COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
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.
Summer Tent Revival Mountain View Baptist Church invites all to attend its summer tent revival from July 15-20. Service times are Sunday, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Monday through Friday, 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Special music by the Hoy Family from West Virginia. The church is located at 12107 Walnut Point Road, Hagerstown.
Bible School Cito United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 23-27 each evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This will be a fun-filled week of Bible lessons, crafts, music, games, food and fun. There will be classes for preschool through adult. For more information, please call the church office at 717-485-9020. The church is located at 3746 Cito Road, McConnellsburg.
Summer Youth Camp A summer youth camp will be held August 10-14, sponsored by Fort Littleton Bible Church. Check-in is August 10 at 2 p.m. and checkout August 12 at 2 p.m. for ages 5-11; and checkout for ages 10-14 is August 14 at 11 a.m. There will be a $10 registration fee for each camper. Registration forms are available by calling 987-4404 by July 30.
Bible School New Grenada Church of God will hold Bible School July 9-13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling Pastor Ken Cornelius at 685-3888.
Auction Come join in for a pleasant evening and good food Saturday, July 28, at the American Legion in McConnellsburg. Donations are being accepted by the Fulton County Historical Society for an auction to raise money to brick case the historic Fulton County Jail. Gift certificates or new, antique, or collectible items are welcome and may be taken to the county commissioners office during regular business hours. Donations are tax deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after the auction. The silent auction is from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the traditional auction begins at 6:30 p.m. For tickets please call Monica at 485-4454, Glenn at 485-3172 or Dick at 485-3412.
Bluegrass/Gospel Music Festival A bluegrass/gospel music festival will be held at Bedford Chapel Church, Rt. 643, 4570 Flickerville Road, Warfordsburg, July 21 from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Food stand and cake walks. Entertainment provided by Richard and Mary Fox with Higher Ground, Guildford Station and By Faith Ministries Gospel Singers. Bring lawnchairs.
Shoot For Life The 14th annual Shoot for Life will be held at Everett Sportsmen’s Club July 21. Registration will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a 50-bird shoot. There will be T-shirts given to shooters. The cost to shoot is $20. Raffle items and food will be available. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Great Cove Baseball School Great Cove Baseball School is for players ages 8-12 to learn baseball fundamentals. The school is set for July 9, 10, 11 and 12, at Fulton County Little League field located in Lions Community Park, McConnellsburg. The sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at 3 p.m. Lunch is provided. Free T-shirts and prizes awarded. The instructors are Bob Thomas, Chambersburg High School baseball coach; Rod Bennett, Frederick Community College baseball coach; and Loy Garber, McConnellsburg High School baseball coach (retired). The fee to attend is $25 per day. Contact Loy Garber 717-485-4902 for more information or to enroll.
Teen Night Teen night will be held at the McConnellsburg library, Friday, June 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, all teens welcome. Wii, board games, craft, movies, books and music available. Enter through community room door.
Car Show And Bazaar McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association will sponsor its annual car show and bazaar Saturday, July 14, starting at 9 a.m. Vendors needed. Mary Jarrett Saubert will be there with her Mexican jewelry. Any questions, please call Kathy J. Kendall at 485-0221 or 377-3643.
WAYS Soccer Sign-Up Warfordsburg Area Youth Soccer (WAYS) fall sign-up will be Thursday, July 12, at Gordon’s Cruise-In from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling Lauren Mosemann at 717-573-2524 or at kidsn firstname.lastname@example.org.
Path Valley Homecoming The 105th annual Path Valley Picnic and Homecoming will be held August 15-18, at Hammond’s Grove, Route 75, north of Spring Run, sponsored by Fannett-Metal Volunteer Fire Co. Admission and parking are free. Everyone is welcome to attend. The annual parade will be held Thursday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Swimming Lessons 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 #2 – July 9-20th; session #3 – July 30 – Aug. 10. Water aerobics class begins this Thursday and every Thursday at 7 p.m. To register, call Kathy J. Kendall at 485-0221 or 377-3643.
Fair Queen Applications Fulton County Fair Queen applications are available by calling Vickie Gordon at 485-4915. Deadline for submitting the application is July 1, 2012.
Yard Sale A yard sale will be held at Hustontown Senior Center at 387 Cole Road, Hustontown, Friday, June 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. Christian Social Services Closed During the month of July, Christian Social Services of Fulton County will not hold set office hours but will serve clients by appointment only. Please call for an appointment at 717-485-5796.
Line Dance 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.
Car Show McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends will sponsor a car, truck and motorcycle show July 14. Registration is from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Top 50 awards plus others. Cost is $10 to enter, $8 to enter before July 6 with preregistration. Games, breakfast, lunch, vendors, 50-50 drawing and dash plaques for first 100 vehicles. All profits go toward expenses of the old school. Call 717-369-4590, 717-360-3738 or the day of show at 717-491-3711.
THIS ‘N THAT
Love’s Closet Love’s Closet will be open Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at 117 West Market Street, in the alley behind the McConnellsburg United Methodist Church. Clothing, shoes, household items, cleaning supplies, toiletries, toys and more absolutely free. Sponsored by the United Methodist Churches of McConnellsburg.
