2012-09-27 / Community Bulletin Board


Catholicism Series A series of one-hour DVD presentations on Catholicism, followed by discussion facilitated by Sister Martha Burbulla, CCW, will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church in the social hall. The sessions will be held Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, at two different times. They are scheduled for the morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and in the evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participants may attend either session. Father Robert Barron, a priest and seminary profession from Chicago, is the author and host of this pilgrimage to fascinating spiritual places of faith throughout the world. He arranged with photographers to record the journey and scripted presentation that took about five years to produce 10 episodes. Sister Martha plans to hold five sessions in October and five in the spring. Catholics who wish to learn more about their faith, persons who are interested in Catholicism or those who are just curious are welcome. There is no charge. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-0661.

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.

Revival Revival services will be held October 14-21 at Fort Littleton Bible Church. Sunday service will be at 10:30 a.m. and nightly services at 7 p.m. with Rev. William White and Rev. Ken Ali.

Contemporary Worship Contemporary worship service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Sunday, October 7, at 11 a.m. Informal service with live modern music and children’s message. Nursery provided. St. Paul’s is located at 228 North Second Street in McConnellsburg. Call 717 485-5554 or visit our Web site www.uccmccbg.weebly.com for more information.

Special Services Special services will be held at Jerusalem Christian Church October 2-8 at 7 p.m. nightly. Bishop Samson from India will speak on October 2. Evangelist Philip Johnson from North Carolina will bring the message Wednesday thru Sunday, with special music each night including the Winebrenners, John Topper, Higher Ground, Almost There, Gospel Trails and Scared Stiff. All are welcome. The church is located 273 Church Road, Warfordsburg. For more information call 717-860-0379.

Revival Revival services will be held September 30 thru October 7 at Fort Littleton Bible Church. Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and weekly services at 7 p.m. with Rev. William White and Rev. Ken Ali. All are welcome.

Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church Annual Fall Service The Friends of Tonoloway will hold their annual fall service October 7 at historic Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church in Thompson Township, Fulton County. The 2 p.m. service will include an inspirational message by Rev. David E. Ford of the First Baptist Church of Three Springs, Three Springs, Pa.; a cappella chorale singing by the Sharon Singers, a choir of students from the Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute, Harrisonville, Pa.; and congregational hymns. Refreshments will be served in the churchyard following the service. Established in 1752, Tonoloway is Fulton County’s oldest church and is located on Thompson Road (state Route 655) two miles north of Hancock, Md. Friends of Tonoloway is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church.


Line Dance Fulton County Line Dance Club will hold line dance sessions every Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of the month) beginning at 7:00 p.m. at VFW Post 655, Poplar Street, McConnellsburg. All are welcome. Come and learn some new steps. A $2 donation is appreciated.

Fall Foliage Hike Fulton County Parks and Recreation will sponsor a fall foliage hike Sunday, October 14, at 2 p.m. The hike will start at Cowans Gap, go up to the overlook, continue on to the Knobsville overlook, then return to the lake. DCNR’s Shawn Lynn will guide the approximately 3-mile, 2- to 2 1/2-hour hike over gradual mountain terrain. Meet at the parking area at the end of the lake by Pavilion #4 and the large group camping area. The hike will feature the beautiful views of the fall colors. Water provided. Please call 717-485 6767, Ext. 205 or 717-377-5882 more information.

Scottish Rite Club Ladies Night Fulton County Scottish Rite Club members will hold a ladies night October 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at McConnellsburg Fire Co. Make reservations with club secretary.

Scottish Rite Bingo/Dance Scottish Rite bingo and dance will be held October 12, at 7 p.m., in the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 2701 North Third Street, Harrisburg. Members will conduct a brief business meeting prior to joining the ladies in the ballroom. This is a free membership event.

Walk-A-Thon A dyslexia walk-a-thon will be hosted by Scottish Rite Masons October 14, at 1 p.m., starting from the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 2701 North Third Street, Harrisburg. The public is invited to participate. A dyslexia center is located at the cathedral in Harrisburg and is sponsored by the Scottish Rite. For information, call 717-238-8867.

