2012-05-10 / Community Bulletin Board



Damascus Cemetery Assoc. will celebrate its 76th Memorial Day services Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. Pastor Duane Jensen and the Praise team of Hancock United Methodist Church will provide the message and special music. Lunch will be served in the social room of the church at noon. The trustees of Damascus hope to have the church handicapped accessible by this time. All are welcome.

Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery Association will hold its annual memorial service Sunday, May 20, at Fulton County’s oldest church located on Route 655 just a few miles north of Hancock. Pastor Frank Pilcher of Westview Baptist Church in Martinsburg, W.Va., will speak at the 3 p.m. service. Special music will be performed by the New Crossroads Gospel Quartet. Members of this group have toured the east coast of the U.S. from Maine to Florida as members of various gospel groups in the past. Their music is traditional and southern gospel style. Services at this historic church are held twice yearly, this memorial service in May and a fall service by Friends of Tonoloway on the first Sunday in October. Refreshments will be served following the service.


Musical A community musical “Children of Eden” will be presented Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19 at Cito United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Church is located at 3746 Cito Road, McConnellsburg.

Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute Choir will be at Knobsville Church of the Brethren May 13, at 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be lifted for the c hoir. The church is located just off Rt. 522, about five miles north of McConnellsburg at 221 Knobsville Road. More information may be obtained by calling the Elliotts at 717-987-3935.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located in Penn’s Village Shopping Center, will hold a family home evening May 28, at 6 p.m.

Concert Steve Hess and Southern Salvation from

Tenn., will be in concert Sunday, May 20, at 6 p.m.,

Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville. This nationally known group features baritone vocalist and pianist Steve Hess (nephew of Gospel Music Hall of Famer Jake Hess), lead vocalist Stephen Hoell and native Fulton Countian tenor Chad Riley. This trio has shared the stage with numerous of today’s prominent Southern gospel artists nationwide. Together they have dedicated their talent and lives to presenting the gospel through music. Pleasant Ridge is located at 5806 Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrisonville. A freewill offering will be taken. For additional information call Pastor Dan at 717-485-3973 or 717-816-3707.

Spring revival services will be held May 11- 13, at 7 p.m., at Jerusalem Christian Church, Church Road, Warforsburg. Guest speaker will be Rev. Bill Davis and include special music nightly. All are welcome.


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.

Cove Valley Youth Camp will hold a family fun fest Sunday, May 20. A kids carnival and petting zoo will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Cove Valley Cup from 4 p.m .to 5:30 p.m.; trading post from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; VeggieTales movie at 6 p.m.; and fishing derby from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A cookout will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The camp is located at 5357 Little Cove Road, Mercersburg. More information may be obtained by calling 717-328-3055.

Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage Saturday, May 26 at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is invited to come and share talent or just come and enjoy the talent of others.

Two students of voice teacher Richard Overcash will present musical selections at a recital Friday, May18, at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church auditorium, 3845 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle. Hannah Ott and Katelynn Mellott will perform selections. All are welcome and admission is free.

Hershey track and field local meet will be held Saturday, May 12, starting at 4 p.m. at Mc- Connellsburg High School track. This free meet is open to all boys and girls 9-14. All contestants can compete in a total of 3 events (2 running and one field, standing broad jump or softball throw), or two field and one running. Any questions call Kathy Kendall at 485-0221 or 377-3643.

May 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine. The event, sponsored by Trinity United Church of Christ, Fort Loudon, will be moved from the community grounds to the pavilion behind the church at 13189 Main Street. Food stand will open at 8 a.m. for breakfast. Sandwiches, soups, drinks and baked goods will be sold. Chicken barbecue will be available at 11:30 a.m. Food can be carried out or enjoyed in the paviion or the church social room. Yard sale items from church members will also be sold. More information may be obtained by calling 369-2169.

The McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association will sponsor an old-fashion free card party at the alumni building in McConnellsburg Saturday, May 19, 2012 starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring a covered dish to be shared by all. Any questions please call Kathy Kendall at 485-0221 or 377-3643.

Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church will hold a community yard/craft sale Saturday, May 26, from 8 to 3 p.m. Spaces are available for $15. Call 294-6258 to reserve a space.

Mic night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center May 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 pm. Food and drink will be available. Donation is a $1. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call 717-294-6020.

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.

The 22nd annual Strawberry Festival is on schedule for Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9. Activities begin at 10 a.m. each day. Good food and fellowship each day. Friday noontime will feature the live music of “Old Friends,” and also after the firemen’s parade. Saturdday morning kicks off with the 5K Strawberry Stampede run/walk at 8:30 a.m. At noon Saturday, the McConnellsburg Fire Co. will sponsor a parade. Also featured will be a Beautiful Baby and Toddler contest, strawberry recipe contest, strawberry capping contest, window decorating contest and strawberry coloring contest for kindergarten and first graders. Applications are available at 485-4064 or www.fultoncountypa.com.

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.


