2013-05-23 / Community Bulletin Board



Memorial Day Services The 69th Annual Memorial Day service will be held at Wells Valley United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., Monday, May 27, 2013. Paul Crawford Jr. will be the quest speaker. A light luncheon will be provided after the service. The public is invited to attend.

Memorial Service The Damascus Cemetery Assoc. will hold its 77th annual Memorial Service on May 26. The service will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Mac Miller of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren as speaker. Judy Youngblood of Berkeley Springs will provide special music. Lunch will be served in the social room at the church at noon. All are welcome.

Memorial Services “The Home Of The Brave,” a musical celebrating America’s courage and commitment, will be held Saturday, May 25, at 7 p.m., at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church; Sunday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m., during worship at Cito United Methodist Church; and Monday, May 27, at 7 p.m., at McConnell Park band shell. In the event of rain, Monday’s concert will be held at McConnellsburg United Methodist Church.

Memorial Service Annual Memorial Service will be held at Buck Valley Sunday, May 26, starting at Buck Valley Christian Church at 9 a.m., proceeding to Hendershot Cemetery then to Amaranth Brethren Church to Lutheran Church and ending at the Methodist Church. Services start at 11 a.m. Speaker will be Larry Hixon.


UPC Summer Schedule McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church, South Second and Maple streets, McConnellsburg, announces its return to summer schedule on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Rev. Evan R. Smith is pastor. No Sunday School and worship service at 10 a.m. Nursery provided. More information may be obtained by calling the church office 485- 4400 or at www.mupc.org.

Bible School Join the fun at Wrangler Roundup! Vacation Bible School at Warfordsburg Presbyterian will include music, games, snacks, activities and most importantly, Bible lessons. The school will be held Sunday, June 2, thru Thursday, June 6, 2013, from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ages 3 through grade 6 are welcome. Call 717-294-3028 for more information.

Bible School Vacation Bible School is scheduled at Center United Methodist Church the week of June 17 through June 21, from 6:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. The theme of the week is “Kingdom Rock.” All are welcome.

Special Program Cito and McConnellsburg United Methodist churches present “Smoke On The Mountain” Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at Cito; Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at McConnellsburg; and Sunday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at McConnell Park. Rain location is McConnellsburg United Methodist Church. Admission is free and offering will be received.

Bible School Knobsville Church of the Brethren will hold Vacation Bible School June 10-14 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. All are welcome to attend. The church is located off Rt. 522 at 221 Knobsville Road. For transportation or information call the Elliotts at 7 17-987-3935.


5-K Stilt Walk Gather family and friends and walk alongside Brian Snyder on Saturday, June 8, as he makes a 5K trek on stilts at Giant Steps Walk for A Wish to benefit Make-AWish Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia. The 5K run will take place at 11 a.m., with the walk beginning at 1 p.m., from Juniata Crossing to Juniata Trading Co., Route 30. Registration is $15 and $20 day of the event. Brian will be walking to help make wishes come true in memory of wish kid Levi Steele. To register contact 800-440-9474. To make a pledge call 814-735-3186 or 814-585-4829.

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

Motorcycle Ride Broad Top Community Center is holding its annual motorcycle ride June 2. Registration will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. There will be a ride 100 miles through beautiful central PA. Proceeds benefit the community center and to the Matt Baker, Hometown Cancer Fund. More information may be obtained by contacting 814-635-2159 or sdheath@comcast.net

Senior Center Social Night Warfordsburg Senior Center will hold a social May 31 for seniors 60 and over to come and enjoy the evening of food, dancing or just listening to the music. The music will provided by Barb and Forrest from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. At 8 p.m., there will be a candlelight memorial program. Bring a covered dish, meat is furnished. For more information call 717-294-6020.

Majorette Camp Majorette camp will be held June 22-25 at Southern Fulton Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $80 per child. If interested contact Amy Spade Elias at amyrenee02@yahoo.com by June 7.

