2013-03-21 / Community Bulletin Board



Easter Sunrise Service Amaranth Church of the Brethren; 2709 McKees Gap Road, Warfordsburg, will have Easter sunrise service March 31, at 7 a.m., followed with breakfast. Vistors are invited to come out and fellowship one with another. Please call 814-447-5639 for more information.

Sunrise Services Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore, invites all to sunrise services Easter morning, March 31, at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.

Easter Services Easter services at Knobsville Church of the Brethren will be held March 31, with early service at 7:30 a.m., followed by a light breakfast; Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship/resurrection celebration at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 221 Knobsville Road, just off U.S. 522 in the village of Knobsville. For more information, call 717-987-3935 or check Facebook page “Knobsville Church of the Brethren.

Lenten Services Lenten services will be held through March 24 at 7 p.m. each evening. The schedule is as follows: March 24 – Fort Littleton Bible Church with Rev. Strait.


Life Celebration Party A life celebration party will be held at My Father’s House Ministries, 1650 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg. This special celebration will be Good Friday, March 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For the children there will be a petting zoo, crafts, snacks and al lesson on the resurrection of Christ. Also for teens and adults there will be a time of fellowship, worship and a short lesson. All are welcome.

Guest Speaker Guest speaker Randy DeMain will be at My Father’s House Ministries, 1653 Lincoln Way East, Mc- Connellsburg. DeMain will be speaking March 22 and 24, Friday and Saturday evenings, at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10 a.m. He is from Texas and has a prophetic message for the church today. All are welcome.

Bible Study Bible study for the week of March 24 at Center United Methodist Church has been changed from Wednesday night, March 27, to Tuesday night, March 26. A meal will be held at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Spring Revival Amaranth Church of the Brethren, 2709 Mckee’s Gap Road, Warfordsburg, will hold spring revival meetings with Bro. Christian Elliott. The meetings will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, through Friday, April 13, along with Sunday morning worship on April 14 at 10:30 a.m., followed with lunch. Special music will also be performed. Vistors are invited to come out and fellowship one with another. Please call 814-447-5639 for more information.


Easter Egg Hunt McConnellsburg Lions Club will host its annual Easter egg hunt for youths 12 and under at the Lions Community Park Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. There will be different age groups, with prizes for each group.

Easter Egg Hunt An Easter egg hunt will be held March 20, at 2 p.m., at Buck Valley Park for ages 1-9 with raffles and prizes.

Easter Event Better Days Animal League invites all to join us for the second annual Easter event at the BDAL thrift store located at 232 Lincoln Way West Saturday, March 30. Activities include an Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. (12 years and under); pictures with Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children and pets; CC funnel cakes; tailgate auction at 11 a.m.; golden egg door prizes (adults). For more information, please call 717-485-0064.

Bi-Valley Softball Registration Bi-Valley softball registration for girls in grades K-8, will be held Thursday, March 28, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, April 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, April 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends building. Call for other registration arrangements, these are the last scheduled dates planned. Looking to roster 1-2 more girls for the 12U and 14U teams that play in CSL. Girls over 12 years old will have to schedule the 14U team and not the local summer league. Registration fee is $25 for the local summer league (ages 12 and under). Summer league starts off with a short camp June 3-5. Games to start in June. Field work day is April 20. More information may be obtained by calling 717-372-5922.Indoor Yard/Bake Sale Indoor yard and bake sale at St. Thomas United Methodist Church, St. Thomas-Edenville Road, Friday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food available for sale each day.

New York City Trip Modern Woodmen of America Camp 7948 is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City Saturday, June 1. The bus departs from McConnellsburg Courthouse at 6 a.m. A stop for breakfast will be made and arrival in New York City near Macy’s at approximately 11:30 a.m. Depart New York City near 9th Avenue between 44th and 45th Street at 6:15 p.m. A stop will be made halfway for supper. Estimated arrival back in McConnellsburg is 12:15 a.m. Cost for transportation and a buffet breakfast is adults $50 and children under 12 $45. Please send money by May 13 to Rick Claar, PO Box 624, Bedford, PA 15522 or call 888-623-6719.

Lancaster Trip A 3-day and 2-night Lancaster Show & the Dutch Country Trip (Diamond Tours) will be June 26-28 (Wednesday thru Friday), departing from Warfordsburg Senior Center at 8 a.m. Price includes motorcoach transportation, 2-night lodging, four meals: two breakfasts and two dinners; “Noah” show at Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre, guided tour of Lancaster (Amish country); visit to charming Kitchen Kettle Village, admission to the Mennonite Information Center and admission to Landis Valley Museum & Village. The cost is $275 per person, double occupancy. For information & reservations contact: Julia Hixon 717-294-3717 or Virginia McDonald 717-294-6352. Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage Saturday, March 23, beginning at 6 p.m. Kitchen will open at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Senior Center Social Night On March 22, at 6 p.m., weather permitting, Warfordsburg Senior Center’s first social night of the year will be a sock hop. Seniors 60 and over are welcome to attend and enjoy the evening of food, dancing or just listening to the music furnished by Barb and Forrest, the DJs for the evening. Bring a covered dish and meat is furnished. For more information, call 717-294-6020.

