2013-04-04 / Community Bulletin Board




Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, will hold revival services April 11-14, at 7 p.m. with Rev. Delmas Bard as speaker. All are welcome. Revival

Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore, will hold revival services April 14-17, with guest speaker Rev. Dale Glading, founder of “Risk Takers for Christ.” Dale was founder and executive director of Saints Prison Ministry for 24 years before beginning this evangelistic effort. Revival services will begin with the 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning service April 14 and continue through Wednesday, April 17. Evening services will begin at 7 p.m. There will be special music each service. For more information call 717-573-2350 or 573-2687. 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 Thursday, April 11, through Saturday, 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.


New York City Trip

Modern Woodmen youth group is sponsoring a “day on your own” trip to New York City Saturday, May 11. Cost is $50 per person. For complete details contact Cheryl Cutshall at 717-485-0527 after 4 p.m. A $50 nonrefundable payment must be made to hold a seat. Game Night

Game night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center on April 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seniors 60 and older are welcome to come and join in the games. There are card games (hand and foot, SKIP-BO, Phase 10 and 31) dominos (regular or Mexican), Scrabble or play the shuffleboard. All are welcome to bring a game that you would like to play. Light refreshments will be served. Bring a bag of chips or something and join the fun. Call 717-294-6020 for more information. Spring Auction

Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 3013 Pleasant Grove Road, Warfordsburg, will hold a spring auction May 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yard sale items begin at 9 a.m. with auctioneer Tim Smith. Mic Night

Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center April 13, 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. For more information call 717-294-6020. Garden Club Trip

North End Garden Club will visit Spring Haven Nursery and Lergens Greenhouse Monday, April 8. Members and their guests wanting to carpool should meet at the Giant parking lot by 9 a.m. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-5736. Open Stage

Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Bi-Valley Registration

Bi-Valley girls softball registration for girls in grades K-8 will be held at McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends building Thursday, April 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, April 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call for other registration arrangements. Fee is $25 for the local summer league. More information may be obtained by calling 717-372- 5922. Senior Center Activities

Activities at the McConnellsburg Senior Center for April are as follows: nickel bingo, 9:30 a.m. - April 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29; couch potato exercise/blood pressure testing, 11 a.m. - April 4 and 25; Newburg trip, 7 a.m. - April 5; hoarding lecture with Barry Munch, 11 a.m. - April 9; movie day, 12:30 a.m. - April 10; Chambersburg trip, 9 a.m. - April 11; medication safety, 11 a.m. - April 12; nutrition class for seniors/craft class, 10 a.m. - April 15; Bible study, 12:30 a.m. - April 16 and 30; monthly birthday party, 12:30 a.m. - April 17; nutrition class for others/craft class, 1 p.m. - April 18; Cumberland trip, 7 a.m. - April 19; craft day with LeNean Kellogg, 9 a.m. - April 23; movie day, 12:30 a.m. - April 24; Hagerstown trip, 9 a.m. - April 26. 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. Mic & Jam NIGHT

McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association will sponsor a Mic & Jam Night in the alumni community gym Saturday, April 20, at 5 p.m. The feature band will be “The Silver Creek Band.” Kitchen will open at 4 p.m., and the special will be a turkey dinner. The museums will be open for all to enjoy. All ages are invited to come and listen, dance, eat and enjoy a night out. Anyone wishing to perform on April 20, please contact John Hendershot at 328-2899. 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.


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. Free Clothing & Bedding

Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and personal hygiene products will be available Tuesday, April 9, at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Sponsored by Fulton County Catholic Mission. Doors open at 9 a.m. More information may be obtained by callng 485-5917. 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. 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. Teen Art Contest

Fulton County Library Teen Advisory Board will sponsor a teen art contest. Entries will be accepted Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at McConnellsburg Library. Entry forms and rules can be obtained at the library or on its Web site. Christian School Open House

Fulton County Community Christian School in Needmore invites visitors to school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 23, 24 and 25. All grade levels will be open for visitors throughout the day for any length of time. Visitors are welcome between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. More information or to request a different date may be obtained by calling 717-573-4400. Also accepting enrollments for the 2013-14 school year. Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 1-12 are available. Tuition rates are competitive and scholarship applications are being accepted. FCCCS is an approved member of the Association of Christian Schools International. SF Registration

Southern Fulton School District will hold pre-kindergarten registration Thursday, April 18, 2013. Anyone having children that will be 3 or 4 years old before September 1, 2013, please call 717-294-3400 to schedule an appointment. FCMC Cookbook For Sale

Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary will sell its 65th anniversary cookbook in the front lobby of the center April 18-22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cookbook contains more than 500 recipes and cost is $15. 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 Wednesdays, April 24 to October 30, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Second Street behind the McConnellsburg Firehall. The Victory Garden offers a weekly, summer-long class held during the growing season from April to October. It provides a unique experience for class members to learn about and to participate in the process of vegetable gardening starting from soil preparation in spring to the final fall harvest and preparing the garden for winter. A combination of weekly classes designed to increase knowledge and hands-on work in the garden creates a greater confidence in the abilities of the participants to grow their own gardens at home. As the summer progresses, the group bonds and shares garden experiences, methods of preserving the harvest, seeds and plants, and recipes. There will be a small fee associated with this program $20 per person/$30 family to defray material costs for the 2013 season. Anyone interested can contact the Fulton County Extension Office and speak with Donna E. Shasserre at 717-485-4111. Cemetery Clean Up Day

