2010-10-14 / Community Bulletin Board



Clear Ridge Church Celebration Clear Ridge United Methodist Church is celebrating 150 years of serving God with an open house Saturday, October 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and special services on Sunday, October 17, at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend or stop by for a walk down memory lane.

Revival Revival services will be held October 28, 29, and 30, at 7:00 p.m., at Bedford Chapel Church, 4570 Flickerville Rd, Warfordsburg. Guest speakers will be evangelists Richard and Mary Fox. On Saturday October 30, Higher Ground will present bluegrass gospel music. All are welcome.

Fall Fest Youth Night Cito United Methodist Church is hosting an outdoor Fall Fest youth night, Saturday, October 30, starting at 6:00 p.m. Come join in for a fun-filled night of hot dogs and s’mores cooked around a bonfire, “Minute to Win it” games, outdoor showing of the “To Save A Life” movie and hayride. All outdoor activities are weather permitting; please bring blankets, lawn chairs and warm clothes. In case of rain, events will be held indoors. Win a prize by coming dressed as favorite Bible character. More information may be obtained by calling Lisa Daniels at 485-5090 or Hope Moore at 485-4050 or at www.citoumc.org.

Fall Revival Mountain View Baptist Church will be holdings fall mountain revival Sunday, October 17, through Friday, October 22. Bro. Gary Fox from Greencastle, Ind., will be preaching. Special music will be provided by Mountain View Baptist Church singers. Services will begin at 7:00 p.m. A nursery for children four years of age and younger will be provided. Mountain View is located at 12107 Walnut Point Road, Hagerstown. More information may be obtained by calling 301-582-1468 pr at www.mountainviewbaptist.com.

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.

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.


New York City Trip Modern Woodmen of America Camp 7948 is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City Saturday, December 4. The bus departs from McConnellsburg Courthouse at 6:00 a.m. A stop for breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and arrive in the city near Macy’s at approximately 11:30 a.m. Depart near Times Square area at 6:30 p.m. A stop will be made halfway home for supper. Estimated arrival back in Mc- Connellsburg is 12:15 a.m. Cost and a buffet breakfast is $50 per person. Please send money by November 19 to Rick Claar, PO Box 624, Bedford, PA 15522.

Dale Gordon Memorial Run/Walk The Dale Gordon Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held October 16 in Needmore. The proceeds will benefit Fulton County Community Christian School. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. in the square at Needmore. Entry fees are $20 if paid by October 13 and $25 if paid after October 13. Entry fees are nonrefundable. A free T-shirt will be given to all runners/ walkers at check-in. The race will be held rain or shine. The award ceremony will take place in the square in Needmore following the race. Medals will be awarded for first- and second-place winners in each category. For information or to register, call Bonnie Gordon at 717-573-2318. All donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be given for all donations for tax purposes.

Fall Harvest Party A fall harvest party will be held at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 23, at 4:00 p.m. Lots of activities for the kids, including a hayride, bonfire, etc.

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.

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.


Town Meeting On Thursday, October 21, Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. will hold a town hall meeting at Fulton County Medical Center Specialty Services Building, Second Floor of the Pearl Room, 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg, at 6:30 p.m. The senator will offer a brief legislative and budget update at the meeting, then answer questions.

Shooting Club Meeting Fulton County 4-H Shooting Club will hold a meeting on Thursday October 14, at 6 p.m. at the Fulton County Rifle and Pistol Club.

Farm Women To Meet Fulton County Society of Farm Women will be attending a tea to celebrate Farm Women’s Day, on Saturday, October 23, at 11:00 a.m., in Mercersburg. Meet at the Save-A-Lot parking lot at 10:15 a.m. to carpool. All members are encouraged to attend this fun fall activity.

Horse/Pony Club Meeting October starts the beginning of the 4-H year. The Horse & Pony Club will hold its first meeting October 23 at 6:30 p.m., at the Community State Bank. The club is looking for new members ages 8-19 as of January 1 and encourage all to join. Anyone wishing additional information please contact Michelle DeShong at 717-816- 3419 or the Extension Office at 717-485-4111.

Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet at noon Tuesday, October 26, at the home of Joy Anderson, 19816 Great Cove Road. New members are welcome. For information call club president Joyce Tucker at 717-485-4789.

Sportsmen’s League Meeting Fulton County Sportsmen’s League will met at 7:30 p.m. in the stone house at the trout nursery on October 17.

McConnellsburg AA Meetings The McConnellsburg Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. every week at the Alumni Building Basement, McConnellsburg.

REUNIONS FOOD & DINING 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.

Pancake Supper Whips Cove Church will hold a pancake supper Saturday, November 6, at 5:00 p.m. Served will be buttermilk pancakes, old-fashioned buckwheat cakes, eggs, pork puddin, sausage, ham, sausage gravy, coffee, hot chocolate and milk. Donations accepted and greatly appreciated. The church is located at 5044 Moss Road, Warfordsburg, two miles south of Town Hill Exit 156 on Route 643.

Turkey Dinner An all-you-can-eat turkey dinner will be held Sunday, October 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church along Route 522, south of Shade Gap, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is adults $8, children under 12 $4 and under 4 eat free. Takeout dinners are available for $8/person. All are welcome.

Chicken Barbecue Needmore Fire Co. will hold a chicken barbecue Sunday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m. Last barbecue of 2010. Menu will be half a chicken, baked potato, baked beans, roll and cake.

Election Day Spaghetti Dinner Saint Stephen Family Life Committee is sponsoring an Election Day spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, November 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Takeouts are available.

Ham & Oyster Supper Cove Valley Youth Camp will hold a ham and oyster supper October 23, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The all-you-can-eat meal will include fried and scalloped oysters, ham, baked corn, macaroni, green beans, homemade pies and cakes, applesauce and apple crisp.

Food Sale Mercersburg Mennonite Church will hold a baked potato and salad bar meal Friday, November 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The meal includes all-you-can-eat fresh veggies, baked potatoes with meat toppings, fresh breads, desserts and drinks. No charge, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds benefit youth group projects. The church is located on PA Route 16, two miles east of Mercersburg, and eight miles west of Greencastle.

Spaghetti Dinner An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday, October 23, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Buck Valley Christian Church, 2281 Harmonia Road, Warfordsburg. Served will be spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, fruit cup, desset and beverage. Cost is adults $5; children ages 5- 12, $3; and under 5 is free and a family meal for $20. Donations will benefit the Hagerstown Rescue Mission.

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

Republican Dinner Fulton County fall Republican dinner will be held Friday, October 22, beginning at 7 p.m., at Hustontown Firehall. Guest speaker will be Dick Stewart, chairman of the Republican Central Caucus. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Bonnie Mellott Keefer at 485- 3496 or Jackie Yates at 573-2571.


Make A Difference Day Help friends at the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Saturday, October 23, for Make A Difference Day, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Kindly Canines will be collecting monetary and product donations at the Wal- Marts on Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, and Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg. All checks should be made payable to CVAS. More information may be obtained by calling 717- 263-5791.

Book Signing Karen Ruckman, local cookbook author, will be signing her book “Celebrating Holidays Gluten-Free” on Saturday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Fulton County Library. Local author, Michael T. Henry will be signing copies of his book, “In the Devil’s Pocket” October 15 and 16 in conjunction with the library’s book sale.

Income Opportunities Conference For Ag Entrepreneurs at SFHS An income opportunities conference for ag entrepreneurs at Southern Fulton High School will be held November 13, at 8:30 a.m. This conference will feature an array of presentations on marketing, financial management and enterprise development. Afternoon sessions will feature three distinct tracks for “micro-farmers.” Track 1 will focus on edible soybeans, bio-mass crops and oil seed crops; Track 2 will focus on berry and green house production; and Track 3 on sheep, goats and small-scale livestock. The conference will be November 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m., with registration and a cost of $30 per person attending. Please call the Fulton County Cooperative Extension office at 717-485- 4111 to register by October 27.

