FALL FOLK FESTIVAL
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 FFFF 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.
Book Sale/Raffle A book sale and raffle to benefit Fulton County Library and Hustontown Branch Library will be held Friday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All books just $3 per bag. Romances just $1 per box. Raffles include two gun safes and other hunting/outdoor items.
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 12:30 p.m. and will include the pet show. 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.
Turkey Supper The annual turkey supper will be held October 19, from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third Street, McConnellsburg. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 years old and under 6 is free. Carryouts available at rear entrance.
Christian Music Festival A Christian music festival will be held Friday, October 19, at McConnell Park (courthouse lawn), from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Christian artists from Freedom Worship Center, “His” from McConnellsburg UMC, “Justified” from Cito UMC, “One Accord” from Mt. Union and “City Skies” from Martinsburg, W.Va., will be appearing. Prayer and ministry tent will be set up along with free food (pork barbecue, chicken corn soup), kids games, face painting and more.
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 Mc- Connellsburg, 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. Other sites will be discussed. Docents will talk at all stops. View the fall foliage by bus. Cost is $70 and $65 for Historical Society members and includes Bollman bus, lunch and all fees and gratuities. Sponsored by Fulton County Historical Society. Contact John 328-9279 for reservations and details.
Chicken Barbecue 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.
Museums Open McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association will be opening both the McConnellsburg Alumni & Fulton County Sports Museums during Fulton Folk Festival. Hours are Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorabilia is still needed. This would be a great weekend to go thru those memory boxes and bring the museum your memories. Any questions, please call Kathy J. Kendall at 485-0221 or 377-3643.
Kitchen Open McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association will have their kitchen open this year during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. Hours are Friday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Specialty items include apple dumplings, buck eyes, pulled pork sandwiches, ham and bean soup, chicken corn noodle soup, focaccia, various cookies and baked goods.
St. Stephen Food Sale St. Stephen Catholic Church Family Life Committee will have available chicken corn, ham and bean and vegetable soup, kielbasa sandwiches, meatball subs and hot dogs, coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate and soda Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bake sale also.
Chili Fest The Franklin-Fulton Democratic Club will again be holding its annual chili fest during the festival one day only on Saturday, October 20. There will be dozens of kinds of chili by the cup and by the bowl as well as cornbread, cookies, baked goods and coffee starting early in the day and running until it’s all gone. Located at 123 South Second Street, mc- Connellsburg.
FFFF Food Sale McConnellsburg United Methodist Church festival activities are as follows: Friday - curbside sandwiches, carryout dumplings and chicken corn soup by the bowl starting at 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. - enjoy the Christian music festival on the courthouse lawn; Saturday - carryout dumplings or inside dining available for apple dumplings and sandwiches beginning at 8:30 a.m. Visit on the square and enjoy the festival.
Bazaar/Bake Sale Fair Traide bazaar and bake sale will be held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ during Fall Folk Festival. Come and browse or sit and relax with a cup of tea or coffee on Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20, at 9 a.m. at 228 North Second Street in McConnellsburg (next door to Morton’s Attic).
Fairview Schoolhouse Open Fairview one-room schoolhouse at Amaranth will be open to the public free of charge from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 20- 21, for the Fall Folk Festival. Take Amaranth Exit from I-70, go west on Rt. 731/McKee’s Gap Rd., located beside Amaranth Church of the Brethren, 2709 McKee’s Gap Road.
Historical Society Membership Meeting Fulton County Historical Society will hold its fall membership meeting October 18, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Fulton County Courthouse Courtroom. Bob Windenmuth, Chambersburg, will present a Powerpoint presentation titled “The Lay of the Land,” which will address how south-central Pennsylvania looked when it was first settled. This meeting is open to the public.
Breakfast/Car Show/Craft Bazaar Fulton County Community Christian School will again host a country breakfast October 20, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the school in Needmore. Come enjoy pancakes, buckwheat cakes, sausage, sausage gravy, ham, biscuits, home fries, scrambled eggs and cobbler for a donation. Festivities continue at Needmore Bible Church with a car show, concessions and bake sale. New this year with the car show is a craft bazaar featuring jewelry, candles, crafts, beauty aides, home decor, scrapbooking and door prizes. All for free admission.
Pony Rides/Petting Zoo Pony rides and petting zoo to benefit DEHFR, a horse rescue, will be held October 20, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Hidden Valley Farm, 17739 Great Cove Rd., McConnellsburg, 3 1/2 miles on the right south 522 from the traffic light. Pony rides are rain or shine (indoor arena), petting zoo depends on the weather.
Free Lunches Center and Clear Ridge United Methodist churches will be giving away free pulled pork sandwich lunches Saturday, October 20. One meal per person and no carryouts. Located at building across from Keller’s Store in Hustontown on Rt. 655. Also craft and yard sale items.