Steak Dinner & Cash Drawing A steak dinner and cash drawing will be held at Great Cove Golf & Recreation Club, Saturday evening, October 6. Proceeds benefit the golf club and swimming pool. Tickets are $25/person and can be purchased at the Pro Shop or from any club board of director.

Trunk or Treat Knobsville United Methodist Church will hold a trunk or treat Saturday, October 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the church parking lot. Children will receive candy, hot dogs and other snacks. There is no charge and everyone invited to attend. The church is located on Waterfall Road.

Senior Social Night On September 28 the Warfordsburg Senior Center will hold a Western theme for social night for folks over 60. Bring a covered dish and meat is furnished. Come dressed in Western attire and enjoy the music with Barb and Forrest. Meal will be at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 717-294-6020.

Quilting Class Fulton County Parks and Rec will be hosting a 6-week basic quilting class starting mid-January 2013. The class is structured for first-timers and will focus on the log cabin pattern. Instruction will be provided by Jackie Kelso. Please watch for more details. To register, call 717-485-6767 Ext. 205.

Hustontown Senior Center Activities Hustontown Senior Center activities for the month are as follows: October 2 - Kelso/Cornelius presentation, 10:30 a.m.; October 4 - Bible study, 11 a.m.; October 8 - center closed; October 9 - scenic van trip thru Belleville area and Peight’s Store; October 16 - UPC program on free phones; October 18 - blood pressure screening, 11 a.m.; October 22 - nutrition/ed class, 10:30 a.m.; October 25 - Bible study, 11 a.m.; October 30 - flu shots, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; lunch at 11:15 a.m.; October 31 - van trip to Round Barn and Mr. Ed’s; October 3, 10, 17 and 24 - nickel bingo.

Senior Center Activities McConnellsburg Senior Center activities for the month of October are as follows: October 3, 6 a.m. - Belleville trip; nickel bingo, 9:30 a.m. - October 3, 5, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26; center closed, October 8; October 11 - Chambersburg shopping, 9 a.m.; couch potato exercise, 11 a.m. - October 11, 18, 25; fire preventive, 11:30 a.m. - October 11; nutrition class for seniors/craft class, 10 a.m. - October 16; lunch at Road Kill, 10 a.m. - October 18; Fall Folk Festival, 1 p.m. - October 19; Everett center coming to eat lunch - October 24; Shanksville trip and Coal Miners Cafe, 7 a.m. - October 25; dime bingo, 9:30 a.m. - October 29; Blind Association and screening, 10:30 a.m. - October 30; dime bingo, 9:30 a.m. - October 31.

Teen Night Teen night will be held at McConnellsburg library, Friday, Sept 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. All teens welcome. Wii, board games, craft, movies, books, and music available. Enter through community room door.


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 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.

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.

Addicts Helping Addicts Addicts Helping Addicts meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. This is a peer-led support group for addicts struggling with drug addiction and needing help in their recovery. Admission is free. Refreshments provided. Held at 292 Buchanan Trail. Call Susanne at 717-414-9695 for more information.

Parents And Family Members Of Addicts Support group to help family members of addicts cope and deal with the one they love who is struggling with addiction. Free. Refreshments provided. Meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at 292 Buchanan Trail. Call Susanne at 717-414-9695 for more information.

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.

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.


Chicken Barbeque Knobsville United Methodist Church will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday, October 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meals are $10 and include half a chicken, baked potato, baked beans, macaroni salad, applesauce and beverage. Also half a chicken with no sides is also available for $7. Eat-in or takeout. Baked goods also available. Chicken prepared by Marty Smith’s BBQ. For advance tickets contact any member or call 987-3215. The church is located on Waterfall Road.

Pork & Sauerkraut Supper A pork and sauerkraut supper will be held Saturday, October 6, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Fort Loudon Community Center. The buffet style allyou care-to-eat menu will consist of pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, peas, applesauce, cake, rolls, coffee, water and punch. The price for adult meals is $6; children 7-12, $4; under 7 free. Meal can be eaten in or carried out. The dinner is sponsored by Trinity United Church of Christ. The center is located between Hawbaker Drive and Mullen St.

