COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
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 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 485-9074. Lunch will be provided.
Bible School “Creation – The Power of God’s Word” Vacation Bible School will be held for ages 2-18 at Pleasant Grove Christian Church July 29 through August 2. Registration is at 6 p.m. with Bible school from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night with stories, crafts, activities, games, and songs. For more information or transportation arrangements call 573-4599.
Bible School Calvary Independent Baptist Church of McConnellsburg will host Vacation Bible School August 4-8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All children are welcome to join in the fun that includes Bible stories, snacks, crafts and much more. Thursday evening will be a picnic for the whole family. Call 485-4745 with questions.
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.
Revival Willing Vessel Ministries will be in revival August 3 at 6 p.m. at Black Oak Independent Bible Church, Stoney Break Road, Warfordsburg. All are invited for good, old-fashioned Southern gospel music and anointed preaching in a time of praise and worship. More information may be obtained by calling Floyd at 717-573-2290 or Jack at 304-676-4660.
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.
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: email@example.com.
Line Dance Fulton County Line Dance Club will hold line dance sessions every Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of the month) beginning at 7 p.m. at VFW Post 655, Poplar Street, McConnellsburg. All are welcome. Come and learn some new steps. A $2 donation is appreciated.
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, at Warfordsburg 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.
Quilt Club Retreat Fulton County Quilt Club’s annual retreat will be held September 21, from 9 a.m. to roughly 4 p.m.
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.
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.
Book Sale The Forbes Road field hockey team is collecting books for its upcoming used book sale. Donations may be dropped off behind the old high school between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Monday, July 29, through Thursday, August 1, on the brick wall behind the old high school during field hockey camp. More information may be obtained by callng Becky Ford 814-685-3432.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
MHS Sports Physicals McConnellsburg High School will offer sports physicals for all 2013-14 student athletes Wednesday, July 31, in the high school nurse’s office. Only one physical is needed per school year for all/any sport team. Physicals will begin at 9 a.m., with Dr. Cohen and conclude when all physicals are complete. First-come, first-served basis. Cost is $20.
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.
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.
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
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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.
Festival Whips Cove Church, 5044 Moss Road, Rt. 643, two miles east of Town Hill, will hold a festival Saturday, August 3, beginning at 5 p.m. Entertainment will be by The New Connection. Games for all ages, homemade food, cake walks, etc. All are welcome.
Festival Siloam United Methodist Church will hold a festival August 10, at 4 p.m. Menu consists of sandwiches, soup, homemade ice cream, pie, etc. Church is located on Rt. 655 south of Harrisonville. Music by Country Christians.
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.
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.
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 a 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.
Rhodes Reunion The annual Rhodes reunion will be held Sunday, August 4, at the VFW picnic grounds. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring a covered dish and possibly grab bags.
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.
Back Run School Reunion Back Run School will hold its annual reunion August 3, at the senior center, 100 Woodside Drive, off Cito Road, McConnellsburg. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Please bring a hot or cold dish. Anyone who attended Back Run School is welcome. More information may be obtained by calling Marilyn (Mellott) Anderson at 717-485-3764. Bring pictures and stories.
Smith Reunion The family of Isaac and Sophia Smith will hold their annual summer reunion at Needmore Firehall Sunday, August 4, beginning at 1 p.m. Paper products will be provided. Please bring a covered dish. More information may be obtained by calling 717-294-3414.
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.
PARSE Meetings Cancelled PARSE Chapter 127 will not hold meetings during the months of July and August. Fall
meetings resume in September.
McConnellsburg AA Meetings The McConnellsburg Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. every week at the Alumni Building Basement, McConnellsburg.
Legion Meeting American Legion Post 561 active members regular meeting is the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Auxiliary members meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Members of both organizations are urged to attend.
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.