Motorcycle Run A motorcycle run through scenic Fulton County with Pastor Sam Childers will be held June 15 and 16, sponsored by Evangel Assembly of God. Registration at the church from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Light refreshments and drinks. Pastor Sam will speak at 11:45 a.m. and ride leaves church at noon. Cost is $20 per bike. All proceeds go to the orphanage Angels of East Africa. More information may be obtained by calling John Rasp at 717-485-3731 or 717-658-6547. From noon to 4 p.m., there will be an outreach at McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends building. Free kids games, music and good eats. Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday morning services will be held June 16 at 9:30 a.m.

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.

Yard Sale Breezewood Lighthouse Assembly of God will hold a yard sale May 23 and 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit Women’s Ministries at 1092 Lighthouse Road, Breezewood. More information may be obtained by calling 814-735- 4420.

Franklin Co. Bus Tour Canceled The Fulton County Historical Society’s June 7 bus tour of Franklin Co. has been canceled due to lack of interest.


Fair Queen Applications Fair queen applications are available for girls ages 16-20 by callng Vickie Gordon at 485- 4915. Deadline is July 1.

VFW Election A special election will be held at the next meeting of VFW Post 655 on June 6 to fill a vacancy in the office of post jr. vice commander. Meeting time is 6 p.m.

Hunter/Trapper Course Fulton County Hunter Trapper Education course will be held Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club. From Mc- Connellsburg take Rt. 522 north about 3/4 mile. Turn right onto McGovern’s Lane and proceed approximately 2/10 mile to club. Preregistration is required. Click yes on PGC Web site at www.pgc.state.pa.us, click on education/hunter education class schedule. Class limit is 55 students. This is the first of three traditional courses for the county. This is a new format and 6-hour training. For general information only contact John K. Johnston at 717-485-5390.

55-Alive Driving Class Warfordsburg Senior Center will offer the for 55-Alive/Mature Diving classes May 30 and 31. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to noon and two days of classes are required. Preregister, either in person or by calling the center. Checks are made payable to AARP for $14 (per person nonmember) or $12 (per person AARP member). Warfordsburg Senior Center is located at 209 Long Hollow Road, Warfordsburg. Graduates of the class, age 55 and over, will be eligible for the 3-year auto insurance discounts. If planning on staying for lunch following the class, please be sure to make reservations when registering. There are no tests involved.

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. 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.

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, to October 30, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Second Street behind the McConnellsburg Firehall. Cost is $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.


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, they are held the fourth Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. To register or sign up for lunch call 717-294-6020.

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.

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. 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 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.; 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 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 at 11 a.m., at Fulton County Medical Center, Second Floor, Pearl Room. More information may be obtained by calling 485-6115.


Festival St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will hold a festival June 22, at 4 p.m. Menu includes homemade ice cream, soups, pies and cakes. Served will be barbecues, hamburgers and hot dogs. Entertainment provided by Silver Creek band from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you are looking for an evening of great food, wonderful fellowship and relaxation, please attend. The church is located five miles south of McConnellsburg on Rt. 522.

Ice Cream Festival Center United Methodist Church will hold its first ice cream festival of the year Saturday, June 1, beginning at 4 p.m. Turkey dinners will be available with filling, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce or coleslaw. Also available will be sandwiches, soup, pie, cake and ice cream. The church is located one-half mile off Rt. 655, five miles north of Hustontown on Dublin Mills Road. Also mark calendars for July 13 and August 24 for festivals coming up. Bean Soup Dinner The annual bean soup dinner at Clear Ridge Community Building will be held May 25 at 11 a.m. Ham dinners, sandwiches, pies and ice cream will be available.

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.


Library Teen Board Meeting Fulton County Library Teen Advisory Board will meet Friday, May 31, in the library community room at 5 p.m. Following their monthly meeting, the teens will participate in games, crafts and other fun activities.

Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet Tuesday, May 28, at 11 a.m., in the Fulton County Library activity room. Program topic will be ornamental plants. Bring plants for plant exchange. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-5736.


Bingo Ashlyn’s Angels will hold a cash bingo June 2, 2013, at McConnellsburg Volunteer Firehall. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Light refreshment will be available to purchase. Advance tickets $20, at the door $25. Payouts will be determined by number of tickets sold. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund that will be distributed to all three county schools. To purchase a ticket or for more information contact Nancy Bivens at 717-799-7343 or Patti Mills at 717-294- 3676.

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