2013-07-18 / 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 A one-day Vacation Bible School will be held at Rock Hill Mennonite Church Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for ages kindergarten through eighth grade. More information may be obtained by calling 485-9047. Lunch will be provided.

Bible School Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, will hold their annual Vacation Bible School, ‘Face Your Fears and Trust God” at “Colossal Coaster World,” July 21-26, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening. There will be music, puppets, Bible stories, crafts, games and snacks for ages two and up each evening.


Homecoming Amaranth Church of the Brethren homecoming service will be held at 2709 Mckee’s Gap Road, Warfordsburg, Sunday, July 28, with worship service at 10:30 a.m., followed with a fellowship meal. Please bring favorite covered dish. Special music will start at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Any questions please call 814-447-5639.

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.


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 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.

Singles Mingle Warfordsburg Senior Center will host a singles mingle Friday, July 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This isn’t a dating club. This is for single folks 60 and older to get together and remember old times, tell stories, compare ideas or just sit and enjoy the company of folks like yourself. Bring a snack and come and join the fun. For more information call 717-294- 6020.

Homecoming Car/Truck Show The fourth annual car and truck show will be held July 27 at the Wells Tannery Homecoming. All cars and trucks are welcome to participate in the parade at 11 a.m. Show starts after the parade at the park, rain or shine. Registration is from noon to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per vehicle. More information may be obtained by calling Ken Keebaugh at 717-987-4217 or e-mail: kwkeebaugh@hotmail.com.

Shade Gap Picnic The 130th annual Shade Gap Picnic will be held at Harpers Memorial Park, intersection of routes 522, 641 and 35, in Shade Gap, July 28 thru August 3. The parade will be held Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Entertainment each evening. For a listing of each night’s attractions log onto www.shadegapfire.com or call 814-259-3252.

Special Music Back again this month to those fabulous swinging 50s on Friday night, July 26, atWarfordsburg Senior Center. Social night for folks over 60. Bring a covered dish, meat is furnished. Come dressed in 50s and 60s attire and go back in time with Barb and Forrest. Meal is at 6 p.m. and music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information call 717-294-6020.

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.

Quilt Club Retreat Fulton County Quilt Club’s annual retreat will be held September 21, from 9 a.m. to roughly 4 p.m.

Pioneer Saints Recognition Days Celebrate Pioneer Saints Recognition Days Saturday, July 20, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, fro 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food, fun and festivities, historic photos, activities for children, Earley Latter day Saints artifacts, tools, clothing, etc. The church is located at 200 Douglas Street, Hancock. More information may be obtained by calling 717-294-3576 or at www.lds.org.

Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage Saturday, July 27, at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Shoot For Life The 15th annual Shoot for Life will be held Saturday, July 20. Registration will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Everett Sportsmen’s Club. This is a 50-bird shoot. Food and raffles at the event. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information call Tom Stoner at 814-652-6591.

Yard/Bake Sale A yard and bake sale will be held Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fulton County Community Christian School. Donations will be accepted for the sales on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons of that week from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Oklahoma tornado victims. More information may be obtained by calling 717-573-2524.

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. Forms received following that date or on race day should include a $5 registration 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. 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.

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.

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 10:00 a.m. to noon. To register or sign up for lunch call 717-294-6020.

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 Community 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.

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.


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.

Chicken BBQ Postponed The chicken barbecue scheduled for Saturday, July 27, at Hustontown Fire Co. has been postponed until Saturday, August 24.

Chicken BBQ Needmore Fire Co. will hold a chicken barbecue Sunday, July 21, at 11 a.m. Menu will be half a chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, cake and roll.

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 A festival will be held at Buck Valley Park Saturday, July 20. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. and games and bingo begin at 6 p.m. Music by New Connection at 7 p.m.

Festival Laurel Ridge Christian Church at Big Cove Tannery will hold its 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.

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.


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


DeShong Reunion The family of Elvie and Regina DeShong will hold their annual summer reunion at Knobsville United Methodist Church July 28 at 12:30 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling 485-5413.

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.

McKee Reunion The annual McKee reunion will be held Saturday, August 3, at Warfordsburg Community Park, behind Warfordsburg Senior Center. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Please bring an item for the silent auction. Let family members know and plan to attend.

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.

Ward Reunion The Ward reunion will be held Sunday, July 28, at Buck Valley Park. Lunch at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish and a donation of a cake for cake walk or watermelon for raffle.

Shore Reunion The Shore reunion will be held July 27 for all family, friends, relatives, etc., at Burnt Cabins Grist Mill campgrounds, under the pavilion. Lunch will be at 1 p.m.

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.

4-H Shooting Club Meeting The monthly 4-H Shooting Club will meet at the Fulton County Pistol & Rifle Club Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. New members are welcome.

Quilt Club Meeting Fulton County Quilt Club will hold a business meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 20, at the Fulton County Library in McConnellsburg. A lesson will be provided, following the business meeting, for a bargello-quilted wall hanging. Materials (rough estimates) needed: fabric requirements – red: 1/4 yard, white: 1/4 yard, blue: 11 inches by 14 inches, backing and batting: 22 inches by 22 inches and binding: your choice – two inches by approximately 80 inches.

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