Republican Fall Dinner The Fulton County Republican Committee will hold its annual fall dinner Friday, October 12, at 6 p.m., at Hustontown Firehall. Adult tickets are $12 and tickets for children between ages 6 and 10 are $6. Children five and under eat for free. Please contact a committee member to obtain a ticket.

Cancer Benefit Luncheon The fourth annual Fight Like A Girl cancer benefit luncheon will be held October 6, at Calvary Baptist Church Life Center. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and program starts at 11 a.m. A catered lunch will be served. Silent auction items and raffles will be available to raise funds for two local persons with their struggles. This year’s recipients are Dave Welsh and Joan Houck. Tickets are $15 each or $75 for a table (6 seats). Door tickets will be limited so reserve seats now. Anyone wishing to donate an auction item or be a sponsor for this event please contact us. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Deb Toothman at 717-485-3718; Jill Stains at 372-3764; Linda Litton at 294-3861 or pickup tickets during working hours at Schall and Bard Law Office.

Chili Cook-off Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church Outreach/ Fellowship Committee is having its first annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The contest will run from noon to 4 p.m. and will be held at 12941 Buck Valley Road in Warfordsburg. Live entertainment will be provided by Kristin Palmer -n- the Holler from 1-3 p.m. Berkeley Radio Station WDHC 93.5 will be broadcasting from 12-2 p.m. Door prizes will be drawn all day. No admission fee. Donations will be accepted. Come taste and then vote for your favorite chili.

Free Meal A free meal will be served the second Tuesday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third Street. Please join in for good fellowship.


Everetts Reunion The descendants of Jackson and Alice Everetts will hold a reunion Sunday, September 30, at 1 p.m., at Two Top Ruritan Club. Place settings will be provided. Bring a covered dish and a gift for bingo. More information may be obtained by calling 485-5908.

MHS Class Of 1972 Reunion McConnellsburg High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th class reunion Saturday, October 6, at Ryans Steakhouse in Hagerstown from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please call Dixie at 717-485-3334 or 717-860-4515 by October 2.


FFA Recycling Fundraiser A FFA recycling fundraising event to Benefit for Cody Trail will be held September 29. R&D Recycling, located at 27438 Great Cove Road, Mc- Connellsburg, will purchase recyclables and donate additional funds to support FFA member Cody Trail, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Items include aluminum, copper, brass, lead, stainless steel, batteries, electric motors, cordless tools, generators, starters, radiators, etc. Any questions, call 717-860-4515.

Free Coats Fulton County Catholic Mission will have free gently used coats and some new children’s coats available Wednesday, October 10, beginning at 9 a.m., at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Further information may be obtained by calling 485-5917.

CROP Walk Help fight hunger ad poverty all over the world by joining the 29th annual Fulton County CROP Walk. This year’s event will be held at Cowans Gap State Park Sunday, October 7, at 2 p.m. More information may be obtained by callng Patty Hall at 814-599-7756.

Fulton County Research The Historical Society wants to document craftsmen of the 19th century who made furniture and other items for local households. Some names of workmen are the Bender Brothers and Stoners of McConnellsburg, Will Truax and Joel Palmer of Belfast Township, R. F. Stunkard of Taylor Township, Bancroft Woodcock of Wells Township, Elijah Barton of Brush Creek Township and others. Any family information, old photographs and especially pictures of signed pieces are wanted. The owners may remain anonymous. Contact the society at Box 115, McConnellsburg, PA 17233, e-mail to director@fultonhistory.org or phone (717) 485-3172. Information received by November 30 may be included in a Society publication.


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. 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.

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.

Medical Center Auxiliary Meeting Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary will meet Monday, October 1, at 10 a.m. in the activities room of the Medical Center. Plans will be made for the Fulton Fall Festival food and bake sale.

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.

