2013-07-11 / Community Bulletin Board



Bible School Walnut Grove Church of God in Maddensville will hold Vacation Bible School July 21-25, at 7 p.m. every evening. The theme is “Colossal Coaster World – Facing Fear, Trusting God.”

Bible School Cito United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 29 to August 2 each evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This will be a fun-filled week of Bible lessons, music, games, food and fun. There will be classes for preschool through adult. For more information please call the church office at 717-485-9020. The church is located at 3746 Cito Road, McConnellsburg. All are welcome.

Bible School Vacation Bible School will be held at Laurel Ridge Christian Church, July 22-26, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for ages 3 thru adults.

Bible School Vacation Bible School will be held at New Grenada Church of God July 15-19 at 6:30 p.m. for the kids. Adults classes will begin at 7 p.m.nightly. All school-age children and adults welcome. Call 814-685-3399 or 814-448-0060 for more information.


Camp Meeting Pleasant Ridge Camp Meeting begins with Dr. Timothy Green, renowned Bible teacher, Monday thru Saturday, July 15-20, at 7 p.m. nightly and Sunday, July 21, at 11 a.m. Daily 10 a.m. Bible study with Dr. Green and daily youth/children’s activities/program. The camp meeting is held at 5806 Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrisonville. Info: www.pleasantridgecamp.org or 717-485-3973 or 717-261-6173.

Homecoming Timber Ridge Cemetery Assoc., in cooperation with Antioch Christian Church, invites all to its homecoming celebration Sunday, July 28, at Antioch Christian Church beginning at 2 p.m. Included will be gospel bluegrass and Southern gospel music and a memorial message followed by fellowship at the adjacent pavilion. Meat, beverage and paper products will be furnished. Please bring favorite covered dish and lawn chair. RSVP and questions to 717-573- 2133.

Summer Tent Revival Mountain View Baptist Church invites all to attend its summer tent revival July 14-19. Service times are Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Monday through Friday, 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Special music will be provided by the Hoy Family from West Virginia. The church is located at 12107 Walnut Point Road, Hagerstown.


WAYS Sign-up Warfordsburg Area Youth Soccer (WAYS) fall registration will be held Monday, July 15, at Gordon’s Cruise-In, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Questions or a form contact Lauren Mosemann at 717- 573- 2524 or kids- ncows@hotmail.com.

Wells Tannery Homecoming The Wells Tannery Homecoming will be held July 27 at Wells Tannery Community Park. The parade starts at 11 a.m. Food, including chicken barbecue, will be served throughout the day starting at noon. Come listen to local, live music groups that will play until the raffle drawing at 9 p.m. Fire companies, marching groups, cars, floats, decorated bikes and 4-wheelers are encouraged to participate in the parade. Entertainment: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Tommy Deshong, a DJ playing music of the 1960s and 70s; 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Friends Creek Pickers playing “old country” style music; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – “New Connection” playing bluegrass; and at 9 p.m. – raffle drawn. For more information call 814-685-3399.

AYSO Fall Soccer Sign-ups AYSO fall soccer sign-ups will be held at the alumni building Saturday, July 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday, July 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, July 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, July 20, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Must be 4 years old by August 1, 2013. New players need a copy of birth certificate. Any questions contact Brandy at 717-325-0219. Cost is $40 per player.

Benefit Ride A benefit ride will be held for Gracie “Amazing Grace” Covert, a 2-1/2-year-old girl from Shirleysburg, Pa., who is in need of both a lung and heart transplant. The event, which is open to motorcycles and classic cars, will get under way Saturday, July 27, at 8 a.m., with registration at the Orbisonia American Legion Post 518. The ride will then begin at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 and an additional $10 per passenger. The ride is 120 miles round trip with three stops along the way before ending back at the American Legion for prizes, music and food. Any questions regarding the benefit ride for Gracie Covert can be directed to Danyelle Knepper at 717-494- 9761.

Mic & Jam Night McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Assoc. will host a Mic & Jam Night Saturday, July 20, 2013. Alumni gym will open at 4 p.m., with music starting at 5 p.m. Feature band will be “Silver Creek Band.” All ages are invited to come and listen, dance and enjoy a night out. Anyone wishing to perform on July 20, 2013, please contact John Hendershot at 328-2899.

Mic Night Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center July 13, from 5 p.m. to 9 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.

Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends will sponsor a car, truck and motorcycle show behind the old school July 13 beginning at 8 a.m. Registration is over at 11:30 a.m. Sixty awards will be presented, along with 100 dash plaques. The old gym will host a flea market. Chinese auction, breakfast, dinner and 50-50 will be offered. A $10 entry fee day of show and $8 earlybird week before show. Raindate is July 14. All proceeds go to the community center. Information may be obtained by calling Dick at 485-3412.

Indoor Yard Sale McConnellsburg Senior Center is holding an indoor yard sale at 100 Woodside Drive, McConnellsburg, Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fill a bag for $1.

Bus Trip McConnellsburg VFW will sponsor a bus trip to Atlantic City on August 3. The bus will leave the VFW at 6 a.m. and return approximately at midnight. Cost is $43 per person with a $20 voucher plus a free buffet coupon. For reservations call Linda at 717-552-5422.

Golf Tournament The third annual Cindy Hull memorial day/night golf tournament benefitting Better Days Animal League, will be held Saturday, July 27. Registration will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. with tee-off at 5:15 p.m. Hosted by Rocky Springs Golf Course, Letterkenny Army Depot, 1580 Bloom Ave., Chambersburg. Advance registration is $65 per player ($75/player at the door). Meal after first nine holes. Hole prizes and team prizes awarded. Contact Michael at 717- 860-7572. Open to first 13 teams.

Path Valley Picnic The 106th annual Path Valley Picnic and Homecoming will be held rain or shine August 14-17, at Hammond’s Grove, Route 75, north of Spring Run.

Ben K-5K The eighth annual Ben K-5K will be held Saturday, July 27, with the race beginning at 8 a.m. at Center United Methodist Church community building. Registration prior to July 6 is free. Forms received following that date or on race day should include a $5 fee. Forms are available at Knepper’s Mill, Newman’s Market, Hustontown Country Market and Fulton County News or by e- mail at spknepper@csborbisonia.com or chaninr@comcast.net.


Fulton County Fair Participants Attention all fair exhibitors: Premium books are no longer being mailed to exhibitors. Please see local businesses to pick up this year’s copy. Reminder: Livestock entries must be received by July 15, 2013. Please mail to Fulton County Fair, PO Box 246, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. Rabbit check-in will be Saturday, August 11, at noon. All other entries will be accepted starting August 11, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, August 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the fair office.

Love’s Closet Love’s Closet will be held the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July-October, at 117 West Market Street, in the alley behind the McConnellsburg United Methodist Church. Clothing, shoes, cleaning supplies, toiletries, toys and more absolutely free. Sponsored by United Methodist Churches of McConnellsburg.

Veterans Assistance Dan McIntyre, assistant state service office of Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be at McConnellsburg VFW to assist veterans with service-connected disability claims. Primary day is the second Wednesday of every month and the alternate day is the fourth Wednesday of the month. Also available by appointments. Contact 717-414- 0674 or dmcintyrevfwso@yahoo.com.


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.

Power Clinic Reaching Wellness Power Clinic: Building Strength and Speed will be held each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. July 15-26 at MHS track from grades 9-12. Cost is $50. Two weeks of intense training geared toward maximizing power by teaching athletes to become more strong, agile, explosive and determined. Preregister with Catherine Washabaugh at 717- 816- 4331 or washabaughv@yahoo.com.

HIV Testing Keystone Health is pleased to offer free confidential HIV testing at Fulton County Medical Center Specialty Services entrance. Testing will be done Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Results available while you wait.

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.

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.

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.

Yoga Classes Reaching Wellness yoga classes will be held for all ages every Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., at Com- munity State Bank. Call for cost and to register at 717-485- 4492.

Reaching Wellness Summer Yoga A four-week session of hatha yoga classes will be offered starting July 16 and ending August 7 on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. and Wednesday afternoons at 5 p.m. For more information or to register call Lisa at 717-485-4492 or Sheila at 717-485-5025.

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 On Break Reaching Wellness Zumba at the alumni building will be on break until July 19.

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.

Ham Potpie Fundraiser In place of the free meal on the second Tuesday in July, a ham potpie fundraiser is planned for Friday, July 12, at 5 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third Street, McConnellsburg. Proceeds from the meal will be donated to the Cody Trail family to help with medical costs. Cody is a student at Central Fulton who has been fighting cancer for the last several months. Cost of this meal will be by donations only. Please plan to attend and help.


