2012-04-05 / Community Bulletin Board

THIS ‘N THAT

VFW Election

The annual election of officers of VFW Post 655 will be held at the next regular meeting April 5 at 1 p.m. at the club.

Awards Night

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism invites all to attend a celebration of excellence and distinction awards night Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m., at McConnellsburg Firehall. Join in to celebrate 60 years of service to Fulton County. Also recognized will be past board members and award recipients Richard “Dick” Miller, Brenda Gordon and Pete Hall. RSVP by April 13 to 717-485-4064 or e-mail info@fultoncountypa.com.

Cove Creek Cleanup

Fulton County Library Teen Advisory Board and Fulton County Conservation District will be doing a cleanup of Cove Creek on Sunday, May 20, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested in assisting with the event should meet at Clevenger’s Beverage Connection in McConnellsburg.

Child Custody Workship

Fulton County Center for Families will hold a child custody workshop April 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The program is the first in a series of sessions designed to bring information about topics that interest or affect you. Join in as local attorneys explain the basics of child custody and how the system works. Limited childcare available upon request. To register or for more information, please contact 717-485-5038, Ext. 215, or at kwalker@fccfamilies.

Food Program

Fulton County Food Basket will present Commodity Supplemental Food Program for the elderly over the age of 60 April 25, at Community State Bank Community Room, 415 Fulton Drive, McConnellsburg, at 10 a.m. Sherri Lynn wil have an informative presentation how to enroll and what benefits are offered to consumers. Additional information may be obtained by calling Crystal Paylor at 717-485-0200.

Cemetery Cleanup Day

Siloam Church Cemetery Committee has scheduled a cleanup day for Saturday, April 8, beginning at 9 a.m. Please come and help.

Christian School Registration

Fulton County Community Christian School in Needmore is accepting enrollments for the 2012–2013 school year. Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 1–12 are open. Tuition rates are competitive and scholarship applications are being accepted. Planned visiting days are Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10 and 11, and Wednesday and Thursday, April 25 and 26. For more information, please call 717-573-4400, drop by 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on those days or call for an appointment if these days are inconvenient.

Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser

Forbes Road Class of 2014 is having a flamingo flocking fundraiser from April 13 to May 13. For those who have never heard about this fundraiser here is a little insight. The students will pick yards to be “flocked.” This means that they will put a flock of flamingos in someone’s yard. Then those people will pay $15 to remove the flock. You also have the option to flock someone else’s yard for $10. If you don’t want to be flocked at all, there is a fee for $20 pre-insurance that needs to be turned in to the school or a classmate by April 11. This fundraiser is all in fun and is not meant to be malicious. More information may be obtained by calling 717-552-3517.

Living History On Haiti

All are invited to “Living History At The Library On Haiti,” Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m. Learn how people in Fulton County are helping the people of Haiti. “Living History At The Library” is designed to show what people are doing or have done to help others. It is hoped to have regular programs.

Fulton County Farm Service Office Closures

Due to limited staffing, Fulton County FSA office, located in McConnellsburg, will be closed on the following dates: April 6; April 20; May 4; May 18; June 1; June 15; June 29. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Fulton County office at 717-485-3231, Ext. 2; the Franklin County Office at 717-264-8074, Ext. 2; or Don Delp, district director, at 717-645-6065.

Book Club

Fulton County Center for Families will hold a book club every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2p.m. at Bedford/ Fulton Head Start building in McConnellsburg. It is open to the public and offers free childcare and mileage reimbursement. For more information or questions, please contact Emily or Tiea at 717-485-5038.

DCNR ATV Training Course

The DCNR ATV youth train- ing course will be held April 14, at 2 p.m., at Wells Tannery riding area in Buchanan State Forest, Route 915, Wells Tannery. More information may be obtained by calling Denny Mann at 717-532-6439.

Garden Program Sign-up

Each spring Fulton County Food Basket sponsors the community gardening program providing garden plots, seeds, fertilizer and plants with the assistance of other local businesses and organizations to those who are interested in growing their own produce. Participants grow food for themselves and have been known to donate the excess back to the Food Basket. To participate in the program call 717-485-5688.

SF Clothing Sale

Southern Fulton High School is having its annual spring clothing and school spirit item sale. Items include, but are not limited, to shorts, hoodies, T-shirts and hats. Two new items this year include SF alumni shirts and reusable plastic cups with straws. Orders are due to Angela G. Adams, with payment, by May 2. Please contact Angela at 814-735-4029 or aadams@sfsd.k12.pa.us for an order form and/or additional information.

AARP-TCE Free Tax Help

Free tax help and e-filing for taxpayers with low or middle income of any age, not just elderly, will be available at Fulton Theatre, McConnellsburg, every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until April 11. Volunteers will prepare federal, state, local and rent and property tax rebate. Must have last year’s taxes to be able to e-file. No business or farms. Have 10 preparers who are certified by the IRS. Any questions, please call 717-987-3915. No parking on F&M Bank parking lot.

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