.

Special Singing Dublin Mills Community Church, 2700 Dublin Mills Road, Hustontown, has invited the Musical Merrills to equip families with biblical and practical skills to succeed in a changing society. The family plays 12 different instruments. Preaching, drama and personal involvement will be utilized to strengthen the home. The conference will be held Sunday thru Wednesday, October 17-20, at 7:00 p.m. nightly. Nursery provided. More information may be obtained by calling 814-685-3910.

Concert Come and join in for a concert with the Sharon Mennonite Church on Wednesday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m., at Dublin Mills Community Church. The church is located at 2700 Dublin Mills Road, Hustontown. Further information or directions may be obtained by calling 814-685-3910.

Youth Group All are invited to Pioneer Club/Youth group at Rock Hill Mennonite Church October 20, November 3 and 7, and December 1 and 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Pioneer Club is for ages preschool thru 11 and youth group is for ages 12 and up. More information may be obtained by calling 485-9074 for Pioneer club and 485-9498 for the youth group.

Harvest Revival Joanna Coe Herndon, daughter of legendary evangelist Jack Coe Sr., will be holding revival services on Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2, at 6:00 p.m. at Humble Beginning Church, 170 Horseshoe Drive (next to “Bumper to Bumper”) off Buck Valley Road, Warfordsburg. Joanna brings a life-changing message of salvation, hope, healing and restoration through faith in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The presence of the living God is encountered in every revival service and lives are radically transformed. For more information, please call 301-678-6953.

River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. Caring and compassionate Christian volunteers are available from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily to listen, pray with you and help to find solutions for the challenges you are facing. Help is just a phone call away. Call 717- 325-4200.

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.


Senior Center Activities McConnellsburg Senior Center activities for the week are as follows: nickel bingo, 10:00 a.m. - October 1, 4, 6, 8, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25 and 27; Mountain Gate and shopping, Waynesboro, 10:00 a.m. - October 7; blood pressure screening, 11:00 a.m. - October 7; closed October 11; Chambersburg shopping, 9:00 a.m. - October 14; nutrition/craft class, 1:00 p.m. - October 21; dime bingo, 10:00 a.m. - October 29.

Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage on Saturday, 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.

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.

Mic Night Mid night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center, 209 Long Hollow Road, Warfordsburg, October 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome. Food and drink will be available. More information may be obtained by calling 717-294-6020.

Line Dance Fulton County Line Dance Club will hold line dance sessions every Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of the month) beginning at 7:00 p.m. at VFW Post 655, Poplar Street, McConnellsburg. All are welcome. Come and learn some new steps. A $2 donation is appreciated.

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.


Knobsville Singles To Meet Knobsville Singles will meet Monday, October 11, at 9 a.m. at K’s Place.

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.

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: 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.

Chamber Meetings Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism members are welcome to join in for lunch at the monthly membership meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m., at the American Legion in McConnellsburg. A guest speaker will be featured at each meeting. Annual membership fee includes the cost of lunch for one person for the organization and a guest at an additional cost. No July and August meetings due to summer break.

Legion Meeting American Legion Post 561 active members regular meeting is the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Auxiliary members meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Members of both organizations are urged to attend.

PARSE Meeting Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE) has a 9:00 a.m. breakfast meeting on the second Wednesday of every month at McConnellsburg FOVA (VFW). All retired state employees and spouses are invited to attend. For additional information, call 485-4763.

Democratic Meetings The Fulton County Democratic Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Democratic Headquarters building at 123 South Second Street in McConnellsburg. Meetings are open to the public, light refreshments are provided and all are welcome. More information may be obtained by calling 485 3386.

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.

Medical Center Auxiliary Meeting Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary will meet Monday, October 4, at 10:00 a.m., in the activities room of the Medical Center.

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.

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.


Bake/Craft Sale Warfordsburg Senior Center will hold a bake/craft sale October 14 and 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. Soup will also be available for eat-in or takeout. More information may be obtained by calling 294-6020.

Spaghetti Dinner The McConnellsburg FFA will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on October 7 in the McConnellsburg High School cafeteria. Donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will be used to help fund the annual trip to the National FFA convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Carryout orders will be available at 3:30 p.m. and the doors will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you have any questions or would like to place a carryout order, please contact Mrs. Meyer at 717-485-3195, extension 1107.

Bean Soup Grace United Methodist Church, Three Springs, will hold its annual bean soup/gospel music festival Saturday, October 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the tabernacle. Music provided by the Aughwick Band and others. Come out and enjoy good food and good music.

Spaghetti Dinner A spaghetti dinner will be held October 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Orchard Ridge First Church of God, sponsored by the Women’s Ministries. A freewill offering will be accepted. For more information or directions, call 301- 678-5423.

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.

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.

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


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 Mifflin 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.

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.