Parent/Child Workshop Fulton County Library Family Place Parent/Child Workshop will be held Friday, October 15, at Needmore Branch Office of Tower Bank at 10:30 a.m. Special guest will be Bridget Martin, natural therapeutic specialist. Please call Linda Burton at 485-5327, ext. 207 for more information.

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 Saturday, October 23, 2010, at the Penn State Learning Center-Lewistown from 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. each day. 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.

Book Sale A book sale will be held at the Fulton County Library Friday, October 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All books just $2 per bag.

Free Clothing Free coats and clothing will be available at Saint Stephen Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 19, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Any questions, please call Sister Margie at 485-5917.


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 Per- ry Counties, PA” (reprint); “2008 Tonoloway, If Its Walls Could Talk” (new); “Long, Long Ago 1902-1907” includes visits to Mc- Connellsburg; 1890s Business Directory sheet of McConnellsburg; “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.

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.

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 McConnellsburg 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.

FFFF Food Sale Saint Stephen Catholic Church Family Life Committee will have available chicken corn, ham and bean, and vegetable soup, kielbasa sandwiches, meatball subs and hot dogs, coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate and soda on Saturday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the same time a bake sale will be held.

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.

Soup, Crafts, Bake Sale Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary will hold their soup, craft and bake sale Friday, October 15, at 9:00 a.m. at the Medical Center. Soup by the bowl or by the quart. Eat in or carryouts. Also order spring flower bulbs at that time. Please use the long-term care entrance.

Yard/Bake Sale A yard and bake sale will be at Knobsville Church of the Brethren, October 15 and 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Food/Crafts Sale Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a Fulton Fall Folk Festival food and crafts sale in the activities room of the Medical Center on Friday, October 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Homemade soups, sandwiches, pies and other baked goods will be served. Craft items will also be available.

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.; all-you-can-eat homemade slippery potpie (ham, beef or chicken) - Saturday, October 16, at 11:00 a.m.; chicken barbecue - Saturday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m.; open stage - Saturday, October 16, at 6:00 p.m.; all-youcan eat smorgasbord - Sunday, October 17, at 11:00 a.m. More details later.

Old-Fashioned Country Breakfast Fulton County Communited Christian School Boosters Club will serve an old-fashioned country breakfast Saturday, October 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham and sausage, sausage gravy, home fries, biscuits, dessert, juice and coffee. There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. FCCCS is located along Rt. 522 in Needmore. Additional information may be obtained by callng 717-573-4400.

Car Show A car show will be held Saturday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Needmore Bible Church, 6939 Great Cove Road, Needmore. Raindate is October 23. Open to all antiques, hot rods, customs, classics, trucks and motorcycles. Juding is at 2:00 p.m. and trophies will be awarded at 3:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit Fulton County Community Christian School. To register or for additional information, contact Joyce at 301-730-0955.


Wellness Program offered Lutheran Home Care & Hospice will give a health and wellness talk on Thursday, Novembe 18, at 10:00 a.m., at the Fleck Center at Luther Ridge Retirement Community, 2998 Luther Drive, Chambersburg. The program is free of charge and open to anyone in the community. No registration is required.

Free Flu Immunications The Area Agency on Aging and Fulton County Partnership Inc., through grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, are offering a free flu immunization clinic for Fulton County residents. Vaccines will be given on a first-come first-serve basis. Pneumococcal vaccines will also be offered. Locations are: October 18 at Warfordsburg Senior Center, 209 Long Hollow Road, Warfordsburg, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; October 18 at Hustontown Senior Center, 387 Cole Road, Hustontown, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and October 22 at McConnellsburg Senior Center, 100 Woodside Drive, McConnellsburg, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling 888-329- 2376.


Bingo Bingo will be held at Buck Valley Park October 16. The kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:00 p.m., along with 50/50 games.

Red Neck Basket Bingo SADD will hold a red neck basket bingo to save the old high school building Saturday, November 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. in the alumni community gym. Information or tickets may be obtained by calling Kathy Kendall at 485-0221 or 485- 4530, ext. 1002.

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