2013-01-30 / 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 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.


Teen Night Teen night at Fulton County Library was rescheduled due to the weather to Friday, February 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. All teens age 13 to 19 are welcome to attend and help plan the annual teen art contest and Earth Day festival as well as enjoy a special meal, Wii, board games, crafts and more.

Mic Night Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center February 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. Food and drink will be available. Donation is a $1. Everyone is welcome! Weather permitting. For more information, call 717-294-6020.

Senior Center Activities February actitivites for Warfordsburg Senior are as follows: February 1 - breakfast at Hopewell Senior Center; February 8 - shopping at Chambersburg; February 9 - open mic night; February 12 - “Barry” program; February 15 - game day/shred day (have papers that need to be shred?); February 18 - center closed; February 20 - celebrate Hoodie Hoo Day; February 22 - bowling for $$$; February 26 - Roadkill trip for breakfast; February 27 - wii dance. Every Monday wii bowling league and low impact exercises. Every Tuesday exercise with Patti and quilting bee; Every Thursday Move with Vivian. For more information call 294-6020.

Night Of A Cappella Music Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute invites all to attend a night of a cappella music Wednesday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. The institute is located 1-1/2 miles west of Harrisonville along Rt. 30 at the old Green Hill School.

Benefit Auction A benefit auction will be held at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, Friday, February 22 (snow date February 23). Food will be available at 5 p.m. and auction begins at 5:30 p.m. New items available along with gift certificates, handmade items and collectibles.

Little League Registration Fulton County Little League will hold open registration for the 2013 season at the Little League Clubhouse located at Lions Community Park in Mc- Connellsburg. The dates: Friday, February 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. Boys and girls can register for Tee Ball (5-6 years old), Farm League (7- 8 years old) and Little League (9-12 years old). Registration fee is $35 first child and $30 for each additional child. Firstyear players should bring a copy of their birth certificate. Registration forms are being mailed to Farm League and Little League players who were on teams during the 2012 season. More information may be obtained by calling Greg Strait at 717-485-5723.

Auction/Dance Ashlyn’s Angels will hold a benefit auction/ dance March 23, 2013, at McConnellsburg American Legion. Doors open at 3 p.m. and auction starts at 5 p.m. Admission tickets are $5 each and on sale now. Anyone wishing to purchase or help sell tickets or make a donation to be auctioned off, please contact Nancy Bivens at 717-799-7343 or Patti Mills at 717-294-3676. Proceeds benefit Jeff Evertts, who is battling lung cancer.

Bus Trip To Sight And Sound The Knobsville United Methodist Church is taking a bus to Sight and Sound theatre in Lancaster Saturday, April 27, for the production of “Noah.” There are a few remaining seats available on the bus. Please call Joann at 717-987-3164 for more information.

Walk, Run, Play Walk, run and play at the alumni community gym free every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Questions? Please call Kathy Kendall at 485- 0221 / 377-3643.

The 29th annual Sweetheart Ball will be held February 9, 2013, at McConnellsburg American Legion. Tickets are $35 per couple. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner and gourmet desserts at 6:30 p.m., followed by dancing, live and silent auctions. Funds raised will benefit Tristan Douglas and family and other local charities. Music by DJ Shane Imler, Northeastern Entertainment. To purchase tickets call 717-294- 3180 or 717-485-5930.

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.

Bi-Valley Softball Registration Bi-Valley girls softball registration will be held for girls in grades K-8 at McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends building Friday, February 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration is $50 for the travel team. Looking to field 12U an 14U travel teams that play in Chambersburg Suburban League. 12U games start near the end of April and run through mid-June. 14U games start near the end of May and run through mid-July. Girls over 12 years old will have to schedule the 14U team and not the local summer league. Registration fee will be $25 for the local summer league (ages under 12). Summer league starts off with a short camp after school is out. Games to start in June.

Hall Walking Hall walking will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the months of February and March, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at McConnellsburg High School.


McConnellsburg AA Meetings The McConnellsburg Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. every week at the alumni building basement in 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.

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.

Fitness Classes Reaching Wellness Presents Work It Out fitness classes for women. All fitness levels welcome. Every Tuesday and Thursday in February at 5:30 p.m. For more information, email:washabaughv@yahoo.com. or call Catherine Washabaugh at 717-816-4331.

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.

