2012-04-26 / Community Bulletin Board



Revival Revival services will be held May 3, 4 and 5, at

Independent Bible Church, Stoneybreak Road, Warfordsburg. Speaker will be Pastor William Swope. Music will be held May 4 and 5 by the Old Fashion Gospel Singers.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located in Penn’s Village Shopping Center, will hold a family home evening Monday, April 30, at 6 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling 485-1119.

Contemporary worship services at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be held Sunday, May 6, at 11 a.m. It will be an informal service with love modern music and children’s message. Nursery provided. The church is located at 228 N. Second Street in McConnellsburg. Call 717- 485-5554 or visit www.uccmccbg.weekly.com for more information.

Come celebrate the blessing of young people May 6, at 9 a.m., April 29, at Dublin Mills Community Church. Explore the diverse contrast between “The Wise Man” and “The Fool’s Man” utilizing drama, singing, ventriloquism, a musical saw and Bible teaching. Each young person will be recognized with a gift and a picnic on the grounds. More information may be obtained by calling 814-685-3910.

Treasured Trials Ministries with Kerby and Kelli Campbell will hold services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Dublin Mills Community Church. Are the storms in your life weighing you down? Brother Campbell suffers from a physical condition that causes severe pain daily with no medical care. Utilizing personal experience, he wants to help you give God honor through your trials and realize they are treasures from God. More information may be obtained by calling 814- 685-3910.

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.


A free old-fashioned card party will be held at McConnellsburg Alumni Building Saturday, April 28, starting at 6 p.m. Please bring a covered dish to be enjoyed by all. A variety of card games will be played. Contact 485-0221 or 377-3643 for more information.

Hustontown Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. Kitchen will open at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Backcountry Bad Boys team presents Night Of The Opry with Chris Woodward and Shindiggin along with Zack Miller May 12 at the American Legion, Mc- Connellsburg. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cash bar starts at 6:30 p.m and concert starts at 7 p.m. Small games of chances and dancing. All ticket sales go to Relay For Life. Price is $10 per person or $15 at the door. More information may be obtained by calling Bonnie at 717-485-5529.

A poker run will be held Saturday, May 12. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and ride begins at noon. Preregister by April 28 - single rider is $15; couple is $25; after April 28 - single rider is $20; and couple is $30. Departs McConnellsburg High School parking lot at noon stopping at Lake View Bar and Grill, Hot Point Inn, Mountain House and ending at Legion picnic grounds. All proceeds support Sarah Hollinshead’s educational trip overseas. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-3951 or annem1@pa.net.

Knobsville United Methodist Church, Waterfall Road, will hold an indoor game day Sunday, May 20, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite board game or card game and participate in this day of fun and fellowship. Hot dogs, pizza and beverages will be served. Contact Nova Boyer at 485-3539 for more information.

Pony League is open for anyone who is 13-14 years of age as of April 30, 2012. Traveling team, but all home games are played at McConnellsburg Lions Club Park. Planning on tournament participation throughout the season. Pick up a registration form and waiver at middle/high school office and return by March 23 to Steve “Gup” Truax or Garry Miller. Cost is $30 at time of registration. Fee includes shirt and hat. Checks payable to Fulton County Pony Baseball. More information may be obtained by calling Steve at 717-404-0054 or Garry at 717-552-1222.

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

The private piano students of Cathy Richards will perform in a piano recital at the United Methodist Church in McConnellsburg Friday, April 27. The recital is at 7 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.

McConnellsburg Elementary School will present its elementary spring concert Wednesday, May 9. The concert begins at 7 p.m .and will be held in the high school auditorium. The concert will showcase the fourth- and fifthgrade band students as well as the fifth grade chorus. The groups are under the direction of Cathy Richards and Amy Conner. The concert is free to attend, however, donations are greatly appreciated.

Love’s Clost turns one. Everyone is invited to an anniversary celebration with games, prizes, food and more Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 117 West Market Street, in the alley behind McConnellsburg UMC. Clothing, shoes, household items, cleaning supplies, oiletries, toys and more absolutely free. Ribbon cutting will be held at 9 a.m.