Applications are available to enter the 2012 peach pie baking contest. It will be held during the peach festival on August 18 at the community grounds in Fort Loudon. To receive an application or more information, e-mail stpaulsparsonage@embarqmail.com or send a request to Pie Baking Contest, c/o Corinna Rotz, P.O. Box 343, Fort Loudon, PA. 17224.The festival is sponsored by Trinity United Church of Christ, Fort Loudon.

The American Red Cross will be holding recertifications for lifeguards May 12 and May 19 at James Buchanan High School Pool in Mercersburg starting at 9 a.m. Any questions or register please call Kathy 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.

Free individual computer classes at the Fulton County Library Thursday, May17. Please call the library to register for a time slot with Coyle Free Library reference librarian. Pick your own topic.

A rabies clinic will be held at Butterfly Gardens on Cito Road, Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 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. Barbecues, hot dogs, drinks and baked goods for sale along with funnel cakes, themed-basket raffle, T-shirts and kettle corn.

Master Gardeners from Penn State Fulton County Extension are dedicated volunteers to help with all gardening questions. They are available throughout the week. A Master Gardener will be available in the office ot provide immediate help to the public on gardening, managing pests, diseases, fertilize and man other horitculture questions on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Please call 717-485- 4111 or stop in the office at 216 North Second Street, Mc- Connellsburg.

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.

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 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.


Mason-Dixon Chapter of Hunters Helping Kids will hold its annual banquet May 19, at Hustontown Firehall. There will be a live and silent auction and small games of chance. All proceeds are tax deductible. All proceeds go to taking kids hunting and education in the outdoors. Presale tickets are $15 for adults, $20 for couples, children 6-12, $8; and under 6 are free or at the door for $20 adults and $25 couple. For tickets call 717-485-5529. Have a business or organization set up a table. Call for space is limited.

The Historical Society will hold its annual spring tea at the Fulton House Saturday, May 12, at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available from Monica at the treasurer’s office. Cost is adults $9 and children $4.50.

A free meal will be served May 15 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 7404 Lincoln Highway, Harrisonville. Served will be pasta, salad, beverage and dessert from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

An ice cream social will be held Saturday, June 2, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cito Fellowship Hall, 3746 Cito Road, McConnellsbur. Served will be homemade ice cream and pie, along with some enjoyable music. All are welcome.

Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a chicken barbecue Sunday, May 20, at 11 a.m. Menu includes half a chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, cake and roll.

Ham dinners and bean soup will be served May 26, at 11 a.m., at Clear Ridge Community building. Also available will be sandwiches, pies and ice cream.

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a bake sale in the main lobby of the Medical Center Friday, May 11 at 9 a.m.

A spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday, May 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Faith Center. For more information call 717-294-3028. Donations will be taken and proceeds benefit outreach activities.

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.

Festival St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, will festival June 16, at 4 p.m. Menu includes homemade cream, soups, pies and cakes, barbecue, hamburger and hot dogs. Entertainment provided by the County Classics band from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The church is located five miles south of McConnellsburg on Route 522.

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.

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.


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.

A basket bingo will be held Sunday, May 20, at Needmore Firehall, sponsored by Needmore Fire Co. ladies auxiliary. Doors open at 1 p.m., a light lunch at 2 p.m. and games start at 3 p.m. King Tut jars, special games and tip jars. $25 per ticket which includes meal and a pack of specials. Reserve in advance and get an extra free pack of specials. More information and reservations may be obtained by calling 717- 573-4528 or 717-573-4599.

A basket bingo will be held to benefit Glycogen Storage Disease research Sunday, May 20, at the alumni buildling. Cost is $20 per ticket. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m. Baskets are filled. Raffles, King Tut, door prizes and auction items including a Mark Twain Noe print “Little Washday Helper,” autographed items of Tony Hawk, Jeff Gordon, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Kellie Pickler. Food stand available. Call 485-5027 or 485-4185 for tickets or more information.


Fulton County Quilt Club will meet Saturday, May 19, in the community room of Community Staet Bank, located on Fulton Drive in McConnellsburg. The club will be adding sashing to quilt blocks, putting the quilt together and machine quilting a quilt. Anyone interested in learning how to construct a quilt is invited to atend.

North End Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, at the home of Dorothy Mellott, 248 Locust Drive, McConnellsburg. Bring one or more plants to exchange. New members and visitors are welcome. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-5736.

Knobsville Singles will meet Monday, May 14, at 9 a.m. at K’s Place.

VFW/FOVA meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, immediately following the board of directors meeting.

Fulton County Sportmen’s League will hold its annual open house and fishing rodeo for children 12 and younger at the trout nursery Sunday, May 20. Fishing will start at noon and the drawing for the spring raffle will be at 3 p.m. The food stand will have a variety of foods available including roast pork sandwiches, bean soup, hamburgers and hot dogs.

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 the Scoutmaster Martin Seylar at 717-485-4093.

Fulton County Sportsmen’s League will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the stone house at the trout nursery May 18.


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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