Animal League Meeting The next meeting of the Friends of Better Days Animal League will be held Monday, October 1, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., at the BDAL Thrift Store. Please join us to learn more about BDAL, services and plans for Fall Folk Festival. This is a great opportunity to become involved as a volunteer for our community events or thrift store, all benefiting the lives of abandoned, abused and neglected animals. Anyone interested in providing support to BDAL, the Humane Society police officers and improving the lives of all animals in Fulton County is welcome to attend.

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.

Farm Bureau Meeting The annual meeting of Fulton County Farm Bureau will be October 6, 2012, at 6:30 p.m., at Sideling Hill Fellowship Center, Sidling Hill Christian Church. Additional information may be obtained by calling 717-294- 3414 or 717-573-4582.


Bingo Shade Gap Volunteer Fire Co. will hold bingo every Thursday at the ladies auxiliary building. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m.

Basket Bingo Forbes Road Class of 2014 will hold a Longaberger basket bingo October 14 at Hustontown Firehall. Large baskets filled with lots of great stuff, along with refreshments (chicken corn soup, baked goods, barbecues, etc.) and tip jars. Doors open at 11 a.m. and 20+ games of bingo begin at 1 p.m. See any class member or call 717-816-3937 for tickets.

Benefit Basket Bingo A Longaberger basket bingo will be held October 7. Proceeds benefit Pamela Sward, who is fighting colon cancer. Doors open at 1 p.m. and bingo begins at 2 p.m. Purchase advance tickets by calling Jessica Small at 717-658-2361 or Heather Peck at 717-977-0206.

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.


Breakfast Buffet Cito United Methodist Church will serve a breakfast buffet Saturday, October 20, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Cito Fellowship Hall, 3746 Cito Road, McConnellsburg. The buffet-style breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, chipped beef gravy, toast, orange juice and coffee. No charge. Donations accepted.

HAVFCO Fall Festival Activities Fulton Fall Folk Festival happenings at Hustontown Firehall are: Friday, October 19, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - roast beef dinner; Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - all-you-can-eat old-fashioned slippery potpie (ham, chicken and beef); Saturday, October 20, 6 p.m. - open stage. Kitchen with regular menu opens at 5 p.m.; Sunday, October 21, 11 a.m. - all-you-can-eat smorgasbord featuring six different meats, vegetables, gravies, stuffing, variety of salads, dessert and beverages.

FFFF Vendors Wanted Vendors are wanted for the Waterfall Fall Folk Festival Saturday, October 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If interested in setting up, please contact Jane at 814-685- 3236 by October 1.

FFFF Fashion Show Not too soon to get your outfit for the Second-time Around Fashion Show in Waterfall, October 20, on the Knepper’s Mill porch at 1 p.m. Anyone can enter. Complete outfit must come from Second Time Around. Come in now before everything is picked over to get an outfit at no charge and to keep after the contest.

Dale Gordon Memorial 5K Run/Walk The dale Gordon Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held October 20 in Needmore. Proceeds benefit Fulton County Community Christian School. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. in the square of Needmore. Entry fees are $20 if paid by October 17 and $25 if paid after October 17. Entry fees are nonrefundable. A free T-shirt will be given to all runners/walkers at check-in. The race will be held rain or shine. The award ceremony will be held at the square in Needmore following the race. Medals will be awarded to first- and second-place winners in each category. For information or to register, call Bonnie Gordon at 717-573-2318. All donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be given for all donations for tax purposes.

Bus Tour Of County And Hancock Area A bus tour will be held October 19, of southern Fulton County and Hancock area. Historic sites included in the tour will be McConnellsburg, White Church and Union Cemetery unique tombstones, Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church, lunch at Weavers, C&O Canal Visitors Center, old National Pike toll house, Fairview one room school and Crystal Spring campground. Others sites will be discussed. Docents will talk at all stops. View the fall foliage by bus. Cost is $70 and $65 for Historic Society members and includes Bollman bus, lunch and all fees and gratuities. Sponsored by Fulton Historical Society. Contact John 328-9279 for reservations and details.

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