McConnellsburg Senior Center activities for the month of May are as follows: nickel bingo, 9:30 a.m. - May 2, 4, 7, 9, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 24; Altoona Logan Valley Mall and lunch at Hoss’s, 8 a.m. - May 3; blood pressure screening, 11 a.m. - May 3; couch potato exercises, 11 a.m. - May 3, 17, 24 and 31; yard sale - May 10 and 11; nutrition class for seniors, 10 a.m. - May 15; Belleville Trip, 7 a.m. - May 16; Bedford shopping, 8 a.m. - May 24; dime bingo, 9:30 a.m. - May 30. Closed May 28.

Teen night will be held at Fulton County Library Friday, April 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free and all teens are welcome. Wii, board games, craft, movies, books and music available. Enter through community room door.

The fifth annual Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism spring fever golf tournament will be held Friday, April 27, at Great Cove Golf Club. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Entry deadline is April 20. For more information, contact 717-485-4064.

Fulton County Parks and Recreation will sponsor a family friendly hike Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. Meet at the Oregon Camp parking area, Rt. 30 west to Rt. 915 north to Oregon Road. DCNR’s Shawn Lynn will guide the approximately two-mile, two-hour hike over relatively flat terrain. The hike will feature the history of the CCC Camp, old turnpike tunnel, railroad bed and arch. Water provided. Questions or for more information, call 485-6767, Ext. 205, or 717-377-5882.

Great Cove Golf Course & Recreation Club will offer American Red Cross swimming lessons. The following sessions will be offered during the 2012 summer season: session #1 – June 18-29; session #2 – July 9-20th; session #3 – July 30 – Aug. 10. To register call Kathy J. Kendall at 485- 0221 or 377-3643.


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. Meet at Clevenger’s Beverage Connection in Mc- Connellsburg.

May 1 at 3 p.m. is the deadline to apply for the John and Merle Keefer Scholarship and the Preceptor Gamma Pi Scholarship. If planning on further education in business, teaching or the arts, don’t pass up these scholarships. Turn in as soon as possible.

A rabies clinic will be held at Butterfly Gardens on Cito Road, Saturday, May 19, from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 per dog or cat, sponsored by Friends of Better Days Animal League, Fulton County. Please call 717-987-3774 to preregister by May 9.

Anyone wanting to become a pesticide applicator, private or commercial, there will be an exam given on May 16, at 8:30 a.m., in McConnellsburg High School FFA room. This exam will be monitored by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Penn State Extension Office in McConnellsburg, 717-485-4111, and ask for Greg. Registration deadline is May 9.

McConnellsburg Senior Center, 100 Woodside Drive (off Cito Road), will hold a yard sale inside the building May 10 ad 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are being accepted prior to May 10 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Forbes Road Class of 2014 is having a flamingo flocking fundraiser from April 13 to May 13. 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. More information may be obtained by calling 717- 552-3517.

Pleasant Grove Christian Church, will hold its seventh annuals spring auction May 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lawn mower races will be held at 5 p.m. and yard sale begins at 9 a.m. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day.

Due to limited staffing, Fulton County FSA office, located in McConnellsburg, will be closed on the following dates: 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.

Video tapes of the 1936, 1950, 1961 and 1986 celebrations and parades have been transferred to DVDs as a fundraiser for the jail renovation by the Fulton County Historical Society. The two-disc set has nearly 3-1/2 hours of viewing time of these historical treasures. They can be obtained locally at the treasurer’s office and the library for $20 or by mail add $2.50 for postage. Send to PO Box 115, Mc- Connellsburg, PA 17233.


Spring fling will be held at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church April 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., starting with a potato and salad bar, followed by a town auction at 6 p.m. outside the church. All are welcome to attend and enjoy the fellowship.

Fairview United Methodist Church will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday, May 19, beginning at 4 p.m. The church is located four miles north of Hustontown on North Hess Road. Dinners will include half a barbecue chicken, baked beans, applesauce, dinner roll, cake, coffee, iced team, punch or lemonade. Eat in or takeouts. All are welcome.