Easter Egg Hunt Forbes Road Lions Club Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 30, weather conditions permitting. In case of inclement weather or muddy grounds, the event will take place in Forbes Road High School gym. Eggs, candy and special prizes for toddlers thru 12 years old. Raffle tickets are now on sale to support the egg hunt and other Lions Club projects.

Drawing Needmore Fire Co. will hold a 225 drawing April 13. Tickets are available by calling 717-496-3655 or from any fire company member.

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.


VFW Election The annual election of officers for VFW Post 655 will take place at the regular meeting on April 4, at 6 p.m. at the FOVA. VFW post members are urged to attend.

Drug Disposal Turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center Main Lobby, 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg.

Do You Need Emergency Food Assistance The Fulton County Food Basket is a nonprofit human service agency providing food on an emergency basis to those in need in Fulton County. As the lead agency for emergency food assistance, the mission is to provide high quality and nutritious food to those who are in need within Fulton County. The Food Basket is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located in the basement of the McConnellsburg Senior Center on Woodside Drive. For information on how to receive an application and to qualify for emergency assistance, please contact 717-485-5688.

Community Garden Each spring Fulton County Food Basket sponsors the Community Gardening Program providing garden plots, seeds, fertilizer and plants with the assistance of other local business and organizations to those who are interested in growing their own produce and may not have the means to obtain the necessary materials needed to do so. Participants learn how to grow their own fresh produce. For more information and to sign up for the garden program, please contact the Fulton County Food Basket at 717-485- 5688.

FR Registration Forbes Road Elementary will hold its annual Red Bird and kindergarten registration April 2, 3 and 4. Students must be 4 years old on or before the first day of school in order to register for Red Birds. Students must be 5 years old before September 1 in order to register for kindergarten. Parents should call the elementary office at 814-685- 3865 in order to schedule an appointment for registration.

Hunter-Trapper Education Course Fulton County Hunter- Trapper Education course will be offered Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club. Preregistration is required at PGC Web site at www.pgc.state.pa.us. Click on education/hunter education class schedule. Class is limited to 55 students. Bring a bag lunch Saturday. This is the first of three traditional courses for Fulton County. This is a new format, 6-hour training. For general information only contact John K. Johnston at 717-485- 5390.

Food Health & Safety Course McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association will sponsor a free Food Health & Safety Course Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 9 a.m. to noon in the alumni community building. This course is for anyone that helps serve food at any kind of function. Each individual will receive certification. Questions or to reserve a spot call Kathy J. Kendall at 485-0221 (home) or 377-3643 (cell) or Joyce Long at 485-5560.

Earth Day Spring Cleanup The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park will hold an Earth Day spring cleanup. Spring into action April 27, 2013, as Earth Day is celebrated at Cowans Gap State Park. This is a volunteer workday that will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to meet at Pavilion #1. Volunteer projects will include litter removal, fence repair, painting/staining, trail work, Visitor Center cleanup, picnic table assembly and more. All tools and materials will be provided by the park. Please preregister by April 22 by calling the park office at 717-485-3948.

Historical Society Dinner Mark calendars for the Fulton County Historical Society’s annual dinner and meeting April 20, 2013, at 6 p.m., at Hustontown Firehall. The dinner and meeting will be followed with entertainment by Matthew Dodd. Cost is $15 per person. The era for this show is the Civil War. Each show features its own character with his own accent and personality. Make reservations no later than April 12, 2013, either by mailing the count and money to Fulton County Historical Society, PO Box 115, McConnellsburg, PA 17233, or with Monica Seville at the county treasurer’s office.

CF Registration Central Fulton School District will hold registration for the 2013-2014 school year Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday, March 21, 22, 25 and 26. Children who will be age 4 on or before August 19 are eligible for the 4K program, and children who will be age 5 on or before August 19, 2013, are eligible for the 5K (kindergarten) program. Please note that students who are currently enrolled in the 4K program do not need to re-register for 5K. Please contact Stacy Morton at 485-7072 to schedule an appointment.


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.

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.

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.