Clear Ridge Methodist Church Anniversary Clear Ridge United Methodist Church is now making plans to celebrate its 150th year anniversary during the month of October 2010. Anyone who may have information, pictures or stories regarding local history of the church, surrounding community, stores or schools, please call 717-987-3266. It is hoped to develop a narrative history of the church and surrounding community of significant events over the past 150 years. The members are interested in families who have contributed to the community.

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.

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.

Vendor Space Need a place to have a yard sale during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival? Call Kathy Kendall at 485-0221 to reserve space outside McConnellsburg Alumni Community Building on the blacktop.

Peggy Bradnick Story Fulton County Historical Society will host Mrs. Peggy Bradnick Jackson at the McConnellsburg High School auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14. Hear her personal story and share memories. Free, with offering. Contact Dick Miller at 717-485-3412.

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.

Winegardner One-Room Schoolhouse Restored school open free at 409 South Madden Road, Hustontown, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, October 16-17. Contact Dick Newman at 814-685-3497.

Fulton County Historical Society Raffle Drawing Items available by raffle donation include: “1884 History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, PA” (reprint); “1846 History of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams and Perry Counties, PA” (reprint); “2008 Tonoloway, If Its Walls Could Talk” (new); “Long, Long Ago 1902-1907” includes visits to McConnellsburg; 1890s Business Directory sheet of Mc- Connellsburg; “Truax Impact” and “Mellotts of Fulton County from 1990s” programs presented at Tonoloway; “1907 Mining Stock in Arizona Territory and 1925 Bond of Butte, Montana.” Tickets $4 each or 3 for $10, with a drawing at the Fulton House at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, October 17.

Fulton House Museum Fulton House Museum will be open free throughout festival weekend with a display of Fulton County artifacts plus a loaned exhibit of needlework and vintage kitchen items displayed throughout five rooms. Visit the prominent 1793 limestone inn along Lincoln Way East in Mc- Connellsburg and purchase Historical Society publications, art prints, 1873 maps and more. Pick up house tour and raffle tickets here.

Log Cabin Food Fulton County Historical Society will sell homemade beef barley soup and other food in the log cabin behind the Fulton House over the noon hour Friday and Saturday, October 15-16. T-shirts, mugs, refrigerator magnets and craft items for sale will benefit the museum fund. Food donations welcomed, contact museum curator Edie Coleman, 814- 735-3039.

Fulton County Historical Society House Tour Visit four private homes open to guests by ticket only from 1:00 pm. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17. Homes will include the first brick house to be built in McConnellsburg by the town founder; a home built in 1946 with materials salvaged from an old limestone farmhouse demolished on Letterkenny property; a 10-room home built for Judge Peter Morton in 1900 with handmade bricks; and a remodeled farmhouse typical of those from the early 1900s in southern Fulton. A local antique car exhibition is a bonus for Saturday only, weather permitting. Pick up brochures describing the homes. Contact Summer Stiffler at 717-485-4772.

Chili Fest Return of the “Buck a Cup” Chili Fest. Once again the Fulton and Friends Democratic Club will be on Second Street with all kinds of chili – beef chili, chicken chili, venison chili, vegetarian chili, turkey chili and many more –you name it, we probably got it. Open from 9 a.m. until the chili runs out Saturday only, October 16. Also cornbread, coffee, hot chocolate and drinks. Stop by and meet Tom Conners, candidate for U. S. Congress.

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-you-caneat chicken barbecue - Saturday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m.; open stage - Saturday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m.; all-you-can-eat smorgasbord - Sunday, October 17 at 11:00 a.m. More details later.


McCbg. Bingo McConnellsburg Fire Co. will hold bingo every Monday and Friday of each week. Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. A basket bingo will be held the first Sunday of each month. Bingo starts at 1:00 p.m. and doors open at 11:00 a.m. Forty games and meal plus snacks for $25.

Bingo Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. holds bingo Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:45 p.m. at the firehall. The auxiliary holds bingo the first Saturday of every month starting at 6:45 p.m. at the firehall.


Nutrition Class Fulton County nutrition awareness classes are held at Warfordsburg Senior Center on the third Monday of every month. When the third Monday is a holiday, it is held the fourth Monday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. To register or sign up for lunch, call 717-294-6020.

McConnellsburg AA Meetings The McConnellsburg Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. every week at Lions Club Community building.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings Free blood pressure screenings will be given at the following locations: Home Care Office, 213 South Second Street, McConnellsburg, the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; McConnellsburg Senior Center the first Thursday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Hann’s Apartments the second Monday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Warfordsburg Senior Center the third Wednesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Hustontown Senior Center the third Thursday of every month from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Free HIV Testing Free, confidential HIV testing and counseling are available at the Fulton County State Health Center, Penn’s Village Shopping Center, McConnellsburg. Information or an appointment may be obtained by calling 485-5137.

Immunization Clinic Immunization clinic is held at the State Health Center in McConnellsburg on Thursdays. Call 485-5137 for information and appointment.

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