2013-04-25 / Community Bulletin Board



Hymn Sing Amaranth Church of the Brethren, 2709 Mc- Kee’s Gap Road, Warfordsburg, will hold a hymn sing with special music by the New Connections Saturday, May 11, at 6 p.m. There will be a half-hour break for sandwiches, snacks, etc., followed by more music. Bring favorite dish. All are welcome. More information may be obtained by calling 814-447- 5639.

Gospel Music Concert Steve Hess and Southern Salvation from Nashville, Tenn., will be in concert Sunday, May 19, at 6 p.m., at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville. This nationally known group features baritone vocalist and pianist Steve Hess (nephew of Gospel Music Hall of Famer Jake Hess), lead vocalist Rodney Tyson, and native Fulton Countian tenor Chad Riley. Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene is located at 5806 Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrisonville. A freewill offering will be taken. For additional information, call Pastor Dan at 717-485-3973 or 717-816-3707.

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.

National Day of Prayer National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 2. There will be an informal prayer service held on the courthouse lawn at noon. The service is non-denominaitonal and all are welcome.

Revival Revival services will be held at Fort Littleton Bible Church at 7 p.m. April 25-28 with Rev. Norman Hege. All are welcome.


Volleyball/Basketball Games Fulton County Community Christian School Boosters will host the FCCCS vs. alumni/ parents volleyball and basketball games at Needmore Bible Church gymnasium May 9 at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family at the door. A full concession stand will be available. Door prizes will be drawn. More information may be obtained by calling 717-573-0400. Proceeds benefit the school program.

Youth Shoot Fulton Co. Pistol & Rifle Club will hold a youth shoot May 3, 10, 17 and 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. Registration is from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open to all youth to age 16.

Senior Center Activities May activities for Warfordsburg Senior Center are as follows: May 3 – club meeting at 1 p.m.; game night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; May 3 and 4 – indoor yard sale; May 8 – Belleville trip; May 9 – celebrate Mother’s Day; May 10 – Elder Justice seminar (Bricktown Senior Center); May 11 – open Mic Night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; May 14 – trip to Spring Sing at Camp Joy-El; May 15 – birthday party; May 16 – Altoona Curves game; May 16 – photo workshop at 5 p.m.; May 17 – Juniata Valley Senior Center here to bowl and singles mingle from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; May 20 – nutrition class; May 21 – Primary Election day and shopping to Johnstown; May 24 – lunch at Road Kill and trip to Fisher’s Greenhouse; May 27 – center closed; May 31 – social night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and memorial program at 8 p.m. Every Monday low impact exercises and wii bowling league; every Tuesday exercise with Patti and quilting bee; every Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Move With Vivian. More information may be obtained by calling 294-6020.

Senior Center Social Warfordsburg Senior Center’s social will have a “Doo Wop” theme with 50s and 60s music provided by Barb and Forrest on April 26. Seniors 60 and over come and enjoy the evening of food, dancing or just listening to the music. Bring a covered dish – meat is furnished. Meal is at 6 pm. For more information call 717-294-6020.

5-K Race A 5-K race to benefit Better Days Animal Shelter and McConnellsburg Community/Alumni Building will be held Saturday, May 11. Hosted by McConnellsburg Middle School eighth-grade Character Education Class. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and race starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 before race; $20 day of race; kids’ race is $5 (parent or guardian must be present). Race starts and ends at McConnellsburg High School. Registration forms are available at McConnellsburg Middle School.

Franklin County Tour Fulton County Historical Society has another bus tour of historic and scenic sites in Franklin County planned for June 7. Bus leaves McConnellsburg at 8 a.m. The tour will include an Alpaca farm, Robert Kennedy Memorial Church at Welsh Run which has a Tiffany glass window, Conococheague Institute at Rock Hill Farm, lunch in the barn at the Allison-Antrim Museum, tour the 1860 Greek Revival house museum, visit a Mason Dixon Crown stone (the one in Fulton County near Hancock is inaccessible) and the Enoch Brown Park, site of an 1764 Indian massacre. The Bollman bus, lunch, all fees and gratuities are included in the $70 price ($65 for Society members). For more information contact John at 717-328-9279.