Farm Bureau Picnic Fulton County Farm Bureau annual picnic will be held at Siloam Methodist Church pavilion, Harrisonville, July 28 at 1:30 p.m. Meat, drinks, flatware, etc., will be provided. Bring a covered dish. RSVP by July 23. More information may be obtained by calling 717-294-3414 or 717- 816-9603.

Library Teen Board Picnic The teen advisory board of Fulton County Library will meet at Cowans Gap State Park outside the Brightbill Interpretive Center at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 28, for a summer picnic. Please bring a covered dish. Place settings and drinks will be provided. All teens age 13 to 19 are welcome to attend this event, which will include paddle boats, beach volleyball, hiking, fishing and more.

Ice Cream Festivals Fairview United Methodist Church will hold ice cream festivals this year July 20 and September 14. The church is located four miles north of Hustontown on North Hess Road. Homemade ice cream, soups, sandwiches, french fries and desserts will be for sale. Festivals begin at 4 p.m.

Family House Restaurant Picnic Family House Restaurant reunion picnic will be held Saturday, July 27, at 5 p.m., at Crystal Spring Campgrounds. The picnic is for all former employees, families, friends and fans (faithful customers). Bring a favorite covered dish and favorite memories to share. More information may be obtained by calling 814-735-3330 or on Facebook at Family House Restaurant, Breezewood.

Ice Cream Festival An ice cream festival will be held at Richvale United Methodist Church, Saturday, July 20, at 4 p.m. Served will be barbecue chicken, homemade pies, soup, sandwiches and nine flavors of homemade ice cream. Music will be Chapt. VII Gospel Quartet. Bring lawn chairs. Church is located eight miles north of Shade Gap on Rt. 35.

Festival Laurel Ridge Christian Church at Big Cove Tannery will hold their annual festival Saturday, August 10, at 5 p.m. Homemade ice cream, soups, sandwiches and baked goods will be on sale. Music will be provided by the “Country Classics” and there will be puppets by Pastor Hamilton and family and games for the children. Laurel Ridge Christian Church books – “100 Years of History of the Church” will be on sale as well.

Chicken BBQ/Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a chicken barbecue and open stage Saturday, July 27. Chicken will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open stage begins at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m.

No Free Meal There will be no free meal the month of July at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third Street, Mc- Connellsburg. Free meals will continue the month of August as usual.

Festival Whips Cove Church will hold its annual festival Saturday, August 3, at 5 p.m. Entertainment will be “The New Connection.” Games for all ages, homemade food, fun and fellowship.

Ice Cream Festival Center United Methodist Church will hold an ice cream festival Saturday, July 13, starting 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 Waterfall Road, five miles north of Hustontown on Dublin Mills Road (Doran Road). Mark calendars for next festival on August 24.


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.


Covalt Reunion The descendants of Elmer and Nellie (Bottenfield) Covalt will hold their annual reunion Saturday, July 20, at Warfordsburg Community Park. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. There will be games and prizes for children and a Chinese auction for everyone. Bring food to share and an item for the auction. Friends of the Covalts are welcome to come for lunch or just stop by to visit.

MHS Class Of 1983 Reunion McConnellsburg High School Class of 1983 will hold its 30th class reunion August 3 at American Legion Post 561. All class members are urged to attend this milestone class reunion. For more information call 407-761-7580.

Green Hill Reunion Green Hill School Alumni will hold its final reunion August 17, at Sideling Hill Christian Fellowship, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, at 5:30 p.m. Send reservations and remittance of $14 each to Sally Gress, 13465 Sipes Mill Road, Harrisonville, PA 17228, by August 10. Please notify classmates as this will be the last reunion.

Edwards Reunion The descendants of William M. and Minnie (Foster) Edwards will hold the 48th annual Edwards reunion at Cowans Gap State Park, Pavilion #4, Saturday, July 20 at noon.


PARSE Meetings Cancelled PARSE Chapter 127 will not hold meetings during the months of July and August. Fall meetings resume in September.

Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet Tuesday, July 23, for tour, brunch and meeting at Crampton Manor (cost for lunch). Leaving Giant parking lot at 9:30 a.m. For more information contact 717-485-5736.

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.

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