2013-09-19 / Community Bulletin Board



Special Services New Grenada Church of God will present New Life Girls, a singing ministry from Lancaster, September 22, at 10 a.m. and September 22-25, at 7 p.m. Each night enjoy the songs and speaking of Larry Stegner, a songwriter, singer and evangelist.

Conference “Treasured Trials Conference” with Kerby and Kelli Campbell will be held September 22, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and September 23 and 24, at 7 p.m., at Dublin Mills Community Church. Campbell suffers from a physical condition that causes severe pain daily with no medical cure. Utilizing personal experience, he wants to help you give God honor through your trials and realize they are treasures from God. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please call 814-685-3910 for more information.

Special Services Special services will be held at My Father’s House Ministries September 27-29. Alan Ross from Scotland will be the guest speaker. Services will be Friday, September 27, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, September 28, at 7 p.m., plus Sunday morning, September 29, at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to celebrate the 14th anniversary. The church is located on old Route 30 just east of McConnellsburg. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-4680.


Free Airplane Rides EAA Chapter 36 will be giving free airplane rides for youths ages 8-17 at Hagerstown Airport Sunday, September 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parent or guardian must be present to sign forms.

Quilt Club Retreat Fulton County Quilt Club annual retreat will be held September 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, located at 303 Lincoln Way East, in McConnellsburg. Please bring a covered dish and quilts in progress to work on. New to the club or quilting? Stop by to see some very creative quilting and meet the lovely ladies of the Quilt Club. The club’s 2013 raffle quilt, “Baskets Full of Red,” will be displayed, until the show in October, at Tickle Your Fancy, located at 110 Lincoln Way West, in McConnellsburg. Raffle tickets are available for purchase and the drawing will be during the 33rd annual Fulton County Quilt Show.

Golf Tournament A 4-man golf tournament will be held at Great Cove Golf Club September 28 at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit Fulton County Pony/Colt Baseball Programs. Deadline to register is September 25. Contact Garry Miller at 717-987-3904 or 717-552-1222; Mary Huston at 717-485-5488 or 717-860- 3784; Steve Truax at 717-404-0054; Kenny Welsh at 717-987- 4262 or 717-860-0866; or Russ Miller at 717-485-5502 or 240-675- 1610.

X Card Shoots Fulton County Pistol & Rifle Club X card shoots will start Friday, September 20, at 7 p.m. and run every Friday night until November 22. Kitchen will be open.

Wounded Warrior X Shoot Wounded Warrior X-card shoot will be held at Fulton County Pistol & Rifle Club Sunday, September 29, at 2 p.m. Kitchen will be open.

Pig Roast & Gospel Concert Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene will hold its annual pig roast at Pleasant Ridge Campground Saturday, September 21, beginning at 5 p.m. Covered dishes, desserts and drinks are welcome to compliment the pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and bean soup provided by the church. Following the meal, there will be a concert featuring Heaven Bound of Bedford. A freewill offering will be taken to offset expenses for Heaven Bound. Pleasant Ridge Camp is located at 5806 Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrisonville. For additional information contact Pastor Dan Porterfield at 717-485-3973, 717-573-4586, or 717-816-3707.

Fight Like A Girl Benefit The fifth annual Fight Like a Girl cancer benefit luncheon will be October 5, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church Life Center. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and program starts at 11 a.m. A catered lunch will be served. Silent auction items and raffles will be available to raise funds for three local persons with their struggles. This year’s recipients are Mary Barnhart, Kathy Hendershot and Johnathan Farling. Tickets are $15 each or $75 for a table of 6 seats. Door tickets will be limited so reserve now. To donate a silent auction item, be a sponsor for this event, or to purchase tickets contact Deb Toothman at 717-485-3718 or Jill Stains at 372- 3764 or pick up tickets during working hours at Schall and Bard law office.

Soccer Shoot Elks Soccer Shoot will run the whole month of September. Please call Kathy Kendall at 717-485-0221 or 377-3643 to find out when and where a shoot will be running. Boys and girls up to 14 years old can participate in this shoot with a chance to go on to the district, state and national competition.

Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage Saturday, September 28, at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Free admission.

Special Auction Spirits of Hope will hold an auction for John Chamberlain September 21. He has been in and out of hospitals and nursing homes for nine months. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. and auction will be held at 6 p.m. at Green Hill Sewing Club in Harrisonville. Donations of new and genly used items including baked goods will be accepted. Dropoff is after 10 a.m. at the sewing club on day of auction. Items will also be picked up before the day of the auction. More information may be obtained by calling Mersedez Souders at 814-617-1397.