Indoor Yard Sale An indoor yard sale will be held at the Faith Center in Warfordsburg May 2 and 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Community Hike Fulton County Parks and Recreation will sponsor a family friendly hike Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. Meet at the Oregon Camp parking area, Rt. 30W to Rt. 915N to Oregon Road. DCNR’s Shawn Lynn will guide the approximately 2-mile, 2-hour hike over relatively flat terrain. The hike will feature the history of the CCC camp, old turnpike tunnel, railroad bed and arch. Water provided. Questions or for more information call 485-6767, Ext. 205.

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.

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.

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.

Yard/Bake Sale Walnut Grove Church of God, Maddensville, will hold a yard and bake sale Saturday, May 4, at 8 a.m., at the fellowship building on Wible Reunion Road. All items are donated by the congregation with all proceeds going to the special needs fund.

Car Show/BBQ Breezewood Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its annual car, truck and tractor show and chicken barbecue Sunday, May 19, 2013. The day will also include bluegrass music, as well as craft and flea market vendors. A fire queen contest for girls ages 16-18 within the company’s first-due response area will also be held (girls must be registered in advance.) In addition to the chicken barbecue, sandwiches will also be available from the kitchen. Car show registration is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or inquiries, call 814-735- 4418. Car show rain date is May 26. All other events will be held rain or shine.


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.

Cemetery Cleanup Day Knobsville Cemetery Cleanup Day will be May 11 with a raindate of May 18.

Social Media Training Seminar A free seminar entitled “Using Social Media In All Aspects of Your Business” will be held at Lincoln Way Pizza in McConnellsburg Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Breakfast will be sponsored by Lincoln Way Pizza and Kaplan University. To register by April l6, call Joyce Lynch at the Employment and Training Office 717-485-5131 or e-mail jlynchetsfc@yahoo.com. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

Camp Cadet Applications Fulton County Camp Cadet applicants who have not turned in their applications to their school office may do so in person at the state police barracks in McConnellsburg. Please contact Cpl. William Baker at 717-485-3131 with any questions.

Mother’s Day Flower Sale St. Stephen Family Life Committee is sponsoring a Mother’s Day flower sale on Friday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 303 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg. Hanging flower baskets and assorted flower pots will be available.

Civil War Book Available Fulton County Veterans of the Civil War Volume I is now available. This book contains 189 photos and 308 veterans in 158 pages. Cost is $26 plus $4. postage. The book has many veterans of prominent Fulton County families including Akers, Alexander, Anderson, Baker, Barney, Barnhart, Barton, Bishop, Breakall, Brown, Burk, Carnell, Clark, Clevenger, Cline, Cook, Cooper, Cromer, Cutchall, Decker, Deneen, Deshong, Divelbiss, Duvall, Edwards, Ensley, Everts, Fisher, Fix, Fore and Fraker. These families all had multiple members in the Civil War. For more information or to order contact Marlin Douglas 717-263-9860 or e-mail:dougmar2@comcast.net. All proceeds from the sale of these books are for the maintenance and preservation of the Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church.

Yard Sale A yard sale will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center Friday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 717- 294-6020.

Homeownership/Finance Class Cancelled A homeownership/ finance class hosted by Christian Social Services in conjunction with Path Stone on April 27 has been cancelled.

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.

Cemetery Cleanup Day Knobsville Cemetery cleanup day will be held May 11 at 9 a.m. Raindate is May 18.

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. Pre-register by April 22 by calling the park office at 717-485-3948.

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.

Tire Recycling Day Fulton County Tire Recycling Day will be held May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. For Ayr and Todd townships and McConnellsburg Borough, take tires to Ayr Township building. Bethel, Belfast, Dublin, Licking Creek,Taylor, Thompson, Union and Wells townships, take tires to respective municipal building. Some townships may charge a fee. Limit 10 tires.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.; Warfords- burg 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 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.

