2012-07-26 / Community Bulletin Board



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.

Homecoming Timber Ridge Cemetery Association, in cooperation with the Antioch Christian Church, invites all to its homecoming celebration Sunday, July 29, at Antioch Christian Church beginning at 2 p.m. Included will be gospel bluegrass and Southern gospel music and a memorial message, followed by fellowship at the adjacent pavilion. Meat, beverage and paper products will be furnished. Bring covered dish and a lawn chair. RSVP and any questions to 717-573-2133.

Bible School “In God We Trust” Vacation Bible School for ages 2-18 will be held at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, July 30 through August 3. Registration is at 6 p.m. with Bible School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night with stories, crafts, activities, games and songs. For more information or transportation arrangements, call 485-3617 or 573-4599.

River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. Caring and compassionate Christian volunteers are available from 7 p.m. to 11 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.

Bible School Rehoboth New Life will host a weekend Vacation Bible School July 27 through July 29, at 6 p.m. nightly. This year’s theme is Rocky Point Lighthouse. There will be music, interactive Bible stories, games, snacks and much more. Pastor Lowell Bard welcomes all children from preschool to sixth grade and their parents to join in as we “Shine God’s Light.” RNL is located across from the firehall in Needmore. For more information, call 717-496-7558.

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.

Singing Convention The 37th annual Pennsylvania State Singing Convention will be held August 9-12 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg, Pa. Featured will be 150 gospel groups, soloists and duets. More information available by calling 814-695-9356 or at psssc.nb.net.


Football/Cheerleading Registration Fulton County Cowboys youth football and cheerleading registration will be held Thurdsay, July 26, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Lions Club Park pavilion. Bring copy of birth certificate. More information may be obtained by calling 658-3563 or 816-2857.

Car Show A car show will be held to benefit Better Days Animal League, Saturday, August 4, (raindate: Sunday August 5) at the BDAL Thrift Store, 232 Lincoln Way West. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with awards at 3 p.m. Classes as follows: People’s Choice, Participant’s Choice, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle, Best Car 1986 and Newer, Best Car 1985 and Older, Best of Show. Cost is $10 per vehicle, includes dash plaque for first 60 registered. Breakfast and lunch items available for purchase, in addition to snow cones, funnel cakes and baked goods. Also, Thrift Store specials. Call for directions at 717-485-0064. Sponsored by Peckie’s Auto Body Repairs, McConnellsburg. BDAL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal shelter that supports animal cruelty/neglect enforcement in Fulton County: www.betterdaysanimalleague.org.

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.

Benefit Auction/Dance A benefit auction and dance for Dave Welsh and family will be held Saturday, August 11, at McConnellsburg American Legion. Dance will immediately follow the auction. Must be 21 to attend the evening. Doors open at 3 p.m. and auction begins at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. Please buy tickets in advance for there is limited seating. Light refreshments will be served. To purchase tickets and/or raffle tickets, contact Nancy Bivens at 717-799-7343 or Patt Mills at 717-294-3676. Sponsored by Ashlyn’s Angels and Sons of the American Legion.

Teen Night Teen night will be held at McConnellsburg library, Friday, July 27, 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.

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.

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.

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. Bingo For Books Fulton County Library Bingo for Books will be at Needmore Firehall Thursday, July 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is a winner, free snacks and prizes are books.

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 outdoors.

Not Going Back To School Picnic Notice to all school retirees and it doesn’t matter where you worked. All are encouraged to come to the covered dish “I’m Not Going Back To School Picnic” Wednesday, August 22, starting at 11 a.m. at McConnellsburg Lions Club pavilion. Please bring something for the auction. This is used to help raise money to the scholarship fund. A scholarship is given to a deserving senior from one of the county schools who is planning to continue in the field of education.

Wells Tannery Homecoming The 65th Wells Tannery Homecoming will be held Saturday, July 28, at Wells Tannery Community Park. The parade will start at 11 a.m. More entries are needed. Call 685-3399 for more information. Food will be served starting at noon. There will be a car show with prizes. Chicken barbecue, hot roast beef sandwiches, pie and lots of other goodies will be served. Music starts at noon and will continue until 9 a.m. when the raffle drawing will be made.

50s Night Back to those fabulous swinging “50s” on Friday, July 27, at Warfordsburg Senior Center social night for folks over 60. Bring a covered dish, meat is furnished. Come dressed in 50s and 60s attire and go back in time with Barb and Forest. Meal at 6 p.m. and music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 717-294-6020.

Knobsville Singles will be meeting on Monday, August 6, at 4 p.m. at Cherie’s house to go on a mystery trip.