Three Springs Historical Society will have its annual dinner Saturday, May 5, at Three Springs Firehall at 6 p.m. Dr. Jonathan Burns will be the speaker. He will present the latest finding of the Penn State Archeological Field Study at Fort Shirley in Shirleysburg. Reservations can be made by calling 814-448-3890 or 814-448- 3764. Cost is $10 donation.

St. Paul Lutheran Church at 220 North Third Street, McConnellsburg, will serve a free meal the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come and enjoy good food and fellowship.


Community Wellness/Silver Sneakers/Prime will be held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center cardiopulmonary rehab gym. The cost is based on insurance. Call Kim or Patti at 717-485-6149 to see if insurance provider is accepted. Community Wellness is $40/month/person or $70/month/couple.

Reaching Wellness yoga classes will be held for all ages every Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., at Community State Bank. Call for cost and to register at 717-485- 4492.

Reaching Wellness Zumba fitness class will be held for all ages every Friday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mc- Connellsburg Alumni & Friends building. More information may be obtained by calling 717-253-7599 or at jtanonsilver@comcast.net.

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.

The McConnellsburg Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. every week at the alumni building basement, McConnellsburg.

Free blood pressure screenings will be given at the following locations: 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 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Warfordsburg Senior Center the third Wednesday of every month from 11 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.

Fulton County Nutrition Awareness Program and SADD present the Magic of Nutrition Wednesday, May 2, in McConnellsburg High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Monetary donations or donations of canned goods will be accepted to benefit the Fulton County Food Basket. The Magic of Nutrition teaches the importance of good nutrition and staying active using magic and illusion to create an educational and unforgettable learning experience.

Reaching Wellness Zumba classes will be held for all ages Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at Celebrations Unlimited. Call for cost and register at 814-259-3667.


A basket bingo will be held Saturday, April 28, at Breezewood Firehall to benefit Breezewood Lighthouse Assembly of God Church mission team travelling to Zimbabwe, Africa, to work at the Montgomery Heights Children’s Orphanage. Doors open at 3 p.m. and games start at 5 p.m. The cost is 420 for 24 games. All baskets will be filled. There will be raffles, King Tut and door prizes. There will also be homemade food for sale. Tickets can be purchased by caling 814-735-4550 or will be available at the door.

A basket bingo will be held to benefit Bi- Valley girls goftball fields Sunday, April 29, at the alumni building. Cost is $20. Pre-purchase ticket for extra specials card. Doors open at noon and games begin at 1:30 p.m. Lunch, snacks and drinks available for purchase. Contact 717-372-5922 or 717-372-6549 for tickets or information.

Pure Roman bingo with Chelsea Pittman will be held Saturday, May 12, at Needmore Fire Co. social hall. Doors and kitchen open at 5 p.m. Games start at 6 p.m. $25 covers 20 regular games and four specials. Reserve seats early by contacting 240-520-2062 and get extra pack of specials. Proceeds benefit NVFC EMS. Must be 18 or older to attend.

Great Cove Golf Course & Recreational Club will hold a pool benefit basket bingo Saturday, May 5, at McConnellsburg American Legion. Advance ticket purchase receives a bonus pack. Doors open at 11 a.m. and games start at 1 p.m.


Fulton County Society of Farm Women will meet May 5, at the Save-A-Lot at 8:30 a.m. The program will be breakfast and tour greenhouse in Spring Run.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 43 meets every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the VFW, 518 Lincoln Way East, 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 Scoutmaster Martin Seylar at 717-485-4093.

The annual business meeting of the directors and lot holders of Union Cemetery Co. will be held Tuesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Union Cemetery church. Anyone who is still one of the few lot holders who pays “annual lot care” payments of $5 per lot are now due. Please consider having perpetual care on the lot.

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

Pennsylvania Association of Retired StateEmployees(PARSE)hasa9a.m.breakfastmeetingon the second Wednesday of every month at McConnellsburg FOVA (VFW). If roads are snow-covered, meeting will be cancelled. All retired state employees and spouses are invited to attend. For additional information, call 717-294-3861.

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.

McConnellsburg High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20-year class reunion. Any classmates interested in participating or helping to plan, please e- mail 1992classMHS@gmail.com or call Julie Elvey Dovey at 717-485- 5923.

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