2013-11-28 / Community Bulletin Board



Christmas Program Wells Valley Community Christmas program will be held at 7 p.m., December 1, at Wells Valley United Methodist Church. Scripture and songs provided by members of the community churches. Snacks will be served following the service. All are welcome.

Pioneer Club There will be Pioneer Club at Rock Hill Mennonite Church for grades kindergarten thru eighth grade from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., December 4, 11 and 18. Additional information may be obtained by calling 485-9074.

Christmas Concert As part of the congregation’s 275th anniversary celebration the Mercersburg Presbyterian Church, 34 West Seminary Street, will host Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute Choir in concert Sunday, December 8. The concert begins at 4 p.m. and includes beautiful sacred Christmas music. Congregational singing will be interspersed throughout the program accompanied by the church’s recently restored Teller’s pipe organ. Admission is free and there will be a light reception afterwards in the social rooms. More information may be obtained by calling 328-2510.

Christmas Celebration A community Christmas celebration will be held Friday, December 6, at 6 p.m., in Akersville Church. Snowdate is Friday, December 13. Akersville Church is located in Brush Creek Township on PA 915. The event is free of charge. Baked goods are welcome. More information may be obtained by calling Gary at 717-860-1880 or e-mailing Kim at kimnbil@aol.com.


Game/Movie Night Game/movie night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center December 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seniors 60 and older are welcome to come and join in the games. There are card games, dominos, scrabble or shuffleboard. All are welcome to bring a game. A movie will be shown for those who like to just sit and watch a movie and eat popcorn. Call 717-294-6020 for more information.

Dodgeball Game “Dodge The Glow Leave Cancer In The Dark” first-ever glow-in-the-dark dodgeball game, sponsored by McConnellsburg eighth-grade Character Education class, will be held Friday, December 6, at 6 p.m. at McConnellsburg Elementary gym. Cost is $10 per player or $2 per spectator. All ages 0-99. Wear glow-in-the-dark items and create unique team shirts. Proceeds go to the “Winner’s Choice” cancer research or cancer fights. Forms are available in Room 301 at McConnellsburg Middle School.

Thrift Store Open House Better Days Animal League Thrift Store will hold its third annual Christmas open house during Christmas in McConnellsburg Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, with store hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pictures with Santa Claus and Rudolph for kids and pets will be held Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join in for free refreshments while you shop with more than 5,000 Christmas items and decorations. CC Funnel Cakes & SyTy Creations will also be participating. Live top quality Christmas trees with proceeds benefiting furry fourlegged friends living at the shelter will be available the weekend of November 30. Store will be closed Thursday, December 5.

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.

Open Mic Night Open Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center December 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. There will be a canned goods collection and at 7:30 p.m. a baked goods auction for Ada Fletcher, who lost her home to a fire. Canned goods (good date and not dented) and homemade baked goods will be welcomed. For more information call 717-294-6020.

Dodgeball Tournament McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends will sponsor a dodgeball tournament at the alumni community gym Saturday, November 30. Registration will be from noon to 1 p.m., with games starting at 1 p.m. Registration is $10 per team member and there are six team members playing at a time. Number of teams will determine the type of tournament that will be played. Every team is guaranteed to play at least two matches. To register or questions please contact 485-0221 or 377-3643. All proceeds from the tournament help preserve the museums that are housed in the alumni community building.

New York City Trip Modern Woodmen of America Camp 7948 will sponsor a bus trip to New York City Saturday, December 21. The bus departs From McConnellsburg Courthouse at 6 a.m. A stop will be made for breakfast at approximately at 11:30 a.m. Depart New York City near 9th Avenue between 44th and 45th streets at 6:15 p.m. A stop will be made halfway home for supper. Estimated arrival back in Mc- Connellsburg is 12:15 a.m. Cost for transportation and buffet breakfast is $50 for adults and children under 12 $45. Please send money by December 2 to Rick Claar, PO Box 624, Bedford, PA 15522 or call 888-623-6719 for more information.

New York City Trip Modern Woodmen will sponsor a “day on your own” bus trip Saturday, December 7, to New York City. Leave McConnellsburg at 6 a.m. and home around 11:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. A nonrefundable payment of $50 is due to hold a seat. More information may be obtained by calling Cheryl Cutshall at 485-0527 after 4 p.m.


Parenting Courses McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church and Fulton County Family Partnership are offering a series of free parenting groups open to the community 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.

Tree Of Love Ceremony The annual Tree of Love ceremony will be held Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m., in the hospital lobby. Forms in memory or in honor of a loved one are available in the hospital gift shop, in the lobby or from an auxiliary member.

Emergency Food, Shelter Funds Available Fulton County has been chosen to receive $5,200 through the state set aside funds of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for emergency food and shelter program funds must contact Sister Margie Monahan, 110 South Third Street, McConnellsburg, or call 485-5917. Deadline for applications to be received is Friday, November 29.

Christmas Gift Program Fulton County Catholic Mission is taking applications for its Christmas gift program for needy families. To sign up and for more information call 485- 5927.


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.

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.

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

Blood Pressure Screenings Free blood pressure screenings will be given at the following locations: McConnellsburg Senior Center – the first Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Hann’s Apartments – the first Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Warfordsburg Senior Center – the first Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon; and Hustontown Senior Center – the third Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon and Mt. View Apartments – second Tuesday monthly 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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.

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.


Thanksgiving Dinner Needmore Bible Church family would like to extend an invitation to all to join in for Thanksgiving dinner November 28 at noon. Served will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. The meal is provided at no cost. Anyone wishing to attend should call 573- 2212 or 573-2893. The church is located at 6939 Great Cove Road, Needmore.

Christmas Dinner Calvary Independent Baptist Church, 140 McGoverns Lane, McConnellsburg, invites all to its annual Christmas dinner with the Jacobs Brothers on December 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Hunter’s Potpie Dinner There will be an all-you-can-eat hunter’s ham potpie dinner at Artemas American Legion on Big Creek Road Tuesday, December 3. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. until gone. Takeouts available. Dinner will include drinks and desserts. Donations accepted. Everyone is welcome (even non-hunters). Enjoy a home-cooked meal after a hard day of hunting. All proceeds benefit VFW Post 155 Artemas.

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.


P.O.W.E.R. Meetings P.O.W.E.R. (Parents Offering Wisdom, Education and Release) will meet on the following dates: 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.

Singles Meeting Knobsville Singles will meet Monday, December 9, at 11 a.m., for a Christmas party at K’s Place. There will be a $5 gift exchange.

FCMC Auxiliary Meeting Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary will meet December 2. They will be making hard candy December 5 at 4 p.m. in the activity room. At Christmas in McConnellsburg Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, the auxiliary will sell its cookbook for $15. A Christmas bazaar and bake sale will be held Friday, December 13, in the hospital lobby beginning at 9 a.m.

Friends Of Meadow Grounds Meeting Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake holds a monthly meeting on the fourth Monday of every month except December at 6 p.m. at Community State Bank at 415 Fulton Drive (runs from the Giant to Cito Road). The public is invited to attend and contribute.

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.

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.

PARSE Meeting Pennsylvania Association of Retired StateEmployees(PARSE)hasa9a.m.breakfastmeetingon the second Wednesday of every month at McConnellsburg FOVA (VFW). If roads are snow-covered, meeting will be cancelled. All retired state employees and spouses are invited to attend. For additional information, call 717-294-3861.

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.


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.

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