Knobsville Cemetery Clean-Up Day will be May 11 with a raindate of May 18. Homebuyer Workship

Christian Social Sservices of Fulton County (CSS) announces the first homebuyer workshop program coming to Fulton County. CSS is partnering with PathStone Home Ownership Program to bring this here to Fulton County. The first workshop is scheduled for the CSS office in McConnellsburg Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is aimed for families with low and moderate income who have an interest in home ownership. There is no cost for the class. More information may be obtained by calling 485-5796. VFW Nominations

Nominations/voting for replacement board of directors members will be held Thursday, April 4, at McConnellsburg VFW at 6 p.m. Voting for changing the bylaws concerning number of board of directors will be discussed. Chain Saw Workshop

A chain saw workshop will be offered April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, Buchanan Forest District and Keystone Training Solutions LLC have teamed up to present a one-day comprehensive, hands-on learning experience. Qualified, experienced instructors will guide participants through the basics of selection, maintenance, handling, ergonomics, limbing, bucking, felling, and sharpening chain saws for the woodlot owner. The cost is $30 for members of WOSA (Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies) and $35 for nonmembers. The workshop will be held at Sideling Hill Forest Foreman Headquarters at 3017 Lincoln Highway near Harrisonville, PA 17228. Lunch will not be provided so bring your own. Also, bring saw, personal protective equipment (chaps, gloves, hard hat, eye and hearing protection), and sharpening/maintenance tools. Some personal protective equipment will be available to lend. Advance registration is required by April 10. Send your payment to WOSA, PO Box 253 Everett PA 15537. Call Ben Tresselt Jr. at 814-652-9150 if you need more details. Earth Day Celebration

An Earth Day celebration will be held at the Fulton County Library by the teen advisory board Saturday, April 20, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Something to do for everyone including games, face painting, gardening planters, bluebird boxes and other crafts made from recyclables. Presentations by the county 4-H Robotics Club, Game Commission, Master Gardeners and others. Rain or shine. 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. The cost is $15 per person, $7.50 for children ages 5- 10, and free under age 5. 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.


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: 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. 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 Ful- ton 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. Blood Drive

The Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at Warfordsburg Faith Center on April 11 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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. 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. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group Alzheimer’s/ dementia support group meets the third Tuesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. in Fulton County Medical Center, Pearl Room. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485- 6108. 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. FOOD AND DINING Spring Tea at the Museum

The annual spring tea will be April 20 at the Fulton House at 11:30 a.m. Tickets may be obtained from Monica Seville at the courthouse or by calling 717- 485-4496 or 814-735-3039. Tickets are $9 for adults and $4.50 for children. Come join friends and neighbors for a pleasant gathering that benefits the Historical Society Museum. Ham/Chicken Potpie Dinner

A ham or chicken potpie dinner will be served at Shade Gap Fire Co. Auxiliary building, Sunday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 4-12 and under age 4 is free. Benefits Shade Gap Fire Co. Auxiliary. 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. 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. 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.


Animal League Meeting

Better Days Animal League will hold an organizational meeting Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m., at the BDAL Thrift Store. Please join in to learn more about BDAL, services provided and plans for the upcoming spring fling and rabies clinic at Butterfly Gardens May 18. This is a great opportunity to become involved as a volunteer for our community events or thrift stores, all benefiting the lives of abandoned, abused and neglected animals. Anyone interested in providing support to BDAL, Humane Society police officers and improving the lives of all animals in Fulton County is welcome to attend. Garden Club Meeting

North End Garden Club’s next meeting is a tea Tuesday, April 23, at 11 a.m., at Fulton County Library activity room. Bring a fancy finger food, teacup and hat. New members are welcome. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-5736. Cemetery Assoc. Meeting

Wells Valley Presbyterian Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at the home of Ronnie Eichelberger on April 20, at 7 p.m. Anyone who wishes to put a bid in for the mowing the cemetery may contact Robert Johnson at 7838 North Valley Road, Wells Tannery, PA 16691 or call 814-685-3083. Any member may attend the meeting.

Wells Tannery Community Park meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 4, to discuss the annual homecoming. 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. Farm Women Meeting

Fulton County Society of Farm Women will meet April 4 at 6 p.m., at Fulton County Library. Please use main door. Cemetery Association Meeting

Clear Ridge Cemetery Association annual meeting will be held Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m., at Clear Ridge United Methodist Church. Meeting is open to the public. Single Meeting

Knobsville Singles will meet Monday, April 8, at 9 a.m., at K’s Place. New members are welcome. PASR Meeting

Fulton County PASR will hold 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. 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. Reservations are needed for those attending the meal. Cost is $10. Send reservations by April 15 to Joy Anderson, 19816 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233, rjanderson@embarqmail.com or 717-987-3494. 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. 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.


Scentsy/Thirty-One Bingo

A Scentsy/Thirty-One spring bingo will be held Sunday, May 5, at Needmore Firehall. Doors and kitchen open at noon and games begin at 2 p.m. Admission of $25 inclues 20 regular games and four specials. Register early by calling or texting 717-372-0846 or 717-504-0583 and get free specials card. Benefts Needmore Fire Co. EMS. 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.

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