Free Dental Screenings Free dental screenings for ages birth to 18 will be held at Fulton County Partnership Dental Clinic (Overly-Raker building) February 1, 8 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. No appointment is necessary. Cancelled in the event of bad weather. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-3079, Ext. 207.

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.

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 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.


Lincoln Highway Bloom Project Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Highway with a Lincoln Highway in Bloom project. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering for the Mc- Connellsburg portion of LH in Bloom, please e-mail travelersrest@comcat.net or call Karen at 814-652-6263.

Love’s Closet Love’s Closet will be open Saturday, February 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, at 117 West Market Street, in the alley behind McConnellsburg United Methodist Church. Clothing, shoes, household items, cleaning supplies, toiletries, toys and more absolutely free. Sponsored by United Methodist Churches of McConnellsburg.

Benefit Book Sale More than 60,000 new and used books of all types, plus CDs, maps, sheet music, magazines, videotapes and artwork, will be offered for sale at bargain prices at the 29th annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale at Laird Hall on the Wilson College campus in Chambersburg May 10-12. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 10; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11; and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. Additional information may be obtained by calling 717-262-2326.

Babysitting Fundraiser Cadette Girl Scout Troop 1597 and adult leaders are hosting a Valentine’s Day babysitting fundraiser Thursday, February 14, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the basement of McConnellsburg United Methodist Church. Please e-mail ptbooth3@gmail.com or call 485-5514 to reserve a space for your children. The troop is raising funds for summer camp and an excursion to Boston to learn about the Revolutionary War. Cost is by donation.

Community Victory Garden The Fulton County Master Gardeners would like to invite the public to participate in the second-year community Victory Garden within McConnellsburg Borough held Wednesdays from April to September, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The gardens will be at Second Street behind the McConnellsburg Firehall. There will be a small fee associated with this program: $20 per person or $30 family to defray material costs for the 2013 season. A meeting of those interested will be held to discuss the program. Anyone interested should contact the Fulton County Extension Office and speak with Donna E. Shasserre at 717-485-4111.

Workshop on Planting Seeds A workshop on planting seeds will be held Saturday, March 9, fom 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., at the first floor of McConnellsburg Firehall. Cost is $10 per person. To reserve a seat call 485-4111. Program presented by Fulton County Master Gardeners.

Pesticide Training Penn State Extension Pesticide Certification Training for private applicators will be held at the following local locations: Huntingdon County – January 31, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Southern Huntingdon High School; Fulton County – February 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at McConnellsburg High School cafeteria. Pesticide certification exams will be held March 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Fulton County. Contact Greg Strait at 717-485-4111 for more information.

FAFSA Workshop A FAFSA completion workshop will be held at McConnellsburg High School Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 6 p.m., in the high school cafeteria. For questions, call the guidance office at 485-7048.


Bingo Shade Gap Fire Co. will hold bingo at the Shade Gap Ladies Auxiliary building every Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m.

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.


Singles Meeting Knobsville Singles will meet Monday, February 11, at 9 a.m. for a Valentine’s party at K’s Place.

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.

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.

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.

Farm Women Meeting Fulton County Society of Farm Women will meet at the home of Dorothy Randler Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m. Program is a spoon meal, so bring favorite dish plus recipe.


Pancake Supper Whips Cove Church will hold a pancake supper Saturday, February 8, at 5 p.m. Served will be buttermilk pancakes, old-fashioned buckwheat cakes, eggs, pork puddin, sausage, ham, sausage gravy, coffee, hot chocolate and juice. Donations accepted and greatly appreciated. The church is located two miles south of Town Hill, I-70 Exit 156 on Rt. 643.

Fasnacht Day Knobsville United Methodist Church will make plain, powdered and cinnamon sugar donut holes on Tuesday, February 12. The free donut holes will be available for pickup beginning at 5 a.m. at the church. Advanced orders for can be placed by calling Rhonda at 987-3934 or Joann at 987-3164. On Tuesday, February 12, orders can be placed by calling Knobsville United Methodist Church at 987-3759 from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m. Walk-ins welcome, too. Free coffee will also be offered. Monetary donations will be accepted.

Easter Candy Sale Fulton County Community Christian School Boosters is holding a Wolfgang candy fundraiser through February 14. Orders delivered March 14. More information may be obtained by calling 717-573-0400.

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.

Free Meal A free meal will be served 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.

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