Free Blood Pressure Checks Free blood pressure checks will be held every Tuesday (January-May) by PSU Mont Alto nursing students. Checks will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Medical Center main lobby. Call 717-485-6115.

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.

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.

Nutrition Awareness Program A community-based nutrition education program in collaboration with Penn State which provides nutrition education through monthly and individual classes is offered to help those interested in nutrition and safe food practices. In addition to food nutrition and food safety, budgeting, label reading, shopping tours, recipes, stretching of the food dollar, crafts and planting are addressed. Please call 717-485-5688 for times and locations in Fulton County.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Alzheimer’s support group will meet April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center’s Pearl Room. Call 717-485-6115 for more information.

Health Fair A health fair summer kickoff will be held June 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Fulton County Medical Center campus. For more information call 485-6115.

AA Meetings AA meetings will be held every Monday beginning April 1 at 11 a.m., at Fulton County Medical Center, Second Floor, Pearl Room. More information may be obtained by calling 485-6115.

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.


Apple Dumplings For Sale The Friendship Class of Mc- Connellsburg United Methodist Church will make apple dumplings Friday, March 22. Call Ruth at 485-4496 to order. Cost is $2.50. Dumplings can be picked up between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Proceeds go to Relay For Life.

Turkey Dinner Breezewood Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a turkey dinner Sunday, April 14, beginning at 11 a.m. Meals are available to eat in or to carry out. For more information call 814-735-4418. All proceeds benefit the Breezewood Volunteer Fire Co. Mark calendars for the car show/chicken barbecue on May 19.

Ham Potpie Dinner Warfordsburg Presbyterian Faith Center will hold a ham potpie dinner Saturday, March 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit local missions. More information may be obtained by calling 717-294-3028.

Pancake Supper Bedford Chapel Church on Rt. 643, 4570 Flickerville Road, Warfordsburg, will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake supper Saturday, March 23, from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Menu includes pancakes, buckwheat cakes, sausage, sausage gravy, puddin meat, scrambled eggs, coffee, and juice. Everyone welcome.

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.

Pie Sale A pie sale will be held March 23 by Asbury United Methodist women at Asbury United Methodist Church, 7404 Lincoln Highway, Harrisonville. Pie choices are apple, cherry, peach, shoofly and pecan. Nine-inch fruit and shoofly pies are $9 each. Eight-inch pecan is $9. Orders must be received by March 16. To order call 717-485-3886, 717-987-3289 or 717-485-3263 or e-mail shsmith@embarqmail.com or longbaer@centurylink.net. Pickup for pies is Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at the church.

Hoagie Sale St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, will hold a hoagie sale Saturday, April 13. Lunch will be served at the schoolhouse across from the church and madeto order hoagies will be served, along with homemade soup and pies. Serving begins at 9 a.m. For call-ahead orders, contact Betty Bivens at 485-3058. Mark calendars for Saturday, June 22, for the annual church festival.


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.C emetery Assoc. Meeting Asbury Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m., at the home of Avon and Tressa Deshong, Harrisonville. The annual cleanup date for the cemetery will be Tuesday, April 9, at 5 p.m. Raindate is Wednesday, April 10.

PASR Meeting Fulton County PASR will have a spring meeting Monday, April 22, at Needmore Bible Church. The business meeting and registration will start at 10:30 a.m., followed with a noon meal. The purpose of the business meeting is to help keep retirees informed so they can better enjoy their retirement. Tom Svirsko, region legislative chair, will update all concerning the legislator and pension system All those receiving a pension from the state are invited to attend the 1 p.m. meeting. Your pension may be in danger.

Cemetery Assoc. Meeting Knobsville United Methodist Church Cemetery Association will meet Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the home of Donald Divens.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting Fulton County Library Teen Advisory Board will meet Friday, March 22, beginning at 5 p.m., in the library’s community room for the monthly meeting, which will include plans for the upcoming Earth Day Festival. All teens are welcome to attend.

Wells Tannery Post Office Meeting A public meeting regarding the future of the Wells Tannery Post Office will be held Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m., at Wells Tannery Community Building. Both box holders and patrons receiving rural route delivery are urged to return their surveys and attend this important meeting.

Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will hold its first meeting for 2013 on Tuesday, March 26, at Normalee Anderson’s home, 3621 Black Bear Road, Needmore, at 11 a.m. The agenda will include a review of the 2013 program, activity signup and a presentation on seed planting. New members are welcome. More information may be obtained by callng 717- 485-5736.


Bingo A Longaberger and Vera Bradley bingo to benefit the ARC of Franklin and Fulton counties will be held Sunday, April 7, at Chambersburg VFW on South Fourth Street. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo starts at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes lunch and 28 games. To purchase tickets call 264-4390.

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.

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