COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Bible School Vacation Bible School for ages 4-12 will be held at Hustontown Church of God July 18, 19 and 20. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. with Bible School from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each night. Bible stories, crafts, skits, games and songs. More information may be obtained by calling 485-5955 or 717-504-5704.
Special Services Special services will be held July 14-22 at Pleasant Ridge Holiness Camp. Rev. Gerald Whetstone will be the speaker each evening. Monday through Saturday services will be at 7 p.m. and Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Daytime events are Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and adult Bible study 10 a.m. in the dining hall. The Itzels will be in concert Saturday, July 14, at 7 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling 717-261- 6173 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The church is located at 5807 Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrisonville.
Worship Service There will be a combined worship service Sunday, July 15, at 9 a.m., at Clear Ridge United Methodist Church with Center United Methodist Church. All are welcome. The speaker will be Rev. Stephen Gallaher of Salt & Light Ministries. A love offering will be taken to help support this far-reaching, effective ministry. There will be no services at Center Church that day.
Youth Camp Fort Littleton Bible Church will host a youth camp for children ages 5-11. Children will arrive Friday, August 10, and stay until Sunday, August 12. Dismissal is at 2 p.m. Children ages 12 and up will be invited to participate in youth camp between Friday, August 10, thru Tuesday, August 14. Dismissal time will be at 11 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
Mic Night Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center July 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Food and drink will be available. Donation is a $1. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 717-294-6020.
Card Party The McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association will hold an old-fashioned card party this Saturday night, July 14, starting at 6 p.m. at the Alumni Community Building in McConnellsburg. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish to be enjoyed by all. Any questions, please call Kathy Kendall at 485-0221.
Senior Center Activities July activities for the Warfordsburg Senior Center are: July 14 - Open Mic Night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; July 16 - nutrition class; July 17 - shopping trip to Johnstown; July 18 - picnic at Shade Gap Park; July 20 - picnic in Needmore at Clara’s House; July 24 - telecommunications program; July 25 - matinee at the Totem Pole Playhouse; July 27 - social night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; July 31 - trip into Juniata and Franklin counties; every Monday Wii bowling league; every Tuesday exercise with Patti and quilting bee. For more information, call 294-6020.
Raffle Drawing Needmore Community Center and Boy Scout Troop 45 raffle ticket drawing will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Gordon’s Cruise-In Needmore 7 p.m. Tickets will be available from 6 p.m. until the start of the drawing. Please come out and help support these organizations.
Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will host an open stage Saturday, July 28, at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Summer Reading Program Pacific Rhythm will present “Legends and Dances of the Pacific” at Fulton County Library community room Monday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Fulton County Library. Everyone is welcome to attend this free summer reading program event sponsored by Gene and Nancy Welch and Mellott Co. of Warfordsburg.
Shade Gap Picnic The 129th annual Shade Gap Picnic will be held at Harpers Memorial Park, Shade Gap, July 29 thru August 4. The annual parade will be held Monday, July 30, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Shade Gap Fire Co. More information may be obtained by calling 814-259-3252 or at www.shadegapfire.com.
Atlantic City Trip Hunters Helping Kids will be having a bus trip to Atlantic City August 18, 2012. Leave Hustontown Firehall at 6:30 a.m., and return around 11 p.m. Try your luck or just catch some rays on the beach or walk the boardwalk and see the sites. Cost is $55 per seat and $22 slot play from Tropicana with a buffet meal included in price. Games going down and back. All proceeds go to Hunters Helping Kids Mason-Dixon Chapter to take local kids in the outdoors.
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.
Archery Shoots Letterkenny Rod and Gun Club will hold a 3-D archery shoot Sunday, July 22, from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday evening, July 25, from 4 p.m. to dusk at the recreation area. More information may be obtained by calling 717-375-4563.
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.
Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage Saturday, July 28, beginning at 6 p.m. The kitchen will open at 5 p.m. Free admission.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Flag Football League Forming A list of those interested in a flag football league is being compiled for children ages kindergarten thru second grade to see if it would benefit organizing a league in the Hancock area. Any child interested, please call 301- 678- 7605 or e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org by July 12. Sign-up will not start until August.
THIS ‘N THAT
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.
Second Time Around Second Time Around is featuring a new wrinkle on the fourth Saturday of each month. The next will be July 28, from noon until 2 p.m. Whatever fits into a grocery bag will cost $1 or if you prefer a canned goods costing at least $1. All proceeds of the sale will go to Center Church Community Food Bank that furnishes food to anyone in need.