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.


Breakfast In The Park Breakfast will be held at Buck Valley Park May 18, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. A community yard sale will also be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors are needed. Call 717-294-6985.

Hoagie/Pizza Sale Fulton County Community Christian School Boosters are currently selling Marianna’s hoagies and pizzs. Orders and money are due May 7. Orders can be picked up the afternoon of May 16. Place an order at the school or call Stacy Golden at 717-573-0400. Proceeds benefit the school program.

Mother’s Day Smorgasbord Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor their annual Mother’s Day smorgasbord Sunday, May 12, at 11 a.m. A variety of meats, vegetables, salads, desserts and beverages will be featured. More details later.

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.

Democratic Dinner Fulton County Democratic dinner will be held Saturday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m., at McConnellsburg Firehall. Tickets available from committee members or at the door.

Chicken BBQ Fairview United Methodist Church will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday, May 18, beginning at 4 p.m., at the community building next to the church, four miles north of Hustontown on North Hess Road. Dinners will include half a barbecue chicken, baked beans, applesauce, dinner roll, cake, coffee, iced tea, punch or lemonade. Eat-in or takeout.

Spaghetti Supper Bedford Chapel Church on Rt. 643, 4570 Flickerville Road, Warfordsburg, will hold an all-youcan eat spaghetti supper Saturday May 4, from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Menu includes spaghetti, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. Everyone welcome.

Chicken BBQ A chicken barbecue will be held Sunday, May 19, at St. Mary Church, Shade Gap, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner will consist of half a chicken, baked beans, applesauce and roll for $8 or chicken and roll only for $6. Proceeds benefit St. Mary Youth Camp Fund. Delivery to St. Stephen’s in McConnellsburg at 11:30 a.m. is available. Contact Sister Margie at 717-485-5917 for tickets and delivery arrangements.

Republican Dinner The Republican spring dinner will be Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at Hustontown Firehall. Cost is adults $13; children 7-12 $6.50; and children 6 and under eat for free. Call local committee members or Jackie Yates at 717-573-2571 for tickets.

Mother’s Day Dinner A Mother’s Day dinner will be held Sunday, May 12, at 11:30 a.m., at Fair Ridge Assembly of God Ministries Center, 22776 Piper Lane, Shade Gap. Served will be pan fried chicken, mashed potatoes, filling, gravy, corn, green beans, creamed lettuce, cake, punch, coffee and tea. Cost is adults $8; children 4-12 - $4, and under 4 free. Sponsored by Fair Ridge Assembly of God youth group.

Community Picnic Everyone is invited to a free community picnic Saturday, May 18, at Lions Club Park in Mc- Connellsburg, from noon to 4 p.m. There will be good food, good fun with games for the family and good entertainment provided by “Guilford Station,” a gospel bluegrass band. Hosted by McConnellsburg Presbyterian Church. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-4400.


HAVFCO Auxiliary Meeting Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold their monthly meetings the third Wednesday of every other month. Next meeting is May 15 at 6 p.m.

VFW Meeting VFW Post 655 next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 2, will address proposed amendments to the bylaws, and special election for various vacancies at the post.

Cemetery Assoc. Meeting Timber Ridge Cemetery Assoc. will meet Monday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m., at Antioch Church located on Timber Ridge Road. All interested persons are urged to attend.

Legion Meeting American Legion Post 561 active members regular meeting is the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Auxiliary members meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Members of both organizations are urged to attend.

PARSE Meeting Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE) has a 9:00 a.m. breakfast meeting on 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 Saturday, May 4, at 8:30 a.m. to carpool to Path Valley Restaurant for breakfast and visit Spring Run Nursery.

Cemetery Meeting The annual business meeting of the directors and lot holders of Union Cemetery Co. will be held Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Union Cemetery Church. Anyone who pays “annual lot care” the payment of $5 per lot is now due. Please consider having perpetual care on the lot.

Scout Meeting Boy Scouts of America Troop 43 meets every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the McConnellsburg Presbyterian Church, 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.


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 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 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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