Casino/Outlets Trip A Sands Casino and Outlets trip is planned to Bethlehem, Pa., Saturday, November 2. The bus will leave the VFW at 6 a.m. Cost is $40, which includes $30 free slot voucher plus $5 food voucher. There are 16 restaurants and 24 outlets (Coach, Under Armor, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Corningware, Dress Barn, Van Huesen, Izod, etc.) Make reservations with Linda Lynch at 717-552-5422 or bring money to VFW. No refunds. First ones to pay get seats.

Mic Night Open Mic Night will be held Friday, September 20, at Hancock Performing Arts Center, Town Hall, 126 West High Street, Hancock, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free and donations accepted. Light refreshments. Emcee is Jeanne Ward. More information may be obtained by calling 717-294-3912.

Bus Tour A bus tour will be held Friday, October 18, of northern Fulton, Bedford and Huntingdon counties, including Sinoquipe Scout camp, Russian cemetery in Wood, Railroad and Mining Museum in Robertsdale, lunch at Traditions in Martinsburg, Riddlesburg coke ovens, Keystone Foundry in Hopewell and Oregon Road CCC Camp, which was also a conscientious objectors and German prisoner of war camp. Time permitting, a visit will be made to the abandoned Sideling Hill turnpike tunnel and a South Penn Railroad culvert. Other sites will be discussed. Sponsored by Fulton Historical Society. Cost is $70 and $65 for society members and includes Bollman bus, lunch and all fees and gratuities. For reservations and details call John at 328-9279.

Cruise-In For a Cause A cruise-in will be held September 21 at Thomas All Things Automotive in McConnellsburg, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. A $10 donation is being accepted per registered vehicle. This event is being held to benefit the 2013 Fight Like A Girl recipients of Fulton County, Mary Barnhart, Kathy Hendershott and Johnathon Farling. Food will be available for purchase by Sipes Smokehouse BBQ. A bake sale is being hosted by Rehoboth New Life. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. The first 35 registered vehicles will receive a thank-you gift envelope. No alcoholic beverages. Not responsible for accidents. More information may be obtained by calling Kevin and Kim Mowen at 717-485-5492.


Food Auction Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a food auction Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. The kitchen will open at noon. Mike Sullivan will be the vendor.

Master Gardener Course Penn State Extension will offer a regional Master Gardener training course at Saint Bernardine Monastery in Hollidaysburg beginning September 25 and concluding October 30. More information may be obtained by calling 814-472-7986.

Library Fundraiser A fundraiser for the Fulton County Library will be held Friday, September 20, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Premier Designs Jewelry. Half of the profits will go directly to the library. Everyone who stops by is entered into a raffle for a gift basket. For more information contact Susanne Reed at 717-414-9695

Vendors Needed Better Days Animal League Thrift Store is now accepting reservations for vendors during Fall Folk Festival. Spaces available Thursday through Sunday, October 17-20. Convenient location and plenty of parking. Please call 717-485-0064 for information.

Chili Cook-off Contestants Wanted Contestants are wanted for Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church’s second annual chili cook-off October 5. Contestants must sign up to compete by September 28. For information e- mail wpc.chilli@frontiernet.com or call 717-294-3028 (leave message if no answer).

FFFF Parade Registration Parade registration forms for the Fulton Fall Folk Festival parade are due by September 30. Entrants must preregister. The chamber office will be closed that Saturday and no one will be available for assistance. Forms can be located at www.fultoncountypa.lcom. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-4064.

Parenting Courses McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church and Fulton County Family Partnership are offering a series of free parenting groups open to the community September 26, October 10 and 24, November 7 and 21 and December 5, at McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Childcare provided. Additional information may be obtained by calling Kenny Walker at 717-485- 5038, Ext. 215.

You Gave, Now Save Anyone may qualify to get help paying Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and/or Medicare Part B (medical insurance) premiums. States have programs that can help pay Medicare expenses (like premiums, deductibles and coinsurance). Meet at Hustontown Senior Center Tuesday, September 24, at 10:30 a.m. for this program. To register and lunch reservations call 987-3770.

55-ALIVE Driving Class The 55-Alive /Mature Driving classroom refresher class will be offered at Warfordsburg Senior Center September 24 and 25. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and two days of classes are required. Preregister, either in person or by mailing a check payable to AARP for $14 (per person nonmember) or $12 (per person AARP member), to Warfordsburg Senior Center, 209 Long Hollow Rd, Warfordsburg, PA 17267. Graduates of the class, age 55 and older, will be eligible for the three-year auto insurance discounts. If planning to stay for lunch, following the class, let Cindy know at 294-6020 one day in advance or when registering. There are no tests involved.