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.

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.

Flag Football League Forming Hancock Flag Football sign-up will be August 2 and August 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Hancock Community Center. Children entering kindergarten thru second grade are eligible to participate. Registration per child will be $35. Please bring a copy of birth certificate and two proofs of residency. Any questions, please call 301-678-7605 or e-mail hancockflagfootball@gmail.com.

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.

Love’s Closet Love’s Closet will be open Saturday, July 28, fom 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 free. Sponsored by United Methodist Churches of McConnellsburg.


Community Yard Sale Pleasant Grove Christian Church, located 3 miles west of Needmore on Pleasant Grove Rd., will hold a community yard sale on Saturday, August 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Living History At Library Erma Anderson will be at Fulton County Library August 11, at 10 a.m. to talk more about her work and travels. She will share her experiences as an indepent math and science consultant for American International Schools. She also was a former teacher from Southern Fulton High School.

Free Clothing Free clothing, bedding, household items and personal hygiene products will be available at St. Stephen Catholic Church Tuesday, August 21 at 9 a.m. Further information may be obtained by calling 485-5917.

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.

Fulton County Fair Participants Premium books are no longer being mailed to exhibitors. Please see local businesses to pick up this year’s copy. 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.


Whips Cove Festival Whips Cove Church’s annual festival will be held Saturday, August 4, at 5 p.m. Entertainment will be by The New Connection. Games all ages and homemade food.

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.

Community Family Picnic The second community family picnic will be held Saturday, August 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dasher Mountain Farm, 586 Buck Hollow Road, Big Cove Tannery and all are invited. Bring a favorite covered dish and a jug of iced tea or lemonade to share. A lawn chair and a fishing pole if wanting to fish. Hot dogs, burgers and rolls will be provided. There will be games for the kids, cake walk and a pie auction. If planning to attend, please call 485-5602.

Grandma Ann’s Peach Pie Sale St. Stephen’s Family Life Committee is sponsoring a peach pie sale Saturday, August 25. Pies may be picked up after 9 a.m. The cost of the pies are $8 for plain and $9 for crumb topping. To place an order, call 485-5917.

Barbecue Chicken Dinners Knobsville United Methodist Church is selling barbecue chicken dinners Saturday, August 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each dinner is $10 and includes half a barbecue chicken, baked potato, baked beans, maca- roni salad, applesauce and beverage. Half a chicken with no sides will be for sale for $7. There will be baked goods for sale. Eat in or take out. The chicken will be prepared on site by Marty Smith’s BBQ from Chambersburg. The church is located at 11048 Waterfall Road. For more information, call 717-485- 3539 or 717-987-3164.

Ice Cream Festivals Fairview United Methodist Church will hold an ice cream festival 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.

Chicken BBQ Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church will hold a chicken barbecue August 11, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eat in or carryouts available. Cost is $6 for half a chicken and $8 for the meal. More information may be obtained by calling 294-3028.


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.

Zumba Classes Zumba classes will be offered at Mc- Connellsburg Firehall Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. More information may be obtained by contacting Sarah at 814- 259-3667.

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.

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 10:00 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 7:00 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 11:00 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.

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 jtanonsilver@comcast.net.


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.

Shore/Cousins Reunion The Shore/Cousins 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.

Back Run School Reunion Back Run School will hold its 13th annual reunion Saturday, August 4, at the senior citizen building at 100 Woodside Drive, just off Cito Road. The doors will open at 10 a.m. Anyone who attended the Back Run School is welcome. Bring a hot or cold dish and join in the fun. More information may be obtained by calling Marilyn (Mellott) Anderson at 717-485-3764.

Shaw Reunion The annual reunion of the descedants of James and Elizabeth Baird Shaw will be held Sunday, August 5, at Widmeyer Park in Hancock. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

Rhodes Reunion The Rhodes family reunion will be held August 5 at the VFW picnic grounds. Lunch will be at noon. Bring a covered dish and a grab bag.

Ward Reunion The Ward reunion will be held Sunday, July 29, at Buck Valley Park. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish.

McKee Reunion The annual McKee reunion will be held August 4, at Warfordsburg Community Park, next to the senior center. Eat at approximately 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and an item for the silent auction. Everyone is welcome. There will be games and fun for all.

DeShong Reunion The family of Elvie and Regina DeShong will hold their annual reunion at Knobsville United Methodist Church July 29 at 12:30 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-5413.


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 p.m. Members of both organizations are urged to attend.

PARSE Meeting 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.

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.

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 Scoutmaster Martin Seylar at 717-485-4093.

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