Art Exhibit An art exhibit will be held again this year in conjunction with the Peach Festival in Fort Loudon Saturday, August 18. Artists are invited to deliver up to four original artworks to the Community Center on Friday, August 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All mediums are welcome, however, do not bring sculpture, prints or photographs. Pictures should be dry, framed and ready to hang with a wire on the back. All entries should have name, address, phone and price attached to the back of the work. Pictures will not be judged, but there will be a People’s Choice Award. There is no entry fee or commission on sales. Donations are welcome. Working artists are encouraged to set up to paint on site at the Community Grounds. For more information, contact Linda Best at 717-369-2249.
Carwash/Bake Sale Boy Scout Troop 45 is hosting a carwash/ bake sale on Saturday, August 4, from 8 a.m. to noon at All Things Automotive, McConnellsburg.
Used Book Sale Forbes Road Library will hold a used book sale July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and July 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books for everyone. Books on sale have been weeded from the high school and elementary library collections. Sale will be held at the old high school in the office. There are also some older electronic items for sale. More information may be obtained by contacting Amanda Brown at email@example.com.
Carwash/Bake Sale A carwash and bake sale will be held Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, at CarQuest (old Thomas Chevrolet). All donations benefit Fort Littleton Bible Church youth camp.
Fulton County Fair Participants Premium books are no longer being mailed to exhibitors. Please see local businesses 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.
FOOD & DINING
Festival Laurel Ridge Christian Church of Big Cove Tannery will hold its annual festival Saturday, August 11, at 5 p.m., rain or shine. Plenty of homemade soups and baked goods, barbecues, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, soda and homemade ice cream. Music will be provided by Guilford Station and there will be puppets by Pastor Hamilton and family and other activities for youths. All are invited for a night of good food and fellowship.
Ice Cream Festivals Fairview United Methodist Church will hold ice cream festivals this year on July 21 and September 8. The church is located four miles north of Hustontown on North Hess Road. Homemade ice cream, soups, sandwiches, french fries and desserts will be sold. The festivals begin at 4 p.m. All are welcome.
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.
Blood Drive Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge #774 and American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive July 17 at the American Legion in McConnellsburg, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. For every unit of blood donated to the American Red Cross, PA Grand Lodge will donate $10 to the PA Masonic Children’s Home in Elizabethtown. More information may be obtained by calling
Roger Strait at 485-4873.
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: McConnellsburg 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.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings 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 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Warfordsburg Senior Center the third Wednesday of every month from 11:00 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.
Blood Drive Needmore Bible Church is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive Monday, July 16, from noon to 6 p.m. The church is located at 6939 Great Cove Road, Needmore.
Zumba Fitness Reaching Wellness Zumba fitness class will be held for all ages every Friday at 6 p.m., at McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends building. More information may be obtained by calling 717-253-7599 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club meeting and silent auction will be held Tuesday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Fulton County Library. Bring old or new treasures to donate for auction. Profits support community service projects. Visitors are welcome. For information, contact Sharon Berbert at 717-485-5736.
Quilt Club Meeting Fulton County Quilt Club will meet Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m., in the community room of Fulton County Library located on North First Street, McConnellsburg. Mary Meyers will be teaching how to make an arrowhead block using two 8-inch squares of fabric. Please bring precut 8-inch squares, rotary cutter and mat, rulers, sewing machine, scissors, etc. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend. Further information may be obtained by calling 485- 9200.
MHS Soccer Booster Meeting MHS varsity boys and junior high soccer booster meeting will be held July 23 at 6 p.m. at the Lions Club pavilion.
Ashlyn’s Angels Meeting Ashlyn’ Angels, a nonprifit organization formed to help local families during hardships, will hold a meeting open to the public July 17 at McConnellsburg American Legion at 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to join please plan to attend. Membership fee is $5 payable on that night. More information may be obtained by calling Nancy Bivens at 717-799-7343.
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.
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.
Shore/Counins Reunion The Shore/Counins reunion will be held July 28 at Burnt Cabins Grist Mill. Lunch will be at noon. Bring a covered dish.
MHS Class Of 1992 Reunion McConnellsburg High School Class of 1992 will hold a reunion Saturday, August 25, at Great Cove Golf Course at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and a DJ will be spinning some tunes. Cost is $20 for classmates or $35 per couple. Please RSVP by August 11 to 1992classMHS@gmail.com or call Julie Elvey Dovey at 485- 5923.