CROP Walk Help fight hunger and poverty all over the world by joining the 29th annual Fulton County CROP Walk. This year’s event will be held at Cowans Gap State Park Sunday, October 6, at 2 p.m. Contact Patty Hall at 814-599- 7756 for more information.

Free New Coats Fulton County Catholic Mission will have free new children’s and gently used children’s and adult coats available Tuesday, October 8, beginning at 9 a.m., at Saint Stephen Catholic Church. Further information may be obtained by calling 485-5917.

Volunteer Day At Cowans Gap Cowans Gap State Park will host a volunteer event September 28 to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Volunteers around the nation pitch in on National Public Lands Day to show appreciation for the nation’s valuable and beautiful public lands. Join park staff and other volunteers for a rewarding day of volunteering at Cowans Gap State Park. Volunteers are needed to assist with trail and day-use area maintenance, litter cleanup, table assembly, gardening, nature center chores and campground cleanup. There may be other projects as well. This event is being held from 9 a.m. to noon with sign-in held at Pavilion #1. Preregistration for this event is required in order to prepare tools and work assignments. Please register by contacting the park office at 717-485-3948. All participants are invited to celebrate National Public Lands Day with a volunteer appreciation lunch, beginning at noon. During the lunch, the staff of Cowans Gap State Park will honor the dedicated volunteers that have contributed many hours to the park this season. Preregistration is required for the lunch.


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.

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.

P.O.W.E.R. Meetings P.O.W.E.R. (Parents Offering Wisdom, Education and Release) will meet on the following dates: September 30, October 14 and 28, November 11, December 9, January 13 and 27 and February 20 and 24. The goal of the group is to support and educate the community, the addict and the families of addicts to the issues and problems that can occur when dealing with addicts and their recovery programs. Emotional and possible financial support are also offered to any individual who might need it to successfully overcome an addiction. The meeting is held at 292 Buchanan Trail. For more information, contact Susanne Reed at 717-414- 9695.

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.

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- 0675 or dmcintyrevfwso@yahoo.com.


Farm Bureau Banquet Fulton County Farm Bureau will hold its annual banquet meeting October 5, at 6:30 p.m., at Sideling Hill Christian Church fellowship hall. For reservations call 717-294-3414 or 717-816-9603 by September 28.

Spaghetti Dinner Friends of Peggy Claycomb, a local cancer patient, are sponsoring a spaghetti dinner at Saint Stephen Catholic Church in McConnellsburg, Friday, September 20. Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, drinks and dessert will be served at noon and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eat in or carry out. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for child.

Chicken BBQ Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a chicken barbecue Sunday, September 22, at 11 a.m. Menu will be half a chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, cake and roll.

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.


Shoemaker/Weller Reunion The Shoemaker/Weller family will hold its ninth annual family reunion of the late Jacob Shoemaker and Goldie Weller Shoemaker family on Saturday, October 5, at Camp Harding, Pectonville, in Pavilion #2. Social hour will be held at noon with meal at 1 p.m. Bring a hot or cold dish or dessert.Chicken, table settings and drinks will be provided.

Hustontown/FR Alumni Banquet Hustontown/FR Alumni banquet will be held October 5, 2013, at Hustontown Firehall. All graduates of either high school are invited to attend. The door will open at 4 p.m. to visit with friends. The chicken and ham meal will be served at 6 p.m. A donation of $10 for each person attending is needed. Make check payable to Hustontown/Forbes Road Alumni Assoc. Please put year of graduation on check. Mail to Sarah Shaw, PO Box 446, Hustontown, PA 17229 by September 23. For more information call 717-987-3327.


Library Teen Board Meeting Fulton County Library Teen Advisory Board will meet at the Pump Station Road entrance to the old Pennsylvania Turnpike for a bike ride Sunday, September 29, at 3 p.m. Please bring a bicycle as well as a flashlight or headlamp to help navigate the tunnels. Registration/ liability forms will be available and will require parental signature for events held during the 2013-14 school year. All teens between ages 13 and 19 are welcome to attend.

Shooting Club Meeting The monthly 4-H Shooting Club will meet at the Fulton County Pistol & Rifle Club Thursday, September 19, at 6:30 p.m. New members are welcome.

Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet Tuesday, September 24, at 11 a.m., in Fulton County Library community room. Bring items for a silent auction. Early arrivals to help set up tables are appreciated. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-5736. Guests are welcome.

Sportsmen’s League Meeting Fulton County Sportsmen’s League will meet Friday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the stone house at the trout nursery.


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.

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