Fulton County Fair Participants Premium books are no longer being mailed to exhibitors. Please see local businesses starting July 2, 2012, to pick up this year’s copy. Reminder: livestock entries must be received by July 15, 2012. Please mail to: Fulton County Fair, PO Box 246, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. Rabbit check-in will be Saturday, August 11, at noon. All other entries will be accepted on August 12 and 13 at the fair office. Payment of premiums contingent upon allocation of state fair funds.
Fulton County Farm Service Office Closures Due to limited staffing, Fulton County FSA office, located in McConnellsburg, will be closed every Friday beginning July 6. 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.
FOOD & DINING
Singles Picnic Knobsville Singles will hold a picnic at James Buchanan Park Monday, July 9, at 11 a.m. Bring a covered dish. More information may be obtained by calling Sherri at 987-3493.
Farm Women Picnic Fulton County Society of Farm Women will hold a picnic for members and their families Sunday, July 8, at James Buchanan’s birthplace. Hamburgers, hot dogs and rolls will be provided. Each member is asked to bring a hot or cold dish to share and place settings. Please RSVP to Beth at 485-9442 no later than July 1 with number attending.
Benefit Breakfast A benefit breakfast will be held June 30, from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., at Burnt Cabins Antique Barn. Proceeds benefit Ronald Hall, who is waiting for a kidney transplant. Please join in for a good breakfast and make the benefit successful. Donations only.
Free Meal A free meal will be held July 10 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 7404 Lincoln Highway, Harrisonville. Pasta, salad, beverage and dessert served from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Come enjoy a meal and talk with neighbors.
Ice Cream Festival An ice cream festival will be held at Center United Methodist Church Saturday, July 14, beginning at 4 p.m. Served will be turkey with filling, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce or coleslaw, soup, sandwiches, pie, cake and ice cream. The church is located one-half mile off Route 655, five miles north of Hustontown on Dublin Mills Road. Mark calendars for August 25 for the final festival of the year.
Community Wellness/Silver Sneakers/Prime 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.
Yoga Classes 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.
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 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 p.m. every week at the Alumni Building basement, McConnellsburg.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings Free blood pressure screenings will be given at the following locations: Mc- Connellsburg Senior Center the first Thursday of every month from 11 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.
Zumba Fitness 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 email@example.com.
Zumba Class 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.
Legion Meeting 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 7:00 p.m. Members of both organizations are urged to attend.
Animal League Meeting The next meeting of the Friends of Better Days Animal League will be Monday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the BDAL Thrift Store. Please join in to learn more about BDAL, services and upcoming functions. This is a great opportunity to become involved as a volunteer for the community events or thrift store, all benefiting the lives of abandoned, abused and neglected animals. Anyone interested in providing support to BDAL, our Humane Society police officers, and improving the lives of all animals in Fulton County is welcome to attend.
Scout Meeting 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. 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.
Living History At Library Have you ever wanted to spend a couple years of your life helping others? Dani Paruch did in Mali in northwest Africa as a Peace Corp volunteer. All are welcome at the McConnellsburg Library Saturday at 10 a.m., in the downstairs community room to hear her story. Anyone having a story to tell about their life that would be of interest to others should contact the librarians.
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.
Wells Tannery Homecoming Meeting There will be a homecoming planning meeting at Wells Tannery park Thursday evening, June 28, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come and get involved. Anyone interested in being in the parade at 11 a.m. the day of the homecoming, please call 814-685-3399.
PARSE Meetings Cancelled Fulton County PARSE Chapter 127 will not hold meetings July and August. Meetings will continue in September.
Kennedy Reunion The 54th annual Kennedy reunion will be held Sunday, July 1, at 10:30 a.m. in the Quincy Community Center, Quincy, Pa. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish, cake for the cake walk and a wrapped auction item. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Drinks and ice cream will be furnished. More information may be obtained by calling 717-762- 1032.
Strait Reunion The Henry Strait family reunion will be held July 1 at Fort Loudon Community Center. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and an item for the auciton. There will be a cake walk and games for the kids. All family members are asked to attend.
MHS Class Of 2007 Reunion The five-year reunion for McConnellsburg High School Class of 2007 will be held August 4 at 3 p.m. at the VFW campgrounds in Big Cove Tannery. Please bring a covered dish to share. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. To RSVP or for any questions, contact Kaitlin at 717-262-3547, Amanda at 717-552-3158 or Erin at 717-552- 3613.
Mellott Reunion The descendants of Clarence/Thornton and Mabel will hold their annual reunion at Needmore Community Center Scoutgrounds in Needmore Sunday, July 1. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish. Plan to attend and invite others.
McCbg. Bingo McConnellsburg Fire Co. will hold bingo every Monday and Friday of each week. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. and doors open at 11 a.m. Forty games and meal plus snacks for $25.
Greenhill Reunion Cancelled The Greenhill alumni reunion has been cancelled for this year.
Edwards Reunion The descendants of William M. and Minnie (Foster) Edwards will hold their 47th annual Edwards reunion at Cowans Gap State Park pavilion #4 Saturday, July 21, at noon.